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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 329
Hads: 461
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 49
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable, but in gulps owing to signfiicant carbonation. Good hop aroma, colour. Tasty spice and good bitterness. Nutty toasty and fruit worked nice. Somewhat dry and malty finish. This was a hard beer to track down and must have again. Thanks ClarkVV. (258 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at Zum Uerige, Düsseldorf, Germany

A: The beer is clear and relatively dark amber in color with a two finger high off white head that has good retention properties. No carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: There is a good balance between the malts and hops, although the hops are slightly more pronounced in the taste, which results in a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and slightly dry on the palate.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sessionable. (582 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)

Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a brown tea color with a porous head that leaves swathes of lace, and retains itself nicely

Smell: Wonderfully complex malty aroma that consists of caramel, rum-soaked golden raisins and oak

Taste: Starts with a nice biscuity flavor; after the swallow, some serious piney bitterness kicks in only to be joined at the finish by some fruit (raisins and peaches), chocolate and bitter herbal/woody flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick bodied with good carbonation

Drinkability: Created by a master brewer, this beer displays incredible complexity for being only 6% abv (585 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
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. (372 characters)

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

Excited to try any beer that basically invents the style. One of the original Sticke Alts and after a few sips, still among the best. The beer begins with a bright, rust color with a froathy foamstand that raises to about an inch and disipates slowly through the session. Moderate caramel aromas swirl about a pungent grassy, fresh hop scent that promises a more hoppy Alt than most I've had. Flavors are more dry and better attenuated than the nose suggests. The beer has some low-lying sweetness but stronger caramel flavors. Cracker-like and lightly biscuit-like. The hops are quite strong and balances the beer beautifully. A firm bitterness hangs in the back of the throat while giving a firm floral, spicy, German hop, herbal-grassy flavor. Super crisp and dry in the body; the beer basically evaporates in the mouth. Finishes with a balanced caramel / hop blend that lingers well into the finish. A very drinkable, sessionable beer. Thanks again Clvand0. (961 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a flat deep brown color alt with a small foamy head with no lacing. Aroma of huge caramel malt with some sweetness. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with loads of caramel notes. Body is quite full with no real carbonation. Interesting and refreshing but nothing really earth shattering in here. (319 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (738 characters)

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

Blushing, honeyed, caramel bronze; a magnificent hue. The head is modest in size, barely reaching two fingers before settling to a dense disk of toasted almond colored foam. Lace looks to be limited to a thick, slurred collar; although there's an acceptable amount on the glass as the beer falls with drinking. A better cap would have guaranteed a world-class look since the color of the beer is so amazing.

The nose is of caramel malt, oven-toasted nuts and honey-soaked figs. I would love it to be stronger since it's such an intriguing combination of aromas. It needed to have a larger head to atomize the beer and bring it into direct contact with my nose, and, thereby, my olfactory lobe. Believe me, I tried.

Uerige Sticke is delicious, delicious beer. It tastes like an especially toasted malty, less hoppy English pale ale. The flavor profile is a lovely combination of toasted bready malt, caramel, English walnuts, cinnamon, allspice and earthy-spicy yeast. There are layers upon layers of flavor with all elements working as one. To call it complex is to grossly understate the case.

The beginning and middle are occupied by a gentle sweetness that is perfect for the myriad flavors that it supports. The beer then dries out rapidly as the finish approaches. I love a beer that changes from start to finish and I especially love one that hits all the right notes from the prelude to the coda, as this one does.

I'm almost out of beer and I haven't even considered the mouthfeel yet (looks like I'll need to ration the rest of the glass). It's medium in heft with a supreme smoothness, an ever so slight viscousness and a low amount of carbonation. Nothing overly special, but then I'm not sure how I'd go about improving it.

This has to be one of the top-10 best looking beer bottles in the world. The shape, the embossing, the classy label and the swing-top say 'I'm special'. I agree. Drinkability is through the roof, as evidenced by the fact that I was in danger of running out of beer while still pondering the hidden charms of the multi-dimensional flavor profile. I would love to have another bottle in front of me. Uerige Sticke is great beer and is, by far, the best altbier that I've had yet. (2,228 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 ChainGangGuy
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany body with a lasting, lace-inducing white head.

Smell: Lovely aroma of toasted fresh bread with earthy hints of nuts, vanilla, and molasses. Plenty of those dark fruits, too.

Taste: Upfront, there's the flavors of dark, scorched caramel with a bit of chocolate. Sweetness remains light. There's a flash of lemon juice midway which leads into an earthy bitterness with strong notes of wood that further builds into an exceedingly, and rather surprising dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Starts off with a great aroma, but the taste slips just a bit. Oh, and what an adorable looking bottle! (665 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (667 characters)

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

Poured from an 11.2oz swing-top bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts along with nuts, honey, a little bit of fruit and some hops.

T: The taste is well-balanced with flavors of caramel, honey, nuts and spices. The malt character is hearty but a bit lighter than I was expecting. The hops presence is mild but exactly what you want in an Altbier. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, excellent representation of style, good kick, this beer is well-worth drinking for a whole evening, but I like the Classic version a little bit better. (816 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 29 01 best by 29 02, well that's what the bottle says let's give it a shot anyhow. Appearance: Pours a nice caramel amber tone with a nice sized bubbly tannish cream head leaves even specks of lacing. When I cracked the flip top seal their was a huge pop almost champagne bottle like. Aroma: Caramel sweet sugary malts that are very appetizing blended with a nut edge and grassy noble hop finish. Taste: Big sticky flavors seems like the pinnacle of the altbier style, really ties everything together. Mild sweetness with grassy leafy herbal notes that represent the German hop flavor here decent bitterness in the finish. Very good alt gets my approval and the bottle I have says it's 6%abv, I think when I find a fresher bottle I will definitely grab one seems like some of the malts would be more flavorful if fresh but good stuff nonetheless. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied german ale very even carbonation to me, not bad. Drinkability: Like I said this beer sets the bar for the style I haven't had any alt that was this enjoyable easily could drink a few of these would like to go to Dusseldorf and sample on draft. (1,126 characters)

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

Moderate head that lasts well and leaves superior lace. Pours light brown and is very cloudy.

Classic brown ales smells--lots of crystal malt, some sweetness, little bitterness from hop.

Interesting complexity. Hop is the initial flavor on the taste; quickly it subsides to a slightly sweet, full-bodied malty liquor. The bitterness returns and continues through the swallow and aftertaste. (392 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled October 27th (2008?). Served in the lower part of a pilsener glass (closest thing I can get to a cylinder).

A - Two fingers of dirty white foam with excellent retention and lacing. Transparent reddish bronze color with a few bubbles lazily rising upwards.

S - Twangy zest from the Saaz hops over top of a caramel malt base. The guy who said grapenut cereal is pretty accurate. The smell is pretty strong, but the twang gives off a slightly metallic character.

T - Much more caramel, toffee and also some breadiness, with the hop bite and spices happening at the back of the palate. There's also an element of nuttiness and a hint of fruit (pear?) in there.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, smooth and velvety. Very refreshing.

D - Very drinkable - medium ABV, nice flavor, refreshing. Excellent German session brew - wish we got more Altbiers. (858 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear, dark coppery color, 1/4" ring of dusted brown head. Aroma speaks of little at first, but squeaks up a bit to talk of coffee, cocoa, nuts, a glorious, dark-toned morass.
So, drink up! Ah, smoo-oo-ooth, with a deep, roasty, dark tinge on the palate. Delicate and delcicious, tangible touch on the tongue, great cocoa/coffee feel, that is so light, but so right! Tasty, tasty, tasty!
Niceness personified in this bottle! Hurray for the lucky pubfolk of Dusseldorf that get to enjoy this freshly flowing!
After my critical faculties have retired, it's nothing but pure enjoyment, full-bodied,long-finish, but so perfectly smooth, I'm left uttering nothing but simple praise: Yu-umm, I'm saying, and wowwy-wow, wow! (721 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 27.10. (Year missing - I'll presume it's last year) - Thin 11.2 oz. flip-top bottle, poured into a Uerige stange:

Pours brown with a thick, foamy/creamy tan head that stays. Frothy broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of strong caramel (noticeable upon opening) and toffee with earthy, leafy bitterness.

The taste is of caramel and toffee with an herbal/grassy/earthy bitterness - almost a bit metallic/tinny sharp. It finishes very dry.

Medium-bodied - very drinkable. Well balanced between caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. Another deserved world classic. Hoppier than their other altbier or their Doppelsticke. A must-try for beer lovers! (666 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
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. (812 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours murky brown with hints of amber in color with a little visible carbonation of small bubbles at the edges of the glass near the head. The head is frothy light tan and about two fingers in height. There is good head retention and moderate lacing.

S: Aromas of toasty/bready malts and light amounts of floral hops.

T: The flavors of the malts and the hops in this beer are very well balanced - though there is a little bitterness that is discernible from the hops. The flavors are complex with a little it of earthiness to them.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation and slightly dry.

O: After visiting Dusseldorf about 2 years ago, I became a huge fan of altbier. I really enjoy most of the German offerings I have had though the experience in Dusseldorf makes it so mush more enjoyable (fresh from the casks and with the waiters walking around with continuous fresh glasses, marking the coaster to indicate how many you consumed). This beer is highly sessionable and quite enjoyable - the flavors complement fall/winter foods really well. (1,066 characters)

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 GClarkage
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/21/05- Purchased at Tower Market in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- Very cool and funky looking 11oz swingtop bottle. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass. I didn't have a stange, so this will have to do. Label on swingtop is dated upon bottling.

Appearance- A nice Aventinus like coloring caramel-amber in color, 3/4 inch head that settles to just a dusting of froth after a few minutes. Fair to above average lacing.

Smell- This dude smelled great as soon as the swingtop popped off. Very sweet caramel scented malt with whisps of vanilla as well. It calms down in scent after the pour and smells like a caramel candy apple right now.

Taste- Waiting for this puppy to warm up since it's at around 40 right now. 20 minutes later...first off, it smells much darker malt after sitting for 20. Here goes...Hmmm, much, much hoppier and bitter than I expected. Not even as much as a dark malt as I was expecting. This isn't at all what I was expecting. But, saying that, it's still very good. Lots of toffee flavor in the malt and probably the most hops I have ever had in a german crafted beer. A tad nutty in taste also.

Mouthfeel- Sweet and bitter going down and mouthcoating at the same time, yet slowly it turns a tad watery. Fairly low carbonation.

Drinkability- Overall it's a very interesting beer of a taste I was not expecting. I wish I had consumed it a bit ago as I have sat on this brew for a few months. Maybe it would have been better or somewhat different. The one thing I really regret is not trying it when it was on wooden cask at the Toronado in January of this year :( After reading fellow reviewers, I seemed to have missed the boat there. It's a very unique and tasty brew though. (1,719 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear amber / copper in color with a nice 1" head that lingers a while. Spot or two of lace developed.

Smell: mild caramel is all that is picked up.

Taste: full bodied caramel flavors, ripe fruits, and a touch of honey sweetness. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: smooth with a hint of crispness at the start, and finish is smooth. Caramel lingers shortly on the tongue after swallowing. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable as a few bottles can easily be quaffed. Nicely balanced and hits the tastebuds just right. (543 characters)

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

Bottled January 31, 2005, Sampled August 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear ruby amber color that is topped by a frothy, thinnish, tan colored head. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of brandy, and rum, hints of strawberry, citrus and lightly spicy notes. Actually a fairly interesting aroma that is still intriguing after these 6 months. The taste is lightly sweet and fairly malty with notes of caramel. This is quite fruity as well with notes of cherry, raisins, and a bit of strawberry and some notes of bergemot as well. For some reason the fruity character in an Alt I have always associated as an interesting mix of hop and malt character. This has held up much better, in the voyage across the Atlantic, than the regular Alt did, though it stills suffers quite a bit from the voyage. (791 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
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.. (729 characters)

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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