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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

418 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 37
Gots: 14 | 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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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-18-2012 17:37:08 | More by asafarc2
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SLeffler27

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 22:35:42 | More by SLeffler27
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 23:39:02 | More by dbrauneis
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 17:52:22 | More by PhillyStyle
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-17-2012 22:28:28 | More by KAF
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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
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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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laintringulis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-20-2011 17:54:33 | More by laintringulis
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falloutsnow

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 17:29:06 | More by falloutsnow
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-11-2011 19:23:25 | More by jophish17
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-09-2011 05:23:51 | More by rab53
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IsaacHarris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-07-2011 19:28:42 | More by IsaacHarris
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-05-2011 22:13:55 | More by schopenhauerale
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-04-2011 22:41:46 | More by barnzy78
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-01-2011 15:38:15 | More by Rochefort10nh
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-29-2011 13:16:17 | More by LostHighway
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-26-2011 14:22:43 | More by mdillon86
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johnbjaeger

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-25-2011 02:06:56 | More by johnbjaeger
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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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2011 05:13:01 | More by JAHMUR
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2011 02:55:06 | More by virinow
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-15-2011 23:09:40 | More by mentaltraveller
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jspooner

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served in a unique bottle, this german beer pours a cooper/brown with a creamy light tan head with good retention.

Smell: earthy malt smell with noble hops

Taste:Complex with a full and sweet taste and a subtle yet present hop finish

mouthfeel: Full bodied and sweet

overall: Its a quality beer that everyone should appreciate

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 20:58:32 | More by jspooner
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Bung

Michigan

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

Fliptop Brown/golden pour, slightly foggy. Solid finger of off white bubbles. Sticks slightly to the glass.

Aroma, earthy malt and nut. Slightly metallic with some leafy hops.

Taste, malty and roasted nuttiness. Bakers chocolate, herbal hops balance very well. One of the hopper German brews I've had. Very nice.

Just lighter than mid bodied. Nicely carbonated. Drinks well. The slightly more sessionable version of the Dopple sticke.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 03:45:33 | More by Bung
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t8s8l8

Pennsylvania

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

Look- A medium- dark amber seems to have slight haze, hard to tell with the amber hue, cleared slightly as it warmed. Full off white head, did not subside much.

Aroma- a clean refreshing aroma, slight malty sweetness, above average hop bitterness, picked up minor fruitiness as it warmed.

Taste- a smooth sweetness from the malt, slight caramel or biscuity, high hop presents in the finish, nothing to intense very enjoyable. A light to medium mouthfeel, the smooth clean aroma plays out in the taste.

Overall- a very enjoyable beer nothing to crazy jumping out at you which on most days is very enjoyable, would buy again, really nice packaging as well, will reuse the bottle for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 13:39:50 | More by t8s8l8
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.