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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige StickeUerige Sticke

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BA SCORE
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410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%


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Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: yen157 on 02-27-2004)
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supercodes

Maine

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2013 01:36:53 | More by supercodes
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at ChurchKey in DC. Dark amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and caramel sweetish aroma, some roastiness and hoppyness, light alcohol. Body is average, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some alcohol and light caramel. Nice hoppy aroma, but flavor lacks the hoppyness – quite a lot of sweet malty alcohol in the flavor/finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 17:20:14 | More by CuriousMonk
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glid02

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA.

Pours a clear amber color with a large off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of grainy caramel malts with hints of toastiness. Also present are very light earthy hop and indistinct fruit aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth and moderately dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of toasted malts. Midway through the sip mild amounts of earthy hops come into play before fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a simple yet very good beer and one that to me seems like a standard-bearer for the style. Well worth a shot if you see it around.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2011 23:08:10 | More by glid02
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largadeer

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, served in a 0.2L Uerige glass. Burnished copper with pale amber highlights, hazy toward the center. Highly effervescent with outstanding head retention and lacing, this looks pretty inviting. The aroma has a lot of depth, opening with berry-like fruitiness, leafy and earthy hops, toasted malt. As it warms I can pick out subtle notes of mineral and soil. The palate shares the same berry-like character that I detect in the aroma, but it's also aggressively hoppy. Malty, lightly toasted but quite dry, hops take over mid-palate and leave a lingering bitterness that suggests citrus rind, bitter herbs, earth and minerals. It's hard to wrap my mind around this beer, but I enjoy it more each time I try it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 20:49:23 | More by largadeer
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nickfl

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of off-white foam that settles quickly and leaves little lace. The body is a hazy reddish brown.

S - Aromas of bready malt with light brown sugar character. Some caramel and a bit of toffee.

T - Some caramel and toffee up front. Light, spicy hops in the middle with some toast and caramel. Moderate hop bitterness that accentuate the burnt caramel in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Drinkable and well made, this is a simple and sessionable brew. I could definitely drink a few of these, but not at the import prices that one tends to find them at. A good beer, but probably best in Dusseldorf.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2010 08:14:27 | More by nickfl
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Thick head last for a moment before fading into a thin sheet of foam. Aroma is of raisins mainly with some other dark fruit aromas and sweet malts. Tongue is thoroughly coated with the sticky flavors of this wonderful brew. Taste is also mainly raisins, some hops and sweet malts upon warming. A really tasty treat, an obvious perfect interpretation of the altbier style, with no alcohol noted upon tasting whatsoever.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2010 01:54:47 | More by KickbacksSteve
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Beer is copper. Tons of head here, tight white bubbles form a really nice head, but low carbonation, lots of lacing as the head falls away. Beer is clear, a really attractive alt.

Smell is really quite malty and nothing else is really happening here, moving on.

The beer is a little sour, a light burnt flavor is there too, beer is blunt. Fast ending. There is a lot of back palate nuance but it disappears so quickly when the beer is gone there isn't time to decide what it is. By the time I think I'm figuring it out, the beer is gone. Some subtle esters and fruit flavors.

Beer is medium bodied, I don't know why I was expecting a thinner beer but I know when I'm wrong, the mouthfeel was good and the drinkability is high. I would recommend this beer to other beeradvocates.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2009 15:39:01 | More by drabmuh
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's. This version was listed at 4.7%, which is different from the 6% listed here.

Brownish amber with a gorgeous off-white head with excellent retention and lace. Holding it against the light reveals reddish amber highlights. The nose is excellent. Mildly nutty and malty with mild brown sugar, what strikes me, though, is the hop character. It's just so fresh! Earthy and mildly lemon-like in character with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Deep caramel malt character is present, with honey contrasting well against the hops. On the palate, it opens with a firm hop bitterness, very grassy in nature. Surprisingly bitter. Malt character is deep, with mild brown sugar, honey and jaggery, while remaining very light on the palate. Finishes dry and bitter with a mild sweetness. Carbonation is moderate, and more than ample. There's so much flavor in such a low ABV beer, this is thoroughly enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2009 16:20:42 | More by DefenCorps
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy light soy sauce color

S - Slightly nutty with caramel and sugar, little trailing spice and floral hops

T - Sweet carmel and bready flavor (like a good cereal). Nice unexpected hopyness (hence the sticke) Hints of spice and herbs.

M - Light body with a smooth and lightly creamy soft texture

D - Excellent beer in its class, enough to differentiate it from other German brews but stays true and pure.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2009 14:35:25 | More by rfgetz
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a goblet for $7 at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria. Definitely an interesting beer. It was fruity, but clean like more German ale, none of that Belgian spice. It started with a beery mix of cherry, strawberry, and date followed by dry lightly roasted malts and a grassy hop finish. Quite a nice beer. Drinkable and good change of pace. Give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2009 23:42:22 | More by tempest
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everetends

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the Brick Store Pub in ATL last night. .3L pour into a stange bearing the name of the brewery. I have heard much, now to experience.

A: When it first hit the table, the presentation was really nice. That little glass with a perfect half finger of slightly tan head resting on top of what looked like a black body in the dim light in the pub. Held to the light you can cleary see that this is a really nice dark amber in color, letting in nice ruby hues. Decent carbonation activity in the glass. Lace is spotty but does what it can with the surface area provided. Really impressive.

S: Smell was not what I was expecting. First off getting a little bit of some tobacco coming out first. A real spicy, high quality tobacco. Then comes some really nice earthy barley and grains. Touch of plum and grape in here. Slightly roasted caramel and biscuity malts coming through as well. Finished off with a nice presence of hops. All the aromas are pleasant, but the combination kinda combines in a funky scent at times (don't know if that is good or bad) and thats why it sits at a 4 for me.

T: To start off the flavor, the hops actually hit me first. The hops actually have a nice bit to it with a touch of bitterness I really was not totally expecting. That bite is quickly cooled off by the earthy qualities. Barley and spice along with other grains intermingle with a really nice biscuity malt to bring a second sensation of flavors. Tobacco, alcohol, plum and cherries (all very subtle) round out the flavor profile with a nice little pop of flavors.

M: Medium in body that is just incredibly smooth. The amount of carbonation seemed just right adding a bit of bubbly sensation to the experience. So 6 something % this beer actually felt like it had a bit more alcohol with some nice warming qualities coming through. Aftertastes that were left on the palate was just a touch of hops and that earthy tobacco.

D: I found myself really sipping and savoring this beer. It may have been because I had such a small pour and I wanted to explore it, or I was just enjoying it that much. It absolutely wasn't because it was difficult to drink. This is a mighty smooth beer and it really challenges the palate in a good way. Lots of things going on in here and this was an absolutely great experience. I look forward to exploring this brewery's other offerings and just exploring Alts in general.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2009 14:43:29 | More by everetends
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TEXTONE

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The look of the beer is Brownish/amber almost Carmel color vary hazy that gives it a thick look, frothy, creamy white head that dissipates fairly fast. I could smell that fruity goodness when my glass was put on the table, once I stuck my nose in the glass I was hit with lots of sweet malt aroma. The fragrance of this beer is pleasurable. Taste is malt right up front balanced nicely by hops. I would call this is an easy, smooth drinking beer, and would use the word mild but that would not do it justice. The mouth feel is medium with a crisp finish. Once again the hop and malt balance is almost perfect. Good lacing down the glass. I am defiantly recommending this beer to everybody if you can find it order it you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2009 01:49:05 | More by TEXTONE
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

October 2006 vintage, sampled at Uerige on "Sticke Day", Oct. 17, 2006. 6.3% ABV.

This sticke altbier poured a clear, coppery color with light tan, creamy foam that persisted and clung to the glass, leaving lace. The smell was sweetly malty with notes of Munich malt (hint of grape skins). The taste was sweetly malty with the pils malt at for fore and a bit of Munich malt beneath. There was a good hoppy bitterness to balance but the sweet malt won out over the hops. There was a hint of alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel was sweet and malty with medium-full body and modest carbonation. The finish was hoppy. This was a good beer, though a bit sweet. The regular altbier was a welcomed respite after and evening of this sticke alt.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2007 06:30:11 | More by UncleJimbo
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OatherS

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

VERY funky bottle with flip top..

Appearance: Dark brown to amber in color.

Smell: Slight ale odor and caramel smell.

Taste: Great!!! Hoppy aftertaste but nice chocolaty, coffe, malty flavor. Strong aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth.

Drinkability: The aftertaste is quite stricking, but still mighty drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2005 01:12:23 | More by OatherS
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cerevisiaephilus

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful deep auburn. Almost glowing red. But I'm disapointed with the head. I suppose I could have poured it more agressively, but the head went to nonexistent in about 1 minute. The carbonation is healthy, but the bubbles come to the surface and go to the edge of the glass then pop. I think this is a bad sign for the body.

Wonderful nose. Very pleasing. I get big munich notes. Definately some hops in there too. Nothing to upfront though. Mostly munich malt.

Much better flavor than the standard uerige. This guy is beefier and not nearly as astringent. Definately still get some astringency, but I'm inclined to chalk it up to hop bitterness in this one rather than a fault as in the regular uerige. Nice deep munich notes. Finishes with a firm bitterness...just a bit of lingering astringency.

Very nice mouthfeel. Not nearly so thin as the standard uerige yet still light enough to make this a very drinkable brew.

Very refreshing for 6% beer. I like it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2005 23:10:31 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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GreenWBush

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Penny-colored with suspended floaties.

Vinous, cidery, zinc-y tones on nose. Slight hits of vinegar. Uh oh, old keg?

The apple-cider bubble-head makes me think so. Not enough carbonation.

The taste is hidden by a little bit of musky taste and oakiness, but this winner shines through the adversity. There is an almost chocolately nature to this beer, and a huge hop profile. The mouthfeel is almost cask-like, heady and dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2004 23:16:26 | More by GreenWBush
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hungryghost

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber brown color.
There was a slight pop when I opened the bottle but it was nearly flat when I poured into a glass.
Smells of caramel, with a malty sweetness.
Heavy malt flavorings, sweet, caramel. Cannot say I taste the hop finish others noted.
I may not be getting the full effect here due to the apparrent flatness of my bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2004 19:25:04 | More by hungryghost
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bigbeerdrinka

Germany

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a deep copper amber, almost a light brown color with a soft white head about a half inch thick. Nice lace. Aromas of bread, biscuit, and nuts. Also a little caramel sneaks in there. Initially this beers has a big malt flavor profile. Bread and biscuit dominate initially but is followed by some nice caramel and toffee. This beer finishes with a light hop citrus and a nice sweetness which makes it quite enticing. A nice light body makes this beer super drinkable and super enjoyable on the pallate. Overall a great alt, but I may like the classic a little better, I just can't decide.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2004 18:38:05 | More by bigbeerdrinka
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Wildman

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a copper color and formed a nice small bubbly white head that left trace lace as it subsided. A very small stream of carbonation was present. A heavy aroma of malt and hops, with floral and caramel elements, with a slightly nutty aspect. A flavor of malt, lightly of caramel and a nice hop aspect that relects well in the astrigent, bitter finish of this beer. Not quite up to the classic, but still a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2004 00:53:08 | More by Wildman
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 330 mL long-necked swing-top bottle, into a pint glass. The color is dark copper, with a foamy white head with some good retention. The smell is a dark semi-dry malt. The taste is strongly malted up front, with a strong (especially for German beer) low-alpha hop bitterness to it. Mouthfeel is a nice thickness. As for drinkability, this is one that I could absolutely have several of.

Thanks to trbeer for this bottle. trbeer was definitely enthusiastic about this beer, and I can see why. A very solid alt in the sticke style, where a richer malt meets hops, making this one I'll gladly enjoy again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2004 02:31:34 | More by beergeek279
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TinusTime

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from into a 12 oz straight sided glass from a very unique shaped bottle. Just getting this beer was a coup so I saved it for review 100.
Pours a dark copper with an nice inch tall white head. Smell is of caramel overtones with Jammy fruits and German hops probably Hallertau..Taste is of dark raisiny bread, caramel, at first then an amazing hop twist that dries it out. Somehow finishes sweet and dry. Light carbonation makes the mouthfeel smoother than chinese silk.. Damn this is good. Drinkability is off the charts . I would have no problem having these all night. Why oh why is it limited.. This is one of the tip top beers . A classic. I got in a case where i work and Im not sure I want to share the rest or horde them for myself. Thanks to Mike from Specialty Bev for snagging me the last case. Damn im almost done with the glass..

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2004 03:52:08 | More by TinusTime
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putnam

Michigan

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Having consumed a large amount of Hannen and Diebels I was excited to try this artisan Dusseldorfer Alt. Ohmygod. This is great.

Bronze and drip coffee-brown there is a silky curve to the line of fine fizz that slowly accretes to the surface. The nose is spectacular - reminiscent of Tadcaster products like Nut Brown Ale and Imperial Stout, there is a subtle trace of vanilla and blue fruits buried beneath the impressive load of roasted, crushed walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Also noted are aromas of ethereal Palo Cortado barrels and dates.

This is a chiseled dry beer in spite of the evidence of serious malt content. On the palate it stings lightly with Champagne fizz then weighs down the midpalate with velvety textured, earthy tannins before finishing on a hard, clean, peppery note of raw iron.

Perfect to drink while listening to Coltrane, John or Alice.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2004 23:41:15 | More by putnam
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ckearns919

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a swing top bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a murky brown with a thick head that retains well. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

Smell: sweet on the nose. Dark grains. Plums and raisins. Bread. Honey. Maybe tea.

Taste: the star of the show is definitely the sweetness of the malt. Serious taste of bread. Almost like a doppelbock in terms of sweetness. Just when you think the sweetness is going to get clawing, the hops level it off. Leaves with a cleaner finish than you would expect from the nose and initial hit of grains.

Mouthfeel: very smooth and pretty clean. Drinks like the 6% beer that it is.

Overall: definitely something different. As far as altbier goes, Sticke is certainly out of the box. More like a doppelbock than a kolsch. Definitely worth trying if you are looking for something big and different but still balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:32:09 | More by ckearns919
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Lothore

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark murky brown hue with a small head that fades quickly.

S- Raisin, date

T- Raisin, plum, slight lingering bitterness.

M- Silky and medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- This is my first alt, but definitely enjoyed it. Easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 04:03:05 | More by Lothore
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kemoarps

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A murky, muddy brown with reddish hues around the edges and a nice little dash of tinged foam to top it off. From the side it looks more that muddy brown, while looking at it from the top down, oddly enough, is where the deep mahogany/reddish appearance makes its presence.

The nose is sweet, first and foremost with a touch of tartness riding right along, piggy back style. This is your old world sweet: raisins and figs and a woody earthiness. This beer just reminds me more and more of antique furniture. In a good way. Complex.

We begin our journey... nah, just kidding that's dumb. That same raisin sweetness is the first guest to jump in, followed up with those figs and then a surprising twist of dull earthy hops and what I think of as a pilsener type of finish. In between more of that mustiness. Dominated (as it should be by malts). Some caramel works its way in there and an almost pumpernickel breadiness. In addition to the hops there's some zest bordering on sourness, but it backs off before the light hits its face, leaving us with a lingering tartness, accentuated by an occasionally bright sparkling carbonation.

I honestly had no idea what to expect with this one. I picked it up on a whim, so my expectations were low/absent. What I came away with was a very intriguing brew: complex and musty and quite enjoyable. Very glad I stumbled across this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 11:49:00 | More by kemoarps
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