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Sticke It To The Man - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mcallister on 08-02-2010

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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 42
Photo of jdseltzer
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a Pilsner or Lager. Much more like a Porter. Not bad for a Porter.

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz bottle
From one of my favorite breweries, the fantastic alt pours a beautiful amber brown with a very
nice off white head that dies down to a very nice layer of foam and great lacing. Nose of fresh
bread, caramel malts, and light chocolate malts, and a light herbal hop note. Most excellent
flavor profile for the style. Sweet malts up front, sweet bready malts to the front and sides,
caramel and chocolate malts to the back and aftertaste, and a light herbal hops character that
lightly lingers in the back. Smooth delectable mouth feel and fantastic aftertaste. One of the
best alt's I have ever had. Period. Will purchase more if available. 7.5 percent is a creeper
that is lightly hidden by the great flavor.

Cheers!

Photo of soju6
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt caramel, dark fruit and hint of alcohol. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness, bit of dark fruit and spice. Mild bitterness with a dry but slightly sticky finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and malty with a definite feel of the alcohol. Enjoyable beer, reminds me of an Altbier but with a extra splash of alcohol.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Despite the twist off I got a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a thick lace ring. Beer is a rich deep amber color, clear and vivid.
S - Caramel malt, touch of biscuit, and a dose of floral hops. Doesn't smell as sweet as I hoped.
T - A bit of caramel malt, dry biscuit malt taste, and some floral hops that rounds out the dry finish I tad but it really fades to nothing. Balanced despite the higher ABV.
M - A tad harsh which I didn't expect for such a moderate ABV. The taste of the alcohol is rather hidden so it is drinkable

Overall a double Alt brewed by O Fallon is not terrible but its just not worth the $3.50 I paid for the single.

Photo of secondtooth
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clean ruby-amber, with substantial off-white head. Exquisite, detailed lace. Beautiful!

Nose is caramel malts all the way. Hops here are dialed way back. Malt fans, rejoice!

Taste is also a more toasty caramel malts, with subtle hints of an almost fruity note submerged beneath. Sticke Alt is a rich tasting experience, with nary a hint of the high 7.5% ABV. A solid drinker, but, for me, one to enjoy slowly.

Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight hops, hint of roasted malt, slight caramel malt, and slight pine. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hops, slight citrus, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, not complex and weak appearance, but decent aroma, blend, and body.

Photo of HeightsEats
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is syrupy with some alcohol undertones. Flavor is nicely balanced with strong, slightly roasted malt just barely balanced by hops. Mouthfeel is pleasantly full bodied, satisfying with surprisingly little alcohol burn considering the 10% ABV. This is among the most drinkable strong beers I've had, especially for the $1.99 I paid for it.

The current version is 7.5% ABV. I haven't tried it, but it would likely be a bit lighter.

Photo of barczar
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been in the fridge a while, so...

Pours a chunky amber brown color with a moderate half inch cream head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is a bit smoky, with phenolic rubber and caramel malt sweetness dominating. There's a hint of floral hop.

Flavor is just not good. Lots of alcohol present, with a slightly burnt malt background and floral hops at the finish. It's a bit bitter.

Body is fairly thick, with low carbonation and a significant astringency at the finish. There's substantial alcohol burn.

Overall, not at all impressed.

Tried years later, in 15, and it's more bearable, with notes of toffee dominating. Smoke is subdued.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a dirty mahogany color with floating sediment and a thin off-white head.

Faint malty aroma with a touch of dark fruit and an earthy graininess.

The taste was malty with a bit of dark grains. The 10% was fairly well-hidden. A touch of bitterness in the finish.

Lighter bodied with a sharp carbonation.

A decent Altbier but nothing I must have again.

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown screw cap; awesome label. No date on this, but I'm pretty sure this is a little bit over a year old; drank one of the 4pk, cellared the rest.

Appearance: Attractive walnut beer with a bit of sediment in suspension and a nice dark ivory cap which shows pretty nice retention.

Smell: Noble hop presence up front, which I wasn't quite prepared for somehow. This is fairly clean, though there is a nice bit of dry, toasty caramel in support of the hops. Light traces of alcohol. Not a ton of depth, but pleasant, and I'm typically not one for big Noble Hop aroma or flavor, except in Pilsners.

Taste: Bitter leads here as well. Some light herbal and floral hop flavors, with a decent kick of hop bitterness, a bit surprising actually. The bitterness is clean, but at almost IPA levels. Hop flavors are balanced with smooth but present alcohol, with some light, dry caramel notes in the background.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, smoothly alcoholic

Overall: Really cool that O'Fallon took a shot at this style, even this over-the-top interpretation. It's not unpleasant in any way but, for me, there's not enough malt to support the high hop rates and the alcohol (which, to be fair, doesn't taste like 10%). This was $9.99 a 4pk...at that price, I MIGHT pick this up fresh if they were to brew it up again. I'd have to give this one a B-.

Photo of Steedee
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was a better beer than the previous reviews gave credit for. Of course I was drinking it on a cold night sitting around the camp fire.
This is a strong, heavy beer, with plenty of alcohol kick. More malty flavor than bitter, but it has a nice balance. Has some spice and fruit flavors. Could easily be compared to a double bock. I did not see the color or the head. Carbonation was medium.
There was little or no after taste, which made this drinking experience a pleasant one.
You can not drink to many of these before inebriation.
I would buy this beer again, but have been unable to find it in the ST Louis area.

Photo of Sammy
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Drainpour, bought in Cleveland. Pours dark with faint beads of a head. Malty, raisin and chocolate aroma, and some coca cola. The taste is chcooalte and mollasses, didn't work for me. Middling mouthfeel. Weak for the style. Didn't feel like 10% but some alcohol warming.

Photo of Duff27
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Inch tan medium tan head on a dark dark red almost brown beer. A lot of crud came out of the bottle with the pour...will drink anyways. Some lacing and a thin head is left throughout the entire drink.

S- Smells like a brown ale, cola-like. Maybe some dark fruits.

T- "Molasses". Dark fruits, no hops detected. Crisp-like spice on the back end...also this is where the 10%abv comes through.

M- Smooth medium mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

D/O- Taste initially was okay. As it warmed the thought of finishing the whole twelve ounces seemed like a daunting task. I agree with whoever said there was a slight "medicinal" taste as it warmed." I should have split this bottle with someone.

Photo of bluejacket74
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a murky brownish/red color with about a half inch tan head and some sediment floaties noticable in the glass. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, toffee, and some caramel. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some booze, molasses, and a medicinal flavor that was noticable as the beer warmed up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and syrupy with a good amount of carbonation. The more I drank of this, the less I liked it. I don't think it's a bad brew at all, but in the end I just didn't care too much for it.

Photo of coldmeat23
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

This pours up a murky, dark golden brown color. It forms a small head of light brown colored foam, which dissipates fairly quickly. It leaves a spotty surface covering film. The lacing is in medium-thickness strands, which are nicely sticky.

Loads of big malt notes are on full-attack. Light touch of roastiness. Big, bready, yeast notes. Light hints of dark fruits, packed in dark brown sugar. Light boozy presence.

The booziness is much more pronounced in the flavor. After that, the taste follows the nose quite well. There is an unexpected light trace of coffee notes. A nice touch of leather.

This is almost full-bodied and has a light level of carbonation. It is quite smooth and has a good touch of creaminess to it.

This is very tasty and easy to drink. It has a bit of booziness which will keep you from drinking it to excess. It is also a great example of the style, though a little bit 'boosted'.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a dark caramel-red. A thin cover of pale mocha that laces thinly but well.

Aroma - light grain, some faint toastiness and sweetness.

Taste - the grain base starts out decent enough but a little weak on flavor when cold. As it warms up, it has an almost woody flavor. The hops come in quickly and with some nice citrus, on the grapefruity side. Definite snappy bitterness following as some abv heat creeps in. Finishes warm with fading bitterness.

Mouthfeel - bigger bodied than I expected. Good smoothness and pretty crisp as well.

Drinkability - a little strong for extended sessioning, but a pretty good little night cap.

Photo of rmalinowski4
2.12/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a deep Carmel/amber color with very little head to no head. Poured a little too aggressive and dumped the yeast, floaties are large and they cloud the appearance.

Smell is Carmel and dark fruit. Figs, plums and the like smell very sweet. Can detect almost no hop presence. The fruit smell is extremely strong and overwhelming.

Taste is dark fruit, almost like prune juice, with a little caramel malt. Can detect no hops. The alcohol is not hidden well at all, very hot on the finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. The carbonation is high, so with the thickness, it feels weird.

Overall, this beer is a mess. The dark fruit up front is overwhelming, the alcohol on the finish is way too hot. There is no hop taste of any kind at all. The mouthfeel Is off. There's just too much wrong with this, I won't have this one again.

Photo of abrand
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into lost abbey glass. No date on bottle.

Pours an amber color with absolutely no head after an aggressive pour. Some carbonated bubbles line the outside of the glass but quickly fade. Appearance resembles tea. Smells of sweet caramel, malts, some fruits including plums and fig, and a subtle but present hop presence. Taste has plenty of caramel but also has a sweetness from maple syrup. Mouthfeel is also somewhat syrupy. Quite a bit of alcohol is on the palate as well. Overall this is a decent brew. Truly unique and a new style for me. Taste is nice with the sweetness.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll sticke it to my taste buds with this brew. It's full-bodied and high alcohol lets it's presence known. It has a dark ans cloudy brown look with a ton of sediment swirling about the bottom. The aroma is a mix of maple syrup and plum. The aroma is more plum with sweet malt and a hint of orange. It's smooth but leaves a bit of a tingle. It hides the alcohol well. It's very nice and worth another try.

Photo of bort11
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Very weak head, a 1/4 inch at the most, with no lacing. Very disappointing. I wasn't sure what to expect from this style, but do expect a decent head. It's part of the visual enjoyment of drinking a beer. Body has a caramel color, much more interesting than then head.

Smell is a big improvement over looks. There is a lot of sweet caramel aromas. A little burnt raisin bitterness. There is a mild alcohol burn in the background. Taste has more caramelized sugars and figs. The alcohol warmth comes off as burnt orange peel. It is strong but flavorful.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with a thin carbonation. There is a light creamy texture that goes down smooth. This is very easy to drink at 10% ABV.

Photo of schoolboy
3.82/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I did not know what I was buying with this one. A surprise. I also am unfamiliar with the style. I may have had one a couple times. It would not attract me normally, but as an interesting change of pace ...

This one tastes bold. And strong. I can feel the hair on my chest getting thicker (I really don't need this). The color is a near perfect dark orange. The boozy taste goes well with what I have been eating and drinking. Actually I think this style would go well with heavy food with moderate flavors. It would be the focal point of the meal.

I will have this again (even though I WORK for the man - I am a henchman, don't ya know).

Photo of BB1313
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

No date. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Looks nice. Pours a nice average brown, kind of deep, color similar to iced tea. Nice white head that that doesn't stick around for too long, decent lacing. The aromas aren't bad, lots of malts, faint amount of hops. There's a decent nuttiness to this one. I'm also picking up some chocolate and maybe some vanilla and dark fruits. The taste is completely unbalanced. Whatever flavors they were going for, which seemed like nice flavors, are drowned in alcohol. Very boozy. Finishes very warm. Mouthfeel isn't that bad, it's undercarbonated, but seems light and thin for how heavy the beer is, surprisingly smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability isn't good. The flavors were disguised with the alcohol, which is extremely noticeable.. not too pleasant. I actually considered pouring it out, but I don't do that.

Too boozy. This doesn't make a bad sipper though.

Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a plastic tumbler.

Best or worst name ever. Not really sure which yet. Regardless, it pours a clear russet-amber topped by a half-finger of sandy foam. The nose comprises light maple syrup, toffee, and orange peel. The taste holds notes of toffee, orange peel, and a strange combination of char and rubber. Blechhh, I hope this is just a bad bottle, but no one else around seemed to have the same painful experience I was having. Must just be me. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, not too big a fan of this. Period.

Photo of evanlarkin
3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Brown with some red around the edges. Held up to the light, it's absolutely crimson. No visible carbonation, and just a white ring around the edges without a real head.

Smell:
Clean and boozy, with a very rich caramel smell. Sweet and malty with some slight banana aromas.

Taste:
Sweet like molasses or brown sugar, with lots of caramel malt. Not bitter in the least. Kind of boozy (at 10% it's to be expected), with an aftertaste reminiscent of chocolate and cognac.

Mouthfeel:
Low carbonation and a full body. Slightly creamy.

Drinkability:
Reasonable. I find this to be really tasty. It's very flavorful, but also high in ABV. I got the bottle for free, so I can't say much about cost, but the beer itself is great overall, as long as it doesn't cost a fortune.

Photo of mdfb79
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary tulip.

a - Pours a deep mahogany color with one inch of light tan head and light to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, figs, bready malts, and Play-Doh. Also light nuts and caramel malts. A little odd thanks to the clay/play-doh smell coming through.

t - Tastes of alcohol, nuts, caramel malts, dark fruits, and bready malts. A little too alcoholic, but better than the smell.

m - Medium to full body and low carbonation, thick body and a bit hot.

d - Overall I wasn't too impressed with this one. Something seemed off in the smell; nothing offensive, but not good. Taste was slightly better but the alcohol hurt it. Wouldn't seek out again.

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Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.