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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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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

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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Photo of tempest


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

05-31-2009 23:42:22 | More by tempest
Photo of akorsak


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

05-29-2006 19:31:50 | More by akorsak
Photo of smakawhat


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

09-03-2011 23:25:09 | More by smakawhat
Photo of IrishRedRock


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

03-24-2004 02:41:52 | More by IrishRedRock
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

10-28-2010 13:16:46 | More by avalon07
Photo of TheLongBeachBum


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

08-10-2004 06:21:29 | More by TheLongBeachBum
Photo of t8s8l8


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

11-10-2011 13:39:50 | More by t8s8l8
Photo of lackenhauser


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

06-06-2006 21:34:44 | More by lackenhauser
Photo of hungryghost

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

08-03-2004 19:25:04 | More by hungryghost
Photo of Shultzerdugen


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

03-11-2006 19:52:23 | More by Shultzerdugen
Photo of 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
Photo of bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

01-11-2010 15:30:07 | More by bobsy
Photo of nickfl


3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

01-19-2010 08:14:27 | More by nickfl
Photo of AKBelgianBeast


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

12-14-2007 06:15:20 | More by AKBelgianBeast
Photo of Jwaks


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

Serving : 11.2 fl oz swing top bottle

Undoing the thick glass swing top is well worth the effort for a translucent deep copper colored brew with reddish orange highlights. A finger thick strong copper twinged head settles into an attractive cap of foam and a thick layer of lacing. A few pillars of fine bubbles slowly make their way to join the lovely layer of froth above.

Nose is a bit muted with aromas of rustic wheat bread and spicy hops with hints of phenols, woodiness, metallic minerals and red berries. Very nice, drink up!

Spicy hops come through loud and clear on the attack and mid palate with bready malts supporting throughought, everything is neatly tied off with a clean, dry finish revealing tart red berries, woody flavors, minerals and a touch of brown sugar. It has almost a bourbon barrel aged character, showcasing the aged quality for a traditional altbier.

A great altbier which coats the mouth offering an awesome grip. The slightly dry finish, complex flavors and smooth medium body keeps me going back to the glass for more, this is very drinkable.

Wow. If you want a great altbier then try this one, this is a great example of the style and a great all-around beer.


02-04-2007 21:55:23 | More by Jwaks
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

Appearance: clear amber / copper in color with a nice 1" head that lingers a while. Spot or two of lace developed.

Smell: mild caramel is all that is picked up.

Taste: full bodied caramel flavors, ripe fruits, and a touch of honey sweetness. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: smooth with a hint of crispness at the start, and finish is smooth. Caramel lingers shortly on the tongue after swallowing. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable as a few bottles can easily be quaffed. Nicely balanced and hits the tastebuds just right.

06-09-2006 20:59:02 | More by Gavage
Photo of mikeys01


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

03-24-2004 03:04:07 | More by mikeys01
Photo of kmpitz2


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

This one pours a transparent reddish brown wtih no head at all. The nose is caramel with some roasted malts in there as well. There is a lot of roasted flavor in there. There is also a bit of bitter that hits the back of the tongue after swallowing the beer. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, and there is a lack of carbonation. I would like to see more bubbles. Drinkability is okay. I like it, but its not my favorite. I would probably try it again though.

10-04-2004 23:16:00 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of AltBock


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

10-01-2006 22:35:34 | More by AltBock
Photo of Mitchster


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

Long neck 11.2 oz bottle, $3.49. 6% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy dark ruby, forming a small off-tan head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is interesting, like a perfumed caramel with florally sweet notes, reminding me of the residual sugars I enjoy so much in Rogues brews thanks to the Pacman yeast. Very cleanly fermented with an elegantly understated nose. Mouthfeel is sharp and bright with a zingy medium body. Taste begins with potent flavor hops, more akin to an American Brown, balanced by a delicately nutty roasted malt body. Lots of leather and tobacco in the middle lingering through the finish. Bitterness is medium strong.

This is a decent beer, but quite over-hyped, probably because most Altbiers suck in general. Summit Alt thoroughly eclipses this in the bottle. Reminds me of a Rogue Amber. $3.49 for this little bottle again?...no way. I would love to try it on tap.

05-03-2005 00:05:18 | More by Mitchster
Photo of Halcyondays


3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

04-30-2010 05:19:27 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of TwelveOunces


3.94/5  rDev -4.4%

Bottle poured into a tulip
Bottled on 01.11, code 01.12, whatever that means.

A- Pours hazy dark amber. A bubbly one finger of a tan head.

S- A big grain on the nose, A bit of Munich and pilsner malt. A slight caramel and yeasty esters. A sour fruityness.

T- A bit of caramel at first. A frothy, foamy caramel flavor. A breddy, yeasty flavor as well. A bit of dark fruit to this beer, A fig and dry raisin. A bit of this beer actually reminds me of wine, a dry quality and an alcohol feel on the tongue. A slight lemon grass note, herbal oniony grass notes as well. A strange and complex beer.

M- Thick on feel for the ABV, higher in carbonation. A slightly strange alcohol feel in the aftertaste.

O- A very weird beer. Certainly different from what you expect from an altbier.

06-17-2013 23:01:59 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of Troyone


3.93/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours an iced tea (with melted ice) color, a copper hue, a minimal off biege head, and very little carb action.

Slight smell of a toasted caramel malt and some flowery citrus hops.

Moderately sweet/acidic/bitter and roasted caramel malt with a spruce/resin and grapefruit/orange hops flavor.

Medium to full bodied, dry and syrupy texture, flat carbonation, and a smooth slightly metallic/astringent finish.

This is kind of thick for a 6% abv. beer and not a session beer.

09-11-2005 06:58:03 | More by Troyone
Photo of PhillyStyle


3.93/5  rDev -4.6%

Bottled 01/2011; best by 01/2012:

The beer poured a dark reddish or maybe even light brown, cola color that produced a nice, tight white head that was retained nicely and left some lacing.

The beer gave off a nice toasted bready aroma and another sweet aroma that I couldn't put my finger on.

The beer had full flavor that had a bready sweet beginning along with a touch of nut to it with a very light hop presence.

The body was a little lighter than expected, but still good. The beer was nicely carbonated and pretty easy to drink. Overall, a good beer and one that I can appreciate.

01-27-2012 17:52:22 | More by PhillyStyle
Photo of santoslhalper


3.93/5  rDev -4.6%

Appearence: Pours a crystal clear copper with a thin, off-white head. Little carbonation.

Smell: Has a nice, spicy malt backbone with sugary-sweetness throughout. The hops are fairly strong.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Interesting. The cictric hops are through the roof! It tastes like oranges and apples and pears, balanced by a sweet maltyness. The malts are kind of plain, and lack in terms of complexity as compared to the hops. The mouthfeel is slick, and a little thin.

Drinkability and Overall: I like this beer, but the Uerige Altbier Classic is much better in my opinion. This one lacks the fullness and complexity I expected. It still a good brew, a nice example of an altbier, and one worth trying.

07-17-2005 19:32:27 | More by santoslhalper
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.