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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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439 Ratings
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 41
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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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 isubsmith
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first altbier; definately an interesting style.

Poured from a tall, thin bottle with a swingtop lid and a Uerige logo embossed in the glass.

Appearance:
Dark, reddish mahogany, coppery color. Fairly minimal head (1/4") dissipated rapidly.

Nose:
Very iniviting, once warmed up. Lots of malt, some toffee and caramel hints. A touch of nut perhaps.

Taste:
Wow, very good, very interesting. Lots of malt, toffee, caramelly up front, hop bitterness at the end (though mild bitterness) to balance it out.

Mouthfeel:
Starts smooth, becomes thick and sticky as it coats the palette. Yet, certainly not cloying. Light to medium carbonation. Very good.

Drinkability: Very good. Improves as it warms a bit from the fridge temps.

Overall: Definately worth a try. I will have to have some more of the style to see how it compares for the style, but a good beer overall.

Photo of shippos
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured with a milky foamy white head packed tight with little bubbles on top a lear amber color with some touch of haze.
dry grassy aroma, with some sticky hop resin showing through. as it warms you get hints of earth and must, dried weeds (not that kinda weed) and stale cracked pepper.
hoppy as hell in the taste with a smooth body, just a touch of roasted to over toasted malt. dry bitter finish, and the mouthfeel gets a bit richer towards the end. very very hoppy though. might be worth picking up again. definetly give it a shot though.

Photo of merlin48
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$3.49 for 11.2 oz bottle at the Dilly Deli in Cincinnati. Pours an actively carbonated, clear mahogany body with an attractive, tightknit,one finger head that is between beige and offwhite. Good retention and lots of patchy lace.
Aroma begins malty, with caramel, toffee, and a hint of chocolate, quickly followed by notes of floral and fruity(grape) hops in the background.
Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, and has a pleasant tingle of hops.
Taste is big for an Alt, lots of Munich style maltiness delivers notes of the caramel, toffee, and chocolate found in the nose, but the hops profile is sturdy and demanding of your attention. Hops are floral, as well as citrus, delivering a note of orange slice in the middle, and meld very well with the big malts. Ideally balanced, overall, and an abundance of pleasant flavors here.
Certainly, the best altbier I've ever had. Too bad this is brewed only two days a year, making it a tough find.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the top of the bar at Boston's is a small cask of this classic. Can it be true? Yes, even served in the Uerige small altbier glasses. Cloudy caramel colored liquid with a decent off-white foamy head. Good head retention, some lacing on the sides of the glass. Fruity smells along with some grainy caramel. Carmel flavor with maybe some apricots and other lighter fruits. Slight hop bitterness and flavor goes well with the caramel flavor. On cask, so low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. This cask was several days old, so I imagine that a fresher one would be wonderful. Anyhow, this was good enough to spark my interest for more in this style.

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool-looking long-necked 11.2oz bottle with a swing-top, no less. Poured into a smallish goblet, this altbier had an opaque chestnut color and a dense creamy off-white head that dissolved to a thin ring.
Woof, nice nose on this brew! Redolent of deeply toasted malt, caramel and toffee, raisins, banana and yeast. Slight buttery note. Real alluring.
A taste proved the nose to be an olfactory illusion. An immediate herbal hops presence overrode the malt character. A robust hops profile resided on the tongue and suppressed what probably would have been a pleasant blend of tastes. As it was, I got some pumpernickel rye, unripened banana and very mild caramel and raisin flavors that struggled for attention through the surging hops. The feel was medium-bodied and creamy with a zippy level of carbonation.
Overall, this was a bit of a let-down for me. Don't get me wrong; it was okay but it seemed too highly hopped and out of balance for my enjoyment. The nose really had me going. Too bad the rest didn't do it for me.

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly sweet pale malt and candied hop aroma. Light cream colored head faded slowly to a film laving a few string of lace. Clear, deep copper colored beer packed with streams of fine carbonation. Nice hop tea aroma balanced by some lightly sweet malt. A pinch of bitterness kicks in towards the end and cuts the sweetness of the finish. Body is moderate-light while the mouthfeel is soft and light. Nice and easy drinking with some really tasty hops.

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

Pours a deep amber color. Smells of caramelly malt. Taste is interesting, with a little bubblegum (or something), with an almost smoky flavor.

Overall, I don't know what to make of this beer. It's quite good, but it's not a beer I'd want to drink very often. I may try it again in a few months, and see how I feel about it them...

Photo of BeerBuilder
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a clear copper color with an off-white head that diminishes to just a ring. The aroma sweet, malty, caramelly, with toffee notes. It also has a slightly fruit, spicy hop aroma. The flavor is malty and caramel-like, with a floral, semi-fruitiness. It is a bit creamy and flows to a nice light bitterness in the finish. A very clean, easy drinking beer.

Photo of GreenWBush
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Penny-colored with suspended floaties.

Vinous, cidery, zinc-y tones on nose. Slight hits of vinegar. Uh oh, old keg?

The apple-cider bubble-head makes me think so. Not enough carbonation.

The taste is hidden by a little bit of musky taste and oakiness, but this winner shines through the adversity. There is an almost chocolately nature to this beer, and a huge hop profile. The mouthfeel is almost cask-like, heady and dangerously drinkable.

Photo of kmpitz2
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a transparent reddish brown wtih no head at all. The nose is caramel with some roasted malts in there as well. There is a lot of roasted flavor in there. There is also a bit of bitter that hits the back of the tongue after swallowing the beer. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, and there is a lack of carbonation. I would like to see more bubbles. Drinkability is okay. I like it, but its not my favorite. I would probably try it again though.

Photo of silenius
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

While browsing for beer in Indiana I came across this goodie I had heard so much about at this past Real Ale Fest in Chicago. Apparently there was a keg of it at Piece and I missed it completely. It went within half an hour I'm told.

Served at 50 to 53 degrees F. in a Duvel glass.

Very nice dark copper coler with a bone-white head that is moderate in height at first, then reduces to swirling skims. Nothing too impressive here.

The smell as a very subtle slightly roasty malt aroma on a background of hops. Slightly bitter smelling if you really take a big whiff.

Taste freakin knocked my socks off and curled my toes! Great roasty malt center with rays of bitter hops emanating from its core! Beautifully integrated and nicely intertwined. It ends with an armwrestling match between roasty malt and bitter hops. Just when you think one is winning, the other makes a comeback. This goes on for quite some time after the sip! Incredible.

The beer passes from cup to mouth to belly very nicely. In the mouth I feel a moderate carbonation of teeny tiny itsy bitsy bubbles caress my mouth like velvet and then slip on by.

I never tired from the malt and hops interplay the whole glass. It was a real treat to drink.

At 4.99 a bottle, this will be a rare treat for me when I return to Indiana to visit the fiancee's family.

Photo of rousee
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours closer to a dark cider brown than amber. Slightly murky resembling a dark wheat beer. Not much of a head-- 1/4 inch at most and almost disappears completely within a few seconds. The taste is malty, nutty which I love, but I am disappointed as it lacks the extra fresh nuttiness and robustness that I am searching for. It also lacks carbonation. I can't give this anything below average scores because it does have the general taste I am looking for. I suppose value is a factor too cuz this one is way expensive -$4 + for 33cl at the "reasonably priced" liquor store. Mouthfeel is kind of wine-like, which probably lends to the not so great drinkability-fairly low --I wouldn't want more than 2. I'm slightly disappointed especially considering the cost.

Edit: After reading some other reviews I look at the date stamp -- 29 02 --if this is February 29, and I am having it on August 30 --maybe this is why my ratings are low for this one.

Photo of necoadam
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a really nice rustic amber/copper with a thin lacing that stays with you for a while.

Smell: Complexity is a fine thing. All sorts of goodies can be detected here. Nuts, toasted aromas, caramel, malts and a good dose of some dark fruits are in the backround to balance it all out.

Taste: A nice amount of malts start out in this brew and is the main backbone of this beer as well. Then some toffee and nuts blend in towards the middle and hops show up in the backround to make this a tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Perhaps a little thin and watery at times. Carbonation is very soft in this brew and you won't notice it until the it mixes in at the tail end, which also makes the aftertaste a little spritzy.

Drinkability: Besides the mouthfeel, this was a really good beer and a nice example of an Alt beer. Lookout though, this one could really hurt your wallet if you do like it.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very distinctive looking 11.2 fluid ounce embossed flip top bottle. The tall label that covers the metal swing top mechanism states that this is 6% Alc/Vol. and that it was bottled on 29.01, with a Code of 29 02. Looks great before I even open it.

Appearance: Dark chestnut amber with some cold Tea hints. Fizzed up ¼” head soon effervesces to leave a ‘Jessie’ head, almost no head at times, just a very thin broken whispy affair that looks rather sad. Some very miniscule lacing remains.

Nose: Seemed a little reticent to come out to play at first. But as it warmed slightly, it revealed a very inviting nose. Lots of wax polished woods, nuts, berries and a dark coconut husk odor mixed in with some sweet Devon toffee and malts.

Taste: By far the best part of this brew. A beautifully assembled mélange of sticky toffee malts, nuts, sugar syrup, and a molassic body that becomes a tad viscous at it warms, but this is not a bad thing, for it somehow allows the 6% alcohol to have a much bigger profile than its strength would suggest. Develops a nutty feel, Mildly Bitter finish. Warms the pit of the stomach towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Feels thin, and big, light and yet sticky and heavy. Alternate “feels” dual with each other throughout this schizophrenic Alt. Split personality add a spritzy life and balls to this one. Neat!

Drinkability: This is one very easy drinking brew, great when chilled, flavorsome and filling as it warms. Wish I had a couple of these!

Overall: Maybe I had a bottle past its prime, but this seemed to lack a little something in appearance and nose, like it was tired at times, but the taste and mouthfeel was immensely enjoyable, both lending some amazing character to a very drinkable brew. I will certainly pick up a fresher sample if I see it again.

Photo of hungryghost
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber brown color.
There was a slight pop when I opened the bottle but it was nearly flat when I poured into a glass.
Smells of caramel, with a malty sweetness.
Heavy malt flavorings, sweet, caramel. Cannot say I taste the hop finish others noted.
I may not be getting the full effect here due to the apparrent flatness of my bottle.

Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a deep copper amber, almost a light brown color with a soft white head about a half inch thick. Nice lace. Aromas of bread, biscuit, and nuts. Also a little caramel sneaks in there. Initially this beers has a big malt flavor profile. Bread and biscuit dominate initially but is followed by some nice caramel and toffee. This beer finishes with a light hop citrus and a nice sweetness which makes it quite enticing. A nice light body makes this beer super drinkable and super enjoyable on the pallate. Overall a great alt, but I may like the classic a little better, I just can't decide.

Photo of Wildman
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a copper color and formed a nice small bubbly white head that left trace lace as it subsided. A very small stream of carbonation was present. A heavy aroma of malt and hops, with floral and caramel elements, with a slightly nutty aspect. A flavor of malt, lightly of caramel and a nice hop aspect that relects well in the astrigent, bitter finish of this beer. Not quite up to the classic, but still a great beer.

Photo of beerluvr
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool bottle with a flip-top. Pours a rocky light ivory head over clear light brown liquid. Fruity caramel malty nose with some discernible hop. Lots of hop bitterness in the taste with nutty, caramelly/roasty notes afterwards. Very bittersweet finish, with heaps of hops on the palate. A very interesting beer!

Photo of sulldaddy
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have sat on this bottle long enough. I am sampling a room temp bottle in a snifter. The bottle opens with pop and a fizz. The brew pours a clear mahognay, with a frothy offwhite head that fades quickly to an edge layer and soon to nothing.
Aroma is malty with caramel and toffee and a "hot" scent.?? I want to say cinnamon but that is weird but the closest I can get. Also maybe peppery alcohol. Strange for a beer with 6 % ABV.
The nose also gives off a little brown sugar and maple syrup scent.
First sip. Light bodied with low carbonation. Not what I expected from the nose. Nice caramel start to the flavor with moves to a light grassy/earthy hop finish.
This beer is incredibly smooth and easy to drink. I think I could drink quite a few of these and not fill up. If you see it try it!

Photo of RoyalT
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – Dark brownish-orange in color and very “alt-looking”. The head is modest, which I have found before with this style.

Smell – The toasted, caramel-infused malt base here smells sticky-sweet. The aroma is very inviting. I can also pick up a faint, floral hoppiness, but it’s just barely there (maybe I’m imagining it).

Taste – Oh, yeah, this is the real deal. The malts are serious. They aren’t roasted or dark, but they are toasted to the core and sweetened with toffee and heavy-duty molasses. The hops bring about a very bitter finish. This is one of those beers that pleases the old German at the Stammtisch and frightens young men, women, and children.

Mouthfeel – This bier will melt away in your mouth like a ghost. I swear, I’m pouring it in but I’m not swallowing. It literally dissolves in Pixy Stick-like fashion, like cotton candy on a warm summer day. This is probably the best mouthfeel of any bier that I’ve reviewed on the site.

Drinkability – I swear I started thinking in German while drinking this bier. A good, authentic Altbier is almost impossible to come by here in the US, but this is the real deal.

Photo of taez555
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hands down the coolest beer bottle EVER. I’d give it a 6 for aesthetics alone. But, you can’t review the bottle. So…

This beer poured a thick white head with a lovely hazy reddish/brown body.

The nose was a mix of clean malt, alcohol and a soft rich caramel.

The taste was medium to actually thick bodied. A soft carbonation. An in your face German earthy, classic almost skunk, hop flavor dominates. A nice even upfront bitterness with a beautiful rich, but german subtle, malt flavor is present from start to finish. There’s some hints of pepper, spice and a very strong alcohol punch that takes hold as it continues.

Quite a fine beer. So simple yet just a perfect example of an alt. There’s really not much to it though. It’s big and malty where it needs to be big and malty. It’s earthy hoppy and bitter right where it needs to be. It’s a nice beer.

Photo of tavernjef
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ruddy and husky hazen copper brown color, thin, fluffy, beige cap sits briefly, a firm collar remains and a whispy skim; minimal stringy lacing sticks.

Aroma is rich with sweet yet yielding maltyness, honey, nuts, buttered toast, and dried wild flowers or grasses.

Taste has some delicate nuances and subtleties, starts smooth and inviting with tame caramel and light toasty malts but gradually builds with nuts and grassy floral hop tones that are very mild on the bittering, but really nice to let unravel. Bits of whole grain toast make a nice appearance just past midway. Very lovely in that regards, real nice. Finishes with some sweeter candyish fruity malts mixing with the hop tones and toast and drys out very calmly. Super fine and yummy finish.

Feel is quick to be smooth and long to finish with a well rounded medium body and texture thoughout. Favorable buttery and candied sweetness keeps some teriffic balance over the flowery, grassy hops. T'was gone in no time...need more soon.
Rumors have it that this may hit the shelves in MN this fall? Oh my!
Big U.P. of Michigan thanks to trbeer for the bottle!

Photo of ppoitras
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2ozer purchased as a single from the Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA, in a cool-looking swing-top. Date Code is 29 01.

Poured into a Middle Ages imperial half pint glass, formed a 1/4" light toffee head over a clear, caramel-hued brew. Laced well. Aroma is lightly of yeast, and a snippet of malts, but not prominent, I'm afraid. Taste is smooth caramel, which slithers across the tongue, and just as you start to think it perhaps may be a bit too sweet, the hops take over, clear the malt out, and change the taste completely. Very nice. Mouthfeel excellent, and drinkability is as well. Excellent brew, easily can see how this would be mind-boggling fresh and/or on-tap.

Photo of aracauna
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color of a dark penny with a sluggish head. The caramel malt is strong in the aroma, smells like it could be a little oxidized. There's a hefty maltiness in the flavor and a decent bitterness in the finish. I'd really like to try this in Germany and see how it compares close to home.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Should award extra points on appearance for the elongated swing top with raised lettering. It's a keeper.

Body is a light brown on my desk, a dark orange-red when held to the light. Topped by a couple of fingers of tight froth.

Aroma has a bit of coffee and some herbal, earthy hop notes.

Malt carpet rolls across the tongue and down the throat, smoothly, sweetly, but carrying enough noble hops that is well balanced. There is a candy quality, but not a super-sweet one, a mild toffee perhaps, or semi-sweet cocoa. Even the aftertaste has a mix of malt and hops rolling about.

Mouthfeel is as creamy as you can have without nitro. And the beer is vanishing all too quickly.

In some bizarre way, this seems to me a German equivalent of true Irish Guinness, and I mean that as a high compliment. Glad I have another in the fridge to share.

Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.