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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 42
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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 WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thin offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry and malty flavor that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It's sweet and toastey. The taste is good. It has a smooth, malty flavor that goes down slow and finishes dry and bitter. It has a solid hop flavor that comes through in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent altbier. It has complexity, but I'm not crazy about the taste. All in all, an above average alt. .

WesWes, Apr 15, 2005
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -9%

MarkyMOD, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -2.9%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 27.10. (Year missing - I'll presume it's last year) - Thin 11.2 oz. flip-top bottle, poured into a Uerige stange:

Pours brown with a thick, foamy/creamy tan head that stays. Frothy broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of strong caramel (noticeable upon opening) and toffee with earthy, leafy bitterness.

The taste is of caramel and toffee with an herbal/grassy/earthy bitterness - almost a bit metallic/tinny sharp. It finishes very dry.

Medium-bodied - very drinkable. Well balanced between caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. Another deserved world classic. Hoppier than their other altbier or their Doppelsticke. A must-try for beer lovers!

jwc215, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of smcolw
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate head that lasts well and leaves superior lace. Pours light brown and is very cloudy.

Classic brown ales smells--lots of crystal malt, some sweetness, little bitterness from hop.

Interesting complexity. Hop is the initial flavor on the taste; quickly it subsides to a slightly sweet, full-bodied malty liquor. The bitterness returns and continues through the swallow and aftertaste.

smcolw, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled January 31, 2005, Sampled August 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear ruby amber color that is topped by a frothy, thinnish, tan colored head. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of brandy, and rum, hints of strawberry, citrus and lightly spicy notes. Actually a fairly interesting aroma that is still intriguing after these 6 months. The taste is lightly sweet and fairly malty with notes of caramel. This is quite fruity as well with notes of cherry, raisins, and a bit of strawberry and some notes of bergemot as well. For some reason the fruity character in an Alt I have always associated as an interesting mix of hop and malt character. This has held up much better, in the voyage across the Atlantic, than the regular Alt did, though it stills suffers quite a bit from the voyage.

Gueuzedude, Aug 18, 2005
Photo of Halcyondays
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Halcyondays, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

BlackHaddock, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gavage, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of GClarkage
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/21/05- Purchased at Tower Market in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- Very cool and funky looking 11oz swingtop bottle. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass. I didn't have a stange, so this will have to do. Label on swingtop is dated upon bottling.

Appearance- A nice Aventinus like coloring caramel-amber in color, 3/4 inch head that settles to just a dusting of froth after a few minutes. Fair to above average lacing.

Smell- This dude smelled great as soon as the swingtop popped off. Very sweet caramel scented malt with whisps of vanilla as well. It calms down in scent after the pour and smells like a caramel candy apple right now.

Taste- Waiting for this puppy to warm up since it's at around 40 right now. 20 minutes later...first off, it smells much darker malt after sitting for 20. Here goes...Hmmm, much, much hoppier and bitter than I expected. Not even as much as a dark malt as I was expecting. This isn't at all what I was expecting. But, saying that, it's still very good. Lots of toffee flavor in the malt and probably the most hops I have ever had in a german crafted beer. A tad nutty in taste also.

Mouthfeel- Sweet and bitter going down and mouthcoating at the same time, yet slowly it turns a tad watery. Fairly low carbonation.

Drinkability- Overall it's a very interesting beer of a taste I was not expecting. I wish I had consumed it a bit ago as I have sat on this brew for a few months. Maybe it would have been better or somewhat different. The one thing I really regret is not trying it when it was on wooden cask at the Toronado in January of this year :( After reading fellow reviewers, I seemed to have missed the boat there. It's a very unique and tasty brew though.

GClarkage, Mar 21, 2005
Photo of dbrauneis
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours murky brown with hints of amber in color with a little visible carbonation of small bubbles at the edges of the glass near the head. The head is frothy light tan and about two fingers in height. There is good head retention and moderate lacing.

S: Aromas of toasty/bready malts and light amounts of floral hops.

T: The flavors of the malts and the hops in this beer are very well balanced - though there is a little bitterness that is discernible from the hops. The flavors are complex with a little it of earthiness to them.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation and slightly dry.

O: After visiting Dusseldorf about 2 years ago, I became a huge fan of altbier. I really enjoy most of the German offerings I have had though the experience in Dusseldorf makes it so mush more enjoyable (fresh from the casks and with the waiters walking around with continuous fresh glasses, marking the coaster to indicate how many you consumed). This beer is highly sessionable and quite enjoyable - the flavors complement fall/winter foods really well.

dbrauneis, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great swing top bottle, definite style points. This one pours a nice dark amber/almond, with an off white head. very rounded and smooth mouthfeel, nose of malt and nuts. Well developed and smooth maltyness on the tongue, tasts of nuts, malt, bread, a bit of smokyness, pepper, earthyness. Rich w/ moderate alcohol presence. Fine German Alt. Great stuff, worth seeking out and enjoying.

Billolick, Apr 10, 2004
Photo of tempest
3.98/5  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.

tempest, Jun 01, 2009
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.

Georgiabeer, Sep 08, 2008
Photo of akorsak
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

akorsak, May 29, 2006
Photo of DoubleJ
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awww, and I thought this was a half-liter bottle. instead, it is a super-thin 330 ml flip-top bottle bought at La Bodega. On to the beer:

Into a stange it goes, the beer is murky brown with hues of a faded orange and tan glow. Not particularly pretty but this is expected for the style. Solid head retention. Super sweet in the nose, very malty sweet with a kick of hop leaf. Taste...it doesn't jump out on you, it's more powdery. Somewhat hoppy with a burnt bread crust flavor, it's nutty also. Dry aftertaste with a burnt bread sensation, and somewhat astringent. A little dissapointing, though I do have to say it drinks easy like most beers of it's nationality, especially with a bowl of steak and potato soup.

DoubleJ, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a footed strange)

A- This beer has a warm glowing brown body with a light hint of red color. There is a creamy off-white head that last and last supported by a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The smell of light dry toast and brown malt has a hint of dried leave and dry caramel malt in the finish.

T- The light dry caramel malt has a hint of toasted malt with mineral water. The finish has a soft green noble hop finish with a soft bitterness showing up after each sip.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a clean finish.

D- This beer has some interesting flavors but they are very soft and a bit watery.

rhoadsrage, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of BARFLYB
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into a Gaffel Kolsch glass trying to keep it in the family...

I don't know how to spell this comes into the glass a nice bark brown with some faded orange towards the side. A nice amount of cream colored foam about an inch up leaves no stick on the glass. Smell is fruity apple a nice caramel scent and that's about it, it's an alt. Taste is very fruity but tamer than a BSDA which this reminds me of, only extremely lighter. Never had a ALT this fruity that's all. Caramel comes up too with a faint earthy hop in the middle, no trace of the 6%. Feel is medium, carb is there but not felt under the body. I could drink a shit ton of this and like it, one of the better German beers i've had, glad I scooped it up..

BARFLYB, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one-finger white head that quickly fades leaving no lace. Slightly cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose seems to be caramel. Starts and finishes with a balance of malts and hops but there is some sweetness hard to describe this - maybe a combination of a barley wine and a sweet stout for flavor, but it doesn't look anything like a stout. $4 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Feb 15, 2005
Photo of Zorro
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely clear nut-brown ale with a white head.

Smell is a heady sweet fruity scent and nutty and biscuit malt scents. Faint raisin and rum scents. As it warms up whiskey and rum and vanilla scents come out and tease your nose. No hop scent detected per the style.

Taste is fruity with a stronger hop bitterness than expected. Strong noble hops finish that lingers as an after taste. Quite malty but the hopping level keeps it in check.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability isn't easy to set as I only have one bottle of this. I was made familiar with the Altbier style through Alaskan Amber, a brew I enjoy at least once a month. Alaskan Amber is a near perfect session beer, this beer is much stronger than Alaskan Amber in smell and bitterness but it isn't more pleasant to drink just different.

Zorro, Jul 14, 2005
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

afsdan, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Mebuzzard, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev -2.9%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color, some carbonation, tiny off-white head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is mostly malty, very slight toffee/caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some toffee/caramel. Light-Medium body, kinda on the watery side. Drinkable, a tasty brew.

Wasatch, Apr 15, 2008
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
90 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.