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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 38
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Holland, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
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.

AgentMunky, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of jpajpajeff
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

jpajpajeff, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.83/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a deep brown with tall, foamy cap. Not especially transparent, but more translucent that I expected. Kinda nice thinking I'll get a rich beer that's also drinkable.

A - Non-descript. Expected bigger malt notes, some complextiy of caramel and bread, even chocolate. More estery... picking up that this is definitely an Ale.

T - Wow. Surprise of the night. Last things first... this finishes with a definite noble hop bite. It reminds me of when I had been living in Europe, denied hoppy ales for months, and would get blasts of biting spicey hops from local Lagers, like Zywiec and Pilsner Urquell.

Beyond that, what can I say? I guess there's some interesting character developing from the base malt that distinguishes this from your BMC. Some fruity esters keeping it complex.

Really this could pass more for an English Bitter than anything else.

M - So wet and lean. Nothing like I had hoped for, and it's nothing I would want in a beer this strength... at least one meant to be malty.

O - Lame. Big Let down. Sure, I respect what they're doing. And I'll try the doppelsticke. But this beer isn't worth the price.

There's a reason English Ales, not German beers, have inspired the craft brew revolution. I wish these guys would do more with the little piece of history they've got.

MONKandTUCK, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Vylo, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -2.9%

BeerBucks, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of asafarc2
4/5  rDev -2.9%

asafarc2, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Almost clear, amber brown with lively carbonation and a huge off-white creamy head. There is patchy lacing on the Uerige stange.

The aroma is stronger while pouring than in the glass with almond paste, but not too sweet. There are lots of subtle nuts and light malt aromas.

Light flavors are upstaged by the bitterness which opens up after a few moments, but is far from strong. This one is quite nutty with some traces of unsweetened tea. There is a strong moderate finish with honey flavors embedded.

A light body with thin texture and modest astringency. Carbonation is lively and there is only a slight trace of alcohol.

This is a surprisingly easy going beer which could pair well with lunch or a relaxing afternoon.

SLeffler27, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

dbrauneis, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
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.

PhillyStyle, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.9%

KAF, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of claspada
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).

claspada, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of liamt07
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.

liamt07, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of laintringulis
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

laintringulis, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of falloutsnow
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.

falloutsnow, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -2.9%

jophish17, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -2.9%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of IsaacHarris
5/5  rDev +21.4%

IsaacHarris, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

schopenhauerale, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -27.2%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of LostHighway
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

LostHighway, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -2.9%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of johnbjaeger
4/5  rDev -2.9%

johnbjaeger, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
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).

Hojaminbag, Nov 22, 2011
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.