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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 40
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev -9%

jwps214, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

afsdan, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A murky, muddy brown with reddish hues around the edges and a nice little dash of tinged foam to top it off. From the side it looks more that muddy brown, while looking at it from the top down, oddly enough, is where the deep mahogany/reddish appearance makes its presence.

The nose is sweet, first and foremost with a touch of tartness riding right along, piggy back style. This is your old world sweet: raisins and figs and a woody earthiness. This beer just reminds me more and more of antique furniture. In a good way. Complex.

We begin our journey... nah, just kidding that's dumb. That same raisin sweetness is the first guest to jump in, followed up with those figs and then a surprising twist of dull earthy hops and what I think of as a pilsener type of finish. In between more of that mustiness. Dominated (as it should be by malts). Some caramel works its way in there and an almost pumpernickel breadiness. In addition to the hops there's some zest bordering on sourness, but it backs off before the light hits its face, leaving us with a lingering tartness, accentuated by an occasionally bright sparkling carbonation.

I honestly had no idea what to expect with this one. I picked it up on a whim, so my expectations were low/absent. What I came away with was a very intriguing brew: complex and musty and quite enjoyable. Very glad I stumbled across this one.

kemoarps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store. A really cool looking flip top bottle, very unique.

Pours a bronzed, rusty thick looking brown. 1 inch head, no real lacing.

Smells like toffee and caramel.

Tastes incredible. Strong malt flavors hit at every turn- sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, biscuity malt, etc. The German hops impart a slight spiciness to the proceedings, very grassy, and a tiny bit floral.

Very crisp, dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied, well carbonated.

The best of this style that I've tried, though I have not tried many.

GreesyFizeek, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

geocool, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

oglmcdgl, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage Cellar $ 5.50
Undated bottle at 50 degrees into 16 oz tumbler
Lightly malty with a hint of flowery hops
Head average (3 cm), light brown, fizzy/creamy, rapidly diminishing into a 2 mm layer
Lacing in clumps
Flavor begins slightly malty with a touch of hops, not sweet but well balanced
Ends with a slight bitterness, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Light to medium palate, watery, soft carbonation

A very pleasing alt, something I will buy again.

Ozzylizard, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The nose is spectacular. There is a malty bearing on the nose that promises richness and depth. It's sweet but not cloying. It's rich but not too nutty. There is a brilliant hop character on the nose that is at once both vibrant and restrained. It is as though a bountiful fruit character wants to explode from them but instead you have a perfect floral sweetness. A succulence that is the essence of the hops it self without embellishment. There is a bit of spice or pepper to the nose that is firm but not too loud.

The mouthfeel is incredible. Smooth, full of flavor and yet light. It travels with ease over the palate with the grain sporting a bit of dapper complexity even thought it does not evidence many flavors. It has a layered sweet presence that deepens and enriches the beer. It is also a dry grain that takes the mid palate. There is a bounty of hops on the palate that never evidence any fruit you can name although they seem ready to burst forth. They are sweet and delectable in and of themselves and their restraint is no loss to the perfect balance of this beer. Smooth. No bitter although you can taste the bitter from the hops subtly as if a shadow. A touch of alcohol lightly grazes the palate and it's finished now.

This beer is pristine and wonderful. It is brewed with care and expertly in accord with the purity laws of 1516. A masterpiece waiting to delight you with it's malt richness, with the bounty of the hop flower,clean and crisp as much from malt as from carbonation. Excellent!

utopiajane, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Maillard, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

vdub191, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

TripelMark, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bishopdc0, Nov 03, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +16.5%

Probably my all time favorite alt, Uerige Sticke has just a little more complexity than the other (nearly equally fine) examples from Uerige.

Wobbly, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

cdtoffers, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

cjac, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a muddy brown color with a slight beige head. The aroma is slightly malty but that’s about it. It has a very interesting malt flavor to it. There are hints of caramel as well as a little sourness. Lot of unique, hard to describe flavors to describe, but interesting never-the-less.

Lemke10, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

brandonld23, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

nick0909, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

lsummers, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

OregonGrown7, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

rickdude, Aug 13, 2013
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.