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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

422 Ratings
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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 37
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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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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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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!

07-11-2004 16:15:57 | More by beerluvr
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

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!

06-26-2004 16:47:32 | More by sulldaddy
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +10%

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.

06-25-2004 00:27:39 | More by RoyalT
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

06-24-2004 08:47:42 | More by taez555
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +8%

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!

06-13-2004 00:02:56 | More by tavernjef
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

06-11-2004 23:14:53 | More by ppoitras
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aracauna

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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.

06-09-2004 07:20:12 | More by aracauna
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

05-22-2004 05:30:13 | More by RonfromJersey
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woemad

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11.2 oz swingtop bottle had at The Viking in Spokane for $7.95. They'd never featured this before, and once I saw it was an actual German altbier I had to have it!

Poured a orangey amber color with an inclination towards brown, with a small white head that never completely dissipated. Not much lace.

Smell was nutty and caramel-sweet with notes of butter and a little bit of floral hoppiness in the background.

The taste starts off a mild caramel sweetness, then strolls through nutty, buttery and very mildly roasted and concludes with a mild yet enjoyable dryness. A rather complex altbier, vastly tastier than the only other alts available locally (Pinkus-Muller, Alaskan Amber).

This is a medium-bodied beer, with a slightly thin mouthfeel. It's been so long since I had an authentic alt I've forgotten exactly what they are supposed to be like! Sounds like my liver needs to spend more time researching this!

This is a very drinkable beer. If it were more moderately priced (or if I wasn't a poor grad student), this would be a great session beer.

Thanks to my German friends who turned me on to this style 5 years ago when I was in the Ruhr.

05-21-2004 19:22:13 | More by woemad
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours to a nice copper brown topped in a finger width of off-white head with good retention. Aroma is nice a malty to start. Sweet aromas of fruit and citrus as well as nice floral notes. Nice touches of sourness round it out.

The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation and a medium body. A big malt backbone compliments the nice floral and citrus flavors well. It has sour notes as well as a nice cinnamon flavor to it. A buttery flavor comes and goes. The complexity is pretty well-rounded and well-balanced. Roasted flavors jump out in the dry finish. It is extremely drinkable, and I could have a few of these during a sitting. I think that this one really defines what I like in an alt. This is one quality brew that you shouldn't miss.

05-11-2004 20:41:35 | More by ElGuapo
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Orange brown body with a foamy white head. Aroma presents rather vague bready and earthy malt which is caramelic. Surprisingly, yeast plays an important part giving it an interesting banana fruitiness. The 60 ibus appear rather well hidden though, mostly displayed as peppery hints. It doesn’t seem too complex though. Once you take a sip though, it’s immediately superior to the aroma. There’s a very spicy hoppiness complementing the beautiful yeast. The image I’d use to describe it is a flower in a cemetary. Aftertaste is rather complex as well, grassy, green, robust yet balanced with tea hints. Medium bodied with rather low carbonation. I didn’t expect to enjoy it that much and was expecting an hyped alt for it’s rather rare, but this is worth seeking.

05-10-2004 16:37:16 | More by Rastacouere
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%

Sticke has a clear, clean deep copper color, topped by a thin, slightly frothy, tan hued head. The head thins rapidly, leaving a skimpy layer of foam, with a small bit of lacing. Aroma is on the mild side, and seems to be of light caramel, a bit of sweetness, and light floral hops. Good body, medium all the way, and easy on the tongue with a low carbonation level. Light sweetness and more caramel play on the tongue at the outset. Soon follows a touch of fruitiness which then leads to a smooth, clean and dry, floral hop finish. Hops linger well on the palate; a tasty bier worth savoring. Thnx to BierManVA for bringing this little "secret" to me during AOBF weekend.

Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.95
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

710

05-09-2004 21:25:53 | More by Bierman9
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +16.5%

The beer poured clear medium brown. The head was low and white and lasted to lace the glass.

The aroma was nutty with malty caramel and Munich malt aromas (though the beer does not use Munich malt). Slight hop aroma was also present.

The flavor was nutty and chocolately with a substantial bitterness balanced with a Munich malt flavor (again, no Munich in the beer). The bitterness was aggressive and well done and the maltiness was complex. Slight fruitiness wa present in the flavor.

The finish was nutty, just off dry and bitter into the aftertaste. The body was medium.

11.2 ounce bottle. Neck label says Bottled on 29.01 and Code 29 02 whatever that means.

05-06-2004 22:20:39 | More by GCBrewingCo
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UnionMade

New York

4.45/5  rDev +8%

The beer pours a deep, browned caramel, a thick, large bubbled head forming with a moderate pour. Excellent clarity, completely transparent. The head settles into a tight, even mist, keeping steadily through the entire glass. A loose spattering of small lace blobs cling timidly to the glass.
The aroma is bold, much stronger than the average german altbier. Robust caramel malt blends seamlessly with floral noble hops. Light pear and grassy esters, with a touch of nuttiness. A light whiff of alcohol. Smooth and lagery, all the scents blending together cohesively.
The flavor starts with a rich german caramel malt, a bit toasty with a slight touch of grain. Plenty of pear and floral esters in the middle, a bit of freshly cut grass, moving into a sharp, tangy noble hopping. Floral, slightly grassy, with a touch of metallic astringency in the aftertaste. A very slight wash of alcohol in the very end. A touch of nuttiness coming in the middle and rounding out the finish, along with a touch of roasty malt. Medium leaning towards fuller bodied, with a soft, almost cask-like carbonation. Bold, yet smooth lagery mouthfeel.
The hop flavor on this beer is awesome. Similar to a hoppy german pilsener, but with a fuller, richer malt character. Unlike any alt I've ever tried, basically bigger, with more pronounced flavors, especially the hops. The tall, long-necked swingtop bottle is very classy. I like the Uerige logo embossed into the glass, as well.

05-03-2004 03:44:26 | More by UnionMade
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drewbage

California

4.83/5  rDev +17.2%

Served from a 33cl brown bottle (funny little bugger) and served in my Gordon's Highland Scotch glass. (No proper alt glass.. sorry.. grabbed one that would concentrate aromas.

Beer pours deep brown, but with bright red highlights and no real head, but a strong CO2 nevertheless.

The aroma causes one to come to a complete stop. This malt aroma is the malt equivalent of a big ole American IPA for hops.Large caramel and toffee aromas compete with a grain, toasted nuts and a smidge of smoke.

The flavor is clean at first glance with an exuberiant caramel flavor coating the palate before a fruitiness starts the finish which grows with sharp bite of hops enhanced by a large mineral character.

04-26-2004 05:16:33 | More by drewbage
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Served in the 330 mL long-necked swing-top bottle, into a pint glass. The color is dark copper, with a foamy white head with some good retention. The smell is a dark semi-dry malt. The taste is strongly malted up front, with a strong (especially for German beer) low-alpha hop bitterness to it. Mouthfeel is a nice thickness. As for drinkability, this is one that I could absolutely have several of.

Thanks to trbeer for this bottle. trbeer was definitely enthusiastic about this beer, and I can see why. A very solid alt in the sticke style, where a richer malt meets hops, making this one I'll gladly enjoy again.

04-23-2004 02:31:34 | More by beergeek279
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

Clear, dark coppery color, 1/4" ring of dusted brown head. Aroma speaks of little at first, but squeaks up a bit to talk of coffee, cocoa, nuts, a glorious, dark-toned morass.
So, drink up! Ah, smoo-oo-ooth, with a deep, roasty, dark tinge on the palate. Delicate and delcicious, tangible touch on the tongue, great cocoa/coffee feel, that is so light, but so right! Tasty, tasty, tasty!
Niceness personified in this bottle! Hurray for the lucky pubfolk of Dusseldorf that get to enjoy this freshly flowing!
After my critical faculties have retired, it's nothing but pure enjoyment, full-bodied,long-finish, but so perfectly smooth, I'm left uttering nothing but simple praise: Yu-umm, I'm saying, and wowwy-wow, wow!

04-20-2004 00:45:28 | More by feloniousmonk
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counselor

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

pours a nice dark amber with a decent head. smells of spices, cloves, deep malts and slight hop background. taste is the same, rich mouthfeel, crisp flavors of well balanced sweet malt and smooth, drying hops. a good beer with distinct crisp refreshing and warming flavors. Plus a neat swing top bottle.

04-20-2004 00:10:58 | More by counselor
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LuckySevens82

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +13.6%

Thanks go out to trbeer for allowing me the opportunity to taste such an interesting brew.

oz. unknown in a very cool bottle.

Pours a strange mix of amber, gold and brown (depending on how the light hits it). The head is nice, although not terribly impressive. Lacing is present but rather loose and not all that great. Gets as high of an appearance score for the imence clarity and cool light trick.

Smell is very heavy on the spice (nutmeg mostly). There is a hit of caramel, grassy hops and perhaps a little apple.

Taste is very interesting. I can't say I've tasted anything like this before. Very smooth, with just a hint of hop bitterness. The odd part is that there is deffinitely something else here. It tastes somewhat like lemons, not strong mind you, but lemons nonetheless. There is a definitely caramel flavor as well.

This beer has great balance, not too smooth and sweet, not to bitter and astringent. I could see myself drinking this one an awful lot, but seeing as there is very little of it available in the states, that's probably not going to happen.

04-19-2004 02:29:17 | More by LuckySevens82
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jackndan

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

Uerige Sticke: A gift from a gentleman BA.

First, I’ve got to comment on the bottle: it is embossed glass, with a thin neck that is at least five inches long ending in a swingtop cap. Very nice.

Very interesting color: deep reddish brown, very clear, no haze or sediment. The head is a little disappointing, what little there was dissipated very quickly, and left virtually no lacing whatsoever.

The aroma is fairly mild, there are scents of spices, like nutmeg and cloves. A slight bit of malt aroma as well.

The taste is quite clean and very flavorful. Some slight spiciness is immediately notable, leading to fairly nice flavors of breaded malts, almost like toasted cinnamon bread. Nice hop flavor helps to balance out and clean up the lingering malt flavors. Very light bodied and extremely easy to drink. Clearly, well worth searching out on the rare occasions this beer hits our shores.

04-17-2004 23:37:13 | More by jackndan
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottled in 29 01 best by 29 02, well that's what the bottle says let's give it a shot anyhow. Appearance: Pours a nice caramel amber tone with a nice sized bubbly tannish cream head leaves even specks of lacing. When I cracked the flip top seal their was a huge pop almost champagne bottle like. Aroma: Caramel sweet sugary malts that are very appetizing blended with a nut edge and grassy noble hop finish. Taste: Big sticky flavors seems like the pinnacle of the altbier style, really ties everything together. Mild sweetness with grassy leafy herbal notes that represent the German hop flavor here decent bitterness in the finish. Very good alt gets my approval and the bottle I have says it's 6%abv, I think when I find a fresher bottle I will definitely grab one seems like some of the malts would be more flavorful if fresh but good stuff nonetheless. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied german ale very even carbonation to me, not bad. Drinkability: Like I said this beer sets the bar for the style I haven't had any alt that was this enjoyable easily could drink a few of these would like to go to Dusseldorf and sample on draft.

04-14-2004 16:39:44 | More by WVbeergeek
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +20.6%

From the first time I got on this site my mouth watered to get my hands on this beer. My first cousin, best friend, and fellow BA Chatter found it in Virginia Beach. All I can say is it didn't let me down. It's hard for me to say, but I tried to find something wrong with this beer because I know a perfect 5 is supposed to be impossible.

The pour was a dark copper/amber with a good amount of chill haze, this was the only thing I could find wrong with it. It has a good half inch head that quickly dissapated and left a small white ring around the beer that held on throughout the drink.

The smell heavy spice and malt with a light apple hint.

The drink started with a fast kick of malt sweetness that was followed with a clean middle. It finished with a strong hop kick that didn't linger. Even with the strong hops it finished almost watery.

This is one of the most drinkable and refreshing beers I have ever encountered. Michael Jackson said in his Pocket Guide to Beer, "...it's the most assertive, complex and characterful of the Alts." I have to agree with him, I will have to go a quest to get more bottles, much less make it to Germany to have it on tap.

04-12-2004 01:12:25 | More by coasterfreak75
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%

Great swing top bottle, definite style points. This one pours a nice dark amber/almond, with an off white head. very rounded and smooth mouthfeel, nose of malt and nuts. Well developed and smooth maltyness on the tongue, tasts of nuts, malt, bread, a bit of smokyness, pepper, earthyness. Rich w/ moderate alcohol presence. Fine German Alt. Great stuff, worth seeking out and enjoying.

04-10-2004 00:10:12 | More by Billolick
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -9.5%

Pretty clear dark amber. Nice off-white head with little retention and lacing. Smells yeasty, smoky, and resiny. Deep piney spicy hoppage is great. Dull caramel maltiness leaves something to be desired despite a good compexity. A acidic smokiness lingers long after the flavor should have disappeared which is good. Rather low carbonation, feels a bit like spreading plastic over your tongue. odd. Overall an interesting, pleasing brew.

04-07-2004 15:35:47 | More by waughbrew
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

This beer has a clean dark amber body with a little beige head that disappears quickly. There is a great sweet ( caramel ) malt aroma with just a hint of spicey hops. The malt sweetness starts at the tip of the tongue and gives way quickly to a rush of bitterness at the back of the throat. Which ends in a smooth finish. About half way thru the glass the alcohol warmth starts in your stomach and works it way up to your ears. Yummy.

04-06-2004 21:22:09 | More by ybnorml
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.