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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 42
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

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 schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Lemke10
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a muddy brown color with a slight beige head. The aroma is slightly malty but that’s about it. It has a very interesting malt flavor to it. There are hints of caramel as well as a little sourness. Lot of unique, hard to describe flavors to describe, but interesting never-the-less.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Murky brown body with no head present. Minimal lacing.

S - Mostly molasses and malt syrup in the nose. Some sweet sticky brown sugar present.

T - A nice chewy mouthful of musky grains. Dry, roasted bread and dry grains. Some dark fruit twang on the tongue in the middle. A nice medley of chewy, hearty tastes.

M - This one has a nice sticky bite with a semi-dry, smooth finish.

O - Altbiers are delicious.

Photo of Phatz
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I am doing a tasting tonight of the three Uerige Alts that I have and I really enjoy this beer the Uerige Sticke a lot more than the Classic. It is much sweeter and and more rich, still dry but w/o the annoying aftertaste. Nice.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper brown color with a head that rises up the stange glass and then fades. Less lacing but more attractive body than the first one - the Classic.

Smell: Hints of butter and wood and milky malts with a touch of sugar and honey balanced by toffee and herbal hops.

Taste: Toffee and molasses flavor a dry grassy hoppy body that is reminiscent of bread, nuts and apple cinnamon. It is simple and crisp and yet beautifully easy to drink and enjoy.

Mouthfeel: smooth and malty but with a dry light feel.

Drinkability: This is one I could stand to drink for quite a while.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Photo of ppoitras
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2ozer purchased as a single from the Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA, in a cool-looking swing-top. Date Code is 29 01.

Poured into a Middle Ages imperial half pint glass, formed a 1/4" light toffee head over a clear, caramel-hued brew. Laced well. Aroma is lightly of yeast, and a snippet of malts, but not prominent, I'm afraid. Taste is smooth caramel, which slithers across the tongue, and just as you start to think it perhaps may be a bit too sweet, the hops take over, clear the malt out, and change the taste completely. Very nice. Mouthfeel excellent, and drinkability is as well. Excellent brew, easily can see how this would be mind-boggling fresh and/or on-tap.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have sat on this bottle long enough. I am sampling a room temp bottle in a snifter. The bottle opens with pop and a fizz. The brew pours a clear mahognay, with a frothy offwhite head that fades quickly to an edge layer and soon to nothing.
Aroma is malty with caramel and toffee and a "hot" scent.?? I want to say cinnamon but that is weird but the closest I can get. Also maybe peppery alcohol. Strange for a beer with 6 % ABV.
The nose also gives off a little brown sugar and maple syrup scent.
First sip. Light bodied with low carbonation. Not what I expected from the nose. Nice caramel start to the flavor with moves to a light grassy/earthy hop finish.
This beer is incredibly smooth and easy to drink. I think I could drink quite a few of these and not fill up. If you see it try it!

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz Swing top brown bottle. No freshness date noticed.
Served in a tall cylinder glass.
It pours a brown mahogany with a bubbly beige head.
A toasted malty aroma leads off and is followed by a light smell of fresh cut oak, iron, citrus and grass.
The flavors are malt-forward. Tastes of molasses, wood, raisins, light rum and slight metallic tang, make for an interesting flavor profile.

Very fluid and gulpable!

Great swing top bottle!

Photo of 86sportster883
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An Excellent Beach and Cigar Beer

I was first introduced to the Alt beer style at a buddy's bachelor party in Littleton, CO several years back. One of the local watering holes, the Bull & Bush, had donated a 5 gallon keg of Alt to the party, as my friend was very active in the Denver homebrew community. Since there were several beers flowing the night of the party, we found that the Alt keg was only half kicked by morning. Some of the more ambitious party goers had gotten up early and left to go skiing at Arapahoe, while those of us who needed a little more recovery time got up late and adjusted our plans around what beer was left. We decided to grab the Alt, grab a tap, and join the others at A-Basin. Not to ski, but to sit on the beach with our alts in hand, smoking cigars and takin in the sun on a beautiful end of season CO ski day.

The Uerige Stick is a smooth drinking bitter beer with a lingering dry bitter finish that can stand up to a good cigar. When cold, flavors & aromas are less pronounced and this medium bodied beer is incredibly drinkable and satisfying. Clean pilsener and caramel malt flavors become more noticable as the beer warms ups and begins balance out the otherwise dominant Noble hop characteristics. There's also a light sulfury component to the taste. Burnt orange in color with a big creamy off white head, the Sticke looks great in an authentic German stange.

The Uerige Sticke is an excellent beer that I plan to indulge in often and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys a nicely balanced beer with a lasting bitter finish.

Photo of tjthresh
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 31.01. Am I to assume that is 2005? Poured into my Fankenheim Alt glass. Crystal clear copper/brown with a dirty white cap. Toasted whole grain breads and caramel. Nice scent of Spalt hops. Malt sweetness and hop bitterness it very good. Full bodied.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz poptop bottle poured into a wine glass.

Pours a a deep dark brown with a thin light brown head. Nose is rich and malty and a bi nutty.

Taste is malty sweet and rich. It's very sharp an creamy and really drinkable. It's got a nice creamy taste it's a very solid beer.

Photo of volanova
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Typical Dusseldorf Altbier, and that certainly is not a bad thing. Like many Alts, it is hard to find in the States (only one place in Southeastern Pennsylvania I have found that carries it). I personally rate most Alts as one of my favorite beers to sit down and have a few of in an evening. This one is no different.

Served in a flip-top bottle. Thin head, as is proper in this type. A nice malty aroma, with a note of hoppiness. As was previously reviewed, the taste is very subdued, yet it can be complex. Flavors of toffee or caramel, with the hint of hops and malt. A very smooth beer, easy to drink yet it fills the mouth.

Too bad more German Altbiers are so hard to find around here...

Photo of GimmeAles
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popping the cool swing-top bottle produces a wisp of smoke and a whiff of sweet, dark fruits and cookie dough. Semi-cloudy mahogany sits beneath a rocky 1-finger head which rolls vigorously but soon leaves only gossamer wisps of bubbles on the surface.
Nose is big on sweet cookie dough and whole wheat bread-crusts with some sultana and plum. A sweet, malty nose, but clean.
Upon supping, palate is smacked with more malty goodness: a big, caramel malt presence mingled with plums, dates and raisins. Actually, many ingredients of a good bread pudding and the cookie-dough–like character is still there as well. Cookie-dough in a bread pudding? Why not! A fine thread of faint herbal hoppiness comes around before powdery grain husk brings in the finale. Moderate carbonation cleans and dries out the finish further – its effervescence creates subtle, earthy notes that were perhaps missed in the initial nose. A semi-light, creamy mouthfeel keep this very drinkable, and I’m sad this cool bottle is so very small. A very easy to drink Ale with plenty of depth and character to keep you coming back for more. Will definitely pick this up again.

Photo of dannyvee
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has been quite hyped on the site as of late, so I was excited to try it when I finally found it ($4/ bottle). Sampled @ cellar temperature in a Rapscallion snifter.

Have to agree wtih others that this is one of the coolest bottles I've seen. However, I was a little disappointed when the swing of the top yielded only a tiny "pfft".

Poured hard for a head which died quickly but left a small lace ring around the circumference of the glass. The color is a crystal clear iced tea-like deep red-brown. Very little carbonation can be seen.

Aromas of woody alcohol, malty candy sweetness, and vanilla. Up front the taste is of liquor, malt and caramel. Then at the end the hoppiness comes out for a nice balance.

The mouthfeel is rich and creamy with little carbonation.

Overall, a great package, great taste, and a highly drinkable brew. However, with all the hype, I was expecting something that was going to blow me out of the water. This didn't and I would certainly drink it again, but wouldn't go too far out of my way to get it.

Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, served in a 0.2L Uerige glass. Burnished copper with pale amber highlights, hazy toward the center. Highly effervescent with outstanding head retention and lacing, this looks pretty inviting. The aroma has a lot of depth, opening with berry-like fruitiness, leafy and earthy hops, toasted malt. As it warms I can pick out subtle notes of mineral and soil. The palate shares the same berry-like character that I detect in the aroma, but it's also aggressively hoppy. Malty, lightly toasted but quite dry, hops take over mid-palate and leave a lingering bitterness that suggests citrus rind, bitter herbs, earth and minerals. It's hard to wrap my mind around this beer, but I enjoy it more each time I try it.

Photo of AltTrinker
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in an 11.2 oz, very long, thin-necked brown bottle with a Hutter style stopper. Bottling date is indicated.
Appearance: It pours a hazy, reddish copper color with a thin, one half inch head. After a few minutes a thin cap remains with a few lacy patches clingling to the glass.
Aroma: This beer has a significantly stronger aroma than a typical Alt beer. There is a caramel presence with a combination of coriander and a barbacue sauce like flavor.
Taste: The caramel maltiness hits first, followed by a hoppiness that is well balanced with the malt. Hop bitterness finishes and lingers on the back of the throat.
Body: Medium full with a mild syrupy mouthfeel. Carbination is low but just enough to give a spritzy sensation.
Drinkability: As someone who developed his love for beer in the Zum Uerige brewpub in 1968, I was anxious to try this "secret" offering. I was not disappointed. This brew is eminently drinkable with a maltier and hoppier character than the usual Alt beer offered by Zum Uerige.

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly sweet pale malt and candied hop aroma. Light cream colored head faded slowly to a film laving a few string of lace. Clear, deep copper colored beer packed with streams of fine carbonation. Nice hop tea aroma balanced by some lightly sweet malt. A pinch of bitterness kicks in towards the end and cuts the sweetness of the finish. Body is moderate-light while the mouthfeel is soft and light. Nice and easy drinking with some really tasty hops.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky chestnut with a thin swirly head and some spotty lacing. Smells of fresh grain, spicy malt, a touch of minerality, and a touch of sweetness. Nice flavor that are a bit spicy to start and then quite mellow. The spice picks up again at the finish. There are some nice cocoa and slightly sweet malt notes as well and a smooth graininess throughout. Smooth, creamy, and a bit spicy in the mouth. Very enjoyable.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from that cool sticke bottle.

Appearance- Pours a billowy white head with two minute retention. Color is a deep amber, reminds me of Christian Brothers brandy.

Smell- Roasted malts mixed with some maple syrup and a little smoke.

Taste- Didn't know what to expect from this brew being, since it is my first albier. The flavor starts out very roasted and grows to a bit more smoke and caramel in the center of the tongue.

Mouthfeel- A little sweet, but most of the palate was centered around the malt. This was a very nice beer all around.

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I went to Das Bierhaus in Btown and some cool guy I made friends with bought me one of these for the first time. Out of the flip-top bottle this beer was a clear, copper/brown color with one finger of head. The retention was good and the lacing consistent down my glass. The aroma was a complex mix of malts, caramel, rum, some wood and nuts as well as some golden raisin. The flavors were not quite as pronounced as the aroma for me but the balance was ideal. Caramel, burnt caramel, nuts, earth and then a kick of piney hops to finish it. Very, very drinkable assuaged by the quick, clean finish of an otherwise very malty beer. The body was medium and the carbonation average as well which also encouraged quaffing. Impresive.

Photo of centbeerfest
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was another birthday gift. Have to admit, I had never seen this beer before, so thanks friends. I'm pretty sure they picked it out because of the bottle, but their system worked.

Nice pour into a pint glass with a great head. Really foamy and unusually stiff foam. The color was inviting and the carbonation had really small and effervescent bubbles that never ended.

Some cinnamon in the nose. Crisp and complex browned butter taste with a clean finish and nice mouthfeel. Very representative German tasting beer.

On the take-home scale I would rate this as a six pack. Not your everyday beer unless you are a German beer kinda person.

Photo of glid02
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA.

Pours a clear amber color with a large off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of grainy caramel malts with hints of toastiness. Also present are very light earthy hop and indistinct fruit aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth and moderately dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of toasted malts. Midway through the sip mild amounts of earthy hops come into play before fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a simple yet very good beer and one that to me seems like a standard-bearer for the style. Well worth a shot if you see it around.

Photo of prototypic
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's chestnut brown in color with some garnet and bronze highlights. There's a small amount of sediment swimming through it. It's topped with a light tan head that's about two fingers deep. Retention was very good and it left a nice thick coat of lace in its wake.

Smell: The nose is good despite being a little weak. It's sweet and very malty smelling. Predominantly a mix of caramel/toffee with some roasted malt thrown in for good measure. At the secondary level, there's an interesting praline-like scent. It's a nice feature and complements the other components well. There's a prominent yeasty or biscuity aroma. Perhaps some light spices emerge toward the end. No alcohol is noted.

Taste: It's definitely sweet and has a very nice caramel/toffee malt flavor. There's definitely some roasted malts that follow and compete hard for the limelight. It's slightly spicy and features some light pepper and cinnamon flavors. Yeast is notable and sticks through into the aftertaste. There's a lot going on in the flavor here. It's very deep and I'm certain that I've missed a couple of spices and perhaps some other light, ancillary flavors. It really is that deep. No alcohol is noticeable. Finishes sweet and slightly spicy.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It features a medium body and has a nice, smooth feel. Carbonation feels light and does its job well. It's not quite lush, but it is nice and smooth. Drinkability is very good. It's got a ton of flavor and character. At 6%, abv really lends itself to good drinkability.

I'm damn impressed with Uerige Sticke. It's my first experience with the beer and it's left a lasting impression. The nose could use a tad more strength, but otherwise, it's very impressive. There's a ton of flavor crammed into this bottle and it's well worth the experience. Definitely one to check out.

Photo of Southernbrew
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cool bottle.

Pours a nice red-copper with a small, bubbly head.

Aroma of toasted malt, some caramel and weak herbal hops. A mellow brown sugar comes through as it warms.

Fairly smooth, medium caramel malt flavors with some toasted flavors. A bit of a nutty flavor begins to emerge midway through as does a light hop bitterness. As the beer warms, a taste I would describe as brown-sugar biscuits emerges as well.

Superemely drinkable. I have limited experience with the style, Alaskan Amber being the only other, but this blows that away.

A huge thanks goes out to BA Luckysevens82 for the trade!

Photo of jackndan
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Uerige Sticke: A gift from a gentleman BA.

First, I’ve got to comment on the bottle: it is embossed glass, with a thin neck that is at least five inches long ending in a swingtop cap. Very nice.

Very interesting color: deep reddish brown, very clear, no haze or sediment. The head is a little disappointing, what little there was dissipated very quickly, and left virtually no lacing whatsoever.

The aroma is fairly mild, there are scents of spices, like nutmeg and cloves. A slight bit of malt aroma as well.

The taste is quite clean and very flavorful. Some slight spiciness is immediately notable, leading to fairly nice flavors of breaded malts, almost like toasted cinnamon bread. Nice hop flavor helps to balance out and clean up the lingering malt flavors. Very light bodied and extremely easy to drink. Clearly, well worth searching out on the rare occasions this beer hits our shores.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.33/5  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.

Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.