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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige StickeUerige Sticke

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

413 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 413
Reviews: 324
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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TheLongBeachBum

California

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

Presentation: Very distinctive looking 11.2 fluid ounce embossed flip top bottle. The tall label that covers the metal swing top mechanism states that this is 6% Alc/Vol. and that it was bottled on 29.01, with a Code of 29 02. Looks great before I even open it.

Appearance: Dark chestnut amber with some cold Tea hints. Fizzed up ¼” head soon effervesces to leave a ‘Jessie’ head, almost no head at times, just a very thin broken whispy affair that looks rather sad. Some very miniscule lacing remains.

Nose: Seemed a little reticent to come out to play at first. But as it warmed slightly, it revealed a very inviting nose. Lots of wax polished woods, nuts, berries and a dark coconut husk odor mixed in with some sweet Devon toffee and malts.

Taste: By far the best part of this brew. A beautifully assembled mélange of sticky toffee malts, nuts, sugar syrup, and a molassic body that becomes a tad viscous at it warms, but this is not a bad thing, for it somehow allows the 6% alcohol to have a much bigger profile than its strength would suggest. Develops a nutty feel, Mildly Bitter finish. Warms the pit of the stomach towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Feels thin, and big, light and yet sticky and heavy. Alternate “feels” dual with each other throughout this schizophrenic Alt. Split personality add a spritzy life and balls to this one. Neat!

Drinkability: This is one very easy drinking brew, great when chilled, flavorsome and filling as it warms. Wish I had a couple of these!

Overall: Maybe I had a bottle past its prime, but this seemed to lack a little something in appearance and nose, like it was tired at times, but the taste and mouthfeel was immensely enjoyable, both lending some amazing character to a very drinkable brew. I will certainly pick up a fresher sample if I see it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2004 06:21:29 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shadow-laden copper, infused lightly with red. Lacy, beige head on top. It whittles to a skim, but remains.
The aroma is exactly how it needs to be. Sweet and nutty and bitter. Think caramel-coated walnut, settled on drying grass.
In fact, continue to let that "caramel-coated walnut, settled on dry grass" image resonate in your mind. Because that is what the flavor is. But one mere sentence cannot sum up what's happening here. Toasty sweet upstart. Toffee, nougat, and cream. All heated until a crust forms. Raisin bread notes. With frosting. Nuances of vanilla. It begins to dry and becomes nuttier. Pecans and almonds and walnuts. Now add some purple fruit. Invigorating, lagered sense of cleanliness. Clean air and clean water. Ends powerfully bittered, with herb-encrusted flowers. Lightly astringent closure.
Drinks like liquid silk. A 5L keg would not be enough. Nothing would. Not Gallons...not oceans.
This is fucking killer stuff.
I had my doubts, and now I feel foolish.
This is refined beyond description. Altstanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2004 04:57:56 | More by cokes
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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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TurdFurgison

Ohio

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

I had a bottle of this at the Winking Lizard in Columbus. It's probably the most definitive altbier I've tried, and definitely tasty. The beer was dark copper and hazy with an aroma of fresh wort. Very malty in smell and taste with a pleasing after-taste. Very drinkable, I finished the glass quicker than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 11:46:06 | More by TurdFurgison
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francisweizen

Arizona

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

11.2oz swing top bottle. minimalistic labelling as well. This pours out a dark brown liquid with chestnut edges and a small tan head. Aromas are strong and consist of cloves, vanilla, tobacco, dark fruits, twigs, berries, and deep malts. The hops are there too in the background. The taste is quite malty and deep upfront with the various spices and flavors working their way into your tastebuds. The middle is very roasty and malty, and the finish provides you with a nice bitter blast, and lingering aftertaste of spicy hops. The mouthfeel is thick, but not too thick for the style and the drinkability is very very good. I'm very glad I got a chance to sample this rare nectar!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2004 23:51:36 | More by francisweizen
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GClarkage

California

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2005 23:08:51 | More by GClarkage
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a unique, long-necked swing-top bottle, this brew pours a deep, reddish earthy color. The beer sports a very thin, white, persistent head. There’s considerable malt in the aroma….lots of caramel, along with a lightly toasted, Vienna-like character. Very light hop smell also mingles with the malt, but takes a decidedly back seat. Slightly dry and nutty taste, with the malt character following through. Bitterness develops late in the mid-taste, and the beer finishes with a nice, lingering bitterness. Very clean and crisp…reminiscent of a lager. Very drinkable, with an entertaining balance. This is an extraordinarily good brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2005 12:12:55 | More by Suds
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sticke has a clear, clean deep copper color, topped by a thin, slightly frothy, tan hued head. The head thins rapidly, leaving a skimpy layer of foam, with a small bit of lacing. Aroma is on the mild side, and seems to be of light caramel, a bit of sweetness, and light floral hops. Good body, medium all the way, and easy on the tongue with a low carbonation level. Light sweetness and more caramel play on the tongue at the outset. Soon follows a touch of fruitiness which then leads to a smooth, clean and dry, floral hop finish. Hops linger well on the palate; a tasty bier worth savoring. Thnx to BierManVA for bringing this little "secret" to me during AOBF weekend.

Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.95
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

710

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2004 21:25:53 | More by Bierman9
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merlin48

Kentucky

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

$3.49 for 11.2 oz bottle at the Dilly Deli in Cincinnati. Pours an actively carbonated, clear mahogany body with an attractive, tightknit,one finger head that is between beige and offwhite. Good retention and lots of patchy lace.
Aroma begins malty, with caramel, toffee, and a hint of chocolate, quickly followed by notes of floral and fruity(grape) hops in the background.
Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, and has a pleasant tingle of hops.
Taste is big for an Alt, lots of Munich style maltiness delivers notes of the caramel, toffee, and chocolate found in the nose, but the hops profile is sturdy and demanding of your attention. Hops are floral, as well as citrus, delivering a note of orange slice in the middle, and meld very well with the big malts. Ideally balanced, overall, and an abundance of pleasant flavors here.
Certainly, the best altbier I've ever had. Too bad this is brewed only two days a year, making it a tough find.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 10:19:50 | More by merlin48
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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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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer poured clear medium brown. The head was low and white and lasted to lace the glass.

The aroma was nutty with malty caramel and Munich malt aromas (though the beer does not use Munich malt). Slight hop aroma was also present.

The flavor was nutty and chocolately with a substantial bitterness balanced with a Munich malt flavor (again, no Munich in the beer). The bitterness was aggressive and well done and the maltiness was complex. Slight fruitiness wa present in the flavor.

The finish was nutty, just off dry and bitter into the aftertaste. The body was medium.

11.2 ounce bottle. Neck label says Bottled on 29.01 and Code 29 02 whatever that means.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2004 22:20:39 | More by GCBrewingCo
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

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

This beer pours a murky amber-brown color. The head is a firm inch of foam that just sits there. The aroma is of caramel, hints of spice and dark fruit. The taste is fruitier, spicier and more bitter than the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a fine altbier that I would love to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 20:05:12 | More by KarlHungus
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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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kmpitz2

Tennessee

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

This one pours a transparent reddish brown wtih no head at all. The nose is caramel with some roasted malts in there as well. There is a lot of roasted flavor in there. There is also a bit of bitter that hits the back of the tongue after swallowing the beer. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, and there is a lack of carbonation. I would like to see more bubbles. Drinkability is okay. I like it, but its not my favorite. I would probably try it again though.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2004 23:16:00 | More by kmpitz2
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long neck 11.2 oz bottle, $3.49. 6% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy dark ruby, forming a small off-tan head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is interesting, like a perfumed caramel with florally sweet notes, reminding me of the residual sugars I enjoy so much in Rogues brews thanks to the Pacman yeast. Very cleanly fermented with an elegantly understated nose. Mouthfeel is sharp and bright with a zingy medium body. Taste begins with potent flavor hops, more akin to an American Brown, balanced by a delicately nutty roasted malt body. Lots of leather and tobacco in the middle lingering through the finish. Bitterness is medium strong.

This is a decent beer, but quite over-hyped, probably because most Altbiers suck in general. Summit Alt thoroughly eclipses this in the bottle. Reminds me of a Rogue Amber. $3.49 for this little bottle again?...no way. I would love to try it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2005 00:05:18 | More by Mitchster
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illidurit

California

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a cylinder glass. Body is burnt umber in color and clear. Head is light tan, big and rocky. The glass helps the retention which leaves lots of nice lacing.

Aroma is mainly sweet doughy malt with some fruitiness.

Taste is nice and subtle. Nuts and toffee emerge from the malt, while a leafy tannic hop bitterness tickles the tongue on the finish. Endlessly toasty and mellow.

Carbonation is modest but gets the job done. This beer is exceptionally smooth. The light bitterness in the finish tempts you into the next sip.

The subtle sweetness and refreshing hop zest make this beer outlandishly drinkable. A tad high in alcohol to be sessionable but the flavor is perfect to that end. A very good beer and a great introduction into the altbier style. I'll definitely be coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 09:38:06 | More by illidurit
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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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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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dsa7783

New Jersey

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

Single, swing-top bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Pours a crimson, ruby-red, mahogany-colored hue with an enormous frothy and foamy head that left a copious amount of lacing around the glass...
Sweet, bread and butter aroma with caramel cream nuances...
Bread and butter was about the best way you could describe the taste... a nice balance of malts and hops, loaded with toffee, nuts, caramel, and a hint of vanilla...
Creamy, rich, thick mouthfeel and a good level of drinkability with a nice 6% ABV...
Good stuff, and a classic rendition of the style...
Recommended...

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 21:34:18 | More by dsa7783
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prototypic

Ohio

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

Appearance: It's chestnut brown in color with some garnet and bronze highlights. There's a small amount of sediment swimming through it. It's topped with a light tan head that's about two fingers deep. Retention was very good and it left a nice thick coat of lace in its wake.

Smell: The nose is good despite being a little weak. It's sweet and very malty smelling. Predominantly a mix of caramel/toffee with some roasted malt thrown in for good measure. At the secondary level, there's an interesting praline-like scent. It's a nice feature and complements the other components well. There's a prominent yeasty or biscuity aroma. Perhaps some light spices emerge toward the end. No alcohol is noted.

Taste: It's definitely sweet and has a very nice caramel/toffee malt flavor. There's definitely some roasted malts that follow and compete hard for the limelight. It's slightly spicy and features some light pepper and cinnamon flavors. Yeast is notable and sticks through into the aftertaste. There's a lot going on in the flavor here. It's very deep and I'm certain that I've missed a couple of spices and perhaps some other light, ancillary flavors. It really is that deep. No alcohol is noticeable. Finishes sweet and slightly spicy.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It features a medium body and has a nice, smooth feel. Carbonation feels light and does its job well. It's not quite lush, but it is nice and smooth. Drinkability is very good. It's got a ton of flavor and character. At 6%, abv really lends itself to good drinkability.

I'm damn impressed with Uerige Sticke. It's my first experience with the beer and it's left a lasting impression. The nose could use a tad more strength, but otherwise, it's very impressive. There's a ton of flavor crammed into this bottle and it's well worth the experience. Definitely one to check out.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 03:00:42 | More by prototypic
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have sat on this bottle long enough. I am sampling a room temp bottle in a snifter. The bottle opens with pop and a fizz. The brew pours a clear mahognay, with a frothy offwhite head that fades quickly to an edge layer and soon to nothing.
Aroma is malty with caramel and toffee and a "hot" scent.?? I want to say cinnamon but that is weird but the closest I can get. Also maybe peppery alcohol. Strange for a beer with 6 % ABV.
The nose also gives off a little brown sugar and maple syrup scent.
First sip. Light bodied with low carbonation. Not what I expected from the nose. Nice caramel start to the flavor with moves to a light grassy/earthy hop finish.
This beer is incredibly smooth and easy to drink. I think I could drink quite a few of these and not fill up. If you see it try it!

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2004 16:47:32 | More by sulldaddy
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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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AgentMunky

California

2.8/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Bottled on 04.10 (presumably March 2010?). Code 02.11.

A: The swingtop opens with a nice pop, but there is very little head. Hazy mud brown, barely translucent. Vague lacing.

S: Funky yeast. Sour of stale, but also vaguely sour. Grapes! Sweetish-strong malt.

T/M: Interesting. I wonder if this bottle, at two years old, isn't a little too alt. Lightly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is almost flat, and the taste is more so. Very light purple grapes, moldy yeast, and bland malt.

O: I did not much enjoy this beer. Not recommended. I'd be open to trying a younger bottle far in the future though.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 04:30:18 | More by AgentMunky
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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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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
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.