Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
07-16-2005 15:38:22 | More by sacfly
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
04-29-2008 02:14:44 | More by Beerzebub
3.43/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
11-04-2007 22:16:10 | More by Realale
4.68/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
04-19-2004 02:29:17 | More by LuckySevens82
4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
01-10-2006 03:24:01 | More by hopsaplenty
4.98/5 rDev +20.9%
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!
06-18-2012 03:29:28 | More by Sachsenfreude
4.88/5 rDev +18.4%
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..
03-14-2004 03:52:08 | More by TinusTime
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
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!
02-23-2005 01:01:46 | More by Southernbrew
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
02-07-2006 22:34:40 | More by Fugazme
3.88/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
10-22-2010 23:41:34 | More by crnipeter
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
08-14-2009 21:53:35 | More by erz316
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
While browsing for beer in Indiana I came across this goodie I had heard so much about at this past Real Ale Fest in Chicago. Apparently there was a keg of it at Piece and I missed it completely. It went within half an hour I'm told.
Served at 50 to 53 degrees F. in a Duvel glass.
Very nice dark copper coler with a bone-white head that is moderate in height at first, then reduces to swirling skims. Nothing too impressive here.
The smell as a very subtle slightly roasty malt aroma on a background of hops. Slightly bitter smelling if you really take a big whiff.
Taste freakin knocked my socks off and curled my toes! Great roasty malt center with rays of bitter hops emanating from its core! Beautifully integrated and nicely intertwined. It ends with an armwrestling match between roasty malt and bitter hops. Just when you think one is winning, the other makes a comeback. This goes on for quite some time after the sip! Incredible.
The beer passes from cup to mouth to belly very nicely. In the mouth I feel a moderate carbonation of teeny tiny itsy bitsy bubbles caress my mouth like velvet and then slip on by.
I never tired from the malt and hops interplay the whole glass. It was a real treat to drink.
At 4.99 a bottle, this will be a rare treat for me when I return to Indiana to visit the fiancee's family.
09-05-2004 23:37:36 | More by silenius
4.08/5 rDev -1%
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.
08-04-2013 17:54:22 | More by Daktyls
4.58/5 rDev +11.2%
.33 litre longneck swingtop. This really cool bottle opens with an explosive "pop".
Clear auburn in color with an ivory colored head that fades to a thin collar rather quickly.
Extremely clean aroma. Caramel malts with a hint of alcohol. A sweet fruitiness comes though too.
Very clean taste with a metalic tinge. The malt is very well balanced by the hop presence that kicks in towards the finish.
Soft mouthfeel with crisp carbonation.
03-09-2004 14:14:57 | More by cretemixer
4.6/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
04-15-2007 16:28:05 | More by techdiver
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
bottle on 10.08, code 09.09
This beer opens with a loud "pop" and pours a cloudy mahogany color with a two finger off white head with good retention. Aromas of caramel and stone fruit with a hint of spice. Malty caramel and biscuit flavors, raisin and a little smoke. There is a creamy mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. Well balanced, easy drinking. I could drink a number of these in one session without getting bored or overpowered in any way.
11-21-2009 04:51:33 | More by scottg
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
A- Hazy light brown in colour. Head is off-white/very light brown, quite fluffy. Shows nice retention and lacing
S- Caramel malts, along with bready notes and maybe a slight roasted touch. On the back, a faint sour hint is backed up by fruity notes of raisin and maybe apple. Some kind of bitterness which i couldn't actually define is present, maybe i would call it just plain bitterness, with no specific notes to it; it's definitely present but not at all intrusive
T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. A very soft feel overall, malty notes of caramel with a touch of grainy/bready feel. A gentle touch of bitterness is easily noticed on both tongue and aftertaste, bringing a floral/grassy note. In the middle, a lot of other notes can be noticed here and rhere, bringing very nice complexity: a slightly sour feel, apple, some kind of a white-wine feel, maybe even chocolate
M- As mentioned, very soft mouthfell, though some crispness is still showing through, bringing just the right amount of life. A very gentle, delicate mouthfeel, just like the beer
O- Altbiers are a classic. Beers that you drink with ease, like all germans, but in that case with their own flavours and peculiarities. This one is the perfect representation of the style. Great drinkabilty, complexity and balance
10-26-2012 13:35:01 | More by Cozzatoad
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
3.55/5 rDev -13.8%
I'm a bit disapointed in this brew. The regular alt is quite good, this one seems to fall short. Dark coppery color and fair bit of tan head are spot on, and the aroma is quite pleasing with a bit of nutty malt and floral hops present. Flavor starts well, but the bitterness was unpleasant and possibly a bit medicinal. A good start that fell flat. Mouthfeel is good, a great balance of substance and easy drinking. Overall a good beer but not as good as the regular offering.
06-14-2005 08:00:23 | More by Sixpack595
3.93/5 rDev -4.6%
Cool little bottle, had for a staff tasting.
Bottle has minor explosion and major foaming upon opening, stops with 3/4 of the bottle still intact.
Pours dark amber, crystal clear with big poof of head that disapears quick.
Moderate malt aroma, pretty pleasant.
Again moderately malty in the mouth with no hops, and little bit of light alcohol, easy drinking and smooth in the finish.
Only issue I had with this is I felt it was over carbed, which removed some of the deep maltiness I really like in sticke's, decent beer however.
05-12-2010 15:30:50 | More by SShelly
4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
08-25-2005 13:22:00 | More by tjthresh
3.28/5 rDev -20.4%
Okay- I do not know what the hell this means.
Nifty bottle, Grolsch style ceramic cap with washer.
Lovely caramel raisin color, nearly opaque.
Appears to be a British Brown Ale.
This may be delicate and subtle but even warmed , I can't get much in the way of hops or malt up front here.
The tastet is oddly flat- can't pick up pronounced malt or hop character. Not bad- just not there.
Finish is smooth and cleansing and it is drinkable- just a funky old school brew in an overpriced bottle.
09-25-2005 21:21:20 | More by brewQ
4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
Another birthday gift from my bro... Cheers Adam! One of the cooler bottles out there, and a swing-top to boot.
Dark reddish brown color with thick, almost oily head and rings of lace all around.
Sweet caramelly malt smell with herbal and minty aromas.
Surprisingly hoppy right off the bat, herbal, floral, and grassy, with sweet malty background. Very well balanced.
Mouthfeel is smooth and rich, but not over the top.
Awesome, a very drinkable and satisfying beer.
Tasted on 6/26/08.
07-05-2008 04:26:11 | More by tmitch75
3.48/5 rDev -15.5%
Poured a dark copper hue with almost no head and a very slight lacing around the glass.
Rich Munich malts are present in the aroma, like that of an Oktoberfest, but with more fruitiness on the nose. Some noble hops are detectable in the aroma, but in the background.
The flavor is that of a malty amber ale followed by a high bitterness for a German beer, but this is to be expected with a Dusseldorf Alt. The hops are very spicy and somewhat grassy. The taste is favorably dry for an ale and not overly fruity. The hops linger in the finish. There are also very slight phenols in the finish.
The mouthfeel is moderate with fine and tight carbonation. Overall this beer is reasonably drinkable, but not quite as satisfying for my palate as an American amber ale.
03-14-2006 04:21:54 | More by SacoDeToro
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.