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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 332
Hads: 465
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 52
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 HardTarget
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle Inspection: Ok, I bought it for the bottle. Notes bottled on 31.01 (I’m hoping that’s day/month) and 6% abv.

Aroma: Earthy. Very slight skunk note, otherwise a nice sweet caramel with notes of licorice and a pronounced spice, mace maybe?

Appearance: Deep brown amber with a white thin cover that left fair lace.

Flavor: Balanced, with a scorched caramel flavor and rich spices. Some toasted crumb notes as well. Very “German”

Mouthfeel: Soft texture, low carbonation, brief finish.

Overall Impression: Great beer! Complex yet soothing and easy drinking. Ok, I still got it for the bottle.

Hand carried back from Kansas City.

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Tawny, slightly hazy Bengal orange-brown with a greyish-pale yellow head with fair retention.

Smell: Big port and red wine notes, with a lovely tart fruitiness that actually reminds me of a Flanders red. Black currants, green apples, rooibos tea, cranberry juice, pine wood, and lemon rind brighten a beer that is bready and slightly candy-like at its malty core. The aroma of fall leaves adds an earthy depth, while tea-like, floral hops provide a light balance.

Taste: Powerfully reminiscent of Flanders red, with a simple, Helles-like malt base soaked in fruity/spicy red wine. Tart and sweet with notes of sour apples, sherry, and lemons; earthy, spicy, and bitter with ample leafy hops, licorice, tea/wine/cacaomass-like tannins, tobacco, and distinctly Scotch-like alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied, deliciously dry, and perfectly carbonated to buoy the malts and accentuate the tartness and bitterness.

Drinkability: I had no idea Altbiers could be so complex and robust. This is an eye-opening beer experience! Highly recommended.

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Photo of wschumac
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Didn't have a stange to pour into but will be getting one soon since I found a place close to buy this beer.

A - caramel coloring with large lingering off-white head.

S - Fruity aromas with hints of maltiness

T - Malty sweetness with dry hoppy after effects.

M - A little light side but close to medium bodied.

D - Just waiting to get the glass

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Photo of meathookjones
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out with a brownish amber color body and a decent sized off white fluffy head. Clumps of lace were left by a cap of foam that stayed intact. Toasted grains, caramel and some nuttiness. Light fruity notes linger about as well. Mild grassy and flower hop notes blended in well. Flavor starts off with a nice sweetness caramel covered fruits mainly. Toasted biscuit malts and some very light nutty notes are present. Hops are there providing a great grassy and earthy flavors. Light bitterness on the finish. Smooth with a solid body. Ridiculously drinkable stuff. I could sit and drink this all day and not get sick of it. A most excellent sessionable brew.

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Photo of avylover
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Came in an impressive looking flip top bottle.Clear ruby mahogony color with a very small snow white head. Very little carbonation. Aroma of sweet bread, fruit cake, and a clean caramel maltiness. Plums show up in there too. OK, you have my attention. What separates this beer is the finish. There are all sorts of flavors going on here, with fruity esters and malt fused together perfectly. The finish is almost like a cider, with apples and a champagne type tastes showing up. Mouthfeel is very smooth but dry, with a slight bittering hoppiness. Drinkability is top notch, especially with just 6% ABV and this much taste.

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Photo of techdiver
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opens with a pop as soon as released. Was a little concerned about the 1202 code. Pours a a deep amber copper with a solid head that dissipates slowly leaving a small cap of foam with solid lacing.

Great malt greets the nose with the hops noted as well.

Taste is very smooth with elements of aroma making a solid statement. The hops making a much more evident statement here.

Mouthfeel is crisp but lighter on the carbonation than the appearance would lead one to expect.

Quite drinkable, will be sure to pick up more when I find it again.

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Photo of cokes
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shadow-laden copper, infused lightly with red. Lacy, beige head on top. It whittles to a skim, but remains.
The aroma is exactly how it needs to be. Sweet and nutty and bitter. Think caramel-coated walnut, settled on drying grass.
In fact, continue to let that "caramel-coated walnut, settled on dry grass" image resonate in your mind. Because that is what the flavor is. But one mere sentence cannot sum up what's happening here. Toasty sweet upstart. Toffee, nougat, and cream. All heated until a crust forms. Raisin bread notes. With frosting. Nuances of vanilla. It begins to dry and becomes nuttier. Pecans and almonds and walnuts. Now add some purple fruit. Invigorating, lagered sense of cleanliness. Clean air and clean water. Ends powerfully bittered, with herb-encrusted flowers. Lightly astringent closure.
Drinks like liquid silk. A 5L keg would not be enough. Nothing would. Not Gallons...not oceans.
This is fucking killer stuff.
I had my doubts, and now I feel foolish.
This is refined beyond description. Altstanding.

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Photo of LuckySevens82
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to trbeer for allowing me the opportunity to taste such an interesting brew.

oz. unknown in a very cool bottle.

Pours a strange mix of amber, gold and brown (depending on how the light hits it). The head is nice, although not terribly impressive. Lacing is present but rather loose and not all that great. Gets as high of an appearance score for the imence clarity and cool light trick.

Smell is very heavy on the spice (nutmeg mostly). There is a hit of caramel, grassy hops and perhaps a little apple.

Taste is very interesting. I can't say I've tasted anything like this before. Very smooth, with just a hint of hop bitterness. The odd part is that there is deffinitely something else here. It tastes somewhat like lemons, not strong mind you, but lemons nonetheless. There is a definitely caramel flavor as well.

This beer has great balance, not too smooth and sweet, not to bitter and astringent. I could see myself drinking this one an awful lot, but seeing as there is very little of it available in the states, that's probably not going to happen.

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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 karst
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Michael Jackson states in his Great Beer Guide that this "secret" version of Uerige world classic Düsseldorf alt beer is brewed twice a year as a reward for the regulars at Zum Uerige with an additional malts and a hop tea used to add to the hop aroma and flavors.

The ceramic swing top opens with a Pzzzt breaking the neck label with Bottled on date 31.01. as I pour the clear redish brown 33 cL contents into a 40 cl Rastal sniffer and watch the low head settle into a persistant ring that provided modest lace.

Alt beer is produced by top fermentation, Düsseldorf Alt is often described as being similar to an English Old Ale. However the best Alts from Düsseldorf are not as heavy or as rich as EOA beers, and are hoppier.

At 56° F serving temperature the aroma reminded me of one of Nick Floyds creations as it lays down the big complex munich malt base to support his artestry with hops. Large caramel and toffee aromas compete with a grain, toasted nuts and a hint of oak barreled bourbon.

The name "Old" symbolises a lack of acceptance of the newfangled, bottom fermented Pilsener-style beers that swept across Germany from Bohemia from the middle of the 19th Century. For an Alt, fermentation takes place at a temperature between that of an Ale and a Pilsener-style beer. The resulting beer is then aged (lagered) at around freezing point, as per a classic Pils.

This extended conditioning mellows out the flavors and produces an exceptionally smooth and delicate brew with an awesome complex flavors that will require several samples to describe. Deep munich notes. Finishes with a firm long lasting bitterness.

To quote from the book Altbier by Horst Dornbusch, a Düsseldorfer who is now brewing in the USA, "… Alt represents perhaps the best of both styles: the flavor and complexity of a standard ale with the subtle refinement and clean finish of a lager."

Very nice mouthfeel for the style, not as thin as the standard Uerige yet still light enough to make this a very drinkable brew.

Thanks to Joe @ Corral Liquors in Granite City for the heads up on a great Alt.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. I know, I know, it's not in an Alt glass, but I don't have any. It pours a deep burgundy color with one finger of off-white head. There is a little bit of lacing left on the glass. The smell has lots of fresh hops to it, and some sweet caramel lingering. The taste has toffee and caramel all over it, nice and malty at first. The finish is a brave dose of hops, and just a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is as thick and smooth as an Altbier can get! And the drinkability is just perfect. I could knock several of these down. Top notch, not just according to Altbiers, but according to ALL beers!

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can honestly say that when word of this Alt-style brew came my way, I was not all that excited. Thanks to spesh, my thoughts have changed. This tall-bottled beauty streamed from the bottle a wonderful amber-red colour. The head was thick and foamy, probably due to my aggressive pour. Although, in this Bier's defense, the skim head did remain throughout. One whiff of this Altbier and I was hooked. Roasted malty goodness, slightly sweet and perhaps some hints of faint unsweetened chocolate run through my nose. The flavor is deep and rich, with just a slight bite on the back of the tongue. Hoppy in a subtle German way, and I am catching notes of semi-sweet raisins on my tongue. If this Bier had any more than 6.0% ABV, the drinkability score may have suffered. An amazing Altbier. I think one would be hard-pressed to find one better. I drink this, and I may as well be sitting in a Biergarten in the Fatherland.

Zum wohl!

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love altbier. It has quicly become one of my favorite styles, even given the limited exposure I've had. This is probably the best example of the style that I've had.

The beer pours to a nicely carbonated clear golden amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Retention could be better, as could be the lacing, but it looks quite good.

The smell is quite good. Nice spread of smooth German malts with a healthy dose of noble hops. Since it is fermented with an ale yeast at lager temps, it is hardly estery. An excellent balance. I wish more brewers would attempt the style.

The taste is every bit as great, and then some. It is very easy to see why "Sticke" beer was once considered a secret. Hell, given the esoteric nature of the style, I suppose it still is kind of a secret. I'm just glad I'm on the inside, or rather that this beer is now inside of me. Very smooth malt base with a great balancing herbal, grassy bitterness. Quite floral as well. Very easy to drink.

The body is fairly thin and crisp, but the carbonation is still fairly soft on the palate. The balance really is something to behold. I could drink this all night, which I probably couldn't say for the doppelsticke, even though I quite enjoyed it as well. I will probably revisit this one fairly often, as long as it stays fresh, and I will have to try the Original as well.

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Photo of TEXTONE
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The look of the beer is Brownish/amber almost Carmel color vary hazy that gives it a thick look, frothy, creamy white head that dissipates fairly fast. I could smell that fruity goodness when my glass was put on the table, once I stuck my nose in the glass I was hit with lots of sweet malt aroma. The fragrance of this beer is pleasurable. Taste is malt right up front balanced nicely by hops. I would call this is an easy, smooth drinking beer, and would use the word mild but that would not do it justice. The mouth feel is medium with a crisp finish. Once again the hop and malt balance is almost perfect. Good lacing down the glass. I am defiantly recommending this beer to everybody if you can find it order it you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of woemad
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz swingtop bottle had at The Viking in Spokane for $7.95. They'd never featured this before, and once I saw it was an actual German altbier I had to have it!

Poured a orangey amber color with an inclination towards brown, with a small white head that never completely dissipated. Not much lace.

Smell was nutty and caramel-sweet with notes of butter and a little bit of floral hoppiness in the background.

The taste starts off a mild caramel sweetness, then strolls through nutty, buttery and very mildly roasted and concludes with a mild yet enjoyable dryness. A rather complex altbier, vastly tastier than the only other alts available locally (Pinkus-Muller, Alaskan Amber).

This is a medium-bodied beer, with a slightly thin mouthfeel. It's been so long since I had an authentic alt I've forgotten exactly what they are supposed to be like! Sounds like my liver needs to spend more time researching this!

This is a very drinkable beer. If it were more moderately priced (or if I wasn't a poor grad student), this would be a great session beer.

Thanks to my German friends who turned me on to this style 5 years ago when I was in the Ruhr.

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Photo of gleemonger
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer poured clear medium brown. The head was low and white and lasted to lace the glass.

The aroma was nutty with malty caramel and Munich malt aromas (though the beer does not use Munich malt). Slight hop aroma was also present.

The flavor was nutty and chocolately with a substantial bitterness balanced with a Munich malt flavor (again, no Munich in the beer). The bitterness was aggressive and well done and the maltiness was complex. Slight fruitiness wa present in the flavor.

The finish was nutty, just off dry and bitter into the aftertaste. The body was medium.

11.2 ounce bottle. Neck label says Bottled on 29.01 and Code 29 02 whatever that means.

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Photo of proc
4.82/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out to a amber/bronze/copper color in the glass. I couldn't pick one color, so I am putting all three in this review. The aroma was interesting with almost a fine bourbon smell mingling with malt. The taste had notes of caramel and spices and was extremely easy and soothing to drink. The hops are there, but not overdone and blend nearly flawlessly with the malt. This is a special beer. I bet on-tap it would be even better.

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Photo of drewbage
4.82/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 33cl brown bottle (funny little bugger) and served in my Gordon's Highland Scotch glass. (No proper alt glass.. sorry.. grabbed one that would concentrate aromas.

Beer pours deep brown, but with bright red highlights and no real head, but a strong CO2 nevertheless.

The aroma causes one to come to a complete stop. This malt aroma is the malt equivalent of a big ole American IPA for hops.Large caramel and toffee aromas compete with a grain, toasted nuts and a smidge of smoke.

The flavor is clean at first glance with an exuberiant caramel flavor coating the palate before a fruitiness starts the finish which grows with sharp bite of hops enhanced by a large mineral character.

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Photo of bnuttz
4.82/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a rich copper color, pretty much the color of a penny. A nice frothy tan head appears. Smells of rich caramel and molases. Kind of a roasty aroma, but not burnt. Taste is of mellow caramel. Sweet and sugary, but not thick and syrupy at all. The herbal hops balance this one out perfectly. Wow is this incredibly smooth. I could really pound these puppies down. Cool bottle, but damn pricey. Is there a comparable alt?

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Photo of JollyRodger
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Uerige has the hands down best altbier. Deep red in color. Rich malt back bone. Hops are there, nice and bitter with little hop flavor just like an alt should be. Spalt hop flavor is mild. Great all around beer, good complex malt notes with balanced bitterness. Top of the heap.

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Photo of BierManVA
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No detail of this bier was left to chance. From the beutiful bottle to the product inside. An extremely fine hand crafted brew.

The color is an amazing fluid dark copper that reminds one of the proverbial "nectar". The aromas are of well ballanced hops on a complex malt base.

The taste is what gets you. Incredibly complex for this style. "More hops and more malt" proclaims the brewer and with excellent results. Caramel, earthy sweet at its base, finishing beutifully with hops.

The bier is not highly carbonated but far from flat. It glides down very smooth and I find myself enjoying the aftertatse near as much as the bier.

Sometimes the complexity of a bier escapes you and ther is only one thing you can say. "This is damn fine stuff"


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Photo of TinusTime
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from into a 12 oz straight sided glass from a very unique shaped bottle. Just getting this beer was a coup so I saved it for review 100.
Pours a dark copper with an nice inch tall white head. Smell is of caramel overtones with Jammy fruits and German hops probably Hallertau..Taste is of dark raisiny bread, caramel, at first then an amazing hop twist that dries it out. Somehow finishes sweet and dry. Light carbonation makes the mouthfeel smoother than chinese silk.. Damn this is good. Drinkability is off the charts . I would have no problem having these all night. Why oh why is it limited.. This is one of the tip top beers . A classic. I got in a case where i work and Im not sure I want to share the rest or horde them for myself. Thanks to Mike from Specialty Bev for snagging me the last case. Damn im almost done with the glass..

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Photo of shbobdb
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have you ever had a beer that made you break down and cry? Well, I haven't either, but this one pushed me almost to that limit.
I guess somewhere between my last DIPA and barleywine I forgot it was supposed to be about BEER, not pushing my tastebuds to the extreme of their tolerance.
This beer has EVERYTHING. It could satisfy the most stringent beer-snob, yet be readily enjoyed by the BMC crowd. It opens up with a delightfully hoppy smell. Not crazy insane hoppy, but just enough there to blend with the malt and roasted smells and produce an experience that was truly singular.
Then you put your lips to it . . . and what a sweet moment that is. The taste matches the smell perfectly, only the roles are now reverse. The malt and roast dance around your tongue while the hops provide sublime accompanyment.
The body is thick and full . . . the only thing lack in this beer is carbonation, but it doesn't need the extra help.

And then the moment is over. The aftertaste is quite clean, with just a faint remembrance of what a wonderful experience it was. Just try not to quaff it down too fast. What a beer, what a beer!

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Photo of Cresant
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured half of the 11.2 oz. brown bottle into a Reissdorf Kolsch stange. Served at 50F. Bottled on Nov. 25. Ceramic/rubber topped long-necked bottle is a unique shape with braille letters near the bottom and raised letters and logo in the surface.

Created very little head on the first pour which faded quickly. Golden honey clear brown body. Second more vigorous pour created three fingers of frothy off-white head.

Smell was of sweet malts. Syrup. Earthy. Leafy hops. Biscuits with honey. Yum.

Tasted, not surprisingly of malts. Caramel. Slightly metallic/mineral. Malts are the star here but they allow the clean hops to shine as well. A nice duet. Complex and rich.

Mouthfeel was full-bodied and smooth. Mildly carbonated. A very nice, rewarding, highly drinkable alt.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.