Uerige Sticke
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Style:
Altbier
Ranked #2
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,742
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
346
Ratings:
510
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy copper with a finger of beige foam, plenty of lacing to boot, perfect. Flowers, copper, toasted caramel, yeast roll, and some raisin in the nose. Finishes with caramel that's the easiest to figure out, the front has apple, before flavors of copper, brown bread, flowers and german hops with faint date in the background. This is a really nice altbier, feel has good hop and yeast character within the mat bath, dry, light, and sneaky bready. The wife liked it

May 24, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear ruddy brown color. Thin off-white head dissipates steadily. Thin layer of off-white velvet foam lingers on top of the beer.

Aroma has strong notes of dark bread, barley malts, some light dark fruity notes and some old spicy hop notes. The aroma hints that this beer has seen better days.

Taste has notes of dark bread, grains, barley, some light dark fruit notes that quickly give way to an earthy bitter bitterness before rounding into some nutty earthy mild notes on the finish. The bitterness in the middle is strong, but its hard to tell if that is a by product of the age on this beer.

Feel is light, very moderately carbonated - almost undercarbed.

Overall a very nice beer - really wish I could have gotten a fresher bottle, but it was still a pleasure to drink.

Jan 20, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(0.2 L pour in a stange at Brauhaus Schmitz)

Poured (thankfully) with a inch-high, rocky pad of foam; clear, light-chestnut-brown liquid below... it's flavors don't jump out, but a lovely, lightly-nutty, subtly-leathery bready malt fills the palate from the back after the first few sips... about halfway though the glass, I ordered a landjager, and the beers mild bready and vaguely roasted dried apple and mid-dark caramel essences found their way around the grease and salt... surprisingly light bodied, whisper-soft tapering... sold me on trying out a bottle, but finding a relatively fresh one is another story... certainly worth another go on draft, taking it slower next time

Dec 09, 2018
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, deep mahogany coloration with a medium, frothy head. Smell is surprisingly grassy and hoppy, but still with firm notes of caramel, bready, slightly grainy malt. Taste follows the nose with quite an even and well-balanced malt/hop balance dominated by slightly sweet, caramel, grainy bready and lightly toasted malt and grassy, herbal hops, with just the merest hint of citrus and dark fruit: dates coming through as well. Finishes bittersweet, with a light/medium bitterness and some toasted grain and light citrus lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

While this is somewhat uncharacteristically hoppy for an Uerige Alt, the balance between malt/hops and sweetness/bitterness is still spot on, making this quite enjoyable.

Oct 22, 2018
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-07-04 in Columbia, PA from a 330ml bottle acquired at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, PA in June 2018.

A - Hazy amber-brown with a 1-finger tan head that drops quickly leaving little lace. Lots of floaties; probably from the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. I poured all but the last tablespoon into the glass.

S - Dried cherries, mildly toasted brown bread, light caramel, floral and initially a Parmesan cheese smell upon opening the bottle but this dissipated after a bit.

T - Tart cherry, hint of apple cider, sourdough bread, chalk, significant herbal and mineral spice. Finishes semi-tart, moderately bitter and quite dry.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth then acerbic.

O - I've not had another beer with this same taste profile. Other Alt beers I've had have been more malt forward. I haven't had enough of this style to know if these flavors are a good example.

Jul 04, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow (£4.10):
An interesting one from Uerige & one that was definitely better than their Uerige Alt that I tried last, although it wasn't exactly miles ahead. The beer had a slightly more hoppy feel to it with some floral touches on top of the caramel sweetness & toffee flavours. There was still some earthy touches with this one as well though & the balance seemed a little better too but I still don't think it's a beer that I'll be running back to again unless I find myself in Düsseldorf at some point; still it was well worth trying & it's another decent altbier to say I've tried.

Aug 08, 2017
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aleigator from Germany

4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown clear color with glowing ember hints in it, and has a huge, fluffy eggshell head on top.

Smells of flowery grass, dried lemon peel and caramel. Its rustic bread maltiness defines the very inviting foundation in this, with an extra layer of herbal hops on top.

Very refreshing with a lively carbonation, countering sweet malts and dry hops and therefore establishes a very well working balance, disguising perfectly the higher octane level of the beer.

Tastes of an aqueous softness which slowly develops whole grain bread, caramel, bakers chocolate and toasted nutshells. A split second after this becomes established, herbal, utmost dry hops hammer down on the palate. The immediate, uncompromising hop impact gets very well balanced by the cleaning effervescence and sweet toffee, creating a truly enjoyable drinking experience.

This is the Uerige Alt*2, featuring a remakable hop dryness, which you won't find in any other traditional german top fermented ale. This is far away from being a malt defined Dunkel, this here comes in to kick some butt. It wouldn't be a well crafted beer if despite its strong headed aporoach maintains a great easiness in drinking. Those two aspects combined together make up for a great beer.

May 03, 2017
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acmurphy696 from Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a tasty German beer that I picked up on a whim. It's my first altbier, and I have to admit that I'm impressed.
It smells fantastic, and its taste feels full and hearty. I could not quite grasp it on the follow through but found it pleasing overall.

Apr 28, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As I Have more of this regional style (now 13), it is a treat to have one from the brewery that best defined and promoted it.
Looks inviting, decent foam "sticks" around. Smell is mostly a sweet malt nose, but I get a few hops lingering in the back.
Taste is pretty much the same, but eventually the high carbonation and dry finish detract a bit for me... but as it warms the finish is less of a negative.
Because of the finish, I probably will not have Sticke again. But I agree with most reviews: very sessionable... particularly as it warms.

Apr 02, 2017
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VoxRationis from New York

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottled November of 2016.
A: Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with robust head formation, a one inch, fluffy tan head, strong retention, but modest lacing.
S: Aroma of caramel predominates with a subtle cocoa note up front. Grainier as it warms.
T: Semidry. Caramel to molasses malt backbone evident. Nutty more toward almond or macadamia. Plum and berry fruits subtle but present. Bitterness low key.
M: Light to medium bodied with very lively carbonation. Creamy and smooth
O: Uerige is top of the line that I have been able to experience in the Altbier style at each level of alcohol content.

Dec 30, 2016
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark brown with voluminous tan head. Lots of sticky toffee aroma, rich caramel malt and sweet bread. Taste wasn't really for me. Their dopplesticke is robust and hearty, but this has a lighter heart that clashes with the foundation. The dark malt doesn't mesh with what seems to be a pale Bavarian yeast strain. It's not a total misfire but a step down from the double.

Sep 26, 2016
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky, ruby-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is filled with sweet caramel, dark fruit, and toffee. There are hops, but they are somewhat muted by the malt. There is a heavy breadiness in the flavor with plenty of hop bitterness for balance. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, thick texture and a bittersweet finish.

Overall, this is smooth and highly drinkable with layers of flavor and plenty of body; the trademark and beauty of so many classic German beers.

Dec 22, 2015
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is really nice. The bottle had a solid pop when it opened and immediately there was a definite aroma of toffee. Head was thick, creamy and fairly long lasting. The rest of the aroma was roast, dark malt. Flavor's only slightly similar to nose as the strong carbonation dominates. Same for body. This would have been so much better, if not for the heavy carbonation. Still, a very good beer. Easy drinking.

Dec 22, 2015
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stevoj from Idaho

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Classic altbier from one of the originals. Clear dark brown, dark and smoky, roast grains and nuts. Bitterness comes more from the roast grains than the hops. This is an altbier against which to judge all others.

Oct 22, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a hazy copper-brown with a medium, creamy,beige head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,floral,rummy,perfumy,peache,cinnamon,candied fruits
T:
Cherries,plums,raisins,figs,toffee,peach,candied fruits
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
O:
-Just great.Almost like a Mini Barleywine

Oct 02, 2015
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Scarfer_Brad from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Got fresh from brewery in Dusseldorf Germany. looks delicious,smells delicious tastes delicious. is delicious would recommend to anyone in the area go visit them and try all their beers. was less than 2 euros

Oct 02, 2015
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unclekeith from Alaska

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Caramel color with a small off-white head, minimal lacing
A: Sweet malt, fruity, excited to taste!
T: Bready malt, minimal sweetness, nice bitterness
M: A bit thin, good carb
O: Good not great, spend the extra $1 and get the Doppelsticke

Sep 25, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours clear dark amber under a dense, creamy 1” off-white foam collar that fades to a thick film while providing thick lace. S: Clean and robust malt with restrained fruit and no hop aromas and no diacetyl. T: Rich, nutty malt flavors, dark fruit, almost some faint licorice, finishes dry to medium dry, with a little bitter. No roast malt. Did not notice sulfury or minerally character. F: Mouthfeel: creamy, smooth, medium to medium high carbonation, medium low body. No astringency O: Well balanced, bitter but malty, clean and smooth, well attenuated

Aug 17, 2015
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Taybeh from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 11.2 oz swingtop into a willi becher

A: sepia brown with a little reddish tint in the light...2 finger khaki head that subsides and leaves some fairly nice lacing.

S: good bready toasty warm malts, some caramel, some nuttiness, faint grassy noble hippiness.

T: What one would expect from the nose...good balance, rich layers of flavor...a little chocolate in there, the roasted malt lingers in a very pleasant way.

Jul 18, 2015
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logicalparadox from New York

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hop bitterness plays with bitterness from the roast in the malts to create a dark, toasty, puckering brew with a beautiful sticky head and lacing. Some toasty grains and husks are present as well amid a subtle, but warm, earthy backdrop. Medium light body surprises the senses. Dry finish.

Dec 27, 2014
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red and brown, good head of foam that shrinks slowly. Got good lacing.

Smells hoppy, almost if not a fruity sort of hoppiness going on. Some bread.

Nice hoppy fruity taste with a backbone of bread malt. Also some light caramel malt.

Medium body, lightish co2.

Pretty easy drinker and I love the swing tops their beers come in. Worth more purchases.

Sep 24, 2014
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured a dark reddish brown body with an aroma that mixes light hops and is mostly a sweet malt smell.
More malty than hoppy with a noticeable profile consisting of caramel, toffee and some dark fruits and a breadlike presence that gives it a fuller body.
Dry, easy finish for a simple but well-crafted beer that will please your sweet tooth but has just enough balance to not tire you out.

Aug 17, 2014
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BeerResearcher from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz Swing top brown bottle. No freshness date noticed.
Served in a tall cylinder glass.
It pours a brown mahogany with a bubbly beige head.
A toasted malty aroma leads off and is followed by a light smell of fresh cut oak, iron, citrus and grass.
The flavors are malt-forward. Tastes of molasses, wood, raisins, light rum and slight metallic tang, make for an interesting flavor profile.

Very fluid and gulpable!

Great swing top bottle!

Apr 23, 2014
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ckearns919 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a swing top bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a murky brown with a thick head that retains well. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

Smell: sweet on the nose. Dark grains. Plums and raisins. Bread. Honey. Maybe tea.

Taste: the star of the show is definitely the sweetness of the malt. Serious taste of bread. Almost like a doppelbock in terms of sweetness. Just when you think the sweetness is going to get clawing, the hops level it off. Leaves with a cleaner finish than you would expect from the nose and initial hit of grains.

Mouthfeel: very smooth and pretty clean. Drinks like the 6% beer that it is.

Overall: definitely something different. As far as altbier goes, Sticke is certainly out of the box. More like a doppelbock than a kolsch. Definitely worth trying if you are looking for something big and different but still balanced.

Apr 09, 2014
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Lothore from California

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark murky brown hue with a small head that fades quickly.

S- Raisin, date

T- Raisin, plum, slight lingering bitterness.

M- Silky and medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- This is my first alt, but definitely enjoyed it. Easy drinking.

Mar 30, 2014
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