Uerige Sticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany | website

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by yen157 on 02-27-2004

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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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Photo of Errto
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cool-looking flip-top bottle poured into the closest approximation I have to a Stange glass.

Solid brown in color. Hazy, though the bottle may have been agitated a little. Excellent head retention.

Smell is subtle, malty, a little sweet though not incredibly so. Taste is quite pleasant, again lots of caramel malt, still less "biscuity" than the Altbiers I'm used to but then again, those were all American so who knows. Alcohol comes through a bit, and there is some hop bitterness towards the end. Mouthfeel is very moderate, neither light nor heavy.

Overall, this is quite a good beer. Were it not for the label I would have pegged it as a slightly strong English brown ale by appearance and flavor. This bottle was a gusher probably due to mishandling so I will try to seek out another and update my review.

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

Tall thin brown flip-top bottle obtained at the 2010 Pre-ZBF near Brugge. Poured into a Frankenheim Alt glass (twice).

Lovelly looking beer, redwood colour, clear on the first pour, clouded on the second, both pours had a well formed foaming head of tan coloured bubbles.

Malts hit the nose, roasted, toasted, but not burnt.

The malts carry on into the taste, rich and almost creamy, the 6% ABV is also evident within the flavour and adds that something extra some of the 'lesser Altbiers' lack in body and depth.

Very, very drinkable and pleased I've at last had one of these famous beers. I've drank at the brewhouse a few times, but many years ago and sadly never when the 'Stike' was on.

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Photo of sachsich
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a great beer. Great amber almost cherry wood color to the beer. Had a great head in the beginning but quickly faded to a thin film. Lacing was very evident and great throughout. Taste was perfect for an Alt with little alcohol flavor. Would want many more!!!

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

on tap at kickbacks

appearance: brown complexion. not much lacing though.

smell: subtle caramel brown sugar and bready sweetness

taste: caramel, Low alcohol bite with some bitter hops on the backend. good roasted malt.

mouthfeel: medium bodied, nice session beer

drinkability: solid beer and it was cool to try a beer like that on tap. Thanks KB

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

A - Pours with a small head of off-white foam that settles quickly and leaves little lace. The body is a hazy reddish brown.

S - Aromas of bready malt with light brown sugar character. Some caramel and a bit of toffee.

T - Some caramel and toffee up front. Light, spicy hops in the middle with some toast and caramel. Moderate hop bitterness that accentuate the burnt caramel in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Drinkable and well made, this is a simple and sessionable brew. I could definitely drink a few of these, but not at the import prices that one tends to find them at. A good beer, but probably best in Dusseldorf.

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Photo of bobsy
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Derek was kind enough to let me help brew an alt with him on Saturday and pick up a thing or two for when i get my own operation going. In the spirit of the brewday this is one of the alts I took over which hopefully inspired the wort.

The cute long-necked bottle opens with a pop, and immediately starts gushing. Pours a rich amber with a few particles in suspension (turns out this is bottle conditioned), and a nice light tan head. The retention and lacing is spectacular, and this is a fine looking beer. The aroma is quite clean, with strong mineral and grassy notes mixing in with mild caramel and lemon.

The flavour is surprisingly herbal, and this is what hits me off the bat. Underneath this, though, is a prominent feel of toasted brown bread, light coffee and earth. Some nut and a reassertion of minerals. The finish is citric with a biting bitterness, and a slightly drying feel. Medium-light body with a smooth carbonation.

I wasn't as wowed with this as I hoped I would be for a German top 25 beer, but it is a nice drinker, and I'd be happy to have a few more.

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Photo of Derek
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper-brown, light tan head, excellent retention and lacing.

S: Floral, grassy, earthy-mineral & caramel.

T: Dark bread, caramel, floral, herbal, grassy, earthy, hint of nut, good bitterness.

M: Moderate body is smooth & malty.

D: A decent drinker.

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

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Thick head last for a moment before fading into a thin sheet of foam. Aroma is of raisins mainly with some other dark fruit aromas and sweet malts. Tongue is thoroughly coated with the sticky flavors of this wonderful brew. Taste is also mainly raisins, some hops and sweet malts upon warming. A really tasty treat, an obvious perfect interpretation of the altbier style, with no alcohol noted upon tasting whatsoever.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Moonlight glass, the beer appears dark murky brown with a huge, and I mean huge, sea foam beige head. The head is four fingers in my pint glass, and it recedes in a cavernous fashion while leaving thick sheaths of lacing on the glass. The head is comical in its voluminosity.

The nose is of baked bread with lightly toasted malt and notes of caramel. The aroma possesses a decided nutty quality, a dash of chocolate, and a light spicy character that's reminiscent of cinnamon and all spice.

The flavor is of toasted malts, baked bread, a slight spiciness, a low level of bitterness, walnuts, and almonds. Chocolate is noticeable, but subtle, and there's a dash of sweetness midpalate that is quickly consumed. The dry finish is of baked bread, toasted malt, and a dash of chocolate. The carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is dry. A delicious and drinkable German beer.

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Photo of Offa
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a very characterful, yet easy-drinking beer, balanced, and (logical since it is an ale) betrays qualities that are about as similar to English ale as I suspect any traditional German beer likely comes.

Deep red brown, bubbly, faintly hazy, it has a huge, pale tan head that steadily shrinks to a lasting, foamy, rocky top. It leaves some decent lace.

Aroma is rich, raisiny, fruit, rich whole wheat toast, lightly winey, with a hint of sweet-sour fruit and toast, hint of earthy leafiness. Faintly like an English ale, it is excellent, complex, very pleasant.

Taste is light, peppery-fruity toast, leafy, spicy hops, light raisininess, hint of caramel. It is lightly on the sweet side before lightly spicy bitterness balances it out for a dry finish, followed by lightly sweet, caramelly aftertaste.

Feel is good, solid, but not oily

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Photo of scottg
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
bottle on 10.08, code 09.09

This beer opens with a loud "pop" and pours a cloudy mahogany color with a two finger off white head with good retention. Aromas of caramel and stone fruit with a hint of spice. Malty caramel and biscuit flavors, raisin and a little smoke. There is a creamy mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. Well balanced, easy drinking. I could drink a number of these in one session without getting bored or overpowered in any way.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Beer is copper. Tons of head here, tight white bubbles form a really nice head, but low carbonation, lots of lacing as the head falls away. Beer is clear, a really attractive alt.

Smell is really quite malty and nothing else is really happening here, moving on.

The beer is a little sour, a light burnt flavor is there too, beer is blunt. Fast ending. There is a lot of back palate nuance but it disappears so quickly when the beer is gone there isn't time to decide what it is. By the time I think I'm figuring it out, the beer is gone. Some subtle esters and fruit flavors.

Beer is medium bodied, I don't know why I was expecting a thinner beer but I know when I'm wrong, the mouthfeel was good and the drinkability is high. I would recommend this beer to other beeradvocates.

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Photo of vishneda
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Swing top bottle poured into a polkal. Erupted with a huge pop on open and scared the family dog :) Decanted carefully but still ended up with a huge head. Nice cloudy brown beer that I found very inviting.

Malts dominate the aroma on this one but there is a tiny bit of flowery goodness in the mix. Comes across a little like grapefruit. The flavor is very strong. A gentle sweetness is presented up front but is balanced against very strong bitterness on the finish. In the middle I sensed a lemon or grapefruit style fruitiness and hints of peppermint with roasted malts.

This is a very dry finishing beer and it was too much carbonation for my tastes. The body was ligher than the look would indicate but was fine otherwise. The only thing that was really holding back the drinkability was the amount of air. A stronger pour may have cleared that up.

A good beer, but a bit hard to find and expensive in the states.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's. This version was listed at 4.7%, which is different from the 6% listed here.

Brownish amber with a gorgeous off-white head with excellent retention and lace. Holding it against the light reveals reddish amber highlights. The nose is excellent. Mildly nutty and malty with mild brown sugar, what strikes me, though, is the hop character. It's just so fresh! Earthy and mildly lemon-like in character with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Deep caramel malt character is present, with honey contrasting well against the hops. On the palate, it opens with a firm hop bitterness, very grassy in nature. Surprisingly bitter. Malt character is deep, with mild brown sugar, honey and jaggery, while remaining very light on the palate. Finishes dry and bitter with a mild sweetness. Carbonation is moderate, and more than ample. There's so much flavor in such a low ABV beer, this is thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of erz316
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very custom 350 ml bottle into POM stange. bottled on 27.10, code 1127. whatever

A - a very richly dark copper colour for the body. a full two finger frothy head, off white or maybe a cream colour. head is very creamy, and retains very well. this beer almost perfectly hits the description of what an altbier should be, the only problem is that the body is a bit too dark. other than that, it has the trademark copper tinge, big creamy head and great lacing and head retention.

S - the malts pretty much dominate the nose. caramel malts, and rich hearty roasted barley are the majority of the top and middle notes. there are some shadows of hops in the base scents, but not enough. nose is not strong enough in general to be up to par with the best.

T - a good malty back with some nice aromatic and flavourful hops to liven up the taste. initial taste is a pretty even profile of bitter hops, and roasted malts, most noticeable is the barley; maybe the hops outweigh the malts, but only by a small margin. a really great tasting beer, malts are quite dynamic, as compared to the one sided hops. finish is slightly sweet, roasty malts add some savoriness, and a pinch of the hops help round out the taste. the after taste is a bitter, and savory from barley. subtlety is the name of the game for this beer, there is so much to explore and taste, but one has to make the concerted effort to find the myriad of savory, sweet, and bitter flavours. the finish could be a bit drier, but this is just quibbling.

MF&D - for a beer that is to have a medium body, i think this one is a bit too light. carbonation is moderate, but serves nothing to enhance the size of the body. either way, the drinkability is superb, could have many more rounds of this guy.

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

A - Hazy light soy sauce color

S - Slightly nutty with caramel and sugar, little trailing spice and floral hops

T - Sweet carmel and bready flavor (like a good cereal). Nice unexpected hopyness (hence the sticke) Hints of spice and herbs.

M - Light body with a smooth and lightly creamy soft texture

D - Excellent beer in its class, enough to differentiate it from other German brews but stays true and pure.

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Photo of Brad007
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a thick, fluffy head into my tulip glass. Lots of head. Looks good.

Aroma is full of sweet malt with a hint of raisin and hops in the nose. Grainy and even a bit smoky.

Taste is full of sweet, smoky, grainy malt with raisin and a bit of an alcohol bite. Simple.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering flavors as mentioned above. Beer goes down well and leaves a nice, sweet imprint upon the tongue.

A decent example of the style that is authentic and easy to drink. No hop or malt overload here. Just plain good 'ol altbier. Check it out.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Uerige stick glass. Bottled on 27.10 (October 27, 2008?), making this over 8 1/2 months old I think.

Liquid is sienna/copper with mahogany/rust highlights. Very murky appearance with small yeast globules swimming around. Poor head development and retention; light but persistant carbonation maintains a thin ring of foam though. Fast running legs, but very minimal lacing.

Roasted and caramel malt comes through in the nose, with supporting aromas of fruit and flowers. Pleasant, unique, and restrained.

Honest hop bitterness on the palate, with a tart yeasty sting around the edges of your tongue. Finish is quite dry like toasted sourdough bread. Perhaps some rye flavors and a little bit of funk and malt liquor as well. Tiny bit of DMS I think, but not unwelcome actually...

Pretty light-bodied, though the yeast gives the mouthfeel some depth. You could put a few of these away pretty quickly I imagine (though their cost in California is rather prohibitive).

BJCP suggests this be entered as a specialty ale, but it isn't particularly special really. A bit more assertive and complex than a "regular" altbier, but only just. I may revise this review if I find a fresher bottle. Looking forward to comparing to the Doppelsticke next.

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

Had a goblet for $7 at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria. Definitely an interesting beer. It was fruity, but clean like more German ale, none of that Belgian spice. It started with a beery mix of cherry, strawberry, and date followed by dry lightly roasted malts and a grassy hop finish. Quite a nice beer. Drinkable and good change of pace. Give it a try.

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

Really more like a bock than an alt. Color is a deep mahogany color with small beige head. Aroma was slighly sherry llike with big raisen notes. Flavor was very sweet with malt caramel and more raisins. Not crisp and bitter like an altr is supposed to be but then again it really is miscatorgorized as an alt. Had medium carbonation and body. A nice beer but not an alt.

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

pour is copper with a bit of a hazy to it. rather small head of an off white color. smell is mild and crisp but complex. apples, caramel, smoked malt, and some chocolate. the taste has all those well blended and smooth with a nice but not overpowering caramel note with a smokeiness on the side of mild acidic. very light leather finish. mild bitter. really fantastic. not a dense sweet and not heavy on the stomach at all. will definitely have many times to come.

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

This beer pours a murky amber-brown color. The head is a firm inch of foam that just sits there. The aroma is of caramel, hints of spice and dark fruit. The taste is fruitier, spicier and more bitter than the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a fine altbier that I would love to drink again.

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