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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 38
Gots: 17 | 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 Shultzerdugen
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. brown bottle with swing top and bottled on date of 31.01. (Whatever the f*** that means)

Murky copper/brown with a yellowish tint with almost green tinges around the top and edges of the glass. Small white cap that goes down quick.

Big fruit aroma like baked Fuji apples dipped in toffee.

Medium body with a mellow carbonation and a bitty mouthfeel. Apple-like fruitiness at the top with a classic caramel tinged malt flavor. Touch of lemon in the finish. Surpisingly boozy burps.

I was stymied by the cryptic date code on the neck and have to wonder if the missing hop flavor in my beer wasn't due to the beer's age. Still very interesting though.

I did a little research and found out that this beer is only brewed twice a year, each third Tuesday in January and October.

Shultzerdugen, Mar 11, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
4.97/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unique bottle, longneck style w/ fliptop. Pinkish hue around the edges of an otherwise light copper color, Carbonation clings to the sides of the glass. White oily head that retains ring style lacing.

This beer has subtle flavors that have tons of depth, very intriquite. Light and fruity, aromatic and sweet, but not for long as the hops dry this baby up quick like, finishing dry and lingering. Beautifully done and a perfect mix. I haven't had a ton of Alt's but this goes right to the head of the class. It's almost bubble gum candied up front, mellow and smooth towards the middle and then whammm a big dry zap of citrusy hops smacks me around and lingers reminding me I need to buy this by the case. For how good this is and how far it travels its reasonably priced as well.

Notes: When you see this grab a bunch. Usually around $4-5 a bottle....If I lived in Germany this would most definately be in my stable at all times in high quanity, outstanding.

DogFood11, Mar 02, 2006
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fascinating 330ml swingtop bottle. Bottled on date of October 25, 2005; purchased from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pretty pricey.

Beer #21 in my quest to have the top 25 German beers.

Light hazy mahogany body supports a smallish off-white head, despite a vigorous pour. Nice balanced aroma of sweet malt, cracker malt and citrusy hops. Flavor has much higher hop notes than the aroma: citrus, pine and bitter hops. Crisp, bitey and peppery. Mouthfeel is good and round, with light carbonation. Very pleasing and drinkable. Overall, somewhat less enjoyable than the Doppelsticke, but still very nice. Price is a bit high for an every-day beer, but good for special occasions.

ColoradoBobs, Mar 01, 2006
Photo of RedHaze
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy ruddy brown with a one finger head that reced to a thin ring, leaving behind moderate lacing.

Smell; a litlle had to pick anything out at first, but after it warmed a bit some the aromas came out. A little nutty with some figs and sweet berries. There's also a bit of floral hops.

Taste; mmm..lots of malts, caramel and molasses. Dried figs, and cherries, walnuts and some allspice. There's just a bit of a hop bitterness towards the end to balance it out a bit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and so easy to drink. It's almost gone and I feel like I just started drinking it.

RedHaze, Feb 28, 2006
Photo of Fugazme
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy brown... small-sized head that didn't form until glass was nearly full. Great stick and lacing. Murky and glowing under light.

Aroma at first reveals nothing... very odd... no notes. After five minutes of sitting some yeasty aromas arise... sweet orange and clove later... a touch of spicy coriander.

Taste caramel. hoppy-bite. Some nice wheat flavors, but bitterness is mostly in the fore.

I think this is a great beer. Nothing out of this world spectacular, but something I'll buy again and again.

Fugazme, Feb 07, 2006
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After having the doppelsticke and the classic, I was psyched about trying this one. This didn't live up to the expectations set by those two beers but it was still very good.

Copper colored. Head was just ok. Lasting lace.

Bananas in the smell. Weizen sort of things going on. In the taste as well. I keep comparing good ESB's with the good alts I have been sampling, at least in the malt profile (and the hops are balanced as well). This has some of those malt complexities as well, but less than the classic alt from this brewery. More weizen tastes due to the aforementioned banana-like esters.

Wouldn't mind trying this again to confirm the nature of this beer.

GeoffFromSJ, Jan 31, 2006
Photo of Jredner
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lots of sweet malt in the aroma. Caramel, brown sugar and molasses. Light amber in color with a head that is both creamy and bubbly. Has a deep fruity sweetness in the fore followed by a crisp, but tongue coating flavor of peanut skins. Never come across that before in a beer.

Jredner, Jan 27, 2006
Photo of shbobdb
4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have you ever had a beer that made you break down and cry? Well, I haven't either, but this one pushed me almost to that limit.
I guess somewhere between my last DIPA and barleywine I forgot it was supposed to be about BEER, not pushing my tastebuds to the extreme of their tolerance.
This beer has EVERYTHING. It could satisfy the most stringent beer-snob, yet be readily enjoyed by the BMC crowd. It opens up with a delightfully hoppy smell. Not crazy insane hoppy, but just enough there to blend with the malt and roasted smells and produce an experience that was truly singular.
Then you put your lips to it . . . and what a sweet moment that is. The taste matches the smell perfectly, only the roles are now reverse. The malt and roast dance around your tongue while the hops provide sublime accompanyment.
The body is thick and full . . . the only thing lack in this beer is carbonation, but it doesn't need the extra help.


And then the moment is over. The aftertaste is quite clean, with just a faint remembrance of what a wonderful experience it was. Just try not to quaff it down too fast. What a beer, what a beer!

shbobdb, Jan 25, 2006
Photo of frazbri
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle of Uerige Sticke on a recent visit to Detroit. It poured a clean, clear, amber tinted copper color topped by a short white head. A good amount of lace was left on the glass. The aroma was generally fruity, with a little caramel note. The taste started sweet, a hint of apricot and pine emmerged, and bitterness carried the finish. Carbonation was relatively light and the body was moderate.

Malt was the star of the Uerige Sticke. It was a well balanced, tasty ale.

frazbri, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of hopsaplenty
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 31.01

Pours from the uniquely shaped bottle with a short vanilla colored head of tiny bubbles that quickly reduces itself to a few lingerers at the edges. The soft copper and amber highlighted beer produces only a few small carbonation streams. The smell is carmelly and sweet, but with subtle hop notes. The taste is initially malty and sweet and finishes with nice gentle hops that linger a short time. The flavors are well integrated and beautifully balanced. Soft mouthfeel and medium bodied. This is a wonderful beer that is absolutely drinkable.

hopsaplenty, Jan 10, 2006
Photo of MuddyFeet
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Following the indomitable PaulK and his tognues on this review. Poured a brown color. Very clear. Not much of a head and it appeared fairly flat. Nose is a bit biscuity with some nice toasted malts. Flavor is simple malts. Fairly sweet at first but then swiftly followed by a nice hop presence. Sweet with a bit of berries toward the end. Very nice and light. Extremely easy drinking.

MuddyFeet, Dec 18, 2005
Photo of TastyTaste
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz swingtop bottle from LuckySevens82.

Appearance: Huge head that has a cool effect as it quickly settles iunto about 2" of off-white foam. Beer is cola brown with lots of visible carbonation.

Smell: Bready toasted malt, cocoa powder and a moderate nuttiness.

Taste: A very strong toased malt and carmel flavor, yeasty and very smooth, with a small sweet chocolate and hop finish. What a smooth drinker. Nutty and extremely unoffensive in any way.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with a low carbonation level. The sides of the glass are coated with bubbles, but the mouthfeel doesn't have much, but it only adds to how smooth this beer goes down.

Drinkability: A style that I like but haven't been able to try too many of, Uerige is maybe the most distinctive Alt brewer, just because of their unique and eye grabbing bottles. It is a good beer, one of the better Alts I have tried. Thanks again to LuckySevens82.

TastyTaste, Dec 12, 2005
Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark copper and amber with a minor head. Carbonation is modest; no lace is being left behind.

The smell really gets thing started on the right foot. Nuts and caramel come through strong and in splended fashion. Tons of caramel and malt content makes for big flavor in the taste. The mouthfeel is very strong but not overwhelming, and it's very easy to drink.

This is the best alt I have had to date, hands down.

watermelonman, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of Suds
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.

Suds, Oct 15, 2005
Photo of whartontallboy
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a brownish amber, almost the color of cider, with a creamy small white head that hangs around. Vertical columns of bubbles in my stange.

Smell is predominantly malty, with a touch of Euro hop spiciness. There's some sweetness, dark fruit (peach and plum), nuttiness, and maybe even a tiny hint of chocolate.

Flavor is nutty and fruity, with a solid malt base and a little bit of caramel before a nice hoppy bitterness. A tiny little off flavor, slightly metallic, slightly vegetal persists throughout. It's not a huge problem, but it does slightly diminish my enjoyment. Finish is dry as a bone with a little bit of lingering caramel flavors.

Overall: This is my third Uerige, and I don't love it as much as the classic alt or the doppelsticke. Those both had nicer appearances, held their heads better, and didn't have the little off flavors throughout.

whartontallboy, Oct 06, 2005
Photo of brewQ
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 04.18
Code 11.04
Okay- I do not know what the hell this means.

Nifty bottle, Grolsch style ceramic cap with washer.

Lovely caramel raisin color, nearly opaque.
Appears to be a British Brown Ale.

This may be delicate and subtle but even warmed , I can't get much in the way of hops or malt up front here.

The tastet is oddly flat- can't pick up pronounced malt or hop character. Not bad- just not there.

Finish is smooth and cleansing and it is drinkable- just a funky old school brew in an overpriced bottle.

brewQ, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of Dithyramb
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 1404. Beautiful and unique bottling. If I could only homebrew, I think I'd have to reuse this one. Pours a cloudy brown with not much head, but oodles of carbonation ringing the glass for the entire ride. Aroma was all malt, caramel and grains.
Flavor was sweet malt, lightly fruity, nutty, biscuity. Just a bit of grassy hops, if any. Delicate and delicious
Mouthfeel was extremely light. The carbonation even made it more so, which I feel detracted a bit. However, this also just increased the already drinkable nature of the brew. "Garcon, Liter stein please!"

Dithyramb, Sep 21, 2005
Photo of meathookjones
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out with a brownish amber color body and a decent sized off white fluffy head. Clumps of lace were left by a cap of foam that stayed intact. Toasted grains, caramel and some nuttiness. Light fruity notes linger about as well. Mild grassy and flower hop notes blended in well. Flavor starts off with a nice sweetness caramel covered fruits mainly. Toasted biscuit malts and some very light nutty notes are present. Hops are there providing a great grassy and earthy flavors. Light bitterness on the finish. Smooth with a solid body. Ridiculously drinkable stuff. I could sit and drink this all day and not get sick of it. A most excellent sessionable brew.

meathookjones, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of Troyone
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an iced tea (with melted ice) color, a copper hue, a minimal off biege head, and very little carb action.

Slight smell of a toasted caramel malt and some flowery citrus hops.

Moderately sweet/acidic/bitter and roasted caramel malt with a spruce/resin and grapefruit/orange hops flavor.

Medium to full bodied, dry and syrupy texture, flat carbonation, and a smooth slightly metallic/astringent finish.

This is kind of thick for a 6% abv. beer and not a session beer.

Troyone, Sep 11, 2005
Photo of PorterLambic
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rich, dark amber color with a small head and leaves fabulous lace.
Smell is hops, woody/green apple combination.
Taste is hoppy with a fruity/woody/alcohol flavor and a resiny hops finish.
Medium in body with a smooth-ish aftertaste where the hops mellow nicely and the alcohol shows up just a little.

PorterLambic, Sep 07, 2005
Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy copper with a small fluffy light brown head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Nutty caramel and chocolate aromas, nutty caramel toffee flavors. Medium bodied with a smooth almost syrupy mouthfeel, finishes with a lingering bitterness.

maxpower, Sep 04, 2005
Photo of tjthresh
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 31.01. Am I to assume that is 2005? Poured into my Fankenheim Alt glass. Crystal clear copper/brown with a dirty white cap. Toasted whole grain breads and caramel. Nice scent of Spalt hops. Malt sweetness and hop bitterness it very good. Full bodied.

tjthresh, Aug 25, 2005
Photo of AltTrinker
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in an 11.2 oz, very long, thin-necked brown bottle with a Hutter style stopper. Bottling date is indicated.
Appearance: It pours a hazy, reddish copper color with a thin, one half inch head. After a few minutes a thin cap remains with a few lacy patches clingling to the glass.
Aroma: This beer has a significantly stronger aroma than a typical Alt beer. There is a caramel presence with a combination of coriander and a barbacue sauce like flavor.
Taste: The caramel maltiness hits first, followed by a hoppiness that is well balanced with the malt. Hop bitterness finishes and lingers on the back of the throat.
Body: Medium full with a mild syrupy mouthfeel. Carbination is low but just enough to give a spritzy sensation.
Drinkability: As someone who developed his love for beer in the Zum Uerige brewpub in 1968, I was anxious to try this "secret" offering. I was not disappointed. This brew is eminently drinkable with a maltier and hoppier character than the usual Alt beer offered by Zum Uerige.

AltTrinker, Aug 19, 2005
Photo of Frozensoul327
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bad ass bottle, if nothing else. Poured out to a brown amber color with a small head, and some traces of lace. Lower carbonation. Odors of sweet malt and hops were most noted, along with some alcohol. Taste was pretty good, flavors of sweet floral earth and malt, with a nice crips hoppy finish. Finished a bit dry, and rather smooth. A good beer, as now I look forward to trying some of the other varites from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei. Recommended for those with a more developed taste.

Frozensoul327, Aug 19, 2005
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled January 31, 2005, Sampled August 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear ruby amber color that is topped by a frothy, thinnish, tan colored head. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of brandy, and rum, hints of strawberry, citrus and lightly spicy notes. Actually a fairly interesting aroma that is still intriguing after these 6 months. The taste is lightly sweet and fairly malty with notes of caramel. This is quite fruity as well with notes of cherry, raisins, and a bit of strawberry and some notes of bergemot as well. For some reason the fruity character in an Alt I have always associated as an interesting mix of hop and malt character. This has held up much better, in the voyage across the Atlantic, than the regular Alt did, though it stills suffers quite a bit from the voyage.

Gueuzedude, Aug 18, 2005
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.