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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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92
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440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 40
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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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 bruindre
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Pauly2X
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly hazy copper with a half finger head.

S- Heavy caramel malts with solid noble hop undertones.

T- The malt character is a good balance between roasted and sweet caramel. Goood hop presence with a solid finish.

M- Nice and rich, good carbonation.

D- This one can grow on you.

If most german beers are lagers and rest of those are ales and most of those are wiessbiers what do you have left? This delicious beer of course.

Photo of cjac
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

Photo of factoide
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ark57
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is a nice swing top style with a long thin neck and is only 11.2oz. It is a clear, dark copper with a thin head. The aroma is of roasted nuts and hops. The nutty maltiness has some caramel in the taste. The finish is a big hop bitterness. The hops are noble and floral. This is a great beer to quaf, though it is a bit expensive at almost $4 for not even 12oz.

Photo of BrewerB
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Aroma has a good complexity of German pilsner and Munich malts. Spicy, peppery, and slightly floral hop notes are present. Low amount of fruity esters.

Copper-like color, formed a 1-2 finger off-white head which settled down but retained itself well. Good, not brilliant, clarity.

Flavor includes a moderate but very present amount of spicy hops and a medium to medium-high level of bitterness. Complex malty flavors mirrored the aroma with a mild chocolate/toasty addition. The finish is dry with a lingering bitterness. Very slight sulfur presence.

Medium-light bodied, smooth. Moderate carbonation. Surprisingly light bodied for its complexity in malt character. Would like a wee more body.

This ones a little over-the-top in alcohol for a Dusseldorf Altbier. Never the less - good balance and well paired german malts and hops. I don't have another bottle but if I did, I would pass up. In Dusseldorf these are frequently session beers and I'm just not picturing this with the same level of drinkability.

Photo of TheBungyo
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liquid copper in a glass. Head is around an inch thick and the color of a marshmellow. Nose is a bit understated but I get honey and caramel. Taste is much the same, but the alcohol gives me the idea that maybe they aren't trying to conceal it. It's in your face. There's also a grainy and sour taste in the finish that isn't unpleasant. Mouth is very nice. Thanks to Clickpush for providing this!

Photo of plaztikjezuz
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark cooper, but had very light carbonation, which could of been because the beer was very cold when poured.

not to much aroma when cold soft malt and hops. the flavor was minerally, carmel, with a good bitterness, slight metalicness.

the aroma came out more as it warmed up, more hops and malt. the flavor came out more; bitterness and carmel.

Photo of yen157
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very deep orange in color topped by a surprisingly lightweight frothy head that seemed sticky. Floral (but not fruity) hops in the nose with notes of lemon oil and dry grass. The body is light considering the amount of malt that went into this 7% beer, but it not at all inappropriate for the style. Carbonation is perfect. This is a pleasure to have in my mouth. The bubbles are the perfect size and prick my tongue at just the right rate. Wow. Tastes about what you would expect from a good alt plus a little more. Good malt presence made up of a simple caramel flavor and fairly straightforward snappy, fine grained bitterness. There is also an unexpected wet earth, mineral quality that's probably derived from the hops and really sets the tone of the beer. As it warm, a slightly buttery toffee note came out along with a hint of toastiness. Good stuff.

I hope everyone who wants to try this gets a chance while it’s here in the States. Because it is so limited, that will probably not be the case. Anyway, snap ‘em up!

Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Beerzebub
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, served in a big wine glass at 59 F/ 15 C.

Deep red color, substantial cream colored head, plenty of fine sticky weblike lace.

Mild appetizing smell of toasty grainy doughy malt, nuts, herbal earthy hops, dates, and some banana.

Tastes like toasty nutty doughy malt with fresh pungent hops - grassy, herbal, spicy, earthy - with some date and banana. Plenty of grassy hop bitterness, quite refreshing. Fairly dry, with the help of the bitterness. Great balance between the malt and hops. Nuttiness like walnuts merges seamlessly with the hop bitterness. Long finish: nutty, toasty, grassy, bitter.

Smooth soft texture, very finely carbonated, with a bit of oiliness. Outstandingly refreshing and drinkable, I would gladly drink several of these.

Great beer, I really enjoyed this.

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

A firm pour yields a dark copper liquid with a quickly fading taupe-hued head. Sparse trails of lace remain on the glass.

Roasted, nutty malt aromas persist and are accompanied by an assertive hop presence. Very nice.

Hoppier than any altbier I've tried, woody, caramel and slightly roasted malt flavors struggle to maintain balance. A coffee liqueur character appears, though the hop flavor (Hallertau I'm guessing) persists very nicely and creates a very well-rounded, mildly bitter character overall. No complaints.

Full, perfectly carbonated mouthfeel lends very well to this beer, especially in the bottle.

Drinkability, due to the refreshing qualities of the hop bitterness that persists, is near perfect if not totally.

Very nice altbier. Certainly the most outstanding I've sampled. I just wish it were more readily available, especially on draught.

Photo of sacfly
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 25.10. Code 11 26 11.2 oz. flip top.

Pours a clear amber/tan/brown color. Very little carbonation. What bubbles do form are extremely small. Smell is sweet and fruity. Plum. First sip starts with a rich, creamy texture that gives way to a hoppy, bitter after taste. As I drink and it warms, the creaminess starts to wane. The malt quickly is taken over by the grassy hops. As the glass nears the end, the brew seems exceedingly smooth. When I first started drinking, I thought this was interesting and nice but I would want to change to something else when finished. Now that it is gone, I wish I had another.

Photo of Realale
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy muddy brown. Very fine white head settles to an incomplete cap leaving some lacing.

Slightly rummy caramel malt nose, with a hint of sharp herbal hop aroma.

So much better in the mouth. Where did all of the complexity come from? Brown bread, touch of caramel, Spalty spiciness all abound. Touch rummy as it warms. HUGE whack of bitterness kicks in almost immediately and comes to dominate the long, long finish. There's enough malt to balance the bitterness through most of beer.

Strangely high rate of carbonation accentuates the bitterness. An odd beer to be sure. Looks weird, smells pretty uninteresting, tastes pretty good. Given the level of bitterness, this is definitely the freshest batch of this I've sampled, but I'm still not convinced.

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.

Photo of Daktyls
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the (cool) swing-top bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Color is a solid brown with large carbonation bubbles visible at the bottom of the beer ascending to what starts as a nice one-fingered head. The head slowly dissipates to a somewhat rocky-lacing type foam, a few big bubbles, most small.

S: Nose is notes of roasted malts, a slight breadiness, caramel sweetness and dark fruits. I'm picking up some notes of dates and maybe figs. A nice overall toasted quality.

T: Similar to the nose, those the caramel, malty flavors dominate with some nuttiness in the mix. A light amount of hops are present as well.I don't really pick up anything else that is particularly noticeable.

M: Very slick, almost oily, fairly viscous with a fair amount of carbonation that works quite well with the light hoppiness and maltiness. Alcohol is noticeable, but not particularly aggressive.

O: Delicious. I would get this again, quite tasty, enjoyable, and drinkable.

Photo of hopsaplenty
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 31.01

Pours from the uniquely shaped bottle with a short vanilla colored head of tiny bubbles that quickly reduces itself to a few lingerers at the edges. The soft copper and amber highlighted beer produces only a few small carbonation streams. The smell is carmelly and sweet, but with subtle hop notes. The taste is initially malty and sweet and finishes with nice gentle hops that linger a short time. The flavors are well integrated and beautifully balanced. Soft mouthfeel and medium bodied. This is a wonderful beer that is absolutely drinkable.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.97/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance; about 1cm of an off white head, a bit sticky, leaving beautiful rings. Body is a slightly dusty cherry brown.

smell; dusty malts, a bit of sweetness and husk powder balance. Sour mash oders blend nicely with lemony hops. Well balanced and appetizing. Some roasted caramelized characters come out as well. Alcohol soaked cherries come to mind.

taste; just like the original, not much alcohol is perceived, well hidden but it's their. Sharp bitter rind hops in the aftertaste are easily tamed and mellowed out by a maltyness that is almost sweet but grainy enough to be far from moderately cloying. Slightest bit of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; a very crisp and refreshing and at the same time, dry beer. Classicly medium bodied with a light, wet finish. Some slight puckering in the aftertaste.

overall; a higher alchol version of the original, all in all, one of the best!

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..

Photo of Southernbrew
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
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 Fugazme
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy brown... small-sized head that didn't form until glass was nearly full. Great stick and lacing. Murky and glowing under light.

Aroma at first reveals nothing... very odd... no notes. After five minutes of sitting some yeasty aromas arise... sweet orange and clove later... a touch of spicy coriander.

Taste caramel. hoppy-bite. Some nice wheat flavors, but bitterness is mostly in the fore.

I think this is a great beer. Nothing out of this world spectacular, but something I'll buy again and again.

Photo of snowmageddon
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of crnipeter
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 15. January 2010, into tulip. Uniformly cloudy, dark coppery to bronze verging on brown body with rather short lived off white head that sets to a stable film.
Dominant aroma of noble hops (predominantly floral and spicy in character) is underlain by sweet, toasty, nutty malts and faint esters of plum. Assertive hoppy bitterness (with notes of citrus rind) prevails over the sweet, toasty malts. Slightly astringent with semi dry, bittersweet nutty finish.Medium bodied, with moderate carb, goes down very smoothly. Good, but not as pleasing as its more potent Doppelsticke brother.

Photo of erz316
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very custom 350 ml bottle into POM stange. bottled on 27.10, code 1127. whatever

A - a very richly dark copper colour for the body. a full two finger frothy head, off white or maybe a cream colour. head is very creamy, and retains very well. this beer almost perfectly hits the description of what an altbier should be, the only problem is that the body is a bit too dark. other than that, it has the trademark copper tinge, big creamy head and great lacing and head retention.

S - the malts pretty much dominate the nose. caramel malts, and rich hearty roasted barley are the majority of the top and middle notes. there are some shadows of hops in the base scents, but not enough. nose is not strong enough in general to be up to par with the best.

T - a good malty back with some nice aromatic and flavourful hops to liven up the taste. initial taste is a pretty even profile of bitter hops, and roasted malts, most noticeable is the barley; maybe the hops outweigh the malts, but only by a small margin. a really great tasting beer, malts are quite dynamic, as compared to the one sided hops. finish is slightly sweet, roasty malts add some savoriness, and a pinch of the hops help round out the taste. the after taste is a bitter, and savory from barley. subtlety is the name of the game for this beer, there is so much to explore and taste, but one has to make the concerted effort to find the myriad of savory, sweet, and bitter flavours. the finish could be a bit drier, but this is just quibbling.

MF&D - for a beer that is to have a medium body, i think this one is a bit too light. carbonation is moderate, but serves nothing to enhance the size of the body. either way, the drinkability is superb, could have many more rounds of this guy.

Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.