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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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329 Reviews
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Reviews: 329
Hads: 461
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 49
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yen157 on 02-27-2004

Uerige Sticke gibt es zwei Mal im Jahr im Ausschank - am jeweils dritten Dienstag im Januar und Oktober. Dieses Bier wird mit mehr Malz und Hopfen gebraut und ist deutlich gehaltvoller als Uerige Alt: Hinter dem intensiven, eleganten Aroma verbergen sich 6% Alkohol.

Der ungewöhnliche Name leitet sich davon ab, dass man in früheren Zeiten "stickum" ("hinter vorgehaltener Hand") weiter erzählte, dass der Braumeister wohl etwas zu großzügig beim Abwiegen der Zutaten war.

Der höhere Alkoholgehalt gestattet Lagerzeiten, die beträchtlich über das von uns garantierte Mindestfrischedatum hinausgehen.
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Reviews: 329 | Hads: 461
Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thin offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry and malty flavor that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It's sweet and toastey. The taste is good. It has a smooth, malty flavor that goes down slow and finishes dry and bitter. It has a solid hop flavor that comes through in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent altbier. It has complexity, but I'm not crazy about the taste. All in all, an above average alt. . (555 characters)

Photo of Sixpack595
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a bit disapointed in this brew. The regular alt is quite good, this one seems to fall short. Dark coppery color and fair bit of tan head are spot on, and the aroma is quite pleasing with a bit of nutty malt and floral hops present. Flavor starts well, but the bitterness was unpleasant and possibly a bit medicinal. A good start that fell flat. Mouthfeel is good, a great balance of substance and easy drinking. Overall a good beer but not as good as the regular offering. (476 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awww, and I thought this was a half-liter bottle. instead, it is a super-thin 330 ml flip-top bottle bought at La Bodega. On to the beer:

Into a stange it goes, the beer is murky brown with hues of a faded orange and tan glow. Not particularly pretty but this is expected for the style. Solid head retention. Super sweet in the nose, very malty sweet with a kick of hop leaf. Taste...it doesn't jump out on you, it's more powdery. Somewhat hoppy with a burnt bread crust flavor, it's nutty also. Dry aftertaste with a burnt bread sensation, and somewhat astringent. A little dissapointing, though I do have to say it drinks easy like most beers of it's nationality, especially with a bowl of steak and potato soup. (715 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool-looking long-necked 11.2oz bottle with a swing-top, no less. Poured into a smallish goblet, this altbier had an opaque chestnut color and a dense creamy off-white head that dissolved to a thin ring.
Woof, nice nose on this brew! Redolent of deeply toasted malt, caramel and toffee, raisins, banana and yeast. Slight buttery note. Real alluring.
A taste proved the nose to be an olfactory illusion. An immediate herbal hops presence overrode the malt character. A robust hops profile resided on the tongue and suppressed what probably would have been a pleasant blend of tastes. As it was, I got some pumpernickel rye, unripened banana and very mild caramel and raisin flavors that struggled for attention through the surging hops. The feel was medium-bodied and creamy with a zippy level of carbonation.
Overall, this was a bit of a let-down for me. Don't get me wrong; it was okay but it seemed too highly hopped and out of balance for my enjoyment. The nose really had me going. Too bad the rest didn't do it for me. (1,026 characters)

Photo of IntriqKen
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opens with a solid 'pop' from the fliptop bottle. Pours a dark, tea colored amber with an offwhite head of foam that lasts the entire drink leaving a sticky map in it's wake.
Nice toasted amber malt aromas...very distinct.
Flavors are the toasted amber malt but without any of the sweetness. Dry bitterness on the end.
An excellent Alt. (339 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one-finger white head that quickly fades leaving no lace. Slightly cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose seems to be caramel. Starts and finishes with a balance of malts and hops but there is some sweetness hard to describe this - maybe a combination of a barley wine and a sweet stout for flavor, but it doesn't look anything like a stout. $4 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. (428 characters)

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Malt dominates. Toffee and caramel notes. Some hop aroma can be found, but only if you are really looking for it.

Looks: Deep copper colour. A thumb's width of off-white head. Good head retention. Some lace.

Taste: Toffee, biscuity malts. Some nutty-ness. Good bitterness. And something that I don't find in Beers too often, a mineral-like taste, almost salty. Hops are kind of spicy. A very long and pleasant bitter finish. The bitterness really sneaks up on you & becomes more intense. It's malty-sweet at first and then some bitterness, and then a very long lasting bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Very nice mouthfeel. The carbonation is a bit lower than a lot of other Beers in the same style. On the lighter side of medium bodied.

Overall, I like it very much and I hope that I can find some more close to home (I bought this in Chicago), if you know of a place close to me that stocks it please beermail me. (919 characters)

Photo of whartontallboy
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a brownish amber, almost the color of cider, with a creamy small white head that hangs around. Vertical columns of bubbles in my stange.

Smell is predominantly malty, with a touch of Euro hop spiciness. There's some sweetness, dark fruit (peach and plum), nuttiness, and maybe even a tiny hint of chocolate.

Flavor is nutty and fruity, with a solid malt base and a little bit of caramel before a nice hoppy bitterness. A tiny little off flavor, slightly metallic, slightly vegetal persists throughout. It's not a huge problem, but it does slightly diminish my enjoyment. Finish is dry as a bone with a little bit of lingering caramel flavors.

Overall: This is my third Uerige, and I don't love it as much as the classic alt or the doppelsticke. Those both had nicer appearances, held their heads better, and didn't have the little off flavors throughout. (875 characters)

Photo of BitterBrian
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Sort of a burnt umber in color. Initially had a 3/4" head which disappeared quickly. Leaves very little trace of lacing. Still, a very nice color.

Smell: A very nice, smooth malt with fig and very faint citrus undertones.

Taste: Goes down like a very mild PA or Bitter. Reminds me of Belk's ESB. Tastes of a very clean, bready malt with just the right touch of bitterness in the back of the tongue.

Overall: This was my first with this legendary beer and I expected more. Still, I enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn't worth the price tag. OK, maybe it was because of the cool bottle. . . I'd like to try it on tap sometime.

Note: after it warmed up, the complexities started to shine. Raisins, Biscuit came through in the taste and the smell become slightly more alcoholic. (797 characters)

Photo of Bierguy5
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the top of the bar at Boston's is a small cask of this classic. Can it be true? Yes, even served in the Uerige small altbier glasses. Cloudy caramel colored liquid with a decent off-white foamy head. Good head retention, some lacing on the sides of the glass. Fruity smells along with some grainy caramel. Carmel flavor with maybe some apricots and other lighter fruits. Slight hop bitterness and flavor goes well with the caramel flavor. On cask, so low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. This cask was several days old, so I imagine that a fresher one would be wonderful. Anyhow, this was good enough to spark my interest for more in this style. (646 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle a beautiful clear amber with a very light off-white head.

Aroma is sweet and fairly malty with some ripe fruit and what I would describe as dog's breath.

Taste is dark, ripe fruit, malts, and a touch of bitterness and alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, a bit drying, and with a zing to the carbonation.

This is a very drinkable Altbier. Worth a try for sure. (405 characters)

Photo of waughbrew
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty clear dark amber. Nice off-white head with little retention and lacing. Smells yeasty, smoky, and resiny. Deep piney spicy hoppage is great. Dull caramel maltiness leaves something to be desired despite a good compexity. A acidic smokiness lingers long after the flavor should have disappeared which is good. Rather low carbonation, feels a bit like spreading plastic over your tongue. odd. Overall an interesting, pleasing brew. (436 characters)

Photo of Derek
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper-brown, light tan head, excellent retention and lacing.

S: Floral, grassy, earthy-mineral & caramel.

T: Dark bread, caramel, floral, herbal, grassy, earthy, hint of nut, good bitterness.

M: Moderate body is smooth & malty.

D: A decent drinker. (256 characters)

Photo of Errto
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cool-looking flip-top bottle poured into the closest approximation I have to a Stange glass.

Solid brown in color. Hazy, though the bottle may have been agitated a little. Excellent head retention.

Smell is subtle, malty, a little sweet though not incredibly so. Taste is quite pleasant, again lots of caramel malt, still less "biscuity" than the Altbiers I'm used to but then again, those were all American so who knows. Alcohol comes through a bit, and there is some hop bitterness towards the end. Mouthfeel is very moderate, neither light nor heavy.

Overall, this is quite a good beer. Were it not for the label I would have pegged it as a slightly strong English brown ale by appearance and flavor. This bottle was a gusher probably due to mishandling so I will try to seek out another and update my review. (815 characters)

Photo of kmeves
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Minimal liight tannish head that dissipates quickly. Nice amber brown hue. Fruity and toffee is the aroma that stands out. Medium sweetness that is balanced nicely with medium bitterness. Full body with a nice creamy texture. Somewhat long bitterness in the finish. (265 characters)

Photo of beerluvr
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool bottle with a flip-top. Pours a rocky light ivory head over clear light brown liquid. Fruity caramel malty nose with some discernible hop. Lots of hop bitterness in the taste with nutty, caramelly/roasty notes afterwards. Very bittersweet finish, with heaps of hops on the palate. A very interesting beer! (310 characters)

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce flip top bottle. Copper colored with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is nuts and berries. Sweet malt flavor at first. It reminds me a little of gummy bears. Slightly bitter hop flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel is fuller than most beers of this style. A little syrupy. The drinkability is above average. There is nothing extraordinary about this beer, but it is still good. (385 characters)

Photo of rootbeerman
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours dark brown/amber with a tan finger of slow falling head
S: heavy malt, a bit of sweet grain, somewhat reminds me of a bock. also caramel and burnt sugar.
T: lightly grainy sweet malt. a bit of burnt sugar and caramel with a light amount of bitter hop grassiness
M: carbonation makes it seem thicker than it is. nicely smooth
D: is good with balanced flavors and a nice change to try a new style. although price is a tad high for a 11.2oz bottle about $4. (465 characters)

Photo of EPICAC
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle at Radegast in NYC.

Pours a cloudy, particulate brown. The beige head is thin and quickly fades to nothing. The aroma is rich and malty. There are notes of caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Swirling brings out a sharp character.

Sweet malts are definitely the focus of the beer, but they aren't too sweet. There's a boozy character upfront that mixes with the caramel and toffee flavors. There's an alcoholic spice and a moderate bitterness in the finish.

A bit sweet overall, but very flavorful. (512 characters)

Photo of supercodes
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'll admit, of all the beers I have had over the years, traditional German altbiers are not my strong point. I tend to skew towards domestics, and altbiers are one of the few styles that do not seem to be prevalent in my area. So, in order to review this beer, I can't really compare it to other altbiers off the top of my head, but overall, Uerige Sticke stands it's ground as a solid ale! Unlike other brown ales, this altbier isn't overcome with molasses and caramel flavors, this has a more fruity flavor with a hint of smokiness. When poured, the head is lush, and when you take a sip, the suds stick to the liquid, giving a generous, aerated sipping quality that is quite refreshing. After you swish around the lovely flavor and swallow, the aftertaste maintains the essence of the beer itself, with no degradaton. A very tasty experience! (845 characters)

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bad ass bottle, if nothing else. Poured out to a brown amber color with a small head, and some traces of lace. Lower carbonation. Odors of sweet malt and hops were most noted, along with some alcohol. Taste was pretty good, flavors of sweet floral earth and malt, with a nice crips hoppy finish. Finished a bit dry, and rather smooth. A good beer, as now I look forward to trying some of the other varites from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei. Recommended for those with a more developed taste. (494 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with almost no head to speak of I thought it might be flat,very sweet aromas of caramel malt and roasted nuts.Very slick mouthfeel slides down easy flavors are on the sweeter side but not cloying,caramel dominates the flavors with an underlying roasted maltiness finishing with just a little herbal hop.A good beer no doubt as good as I thought and the hype?Not sure. (402 characters)

Photo of thekanna
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle with Bottled-on date of 10/08.

Appearance: Pours a murky brown with 1 finger of clean, white head that doesn't stick at all.

Smell: Slightly sour with yeast and phenolic notes dominant. Fleeting hints of caramel and molasses that are almost imperceptible.

Taste: Yeast hits pretty strongly. Burnt malts and overall smokiness round out the center. Hop bite and phenols kick in at the very end and leave a refreshing and dry aftertaste.

Overall, goes down smoothly. Mouth is left slightly numb by the active carbonation and the generally strong taste. I was expecting a sweeter taste though judging by the smell. (624 characters)

Photo of Px2GrafX
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

presentation: 11.2oz bottle with a shield shaped white, red and gold label on the front. bottle is sealed with a counter-balanced swing-top cork. bottled on date is "25.10" i don't understand this dating system and i can't read all the german text, but the ABV is displayed at 6%.

appearance: pours ruby-brown with amber highlights in a tall pilsner. (didn't have a stange) light off-white fluffy two-finger head quickly dropped to a quarter inch that stuck around despite only noticing occasional bubbles rise from the bottom. head laces well but not much stick down the glass.

smell: floral overtones. caramely malt sweetness with a light alcohol aroma.

taste: sweet vanilla-caramel again with very, very light floral hop bitters. finishes dry with a hint of alcohol. a little banana bready as the brew warms.

mouthfeel: silky smooth and creamy with very little carbonation. not enough carbonation for my tastes, but i assume this is true to style. velvety swallow.

drinkability: very drinkable as this is one of the smoothest beers i've ever consumed. little to no carbonation makes it even easier to go down, but doesn't help mask the light alcohol finish.

overall: i've had this before, but i remember it being better. maybe i should have reviewed it then, and maybe my tastes have changed since then. i'll have another for a best 2 outta three. almost perfect mouthfeel and drinkability to style (and despite what i prefer), but leaves a little to be desired. overall, a very good altbier, and a definite must try. (1,539 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at State Line in Maryland. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Currently the #1 Altbier. Review #3000.

Pours a fairly-hazy dark tawny-mahogany with a thick off-white head that lasts for awhile and leaves quite a bit of lacing behind. The nose brings forward a good amount of bread crust and some earthy hops. Dry malt and a slight bit of roast. The flavor brings some light malty toasted character and some bread crust. Along with that, there's some earthy hops and an accompanying dryness. Light caramel character in there as it warms more, though the earthy hops really begin to take over, especially with the bitterness in the finish. Medium body and lighter carbonation. Really nice example of the style. (714 characters)

Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.