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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 333
Hads: 468
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 56
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.97/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance; about 1cm of an off white head, a bit sticky, leaving beautiful rings. Body is a slightly dusty cherry brown.

smell; dusty malts, a bit of sweetness and husk powder balance. Sour mash oders blend nicely with lemony hops. Well balanced and appetizing. Some roasted caramelized characters come out as well. Alcohol soaked cherries come to mind.

taste; just like the original, not much alcohol is perceived, well hidden but it's their. Sharp bitter rind hops in the aftertaste are easily tamed and mellowed out by a maltyness that is almost sweet but grainy enough to be far from moderately cloying. Slightest bit of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; a very crisp and refreshing and at the same time, dry beer. Classicly medium bodied with a light, wet finish. Some slight puckering in the aftertaste.

overall; a higher alchol version of the original, all in all, one of the best!

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Photo of sommersb
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-12-2012
Freshness: Best by 01-2012
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, swing-top
Glassware: Stange
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

I didn't realize until I got home that this bottle was marked with a best by date of 01-2012. Bad on the store for stocking the beer past its freshness date and bad on me for not being more attentive. However, I think the beer still tasted fine.

A: The beer pours a dark copper color, clear, and is topped by a huge head. Lots of carbonation seen in the glass. Both head retention and lacing are very good.

S: Aromas are first malty sweet, then dark ripened fruit, plus earthy hops with smells of spice and wood. Very nice aroma profile.

T: The taste surprised me initially with a hop bite I wasn't anticipating, based on the aromas. Caramel malt sweetness, with a nutty character is there, but this beer is definitely more bitter than sweet. Good balance of malts and hops.

M: Medium bodied, with low to medium levels of carbonation. The beer finishes dry and moderately bitter.

O: I haven't had many altbiers, so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I would describe it as a moderately-hoppy brown ale. Well constructed and balanced, I'd also like to try this again with less age on it.

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Photo of DIM
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a clear chestnut brown. It poured with a large, firm, fizzy head.

s: Nutty malts, light caramel and raisin aromas.

t: Slightly sweet toffee and nutty malts; hints of cocoa and a leafy, bitter finish.

m: Surprisingly full bodied for the abv.

o: Tasty, but I preferred the sticke version.

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
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.

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Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.89/5  rDev -29.7%
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.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.92/5  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.

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Photo of claspada
2.98/5  rDev -27.5%
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).

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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 falloutsnow
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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).

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Photo of jspooner
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
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

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Photo of Bung
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of t8s8l8
3.97/5  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.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz inside one of the coolest looking bottles i have seen.

A: red. seriously. holding this one up to the light shows a beautiful garnet body. it looks hazy, but it is hard to tell with such a deep hued body. reddish hints in a white creamy head. good retention and great lacing.

S: a sweet caramel graininess is just about the only aroma present here. simple, yet inviting.

T: starts with a bitter zang. chewy caramel toasted grains are quick to follow. a little bit sour in an otherwise dry finish. sort of clove-like as well? very mild clove. definitely has a sulfur presence.

M: moderately high carbonation on a medium body.

D: fantastically flavorful and drinkable. this is my first alt reviewed and it is interesting to think this is the slightly beefier version from Uerige. it would be neat to try the classic, sticke, and doppel side by side. overall, very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at ChurchKey in DC. Dark amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and caramel sweetish aroma, some roastiness and hoppyness, light alcohol. Body is average, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some alcohol and light caramel. Nice hoppy aroma, but flavor lacks the hoppyness – quite a lot of sweet malty alcohol in the flavor/finish.

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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 01.09. Tasted 09.11. It's an Altbier, supposed to be old right??

Pours brown with a creamy 1/2 finger white head, retains half the brew, lacing moderate.

The nose is mostly malty with dark banana bread, coffee, chocolate and some cherry sauce. Hops, which are supposed to be more prominent in this 'Sticke' version, add a bit of bright citrus leaf aroma.

The palate is light-med bodied with a very bright carbonation. I agree with whoever already said on here that its like a Coke, but the beer becomes a lot more enjoyable if ya just let the carbonation fizzle out a little. The hoppiness is bright like the nose, while the bitterness seems to attach itself to the roastiness- flavors of chocolate wafer, fig, dark bread and, oddly, wood.

I picked this up randomly knowing nothing about what was in the bottle, and I was rather pleased. Loads of complexity for the lighter alcohol. Overall, not sure if I'd buy it again, but you can definitely taste the tradition and nationality of the style. It's really the type of beer I'd love to have at a festival in the beer's home city.

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

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler.

A light tan head with a cloudy chestnut body. Head is foamy and falls slowly does not get bigger than a finger off the pour. This is a bit murky looking.

Nose is, mild licorice, and slight toffee sticky malt. Very pleasant.

My first reaction on the palate is coca cola. Hint of carob with a slight wet coca syrup and hint of wetness. Mild carbonation like a soda but not as severe.

Overall alright but I prefer their doppel more. Enjoyable could have again no problem.

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Photo of seand
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nearly opaque dark wooden brown with a large amount of off white head. A nice layer retains well, leaving nice walls of lacing.

S: Lightly sweet, with floral notes, and some nuttiness.

T: Light sweetness, with the hop presence quite clear from the mid palate through the finish. Not hugely bitter, but a little bite and some grassiness.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Good, and interesting. Kind of light and refreshing, but with some flavors that would be more expected in a heavy malty beer. I like it in its imported bottle, but it tastes to me like it would be really fantastic to have fresh.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cola-colored brown, slightly reddish hues held to light. Produces a finger of frothy, tan head.

S- Bready malts and a slight sweetness, mild spiciness, smells sort of like cinnamon toast.

T- Hops are more prominent than in the nose. Malts are mildly roasted, tasting bready and sweet, producing a more distinctly roasted taste towards the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, lots of carbonation produces a crisp, dry feel, makes for very easy drinking.

O- A great beer, represents the style very well, definitely worth a try, especially as its one of the few altbiers you can easily get a hold of in the States.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is a translucent dark reddish brown. Produces a thick, sudsy head that leaves chunck of foam on the sides of the glass.

Smells of medium roasted malt, and perfumy, grassy hops.

Tastes pretty much as it smells. The green grassy hops are moderately strong and bitter, balanced a bit by the sweet malt backbone. Gives a prickly sensation on the tongue, and finishes with a long dry hoppy bitterness.

Body is light and the carbonation is fizzy, giving this a lively mouthfeel.

This is an enjoyable amber ale, and the hops and bitterness make it interesting.

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

A-Opens with a pop and starts foaming out almost immediately, so have a glass ready to go. Pours clear amber with over 2 inches of off white rocky head that extends past the rim of the glass. Reduces very slowly, leaving soapy lacing.

S- Clean, inviting aromas of grassy hops and light, pale malts.

T/M- Much hoppier than most German ales, but still very subdued. The pale, sweet, and somewhat nutty malt profile is well matched with dry, grassy hoppiness that coats the palate. The finish is dry and refreshing. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O-A very nice altbier. Worth trying.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.