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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 43
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

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 maxpower
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy copper with a small fluffy light brown head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Nutty caramel and chocolate aromas, nutty caramel toffee flavors. Medium bodied with a smooth almost syrupy mouthfeel, finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of SLeffler27
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Almost clear, amber brown with lively carbonation and a huge off-white creamy head. There is patchy lacing on the Uerige stange.

The aroma is stronger while pouring than in the glass with almond paste, but not too sweet. There are lots of subtle nuts and light malt aromas.

Light flavors are upstaged by the bitterness which opens up after a few moments, but is far from strong. This one is quite nutty with some traces of unsweetened tea. There is a strong moderate finish with honey flavors embedded.

A light body with thin texture and modest astringency. Carbonation is lively and there is only a slight trace of alcohol.

This is a surprisingly easy going beer which could pair well with lunch or a relaxing afternoon.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky brown in color. Very little head on the pour. Only a ring of froth around the edges. Smell is very caramel and port like. Age has done this beer wonders. Very creamy and very dark malts. Plenty of aged sherry like port in the flavor. This was a huge surprise. Very well done.

Photo of jspooner
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served in a unique bottle, this german beer pours a cooper/brown with a creamy light tan head with good retention.

Smell: earthy malt smell with noble hops

Taste:Complex with a full and sweet taste and a subtle yet present hop finish

mouthfeel: Full bodied and sweet

overall: Its a quality beer that everyone should appreciate

Photo of Bierman9
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of bobsy
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of tempest
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 330 mL swing top bottle, poured into a Kwak bulb-shaped glass (and stand). The ale is chilled.

Appearance: The ale has a nice burnt orange to brown color. It is clear with no signs of sediment. Unfortunately there is no head or sign of carbonation.

Smell: The ale has a strong malt biscuit nose. While allergies have plugged up my nose a bit, the strength of the malts shines through.

Taste: The lack of carbonation hurts this ale a bit. As I sip it, the normal buoyancy of the bubbles is gone. The taste that jumps out at me is a caramelly biscuit taste. There is just enough hops in this beer to balance it out nicely.

Mouthfeel: The malts could easily be too much but they aren't. They provide a pleasant flavor that lingers on the tongue for a long time.

Drinkability: Moderate abv, good malt flavor, this is a good beer that I could easily drink all day long.

Photo of smakawhat
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler.

A light tan head with a cloudy chestnut body. Head is foamy and falls slowly does not get bigger than a finger off the pour. This is a bit murky looking.

Nose is, mild licorice, and slight toffee sticky malt. Very pleasant.

My first reaction on the palate is coca cola. Hint of carob with a slight wet coca syrup and hint of wetness. Mild carbonation like a soda but not as severe.

Overall alright but I prefer their doppel more. Enjoyable could have again no problem.

Photo of IrishRedRock
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am going to have to disagree with my fellow BA's on the excellence of this brew. I am quite surprised to see that all the reviews thus far have given it such high marks. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but I don't think it's as good as the reviews make it out to be. I'm glad I didn't read them before or I would have been really let down.

I've let it warm, hoping that more flavors will come out, but that just does not seem to be happening. Has a sweet malty nose with very noticeable notes of alcohol despite the relatively low ABV. Copper in color with hardly any lace or head at all. Flavor is malty but very thin...traces of oak, alcohol, and caramel, but the the whole flavor profile just seems to be missing something. It's slightly above cellar temp now, and the mild hop bite is just that, very verrrry mild. Maybe I just expected something a little more robust. Carbonation level is very nice. Highly drinkable, but I can think of many other beers I would rather have a few of that are just as drinkable AND have more flavor. Sorry everyone, but this looks like it'll be the first sub-4 review for this brew. I'll expect a pile of angry beermail ;-)

I am glad I got to try this, given that it is the real deal straight from Germany, and it is so difficult to find. Cheers to yen157 for letting me in on this secret.

Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.97/5  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 t8s8l8
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- A medium- dark amber seems to have slight haze, hard to tell with the amber hue, cleared slightly as it warmed. Full off white head, did not subside much.

Aroma- a clean refreshing aroma, slight malty sweetness, above average hop bitterness, picked up minor fruitiness as it warmed.

Taste- a smooth sweetness from the malt, slight caramel or biscuity, high hop presents in the finish, nothing to intense very enjoyable. A light to medium mouthfeel, the smooth clean aroma plays out in the taste.

Overall- a very enjoyable beer nothing to crazy jumping out at you which on most days is very enjoyable, would buy again, really nice packaging as well, will reuse the bottle for sure.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice coppery color. No real head but a decent carbonation level. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Somewhat of a metallic or "industrial" tinge to it. Slight frutiness. Very nice malty, caramel flavor. Trace of bitterness-almost more of an alcohol tinge then hops. Good body. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I have wanted to try this for ages. I actually prefer the double sticke but this is a damn fine beer none the less.

Photo of hungryghost
3.97/5  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 Shultzerdugen
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. brown bottle with swing top and bottled on date of 31.01. (Whatever the f*** that means)

Murky copper/brown with a yellowish tint with almost green tinges around the top and edges of the glass. Small white cap that goes down quick.

Big fruit aroma like baked Fuji apples dipped in toffee.

Medium body with a mellow carbonation and a bitty mouthfeel. Apple-like fruitiness at the top with a classic caramel tinged malt flavor. Touch of lemon in the finish. Surpisingly boozy burps.

I was stymied by the cryptic date code on the neck and have to wonder if the missing hop flavor in my beer wasn't due to the beer's age. Still very interesting though.

I did a little research and found out that this beer is only brewed twice a year, each third Tuesday in January and October.

Photo of ybnorml
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of AltBock
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11,2 oz. sweet ass shape bottle. Not many Breweries that I know of would put their beer in this type of shape bottle. It has a really long neck with a big bell shape bottom and it's capped with one of those old style swing tops. My swing top cap was in a little crooked, but it opened like any usual swing top caps, with a loud hiss. Uerige and more German words are stamped right onto the bottle. The piece of paper covering the latch has a bottling date of January 32 (31. 01. on the paper) and a code number of 03 02. I have no idea why their is a code number on the label. On the front they have a white with gold trim shield shaped label that talks about the brewery and the ingredients. On the back is a small strip with the obligatory US Govt. warning. Love that bottle!

Appearance: I didn't have a small 12 oz. Stange glass, so I decided just to use my 12 oz. Pilsener glass that kinda looks like a small Stange. The beer was a murky chestnut brown with a hint of honey to it. All I got was a small skim of white almost tan colored head of foam. It dissipated away too fast leaving behind a few white rings and no lace around the glass. I sure hope it wasn't me using the wrong type of glassware that got that small skim of foam and no lace.

Smell: I enjoyed the aroma to this beer. I like different malt aromas and that's why I liked this beer's aroma. It had an aroma of toasted malt, caramel malt, molasses, dried dark fruits (plums and figs), splash of bitter hops, and all of this covered the slightest hint of alcohol at the end. It just smells so good.

Taste: The taste was malty, but not as malty as the smell would suggest it would taste like. The malts in the taste were more bready malts than toasted or caramel malts like in the smell. I also noticed behind the dominate malt flavor was some dark fruits, bitter hops, a small nutty taste, and a subtle taste of alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel: I would have to say that it's light to medium bodied, very little carbonation, and with an aftertaste of subtle bready malts and citrus hops.

Drinkability: For my 200th beer review, I thought I would try a style of beer I haven't had before in a cool bottle and I was glad to try this beer. It's something I might like to try again in the future, but I would like more is to try more from this brewery to see what their others beers are like, that's if I can find any more.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

uerige sticke is a unique brew. brewed in dusseldorf one can taste and smell the german bock flavors in it. pours slightly ( very slightly) hazy amber color. really tastes like a bock but maintains a hint of belgian amber flavor. smooth with flavor of dark fruits and malt.

Photo of mikeys01
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a very cool tall brown swingtop bottle with a long thin neck. Bottle opens with quite a pop and wisps of vapor. No visible head, the tiniest wisps of bubbles float on top for a bit. Color is a crystal clear polished brown suede. Aroma is very sweet and caramely, just a hint of alcohol and hops. Taste is very sweet and malty, nice caramelization and a bit of nutty/woody flavor, alcohol is noticeable up front as well. Maltiness gives way to a startling hop bitterness that becomes more apparent as the beer warms a bit, leaving it just a bit dry at the finish. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, but that's OK, it helps balance the malty sweetness. A very good alt I'd say, glad I had the opportunity to try it.

Photo of foogerd
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
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

Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
91 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.