Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
A- Hazy light brown in colour. Head is off-white/very light brown, quite fluffy. Shows nice retention and lacing
S- Caramel malts, along with bready notes and maybe a slight roasted touch. On the back, a faint sour hint is backed up by fruity notes of raisin and maybe apple. Some kind of bitterness which i couldn't actually define is present, maybe i would call it just plain bitterness, with no specific notes to it; it's definitely present but not at all intrusive
T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. A very soft feel overall, malty notes of caramel with a touch of grainy/bready feel. A gentle touch of bitterness is easily noticed on both tongue and aftertaste, bringing a floral/grassy note. In the middle, a lot of other notes can be noticed here and rhere, bringing very nice complexity: a slightly sour feel, apple, some kind of a white-wine feel, maybe even chocolate
M- As mentioned, very soft mouthfell, though some crispness is still showing through, bringing just the right amount of life. A very gentle, delicate mouthfeel, just like the beer
O- Altbiers are a classic. Beers that you drink with ease, like all germans, but in that case with their own flavours and peculiarities. This one is the perfect representation of the style. Great drinkabilty, complexity and balance
10-26-2012 13:35:01 | More by Cozzatoad
4.8/5 rDev +16.5%
A - Hazy, dark burnt orange to brown color with a small off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Plenty of little floaters. Leaves a bit of lacing down the glass.
S - Raisins, plums, toasted malts and a bit of a barnyard hop aroma. Smells very sweet, and not super complex, but definitely intriguing.
T - Following the nose, a very tasty, fruity blend of raisins, plums, and sweet malt. Also a slight hop bitterness, without much in the way of hop aroma or taste other than a little of that earthy, barnyard smell I was picking up. Also a little toastiness and a touch of yeast. Very well balanced in the way it's presented - simple, yet complex.
M - Fairly heavy, yet crisp. Moderate carbonation. A satisfying snack.
O - My first proper German Alt, and I was blown away. Touched on some of the same things I love about Scotch Ales. I'm sure there are plenty other great ones out there, but there aren't a whole lot available from what I could see, and the couple American versions I've had were much more like standard American Amber Ales. I'll definitely be seeking out more like this and would get this one again in a heartbeat.
10-09-2012 02:34:58 | More by gleemonger
4.98/5 rDev +20.9%
appearance; about 1cm of an off white head, a bit sticky, leaving beautiful rings. Body is a slightly dusty cherry brown.
smell; dusty malts, a bit of sweetness and husk powder balance. Sour mash oders blend nicely with lemony hops. Well balanced and appetizing. Some roasted caramelized characters come out as well. Alcohol soaked cherries come to mind.
taste; just like the original, not much alcohol is perceived, well hidden but it's their. Sharp bitter rind hops in the aftertaste are easily tamed and mellowed out by a maltyness that is almost sweet but grainy enough to be far from moderately cloying. Slightest bit of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.
mouthfeel; a very crisp and refreshing and at the same time, dry beer. Classicly medium bodied with a light, wet finish. Some slight puckering in the aftertaste.
overall; a higher alchol version of the original, all in all, one of the best!
06-18-2012 03:29:28 | More by Sachsenfreude
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
Tasted On: 06-12-2012
Freshness: Best by 01-2012
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, swing-top
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL
I didn't realize until I got home that this bottle was marked with a best by date of 01-2012. Bad on the store for stocking the beer past its freshness date and bad on me for not being more attentive. However, I think the beer still tasted fine.
A: The beer pours a dark copper color, clear, and is topped by a huge head. Lots of carbonation seen in the glass. Both head retention and lacing are very good.
S: Aromas are first malty sweet, then dark ripened fruit, plus earthy hops with smells of spice and wood. Very nice aroma profile.
T: The taste surprised me initially with a hop bite I wasn't anticipating, based on the aromas. Caramel malt sweetness, with a nutty character is there, but this beer is definitely more bitter than sweet. Good balance of malts and hops.
M: Medium bodied, with low to medium levels of carbonation. The beer finishes dry and moderately bitter.
O: I haven't had many altbiers, so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I would describe it as a moderately-hoppy brown ale. Well constructed and balanced, I'd also like to try this again with less age on it.
06-13-2012 01:24:48 | More by sommersb
3.9/5 rDev -5.3%
a: This was a clear chestnut brown. It poured with a large, firm, fizzy head.
s: Nutty malts, light caramel and raisin aromas.
t: Slightly sweet toffee and nutty malts; hints of cocoa and a leafy, bitter finish.
m: Surprisingly full bodied for the abv.
o: Tasty, but I preferred the sticke version.
05-02-2012 20:00:47 | More by DIM
2.8/5 rDev -32%
Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Bottled on 04.10 (presumably March 2010?). Code 02.11.
A: The swingtop opens with a nice pop, but there is very little head. Hazy mud brown, barely translucent. Vague lacing.
S: Funky yeast. Sour of stale, but also vaguely sour. Grapes! Sweetish-strong malt.
T/M: Interesting. I wonder if this bottle, at two years old, isn't a little too alt. Lightly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is almost flat, and the taste is more so. Very light purple grapes, moldy yeast, and bland malt.
O: I did not much enjoy this beer. Not recommended. I'd be open to trying a younger bottle far in the future though.
03-24-2012 04:30:18 | More by AgentMunky
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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