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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 37
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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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 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2005 18:43:56 | More by maxpower
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2005 13:22:00 | More by tjthresh
Photo of AltTrinker

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2005 22:58:31 | More by AltTrinker
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 23:57:08 | More by Frozensoul327
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 04:16:06 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with almost no head to speak of I thought it might be flat,very sweet aromas of caramel malt and roasted nuts.Very slick mouthfeel slides down easy flavors are on the sweeter side but not cloying,caramel dominates the flavors with an underlying roasted maltiness finishing with just a little herbal hop.A good beer no doubt as good as I thought and the hype?Not sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2005 00:32:00 | More by oberon
Photo of karst


4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Michael Jackson states in his Great Beer Guide that this "secret" version of Uerige world classic Düsseldorf alt beer is brewed twice a year as a reward for the regulars at Zum Uerige with an additional malts and a hop tea used to add to the hop aroma and flavors.

The ceramic swing top opens with a Pzzzt breaking the neck label with Bottled on date 31.01. as I pour the clear redish brown 33 cL contents into a 40 cl Rastal sniffer and watch the low head settle into a persistant ring that provided modest lace.

Alt beer is produced by top fermentation, Düsseldorf Alt is often described as being similar to an English Old Ale. However the best Alts from Düsseldorf are not as heavy or as rich as EOA beers, and are hoppier.

At 56° F serving temperature the aroma reminded me of one of Nick Floyds creations as it lays down the big complex munich malt base to support his artestry with hops. Large caramel and toffee aromas compete with a grain, toasted nuts and a hint of oak barreled bourbon.

The name "Old" symbolises a lack of acceptance of the newfangled, bottom fermented Pilsener-style beers that swept across Germany from Bohemia from the middle of the 19th Century. For an Alt, fermentation takes place at a temperature between that of an Ale and a Pilsener-style beer. The resulting beer is then aged (lagered) at around freezing point, as per a classic Pils.

This extended conditioning mellows out the flavors and produces an exceptionally smooth and delicate brew with an awesome complex flavors that will require several samples to describe. Deep munich notes. Finishes with a firm long lasting bitterness.

To quote from the book Altbier by Horst Dornbusch, a Düsseldorfer who is now brewing in the USA, "… Alt represents perhaps the best of both styles: the flavor and complexity of a standard ale with the subtle refinement and clean finish of a lager."

Very nice mouthfeel for the style, not as thin as the standard Uerige yet still light enough to make this a very drinkable brew.

Thanks to Joe @ Corral Liquors in Granite City for the heads up on a great Alt.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2005 16:05:49 | More by karst
Photo of mentor


2.88/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle provided by LuckySevens82...thanks for the opportunity! Pours a single finger tan head over a cloudy rust orange-brown liquid. Smells caramel malty with a sour tang that's almost citrusy pine sol-like. Searching beneath that unpleasant aroma, I get nuts, chocolate, and a grassy herbal. Tastes sweet nutty caramel and toffee with a piercing sour countering beneath. Yeah, I'm sorry, but that sour pine-sol flavor is just ruining it for me. Let's see what I can get after it warms to room temperature. The sour is still present, but it comes across as more of a black patent sour than a pine sol sour. There is also come coffee roast. Medium body with a sugary thickness and mildly carbonated. Certainly not a favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2005 05:48:17 | More by mentor
Photo of BuckeyeNation


4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Blushing, honeyed, caramel bronze; a magnificent hue. The head is modest in size, barely reaching two fingers before settling to a dense disk of toasted almond colored foam. Lace looks to be limited to a thick, slurred collar; although there's an acceptable amount on the glass as the beer falls with drinking. A better cap would have guaranteed a world-class look since the color of the beer is so amazing.

The nose is of caramel malt, oven-toasted nuts and honey-soaked figs. I would love it to be stronger since it's such an intriguing combination of aromas. It needed to have a larger head to atomize the beer and bring it into direct contact with my nose, and, thereby, my olfactory lobe. Believe me, I tried.

Uerige Sticke is delicious, delicious beer. It tastes like an especially toasted malty, less hoppy English pale ale. The flavor profile is a lovely combination of toasted bready malt, caramel, English walnuts, cinnamon, allspice and earthy-spicy yeast. There are layers upon layers of flavor with all elements working as one. To call it complex is to grossly understate the case.

The beginning and middle are occupied by a gentle sweetness that is perfect for the myriad flavors that it supports. The beer then dries out rapidly as the finish approaches. I love a beer that changes from start to finish and I especially love one that hits all the right notes from the prelude to the coda, as this one does.

I'm almost out of beer and I haven't even considered the mouthfeel yet (looks like I'll need to ration the rest of the glass). It's medium in heft with a supreme smoothness, an ever so slight viscousness and a low amount of carbonation. Nothing overly special, but then I'm not sure how I'd go about improving it.

This has to be one of the top-10 best looking beer bottles in the world. The shape, the embossing, the classy label and the swing-top say 'I'm special'. I agree. Drinkability is through the roof, as evidenced by the fact that I was in danger of running out of beer while still pondering the hidden charms of the multi-dimensional flavor profile. I would love to have another bottle in front of me. Uerige Sticke is great beer and is, by far, the best altbier that I've had yet.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 20:38:04 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of Px2GrafX


3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

presentation: 11.2oz bottle with a shield shaped white, red and gold label on the front. bottle is sealed with a counter-balanced swing-top cork. bottled on date is "25.10" i don't understand this dating system and i can't read all the german text, but the ABV is displayed at 6%.

appearance: pours ruby-brown with amber highlights in a tall pilsner. (didn't have a stange) light off-white fluffy two-finger head quickly dropped to a quarter inch that stuck around despite only noticing occasional bubbles rise from the bottom. head laces well but not much stick down the glass.

smell: floral overtones. caramely malt sweetness with a light alcohol aroma.

taste: sweet vanilla-caramel again with very, very light floral hop bitters. finishes dry with a hint of alcohol. a little banana bready as the brew warms.

mouthfeel: silky smooth and creamy with very little carbonation. not enough carbonation for my tastes, but i assume this is true to style. velvety swallow.

drinkability: very drinkable as this is one of the smoothest beers i've ever consumed. little to no carbonation makes it even easier to go down, but doesn't help mask the light alcohol finish.

overall: i've had this before, but i remember it being better. maybe i should have reviewed it then, and maybe my tastes have changed since then. i'll have another for a best 2 outta three. almost perfect mouthfeel and drinkability to style (and despite what i prefer), but leaves a little to be desired. overall, a very good altbier, and a definite must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2005 01:03:16 | More by Px2GrafX
Photo of goodbyeohio


3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

cute little nub of a bottle

nice flip top action on the bottle.. the beer exits a foamy and clear ruby into a big chalice. aroma reeks of caramel malts accompanied by light red fruits and burnt sugar. spicy rye breadiness in the flavor provides a smooth but intense experience that finished with a pointed bitterness. has the potential to be huge, but suffers from a lack of gravity. try the doppelsticke for the experience you want out of this beer but fail to have. not a bad beer by any means, very flavorful.. it simply does not satisfy on the complexity that the initial contact promises.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2005 16:29:39 | More by goodbyeohio
Photo of santoslhalper


3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a crystal clear copper with a thin, off-white head. Little carbonation.

Smell: Has a nice, spicy malt backbone with sugary-sweetness throughout. The hops are fairly strong.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Interesting. The cictric hops are through the roof! It tastes like oranges and apples and pears, balanced by a sweet maltyness. The malts are kind of plain, and lack in terms of complexity as compared to the hops. The mouthfeel is slick, and a little thin.

Drinkability and Overall: I like this beer, but the Uerige Altbier Classic is much better in my opinion. This one lacks the fullness and complexity I expected. It still a good brew, a nice example of an altbier, and one worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 19:32:27 | More by santoslhalper
Photo of sacfly


4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 25.10. Code 11 26 11.2 oz. flip top.

Pours a clear amber/tan/brown color. Very little carbonation. What bubbles do form are extremely small. Smell is sweet and fruity. Plum. First sip starts with a rich, creamy texture that gives way to a hoppy, bitter after taste. As I drink and it warms, the creaminess starts to wane. The malt quickly is taken over by the grassy hops. As the glass nears the end, the brew seems exceedingly smooth. When I first started drinking, I thought this was interesting and nice but I would want to change to something else when finished. Now that it is gone, I wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 15:38:22 | More by sacfly
Photo of Zorro


4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely clear nut-brown ale with a white head.

Smell is a heady sweet fruity scent and nutty and biscuit malt scents. Faint raisin and rum scents. As it warms up whiskey and rum and vanilla scents come out and tease your nose. No hop scent detected per the style.

Taste is fruity with a stronger hop bitterness than expected. Strong noble hops finish that lingers as an after taste. Quite malty but the hopping level keeps it in check.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability isn't easy to set as I only have one bottle of this. I was made familiar with the Altbier style through Alaskan Amber, a brew I enjoy at least once a month. Alaskan Amber is a near perfect session beer, this beer is much stronger than Alaskan Amber in smell and bitterness but it isn't more pleasant to drink just different.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2005 02:01:34 | More by Zorro
Photo of kegerator


4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not bad at all.
pours a deep ruby brown color with a small 1/2 inch head that sticks around decently.
smell is herbal/floral hops, caramel and sugary sweetness
taste was carmel maltiness with hints of cherries followed by a nice hop balance.
medium bodied finishes slighlty crisp yet smooth
very drinkable with the small ABV.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2005 12:23:01 | More by kegerator
Photo of bnuttz


4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a rich copper color, pretty much the color of a penny. A nice frothy tan head appears. Smells of rich caramel and molases. Kind of a roasty aroma, but not burnt. Taste is of mellow caramel. Sweet and sugary, but not thick and syrupy at all. The herbal hops balance this one out perfectly. Wow is this incredibly smooth. I could really pound these puppies down. Cool bottle, but damn pricey. Is there a comparable alt?

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 03:39:28 | More by bnuttz
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New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love the regular Uerige. Is more of everything better? More malt, more hops, more joy? Pop the top...

The color is a beautiful walnut, clear and deep, with a finely carbonated, short tan head. Rivulets of sudsy lace coat the glass. Overall, clear and glassy.

A big resiny hop aroma greets you, snappy but nicely balanced with the large caramel malt which follows. A little lime creeps in at the end. Interesting and inviting.

The taste is a soft but prominent hop bitterness up front and a huge bready malt underneath. It's toasty and nutty with an earthy, mildly bitter, herbal aftertaste.

Medium to full bodied with plenty of fizz, it gets a bit syrupy as it warms, but never sweet or cloying. The bitterness lasts throughout.

I think this version of the Uerige altbier is wonderfully put together, just like the everyday brew. Is it better? Well, it's flavors are more assertive, though just as nicely balanced. I can't choose, so I guess I'll have to enjoy each according to my mood of the moment....

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 02:15:38 | More by horndecker
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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer evacuates the 330ml brown swing-top bottle a somewhat hazy copper with a moderate size frothy light tan head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin coating of lace to conceal the glass. Nose is a mix of sweet malt, and hints of hops, fresh and crisp, nut-like, start is nicely malted, light at the top. Finish is moderately carbonated with the hops pleasantly spicy, extremely dry and somewhat sour aftertaste, lingers long upon the palate, a drinkable beer, but I much prefer the Dopplesticke.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2005 20:44:15 | More by Gusler
Photo of Citadel82

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Pours a deep toffee brown with a creamy, sticky white head.

Aroma is floral hops, fruity ale yeast and caramel malts.

Tasty balance of malt and hops. The first spicy sip is sweet caramel fading into nettle like hop with a slightly astringent hop finish that lingers.

A medium body beer that sticks to the tougue and palate. Fuller bodied than the Single Alt not as thick and heavy as the DoppelSticke. This brew strikes a fine balance.

A must buy beer for Ale lovers.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2005 00:28:21 | More by Citadel82
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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: A very distinct and neat looking 11.2 oz. brown flip-top bottle from Once Upon A Vine. The bottling date on the upper label reads “31.01” with a code of “03.02.” It might be worth keeping the empty bottle as a collectible.

Appearance: The coloration of this beer is dark and coppery. It is clear and appears to be of a light to medium body. Initially, it has a strong, off-white head, but it soon dissipates, leaving scarcely a hint of white lace. Eventually, it begins to look more and more like iced tea.

Smell: At first, the aroma of the beer is very subdued, but as it gets warmer, the smell of caramel malts, toffee, and berries becomes apparent. An undercurrent of oak, roasted nuts, and floral hops may also be detected. Overall, it is mellow but complex.

Taste: Upon the first sip, one might note the brew’s delicate and well-balanced flavor. It begins with notes of caramel and toffee, moves into a mixture of roasted malt and dark fruit, and finishes with a satisfying hop bitterness that lingers long after the last sip. A hint of honey-like sweetness finds its way into the aftertaste as well.

Mouthfeel: The brew is medium in body and is very smooth. I say it is medium in body, because although it seems light-bodied at first, there seems to be a slight stickiness to it. The finish is long but satisfying.

Drinkability: It is far more drinkable than I had originally anticipated. I had no trouble getting through my glass and if the bottle had been bigger, I’m sure it would have been equally easy. Still, I don’t think I’d want more than one of these, because it one is more than satisfying.

Note: Although I’ve had the opportunity to have some before, this is the first altbier I’ve sampled. I can see myself buying this again someday, but it also makes me want to branch out and try other altbiers. Hopefully the others can stand up to my first impression.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2005 12:02:17 | More by RealityDeviant
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3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a bit disapointed in this brew. The regular alt is quite good, this one seems to fall short. Dark coppery color and fair bit of tan head are spot on, and the aroma is quite pleasing with a bit of nutty malt and floral hops present. Flavor starts well, but the bitterness was unpleasant and possibly a bit medicinal. A good start that fell flat. Mouthfeel is good, a great balance of substance and easy drinking. Overall a good beer but not as good as the regular offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2005 08:00:23 | More by Sixpack595
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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky to find this during a recent trip to Frederick, MD - if you can believe it. A neat, flip-top rubber cork supposedly will keep it fresh once opened, but my sample went in about 15 minutes, proof of its drinkability. It opens with a thick head that sssllllooowwwlllly dissolves without a bit of lacing. The color was a cross between amber and copper. (Those Dusselldorfers do know their bier.) I detected an apple-like smell, but maybe it was just my sensorial schematics. The Sticke, German for "secret," a fact which other reviewers may have addressed - I never read previous reviews prior to putting mine online, is extremely light-bodied for an altbier and offers a seductive hint of malt, yet still holds back to prevent overwhelming other aspects. A great drinkable beer for any hot day. Es ist eines gutes bier fur alle.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2005 22:11:30 | More by jjboesen
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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz into a stange. Has a bottled on date that reads "25.10." Whatever that means. Interesting bottle, but why have a flip top on something this small?

Light brown with lots of carbonation supporting a small off-white head of fine foam. Decent lacing and good retention.

Smells of delicate, slightly fruity hops with some malt underneath. Has a touch of cantelope.

Tastes malty upfront that fades into a clean, hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is the best part. A lot fuller than expected, but smooth enough to make for a damn drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2005 05:42:58 | More by ypsifly
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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable, but in gulps owing to signfiicant carbonation. Good hop aroma, colour. Tasty spice and good bitterness. Nutty toasty and fruit worked nice. Somewhat dry and malty finish. This was a hard beer to track down and must have again. Thanks ClarkVV.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2005 04:22:15 | More by Sammy
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New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce flip top bottle. Copper colored with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is nuts and berries. Sweet malt flavor at first. It reminds me a little of gummy bears. Slightly bitter hop flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel is fuller than most beers of this style. A little syrupy. The drinkability is above average. There is nothing extraordinary about this beer, but it is still good.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2005 01:54:02 | More by beveragecaptain
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.