Sticke It To The Man - O'Fallon Brewery

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Reviews: 41
Hads: 79
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.56%
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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Photo of TheSarge
4.23/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a 3 Monts Tulip...

Body wise, this is pretty murky and brown in color. There is a finger thick amount of white head that retains very well.

In the aroma arid hops aroma is upfront, with slight hints of caramel in the end.

The taste is rich and chocolaty at first, goes into a cola middle and dives into an herbal/coffee/semisweet chocolate finish with some ethyl kicks.

This is a pretty tough beer... Feel wise it's crisp and prickly upfront, and not too oily in the middle, but the warmth from the alcohol is there to make sure you don't just guzzle this beer.

It's a pretty far fetched Alt beer, but I see similarities with the olde German style. I guess if you add steroids to Hannen Alt, this is what you get. (740 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12 oz. stange glass, which worked perfectly.

Dark, saturated burnt umber tone. Light tan foam, a finger or so, then it settles to a skim with wispy edges. Lace drips its way back into the liquid and hangs around the edges.

Alcohol is somewhat perceptible, along with some toasted malt character and hoppy spice. Bready, tobacco, brown sugar.

Fruity esters surface in the taste, cantaloupe or melon, plum, dried fruit and bitter walnut. Low to medium bitterness, hop flavor is herbal, earthy, and fresh. Very malty, a rich blanket of toasty malt tidal waves across the palate. Carbonation is somewhat low, but it doesn't distract. Definite sipper. (666 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a some what murked up & thick brown/chestnut with a pinky of tan head. Some lacing & average head retention

S: Herbal & woody hops mix with brown bread.

T: Follows the nose along with figs, raisins, dryness & grainy/boozey persimmons up front.

MF: Chewy as all get out, a touch warming, fantastic balance, creamy carbonation & a touch of grainyness. Figs, grainy brown bread, booze & dryness are on parade as this warms. Finishes dry with grainy figs & pomegranate, plus a touch of boozey cherry & some solvent boozeyness as well

Drinkable as a double alt can be. I like where O'Fallon was reaching for on this, I hope we see more such as this in a 4 pack format! A touch warm booze-wise. I would happily pick this up as a seasonal release; if an option (765 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +17.3%
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! (753 characters)

Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown and hazy with a full light tan head.

S: A slight roasted character. A little tart as well. A good amount of malt aroma in there along with some floral hops and a slightly bready yeast smell.

T: Sweet ripe fruit, dark slightly burnt caramel. The fruit comes for a second pass in the finish, as well as a dash of earthy hops. The after taste is roasted grain.

M: Medium bodied. medium carbonation, and very smooth.

D: Very nice, enjoyable. A very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with a flavor that it quite delicious. Not amazing, but very good, and it hides it's alcohol well. (593 characters)

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4/5  rDev +17.3%
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. (405 characters)

Photo of katan
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz into a pint

A - Pours a thick and opaque, somewhat hazy looking dark brown to copper color. Head formation was off white, very small, leaving behind only a very light film.

S - Caramel and toffee, very large malt profile. Lightly nutty. A small amount of yeast breadiness.

T - Starts off very malty, caramel, toffee. Very bready, sweet, some brown sugar and perhaps some raisins. Hopping is restrained, malt forward. Finishes with lots of alcohol warmth and a strong bread/yeast note.

M - Moderate to strong body, thick and creamy. Also a stronger carbonation profile which tends to lighten up the beer. Finishes sticky/cloying. Some alcohol warmth.

D - Flavors are easy on the palette, able to really take in the complexity. The ABV in this beer is very hidden - sneaky. Not filling but the thickness probably wouldn't lend towards sessioning. (856 characters)

Photo of evanlarkin
3.91/5  rDev +14.7%
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. (780 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sycamore.

A - Poured a clear, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. I had lengthy head retention and left patchy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Aroma was floral and malty. Not much else.

T - It had a nice spicy hop bite upon first sip. Very malty flavor with some sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied brew with a dry finish.

D - O'Fallon had their ABV cap lifted and they've gone big with a 10%+ Wee Heavy and now a 10% Altbier. This is quite good though. (513 characters)

Photo of Frosty80
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color: pours clear, medium golden-brown. sits slightly hazy, deep caramel

Smell: rich malt character, showcasing bready German varieties along with a slight fruitiness, slight floral hop character and a sharp, but balanced, alcohol presence

Taste: first thing to take note of is the alcohol. seems to be just a little boozy. a profound but noble hop bitterness is balanced well by a very clean and crisp bready malt and minute fruity character. finish is clean, balanced and slightly dry.

Mouthfeel: smooth, low-medium body with lo-medium carbonation

Notes: strong, malty - yet well hopped - ale that drinks like a lager and approaches light brown ale characteristics (671 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.82/5  rDev +12%
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). (641 characters)

Photo of bamadog
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was kind of excited when I saw this bottle on the shelf the other day. Never heard of this particular offering from O'Fallon, but I loved the label with the tattoo with the knife going through the letters "BMC" so I figured I would buy it alone for that. Hopefully the taste makes me smile like the picture does. Review is from notes taken on 12/2/2010 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a dark toffee brown and starts with really no head at all, just a thin and faint skim and a thin ring around the surface; body is dark and a little murky, not a ton of light coming through but enough to show some chestnut highlights; a lot of oily residue is left on the sides of the glass when I swirl it around; one lone spot of lacing is left behind, and even it slides back into the beer.

Smell: A lot of sweet liquor-like booziness on the first whiff; candy cola scent in there as well from some well boiled and roasted maltiness; some pine as well; very interesting, and boozy... very boozy.

Taste: An interesting mix of flavors -- I really haven't had many altbiers so I'm not really sure what I'm looking for going into this one, but there is definitely a lot of the liquor-like alcohol and a lot of the sweet, cola or root beer-like flavors; a definite grassy and piney hop presence blends in with all of this; it's not bad, and a varied array of flavors from bitter and piney to uber-sweet candy-like maltiness to the big booziness.

Mouthfeel: body is of medium weight and it has very soft carbonation that leaves the body relatively smooth, but the alcohol makes up for that as the gums are left very tingly and the belly is left very warm; a moderately thick, dry sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth.

Drinkability: It's interesting, and makes for a good sipper, but it's definitely not something I would seek out on a regular basis due to the higher ABV. The flavors are good, but again, not something that I would like a lot of as the sweetness and booziness really become a bit much to me after a bit as well. (2,057 characters)

Photo of HeightsEats
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
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. (435 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (647 characters)

Photo of coldmeat23
3.58/5  rDev +5%
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'. (961 characters)

Photo of Steedee
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (630 characters)

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with Julian date inkjetted on the neck.

Pours a clearish, iced-tea brown. A fine, tan head stickes it to the glass. Smell is molasses and caramel and toffee and other assorted good candy malt hues. A little bit of spice attempts to keep things in balance. First taste is hot and syrupy. A few unidentified flavors come to the front along with some fig. An alcoholic presence lingers for a while, and the feel is viscous and finishes bitter. Interesting complexity after-the-sip. Drinkability above average. This is an interesting brew, but borders just a bit too much on the medicinal side. (604 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (638 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (376 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (465 characters)

Photo of bort11
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (739 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (391 characters)

Photo of abrand
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (599 characters)

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (646 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

A 10% abv Alt Bier? Oh well, it's zero F outside, heading for between 10 and 15 below with a ton of snow on the ground and still snowing.

This pours a really dark and murky brown with a small but firm head of off white foam.

The smell is not really strong but I get some dark fruits with some sweet malt. No noticeable bitterness.

Tasting this "beast", yeah, I do get some hop bitterness up front but then it settles nicely into dark fruit mode. Dark pitted fruit, some raisin, really quite fruity and quite hot. Loads of warming with every swallow but welcome: see my intro to my review.

Fairly light bodied, just creeping over into medium territory, the same can be said about the carbonation which makes for a pretty smooth mouth feel.

A sipper for sure but not a chore to drink. I like. (845 characters)

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