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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige StickeUerige Sticke

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

410 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 410
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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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

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

11.2oz bottle into a Gaffel Kolsch glass trying to keep it in the family...

I don't know how to spell this comes into the glass a nice bark brown with some faded orange towards the side. A nice amount of cream colored foam about an inch up leaves no stick on the glass. Smell is fruity apple a nice caramel scent and that's about it, it's an alt. Taste is very fruity but tamer than a BSDA which this reminds me of, only extremely lighter. Never had a ALT this fruity that's all. Caramel comes up too with a faint earthy hop in the middle, no trace of the 6%. Feel is medium, carb is there but not felt under the body. I could drink a shit ton of this and like it, one of the better German beers i've had, glad I scooped it up..

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 03:33:00 | More by BARFLYB
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IRONRakkasan

California

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

No head from a careful pour. Dark cloudy brown in appearance. A good raisin, malty, caramel, and woody nose.

Had a good time with this one. Lightly burnt caramel malt flavor, with an unexpected faint nose of rose petals (no kidding) deep in the sinuses when enjoying this beer. Also, a good dry finish.

Well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 22:08:34 | More by IRONRakkasan
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

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

I went to Das Bierhaus in Btown and some cool guy I made friends with bought me one of these for the first time. Out of the flip-top bottle this beer was a clear, copper/brown color with one finger of head. The retention was good and the lacing consistent down my glass. The aroma was a complex mix of malts, caramel, rum, some wood and nuts as well as some golden raisin. The flavors were not quite as pronounced as the aroma for me but the balance was ideal. Caramel, burnt caramel, nuts, earth and then a kick of piney hops to finish it. Very, very drinkable assuaged by the quick, clean finish of an otherwise very malty beer. The body was medium and the carbonation average as well which also encouraged quaffing. Impresive.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 00:19:13 | More by thekevlarkid
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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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Tone

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, brown color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of dry hops, pale malt, hint of grain, slight earthy malt, hint of caramel, and hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, slight pale malt, slight roasted malt, slight dry hop, and hint of grain. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 03:31:24 | More by Tone
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unclejimbay

Florida

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

Appearance is copper brown color, frothy white head with good retention, impressive cap retention. Noticeable sediment
Aromas of bold German hop spice, reminds me of my home-brewed Hoptobierfest.
Tastes as it smells with noticeable bitterness, followed by some Munich/Caramel malts and a dash of abv bite.
Mouthfeel is high carbo, medium body, crisp bitterness.
Drinkability is impressive, very encouraging to learn this is so close to my Sticke Altbier attempt as my Hoptobierfest recipe.
Prost!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 22:18:35 | More by unclejimbay
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willjschmidt

California

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

Poured from a 330ml flip top bottle into the appropriate Uerige stange.

A: Pours a dark caramel color with a thin white head.

S: Caramel and maybe some toasted malt as well as dark fruits in the nose.

T: A very delicious and very complex beer. Layers of flavor: dark fruits such as fig, toasted malt, toffee, and caramel. Slightly sweet in the middle but dry in the finish.

M: Slightly viscous with low carbonation.

D: A very good altbier, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 03:42:57 | More by willjschmidt
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avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, almost muddy texture. There was an inch and a half of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: When you open the bottle there is an oddly funky smell. However, after the beer settles in the glass, there are elements of malt, grain and a sugary quality.

T: Tasted of malt more than anything else, with a touch of grain and caramel in the finish. An interesting flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A solidly made, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 13:16:46 | More by avalon07
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

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

Rusty muddy brownish red pour has some off-white head that disappears pretty quick. Aroma is nice, thick and dry, very musty, while the taste has a lot of dark fruit, prunes, plum and dates with a biscuity malt character, like toasted bread. Finishes very dry and with some bitterness, though the beer is nevr that sweet to begin with. A big tasting brew that is not all that strong in alcohol. Probably the standard-bearer for this brew as the Dopplesticke is a lot different (and stronger), more akin to a barley wine.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 07:59:27 | More by saintwarrick
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rootbeerman

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 23:16:47 | More by rootbeerman
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crnipeter

Slovenia

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 15. January 2010, into tulip. Uniformly cloudy, dark coppery to bronze verging on brown body with rather short lived off white head that sets to a stable film.
Dominant aroma of noble hops (predominantly floral and spicy in character) is underlain by sweet, toasty, nutty malts and faint esters of plum. Assertive hoppy bitterness (with notes of citrus rind) prevails over the sweet, toasty malts. Slightly astringent with semi dry, bittersweet nutty finish.Medium bodied, with moderate carb, goes down very smoothly. Good, but not as pleasing as its more potent Doppelsticke brother.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 23:41:34 | More by crnipeter
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to dyan for this extra in trade! Bottled on 10.08; Code 09.09. Served from bottle into a Grolsch kolsch. Pours a light brown that turns to brown as you go up the glass with a two finger off-white head that remained throughout. Maintained nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt, grain, and subtle caramel. The flavor was of malt, grain, citrus, spices, and subtle caramel. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a very nice brew. It was amazingly smoother than I thought it would be by the appearance. Had a very nice balanced and complex flavor to go along with it. Definitely glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 12:32:48 | More by thagr81us
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz poptop bottle poured into a wine glass.

Pours a a deep dark brown with a thin light brown head. Nose is rich and malty and a bi nutty.

Taste is malty sweet and rich. It's very sharp an creamy and really drinkable. It's got a nice creamy taste it's a very solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 02:03:15 | More by kingcrowing
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foogerd

New York

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark caramel body with a tan head and plenty of lacing
S- light floral caramel smell a bit of booze and spice
T- a really tasty malty brew with plenty of breads caramel and toffee notes cant detect a trace of alcohol
M- light thin and smooth
D- can session plenty of these a delicious brew

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 19:06:44 | More by foogerd
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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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cavedave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to mikeyv35 for turning me on to what this style can be.

It pours a brownish amber topped by a luxurious cap of off white foam. Just beautiful, picture taking time.

The smell is a light aroma, but nice, caramel, bread, light fruity yeastiness, hints of floral and spicy bittering hop.

Ah how nice when a taste amplifies the nose. The yeasty tart of this really sets the stage here in beginning of sip, wonderfully, ushering caramel sweet, some other herbally light roast malt notes, hints of light fruit, finally picking up just the right amount of really delicious herbal bitter for a lingering taste that is delightful. The taste is so well blended I am sure I am not identifying components which make this so delicious. Though it lacks the heavy bitter finish and really roasty notes of the doppel sticke, it is big on fine taste.

For a beer carrying such complexity and flavor it is quite light in the mouth, its low/med. carb., has a really clean cling to the palate, and a f---g delicious finish. Could there be better in this style? I hope to find out.

Drinkability is fantastic it is a refreshing and tasty brew that leaves you wanting another.

Impression: When this is available next I am getting a case, suggest you do the same.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 00:08:47 | More by cavedave
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SShelly

Oregon

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

Cool little bottle, had for a staff tasting.

Bottle has minor explosion and major foaming upon opening, stops with 3/4 of the bottle still intact.

Pours dark amber, crystal clear with big poof of head that disapears quick.

Moderate malt aroma, pretty pleasant.

Again moderately malty in the mouth with no hops, and little bit of light alcohol, easy drinking and smooth in the finish.

Only issue I had with this is I felt it was over carbed, which removed some of the deep maltiness I really like in sticke's, decent beer however.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 15:30:50 | More by SShelly
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Halcyondays

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. swing-top bottle,

A: Pours a medium amber with a light white head, very good retention, spotty lace.

S: Dark bread, hay, sage.

T: Nice dark malt flavour, almost a crystal malt taste on the back end. Good backing hops, herbal and grassy. Good balance.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, quite smooth, bit astringent at times.

D: One of the classics of the style and quite an nice beer for my palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 05:19:27 | More by Halcyondays
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Errto

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 20:59:18 | More by Errto
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall thin brown flip-top bottle obtained at the 2010 Pre-ZBF near Brugge. Poured into a Frankenheim Alt glass (twice).

Lovelly looking beer, redwood colour, clear on the first pour, clouded on the second, both pours had a well formed foaming head of tan coloured bubbles.

Malts hit the nose, roasted, toasted, but not burnt.

The malts carry on into the taste, rich and almost creamy, the 6% ABV is also evident within the flavour and adds that something extra some of the 'lesser Altbiers' lack in body and depth.

Very, very drinkable and pleased I've at last had one of these famous beers. I've drank at the brewhouse a few times, but many years ago and sadly never when the 'Stike' was on.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 17:44:32 | More by BlackHaddock
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sachsich

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a great beer. Great amber almost cherry wood color to the beer. Had a great head in the beginning but quickly faded to a thin film. Lacing was very evident and great throughout. Taste was perfect for an Alt with little alcohol flavor. Would want many more!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 21:32:17 | More by sachsich
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CampusCrew

Florida

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

on tap at kickbacks

appearance: brown complexion. not much lacing though.

smell: subtle caramel brown sugar and bready sweetness

taste: caramel, Low alcohol bite with some bitter hops on the backend. good roasted malt.

mouthfeel: medium bodied, nice session beer

drinkability: solid beer and it was cool to try a beer like that on tap. Thanks KB

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 04:38:14 | More by CampusCrew
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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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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Derek was kind enough to let me help brew an alt with him on Saturday and pick up a thing or two for when i get my own operation going. In the spirit of the brewday this is one of the alts I took over which hopefully inspired the wort.

The cute long-necked bottle opens with a pop, and immediately starts gushing. Pours a rich amber with a few particles in suspension (turns out this is bottle conditioned), and a nice light tan head. The retention and lacing is spectacular, and this is a fine looking beer. The aroma is quite clean, with strong mineral and grassy notes mixing in with mild caramel and lemon.

The flavour is surprisingly herbal, and this is what hits me off the bat. Underneath this, though, is a prominent feel of toasted brown bread, light coffee and earth. Some nut and a reassertion of minerals. The finish is citric with a biting bitterness, and a slightly drying feel. Medium-light body with a smooth carbonation.

I wasn't as wowed with this as I hoped I would be for a German top 25 beer, but it is a nice drinker, and I'd be happy to have a few more.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 15:30:07 | More by bobsy
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 02:25:10 | More by Derek
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