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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 332
Hads: 466
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 54
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yen157 on 02-27-2004

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.
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Photo of ghetto90007
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 1-11 bottling. Poured into a tall weizen glass as it was the closes thing to a stange I could come up with since my stange was STOLEN earlier this evening.

Cloudy raisin brown pour, off-white massive head that requires a delicate pour.

Bready malt, some sweetness, herbs, some spice. Interesting nose on this one.

I wouldn't call this one complex in the same way I would a BSDA. But there is a heckuva lot going on. Bready malt backbone. Some sour lemon juice and then spicy yeast. Herbs. It would take a long time to really sort this out. Some black tea-like flavors underpinning everything. A little bit of booze in the aftertaste.

Decent carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

Nice beer and a unique style.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle poured twice into my Im Fuchschen Altbier stange.

Received in a trade with Erzengel, cheers mate!

BBE 15/03/2011

A- Dark copper body with excellent clarity. Head is thick and creamy, perfect retention and lots of thick lacing.

S- Malty with a peppery/herby perfume.

T- Malty backboned with a semi dry finish, underlying hop bite is long and provides excellent balance.

M- Medium body and mouthfeel

D- The Uerige alts are definitely have more of a hop presence and the Sticke is no different. Delicious and moreish.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Murky brown body with no head present. Minimal lacing.

S - Mostly molasses and malt syrup in the nose. Some sweet sticky brown sugar present.

T - A nice chewy mouthful of musky grains. Dry, roasted bread and dry grains. Some dark fruit twang on the tongue in the middle. A nice medley of chewy, hearty tastes.

M - This one has a nice sticky bite with a semi-dry, smooth finish.

O - Altbiers are delicious.

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

Poured a bit hazy. Probably got bottom residuals in pour. Slightly off white, slight tan two fingered head that dissipates as expected. Leaves quite a bit if lacing and a thick top foam. Brown, clear.

S - sweet, malty with low hop aroma. No diacetyl or DMS. Caramel aroma, low roasted malt.

T - bitter. Just noticed that this bottled on 03.09. Is this old?
Sharp taste of alcohol because it is a sticke. Should be malty and a touch sweet. This tastes new. No off flavors but it is warming which seems odd. Roasted malt notes.

M - clean finish. Rounded and pleasant.

I have to compare this to another bottle with a different code.

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Photo of amccormi
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottled with bottle date 02.10 into pint glass.

Pours a mildy hazy brown with amber highlights. An inch of cream colored head rises and then quickly settles into a nice ring leaving traces of lace on the side.

The aroma is mild with notes of caramel and roasted malt and noble hops.

The flavor has a beautiful balances that begins with the caramel and roasted maltsand then smoothly finishes with a nice cleansing hop bitterness. It is very smooth and seamless and this is why it is one of my favoite beers. It also has a very nice, almost sily mouthfeel .

Overall I love this beer. This version bring just that extra touch of robustness to the style that makes it a beer that is both satisfying and complex, worthy of the price it carries compared to other domestic craft altbiers.

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

This was another birthday gift. Have to admit, I had never seen this beer before, so thanks friends. I'm pretty sure they picked it out because of the bottle, but their system worked.

Nice pour into a pint glass with a great head. Really foamy and unusually stiff foam. The color was inviting and the carbonation had really small and effervescent bubbles that never ended.

Some cinnamon in the nose. Crisp and complex browned butter taste with a clean finish and nice mouthfeel. Very representative German tasting beer.

On the take-home scale I would rate this as a six pack. Not your everyday beer unless you are a German beer kinda person.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into a Gaffel Kolsch glass trying to keep it in the family...

I don't know how to spell this comes into the glass a nice bark brown with some faded orange towards the side. A nice amount of cream colored foam about an inch up leaves no stick on the glass. Smell is fruity apple a nice caramel scent and that's about it, it's an alt. Taste is very fruity but tamer than a BSDA which this reminds me of, only extremely lighter. Never had a ALT this fruity that's all. Caramel comes up too with a faint earthy hop in the middle, no trace of the 6%. Feel is medium, carb is there but not felt under the body. I could drink a shit ton of this and like it, one of the better German beers i've had, glad I scooped it up..

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

No head from a careful pour. Dark cloudy brown in appearance. A good raisin, malty, caramel, and woody nose.

Had a good time with this one. Lightly burnt caramel malt flavor, with an unexpected faint nose of rose petals (no kidding) deep in the sinuses when enjoying this beer. Also, a good dry finish.

Well worth it.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I went to Das Bierhaus in Btown and some cool guy I made friends with bought me one of these for the first time. Out of the flip-top bottle this beer was a clear, copper/brown color with one finger of head. The retention was good and the lacing consistent down my glass. The aroma was a complex mix of malts, caramel, rum, some wood and nuts as well as some golden raisin. The flavors were not quite as pronounced as the aroma for me but the balance was ideal. Caramel, burnt caramel, nuts, earth and then a kick of piney hops to finish it. Very, very drinkable assuaged by the quick, clean finish of an otherwise very malty beer. The body was medium and the carbonation average as well which also encouraged quaffing. Impresive.

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Photo of glid02
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA.

Pours a clear amber color with a large off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of grainy caramel malts with hints of toastiness. Also present are very light earthy hop and indistinct fruit aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth and moderately dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of toasted malts. Midway through the sip mild amounts of earthy hops come into play before fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a simple yet very good beer and one that to me seems like a standard-bearer for the style. Well worth a shot if you see it around.

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Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, brown color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of dry hops, pale malt, hint of grain, slight earthy malt, hint of caramel, and hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, slight pale malt, slight roasted malt, slight dry hop, and hint of grain. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

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

Appearance is copper brown color, frothy white head with good retention, impressive cap retention. Noticeable sediment
Aromas of bold German hop spice, reminds me of my home-brewed Hoptobierfest.
Tastes as it smells with noticeable bitterness, followed by some Munich/Caramel malts and a dash of abv bite.
Mouthfeel is high carbo, medium body, crisp bitterness.
Drinkability is impressive, very encouraging to learn this is so close to my Sticke Altbier attempt as my Hoptobierfest recipe.

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Photo of willjschmidt
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml flip top bottle into the appropriate Uerige stange.

A: Pours a dark caramel color with a thin white head.

S: Caramel and maybe some toasted malt as well as dark fruits in the nose.

T: A very delicious and very complex beer. Layers of flavor: dark fruits such as fig, toasted malt, toffee, and caramel. Slightly sweet in the middle but dry in the finish.

M: Slightly viscous with low carbonation.

D: A very good altbier, highly recommended.

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Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, almost muddy texture. There was an inch and a half of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: When you open the bottle there is an oddly funky smell. However, after the beer settles in the glass, there are elements of malt, grain and a sugary quality.

T: Tasted of malt more than anything else, with a touch of grain and caramel in the finish. An interesting flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A solidly made, drinkable beer.

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Photo of saintwarrick
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rusty muddy brownish red pour has some off-white head that disappears pretty quick. Aroma is nice, thick and dry, very musty, while the taste has a lot of dark fruit, prunes, plum and dates with a biscuity malt character, like toasted bread. Finishes very dry and with some bitterness, though the beer is nevr that sweet to begin with. A big tasting brew that is not all that strong in alcohol. Probably the standard-bearer for this brew as the Dopplesticke is a lot different (and stronger), more akin to a barley wine.

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Photo of rootbeerman
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours dark brown/amber with a tan finger of slow falling head
S: heavy malt, a bit of sweet grain, somewhat reminds me of a bock. also caramel and burnt sugar.
T: lightly grainy sweet malt. a bit of burnt sugar and caramel with a light amount of bitter hop grassiness
M: carbonation makes it seem thicker than it is. nicely smooth
D: is good with balanced flavors and a nice change to try a new style. although price is a tad high for a 11.2oz bottle about $4.

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Photo of crnipeter
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 15. January 2010, into tulip. Uniformly cloudy, dark coppery to bronze verging on brown body with rather short lived off white head that sets to a stable film.
Dominant aroma of noble hops (predominantly floral and spicy in character) is underlain by sweet, toasty, nutty malts and faint esters of plum. Assertive hoppy bitterness (with notes of citrus rind) prevails over the sweet, toasty malts. Slightly astringent with semi dry, bittersweet nutty finish.Medium bodied, with moderate carb, goes down very smoothly. Good, but not as pleasing as its more potent Doppelsticke brother.

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at Zum Uerige, Düsseldorf, Germany

A: The beer is clear and relatively dark amber in color with a two finger high off white head that has good retention properties. No carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: There is a good balance between the malts and hops, although the hops are slightly more pronounced in the taste, which results in a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and slightly dry on the palate.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sessionable.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to dyan for this extra in trade! Bottled on 10.08; Code 09.09. Served from bottle into a Grolsch kolsch. Pours a light brown that turns to brown as you go up the glass with a two finger off-white head that remained throughout. Maintained nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt, grain, and subtle caramel. The flavor was of malt, grain, citrus, spices, and subtle caramel. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a very nice brew. It was amazingly smoother than I thought it would be by the appearance. Had a very nice balanced and complex flavor to go along with it. Definitely glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz poptop bottle poured into a wine glass.

Pours a a deep dark brown with a thin light brown head. Nose is rich and malty and a bi nutty.

Taste is malty sweet and rich. It's very sharp an creamy and really drinkable. It's got a nice creamy taste it's a very solid beer.

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Photo of foogerd
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark caramel body with a tan head and plenty of lacing
S- light floral caramel smell a bit of booze and spice
T- a really tasty malty brew with plenty of breads caramel and toffee notes cant detect a trace of alcohol
M- light thin and smooth
D- can session plenty of these a delicious brew

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

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, served in a 0.2L Uerige glass. Burnished copper with pale amber highlights, hazy toward the center. Highly effervescent with outstanding head retention and lacing, this looks pretty inviting. The aroma has a lot of depth, opening with berry-like fruitiness, leafy and earthy hops, toasted malt. As it warms I can pick out subtle notes of mineral and soil. The palate shares the same berry-like character that I detect in the aroma, but it's also aggressively hoppy. Malty, lightly toasted but quite dry, hops take over mid-palate and leave a lingering bitterness that suggests citrus rind, bitter herbs, earth and minerals. It's hard to wrap my mind around this beer, but I enjoy it more each time I try it.

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Photo of cavedave
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to mikeyv35 for turning me on to what this style can be.

It pours a brownish amber topped by a luxurious cap of off white foam. Just beautiful, picture taking time.

The smell is a light aroma, but nice, caramel, bread, light fruity yeastiness, hints of floral and spicy bittering hop.

Ah how nice when a taste amplifies the nose. The yeasty tart of this really sets the stage here in beginning of sip, wonderfully, ushering caramel sweet, some other herbally light roast malt notes, hints of light fruit, finally picking up just the right amount of really delicious herbal bitter for a lingering taste that is delightful. The taste is so well blended I am sure I am not identifying components which make this so delicious. Though it lacks the heavy bitter finish and really roasty notes of the doppel sticke, it is big on fine taste.

For a beer carrying such complexity and flavor it is quite light in the mouth, its low/med. carb., has a really clean cling to the palate, and a f---g delicious finish. Could there be better in this style? I hope to find out.

Drinkability is fantastic it is a refreshing and tasty brew that leaves you wanting another.

Impression: When this is available next I am getting a case, suggest you do the same.

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Photo of SShelly
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cool little bottle, had for a staff tasting.

Bottle has minor explosion and major foaming upon opening, stops with 3/4 of the bottle still intact.

Pours dark amber, crystal clear with big poof of head that disapears quick.

Moderate malt aroma, pretty pleasant.

Again moderately malty in the mouth with no hops, and little bit of light alcohol, easy drinking and smooth in the finish.

Only issue I had with this is I felt it was over carbed, which removed some of the deep maltiness I really like in sticke's, decent beer however.

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

11.2 oz. swing-top bottle,

A: Pours a medium amber with a light white head, very good retention, spotty lace.

S: Dark bread, hay, sage.

T: Nice dark malt flavour, almost a crystal malt taste on the back end. Good backing hops, herbal and grassy. Good balance.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, quite smooth, bit astringent at times.

D: One of the classics of the style and quite an nice beer for my palate.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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