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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 332
Hads: 466
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 54
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

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

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

Der höhere Alkoholgehalt gestattet Lagerzeiten, die beträchtlich über das von uns garantierte Mindestfrischedatum hinausgehen.
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Reviews: 332 | Hads: 466
Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great swing top bottle, definite style points. This one pours a nice dark amber/almond, with an off white head. very rounded and smooth mouthfeel, nose of malt and nuts. Well developed and smooth maltyness on the tongue, tasts of nuts, malt, bread, a bit of smokyness, pepper, earthyness. Rich w/ moderate alcohol presence. Fine German Alt. Great stuff, worth seeking out and enjoying.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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..

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of tempest
3.97/5  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.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky chestnut with a thin swirly head and some spotty lacing. Smells of fresh grain, spicy malt, a touch of minerality, and a touch of sweetness. Nice flavor that are a bit spicy to start and then quite mellow. The spice picks up again at the finish. There are some nice cocoa and slightly sweet malt notes as well and a smooth graininess throughout. Smooth, creamy, and a bit spicy in the mouth. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of liamt07
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of Zorro
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely clear nut-brown ale with a white head.

Smell is a heady sweet fruity scent and nutty and biscuit malt scents. Faint raisin and rum scents. As it warms up whiskey and rum and vanilla scents come out and tease your nose. No hop scent detected per the style.

Taste is fruity with a stronger hop bitterness than expected. Strong noble hops finish that lingers as an after taste. Quite malty but the hopping level keeps it in check.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability isn't easy to set as I only have one bottle of this. I was made familiar with the Altbier style through Alaskan Amber, a brew I enjoy at least once a month. Alaskan Amber is a near perfect session beer, this beer is much stronger than Alaskan Amber in smell and bitterness but it isn't more pleasant to drink just different.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Moonlight glass, the beer appears dark murky brown with a huge, and I mean huge, sea foam beige head. The head is four fingers in my pint glass, and it recedes in a cavernous fashion while leaving thick sheaths of lacing on the glass. The head is comical in its voluminosity.

The nose is of baked bread with lightly toasted malt and notes of caramel. The aroma possesses a decided nutty quality, a dash of chocolate, and a light spicy character that's reminiscent of cinnamon and all spice.

The flavor is of toasted malts, baked bread, a slight spiciness, a low level of bitterness, walnuts, and almonds. Chocolate is noticeable, but subtle, and there's a dash of sweetness midpalate that is quickly consumed. The dry finish is of baked bread, toasted malt, and a dash of chocolate. The carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is dry. A delicious and drinkable German beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color, some carbonation, tiny off-white head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is mostly malty, very slight toffee/caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some toffee/caramel. Light-Medium body, kinda on the watery side. Drinkable, a tasty brew.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a footed strange)

A- This beer has a warm glowing brown body with a light hint of red color. There is a creamy off-white head that last and last supported by a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The smell of light dry toast and brown malt has a hint of dried leave and dry caramel malt in the finish.

T- The light dry caramel malt has a hint of toasted malt with mineral water. The finish has a soft green noble hop finish with a soft bitterness showing up after each sip.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a clean finish.

D- This beer has some interesting flavors but they are very soft and a bit watery.

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Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 330 mL swing top bottle, poured into a Kwak bulb-shaped glass (and stand). The ale is chilled.

Appearance: The ale has a nice burnt orange to brown color. It is clear with no signs of sediment. Unfortunately there is no head or sign of carbonation.

Smell: The ale has a strong malt biscuit nose. While allergies have plugged up my nose a bit, the strength of the malts shines through.

Taste: The lack of carbonation hurts this ale a bit. As I sip it, the normal buoyancy of the bubbles is gone. The taste that jumps out at me is a caramelly biscuit taste. There is just enough hops in this beer to balance it out nicely.

Mouthfeel: The malts could easily be too much but they aren't. They provide a pleasant flavor that lingers on the tongue for a long time.

Drinkability: Moderate abv, good malt flavor, this is a good beer that I could easily drink all day long.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Funky flip top bottle picked up at the Coop earlier this week, I think I paid about $3.90.. poured into my new Sam Adams glass.

Impressive 2 finger head.. rocky and left a bunch of lace.. brew is deep copper brown... only a little haze thanks to a careful pour.

Aroma is a very interesting mix of nutty malts .. lite caramel .. a little floral hops .. and a very slight background hint of yeasty fruitiness.

Flavor mirrors the aroma but more so... toasted malts .. nutty .. with not as much caramel as the aroma... good bitterness with more of a spicy hop palate. Lite medium body with persistent carbonation... very very drinkable. Overall... more complex than my feeble palate and brain can put together.. but still, if this was on tap at my neighborhood spot... No doubt, I would enjoy pint after pint.

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Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2ozer purchased as a single from the Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA, in a cool-looking swing-top. Date Code is 29 01.

Poured into a Middle Ages imperial half pint glass, formed a 1/4" light toffee head over a clear, caramel-hued brew. Laced well. Aroma is lightly of yeast, and a snippet of malts, but not prominent, I'm afraid. Taste is smooth caramel, which slithers across the tongue, and just as you start to think it perhaps may be a bit too sweet, the hops take over, clear the malt out, and change the taste completely. Very nice. Mouthfeel excellent, and drinkability is as well. Excellent brew, easily can see how this would be mind-boggling fresh and/or on-tap.

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Photo of Derek
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red and brown, good head of foam that shrinks slowly. Got good lacing.

Smells hoppy, almost if not a fruity sort of hoppiness going on. Some bread.

Nice hoppy fruity taste with a backbone of bread malt. Also some light caramel malt.

Medium body, lightish co2.

Pretty easy drinker and I love the swing tops their beers come in. Worth more purchases.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $4.99 for an 11.2 oz. bottle. Uerige Sticke's is dark copper in color with a tiny wisp of a head. Aroma is a mix of light malts and light hops. A tiny hint of alcohol smell is also noted. Taste has a spicy malt character with some hop bitterness. Caramel sweetness is there towards the middle which leads to a spicy finish. This is definently the hoppiest German beer I've expirienced. Nice complexity of flavors working here. This is very drinkable stuff, however, in my opinion, Uerige Sticke is too expensive to be a frequent buy.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfectly clear copper. Big and bubbly cream soda colored head. Lacing is good enough with it's oily and spotty residue. Nose consits of caramel malt, toffee, herbal hops and sweety taffy. The mouthfeel is so appealing. The beers disolves like cotton candy in the mouth. The taste is a thing of beauty. Sweet toffe mixed with lightly carmelized malts and drying hops. This alt is nicely hopped, but has a good malt presence as well. And a really nice sweetness is present. This is gone way too fast.

I had only come across 3 highly impressionable alts in my day (Summit, Sherlock's and Double Bag).

Until today.

Huge thanks for this enlightening experience is thrown out to cokes.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from that cool sticke bottle.

Appearance- Pours a billowy white head with two minute retention. Color is a deep amber, reminds me of Christian Brothers brandy.

Smell- Roasted malts mixed with some maple syrup and a little smoke.

Taste- Didn't know what to expect from this brew being, since it is my first albier. The flavor starts out very roasted and grows to a bit more smoke and caramel in the center of the tongue.

Mouthfeel- A little sweet, but most of the palate was centered around the malt. This was a very nice beer all around.

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Photo of Brad007
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a thick, fluffy head into my tulip glass. Lots of head. Looks good.

Aroma is full of sweet malt with a hint of raisin and hops in the nose. Grainy and even a bit smoky.

Taste is full of sweet, smoky, grainy malt with raisin and a bit of an alcohol bite. Simple.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering flavors as mentioned above. Beer goes down well and leaves a nice, sweet imprint upon the tongue.

A decent example of the style that is authentic and easy to drink. No hop or malt overload here. Just plain good 'ol altbier. Check it out.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours clear dark amber under a dense, creamy 1” off-white foam collar that fades to a thick film while providing thick lace. S: Clean and robust malt with restrained fruit and no hop aromas and no diacetyl. T: Rich, nutty malt flavors, dark fruit, almost some faint licorice, finishes dry to medium dry, with a little bitter. No roast malt. Did not notice sulfury or minerally character. F: Mouthfeel: creamy, smooth, medium to medium high carbonation, medium low body. No astringency O: Well balanced, bitter but malty, clean and smooth, well attenuated

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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