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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige StickeUerige Sticke

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

409 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%


Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
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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PhillyStyle

Georgia

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

Bottled 01/2011; best by 01/2012:

The beer poured a dark reddish or maybe even light brown, cola color that produced a nice, tight white head that was retained nicely and left some lacing.

The beer gave off a nice toasted bready aroma and another sweet aroma that I couldn't put my finger on.

The beer had full flavor that had a bready sweet beginning along with a touch of nut to it with a very light hop presence.

The body was a little lighter than expected, but still good. The beer was nicely carbonated and pretty easy to drink. Overall, a good beer and one that I can appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 17:52:22 | More by PhillyStyle
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claspada

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 01/2011; best by 01/2012. Just made it...

Pours a clear mahogany color with a small but lasting, lace-inducing white head.

Aromas begin with a great deal of toasted fresh bread with earthy hints of nuts and and molasses. Plenty of those dark fruits, too. Light yeasty clove aromas emerge as it warms.

The tastes begin with dark, scorched caramel with a bit of light nuttiness once again. Sweetness remains light. There's a flash of earthy bitterness with strong notes of wood that further builds into an exceedingly, and rather surprising dry finish. Light dark fruit notes emerge as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with an adequate medium amount of carbonation. Finish is quite dry and crisp.

Overall I was staidly dissapointed with this compared to the doppel- stickle version from this brewery. Aromas were quite inviting albeit mellow but the flavor profile was just flat; like the brewer forgot an ingredient or something. Not something I plan to revisit and not recommended. Search out the purple label, pass on this lighter, watered down version (not literally, but that's how it tastes).

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 23:57:43 | More by claspada
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 11.2oz bottle with the funky swing-top. Split with Steve, into a tulip.

Poured a deep orange brown, darker than the Classic Altbier. Still an off-white head nonetheless, a think collar, some spotty lace and a thin film of retention. Nose is much hoppier than the Classic Altbier, with only a fraction of the dark fruit notes. More more bread, spicy and herbal hop notes. Taste still has a bit of the fruit as well, but still less prominent than the Classic. A bit of bread and spicy, herbal German hop notes. Lengthy bitter and drying finish. Medium feel and low carbonation. More bitter than the Classic Altbier, and a tad more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 04:07:35 | More by liamt07
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Beertopia in Omaha, NE.
1. Bottled on 01.11 with a best by code of 01.12.
2. Bottled on 06.11, best by , enjoyed 8/2/13
Poured into an Ayinger willi glass.

From repeated consumption, this is best when as fresh as possible. The second bottle I'm rating, about a year post-best by date, is not nearly as good as remembered. This was perhaps the fourth or fifth altbier I've tried, and is generally excellent, even if judged by general qualities and not by style. Definitely one to consider if in the mood for a German style.

Pours a very fine foam, pale tan in color, to about 3cm in height. This descends, very slowly (excellent retention), to a fine cap atop the body, leaving generous lacing as it does so. Body is a cloudy, washed-out, dark amber hue both in and out of the light. Carbonation is present through the mostly transparent (10-20% opaque) body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is complex and interesting, of toasted bread and caramel malts, mildly peaty, woodsy, and spicy hops, and faint hints of iron, cocoa, and coconut.

Taste opens with prominently spicy hop flavor, which transitions to a cacao sharpness tempered by caramel and Munich malt sweetness and nuttiness by mid-palate. Back of the tongue renews hop presence with some moderate bitterness, alongside some cocoa powder, toasted malt, and mild coconut. Aftertaste is of herbal and woodsy hops, fairly strong bitterness, with dark toast and caramel malt influences.

Body is decidedly medium, with a high enough level of carbonation to let itself be felt, but not painful. Dry throughout, maybe from tannins, which could explain the constant bitter cacao aromas and tastes I was picking up on. Result is a fairly crisp beer that's very dry in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 17:29:06 | More by falloutsnow
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Uerige Sticke has a cloudy body that mixes various shades of orange and red with a little bit of brown. A fine sheen of sediment hangs throughout the beer. The head is huge, about three fingers tall, and the retention is pretty good. It also manages to leave thick tendrils of off-white foam on the glass.

Toasted malt, bread, chocolate, toffee and hints of fruit make up the aroma.

Earthy hops lead things off, with a moderate amount of bitterness and a good bit of lemongrass. Toasted malts pair with bread and cracker from the malts. A little bit of dry, cocoa flavors. The malt profile is dry more than sweet, but a little bit of toffee does come through in the background to add some sweetness to the beer. Just a hint of fruit is the background from the yeast, but it's barely noticeable. The finish has a good bit of bitterness and a small burst of warmth. The aftertaste is strong, mixing malt and noble hops.

The body is on the high side of medium, and the carbonation is silky and full. Great feel.

Ueridge Sticke is quite a good altbier. It's good enough that I will probably try their other offerings (which are almost all alts).

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 01:50:15 | More by Hojaminbag
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jspooner

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served in a unique bottle, this german beer pours a cooper/brown with a creamy light tan head with good retention.

Smell: earthy malt smell with noble hops

Taste:Complex with a full and sweet taste and a subtle yet present hop finish

mouthfeel: Full bodied and sweet

overall: Its a quality beer that everyone should appreciate

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 20:58:32 | More by jspooner
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Bung

North Carolina

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

Fliptop Brown/golden pour, slightly foggy. Solid finger of off white bubbles. Sticks slightly to the glass.

Aroma, earthy malt and nut. Slightly metallic with some leafy hops.

Taste, malty and roasted nuttiness. Bakers chocolate, herbal hops balance very well. One of the hopper German brews I've had. Very nice.

Just lighter than mid bodied. Nicely carbonated. Drinks well. The slightly more sessionable version of the Dopple sticke.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 03:45:33 | More by Bung
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t8s8l8

Pennsylvania

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

Look- A medium- dark amber seems to have slight haze, hard to tell with the amber hue, cleared slightly as it warmed. Full off white head, did not subside much.

Aroma- a clean refreshing aroma, slight malty sweetness, above average hop bitterness, picked up minor fruitiness as it warmed.

Taste- a smooth sweetness from the malt, slight caramel or biscuity, high hop presents in the finish, nothing to intense very enjoyable. A light to medium mouthfeel, the smooth clean aroma plays out in the taste.

Overall- a very enjoyable beer nothing to crazy jumping out at you which on most days is very enjoyable, would buy again, really nice packaging as well, will reuse the bottle for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 13:39:50 | More by t8s8l8
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz inside one of the coolest looking bottles i have seen.

A: red. seriously. holding this one up to the light shows a beautiful garnet body. it looks hazy, but it is hard to tell with such a deep hued body. reddish hints in a white creamy head. good retention and great lacing.

S: a sweet caramel graininess is just about the only aroma present here. simple, yet inviting.

T: starts with a bitter zang. chewy caramel toasted grains are quick to follow. a little bit sour in an otherwise dry finish. sort of clove-like as well? very mild clove. definitely has a sulfur presence.

M: moderately high carbonation on a medium body.

D: fantastically flavorful and drinkable. this is my first alt reviewed and it is interesting to think this is the slightly beefier version from Uerige. it would be neat to try the classic, sticke, and doppel side by side. overall, very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 22:28:56 | More by Jimmys
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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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TheWhiskerReview

Tennessee

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

Bottled 01.09. Tasted 09.11. It's an Altbier, supposed to be old right??

Pours brown with a creamy 1/2 finger white head, retains half the brew, lacing moderate.

The nose is mostly malty with dark banana bread, coffee, chocolate and some cherry sauce. Hops, which are supposed to be more prominent in this 'Sticke' version, add a bit of bright citrus leaf aroma.

The palate is light-med bodied with a very bright carbonation. I agree with whoever already said on here that its like a Coke, but the beer becomes a lot more enjoyable if ya just let the carbonation fizzle out a little. The hoppiness is bright like the nose, while the bitterness seems to attach itself to the roastiness- flavors of chocolate wafer, fig, dark bread and, oddly, wood.

I picked this up randomly knowing nothing about what was in the bottle, and I was rather pleased. Loads of complexity for the lighter alcohol. Overall, not sure if I'd buy it again, but you can definitely taste the tradition and nationality of the style. It's really the type of beer I'd love to have at a festival in the beer's home city.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 01:40:35 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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smakawhat

Maryland

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

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler.

A light tan head with a cloudy chestnut body. Head is foamy and falls slowly does not get bigger than a finger off the pour. This is a bit murky looking.

Nose is, mild licorice, and slight toffee sticky malt. Very pleasant.

My first reaction on the palate is coca cola. Hint of carob with a slight wet coca syrup and hint of wetness. Mild carbonation like a soda but not as severe.

Overall alright but I prefer their doppel more. Enjoyable could have again no problem.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 23:25:09 | More by smakawhat
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seand

California

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nearly opaque dark wooden brown with a large amount of off white head. A nice layer retains well, leaving nice walls of lacing.

S: Lightly sweet, with floral notes, and some nuttiness.

T: Light sweetness, with the hop presence quite clear from the mid palate through the finish. Not hugely bitter, but a little bite and some grassiness.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Good, and interesting. Kind of light and refreshing, but with some flavors that would be more expected in a heavy malty beer. I like it in its imported bottle, but it tastes to me like it would be really fantastic to have fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 04:23:22 | More by seand
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 01:50:37 | More by Thorpe429
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured out a bit darker than I thought it would. The color was a clear dark brown with a minimal head on top. The smell of this beer to me was giving me the thoughts of grape wine. The taste had some good malt flavors in there. The mouthfeel was pretty smooth and light. Overall this beer was interesting in it own way. I liked it enough to try it again one day.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 02:30:15 | More by Knapp85
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cola-colored brown, slightly reddish hues held to light. Produces a finger of frothy, tan head.

S- Bready malts and a slight sweetness, mild spiciness, smells sort of like cinnamon toast.

T- Hops are more prominent than in the nose. Malts are mildly roasted, tasting bready and sweet, producing a more distinctly roasted taste towards the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, lots of carbonation produces a crisp, dry feel, makes for very easy drinking.

O- A great beer, represents the style very well, definitely worth a try, especially as its one of the few altbiers you can easily get a hold of in the States.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 08:10:47 | More by WillCarrera
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Beerenauslese

California

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is a translucent dark reddish brown. Produces a thick, sudsy head that leaves chunck of foam on the sides of the glass.

Smells of medium roasted malt, and perfumy, grassy hops.

Tastes pretty much as it smells. The green grassy hops are moderately strong and bitter, balanced a bit by the sweet malt backbone. Gives a prickly sensation on the tongue, and finishes with a long dry hoppy bitterness.

Body is light and the carbonation is fizzy, giving this a lively mouthfeel.

This is an enjoyable amber ale, and the hops and bitterness make it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 04:39:49 | More by Beerenauslese
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DaveHS

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Opens with a pop and starts foaming out almost immediately, so have a glass ready to go. Pours clear amber with over 2 inches of off white rocky head that extends past the rim of the glass. Reduces very slowly, leaving soapy lacing.

S- Clean, inviting aromas of grassy hops and light, pale malts.

T/M- Much hoppier than most German ales, but still very subdued. The pale, sweet, and somewhat nutty malt profile is well matched with dry, grassy hoppiness that coats the palate. The finish is dry and refreshing. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O-A very nice altbier. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 20:02:40 | More by DaveHS
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philmont

Alabama

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

Poured from bottle with a nice head that quickly disappeared. Nice copper color with a sweet malt, syrup aroma. Taste is sweet with a dry peppery finish. Not very bitter, the malt flavor is dominant right up front. A nice beer. Very unique bottle. Worth a second round.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 19:06:37 | More by philmont
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ghetto90007

California

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

From the 1-11 bottling. Poured into a tall weizen glass as it was the closes thing to a stange I could come up with since my stange was STOLEN earlier this evening.

Cloudy raisin brown pour, off-white massive head that requires a delicate pour.

Bready malt, some sweetness, herbs, some spice. Interesting nose on this one.

I wouldn't call this one complex in the same way I would a BSDA. But there is a heckuva lot going on. Bready malt backbone. Some sour lemon juice and then spicy yeast. Herbs. It would take a long time to really sort this out. Some black tea-like flavors underpinning everything. A little bit of booze in the aftertaste.

Decent carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

Nice beer and a unique style.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 02:13:48 | More by ghetto90007
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle poured twice into my Im Fuchschen Altbier stange.

Received in a trade with Erzengel, cheers mate!

BBE 15/03/2011

A- Dark copper body with excellent clarity. Head is thick and creamy, perfect retention and lots of thick lacing.

S- Malty with a peppery/herby perfume.

T- Malty backboned with a semi dry finish, underlying hop bite is long and provides excellent balance.

M- Medium body and mouthfeel

D- The Uerige alts are definitely have more of a hop presence and the Sticke is no different. Delicious and moreish.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 22:04:40 | More by seanyfo
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

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

A - Murky brown body with no head present. Minimal lacing.

S - Mostly molasses and malt syrup in the nose. Some sweet sticky brown sugar present.

T - A nice chewy mouthful of musky grains. Dry, roasted bread and dry grains. Some dark fruit twang on the tongue in the middle. A nice medley of chewy, hearty tastes.

M - This one has a nice sticky bite with a semi-dry, smooth finish.

O - Altbiers are delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 22:22:40 | More by BeerForMuscle
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MinnesotaRIS

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bit hazy. Probably got bottom residuals in pour. Slightly off white, slight tan two fingered head that dissipates as expected. Leaves quite a bit if lacing and a thick top foam. Brown, clear.

S - sweet, malty with low hop aroma. No diacetyl or DMS. Caramel aroma, low roasted malt.

T - bitter. Just noticed that this bottled on 03.09. Is this old?
Sharp taste of alcohol because it is a sticke. Should be malty and a touch sweet. This tastes new. No off flavors but it is warming which seems odd. Roasted malt notes.

M - clean finish. Rounded and pleasant.

I have to compare this to another bottle with a different code.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 01:23:34 | More by MinnesotaRIS
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amccormi

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottled with bottle date 02.10 into pint glass.

Pours a mildy hazy brown with amber highlights. An inch of cream colored head rises and then quickly settles into a nice ring leaving traces of lace on the side.

The aroma is mild with notes of caramel and roasted malt and noble hops.

The flavor has a beautiful balances that begins with the caramel and roasted maltsand then smoothly finishes with a nice cleansing hop bitterness. It is very smooth and seamless and this is why it is one of my favoite beers. It also has a very nice, almost sily mouthfeel .

Overall I love this beer. This version bring just that extra touch of robustness to the style that makes it a beer that is both satisfying and complex, worthy of the price it carries compared to other domestic craft altbiers.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 23:33:41 | More by amccormi
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centbeerfest

Missouri

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

This was another birthday gift. Have to admit, I had never seen this beer before, so thanks friends. I'm pretty sure they picked it out because of the bottle, but their system worked.

Nice pour into a pint glass with a great head. Really foamy and unusually stiff foam. The color was inviting and the carbonation had really small and effervescent bubbles that never ended.

Some cinnamon in the nose. Crisp and complex browned butter taste with a clean finish and nice mouthfeel. Very representative German tasting beer.

On the take-home scale I would rate this as a six pack. Not your everyday beer unless you are a German beer kinda person.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 02:03:30 | More by centbeerfest
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.