Uerige Sticke
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German Altbier
Ranked #2
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4.1 | pDev: 10%
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Photo of FBarber
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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
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

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Photo of Snowcrash000
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.

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Photo of Tucquan
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.

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Photo of flyingpig
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.

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Photo of aleigator
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.

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Photo of acmurphy696
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.

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Photo of Beginner2
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.

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Photo of VoxRationis
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.

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Photo of ajm5108
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.

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Photo of Jacobier10
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.

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Photo of drpimento
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.

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Photo of stevoj
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.

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

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

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
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

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Photo of unclekeith
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

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Photo of pat61
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

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Photo of Taybeh
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.

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Photo of logicalparadox
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
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.

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Photo of clayrock81
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.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
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!

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Photo of ckearns919
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.

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Photo of Lothore
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.

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

A murky, muddy brown with reddish hues around the edges and a nice little dash of tinged foam to top it off. From the side it looks more that muddy brown, while looking at it from the top down, oddly enough, is where the deep mahogany/reddish appearance makes its presence.

The nose is sweet, first and foremost with a touch of tartness riding right along, piggy back style. This is your old world sweet: raisins and figs and a woody earthiness. This beer just reminds me more and more of antique furniture. In a good way. Complex.

We begin our journey... nah, just kidding that's dumb. That same raisin sweetness is the first guest to jump in, followed up with those figs and then a surprising twist of dull earthy hops and what I think of as a pilsener type of finish. In between more of that mustiness. Dominated (as it should be by malts). Some caramel works its way in there and an almost pumpernickel breadiness. In addition to the hops there's some zest bordering on sourness, but it backs off before the light hits its face, leaving us with a lingering tartness, accentuated by an occasionally bright sparkling carbonation.

I honestly had no idea what to expect with this one. I picked it up on a whim, so my expectations were low/absent. What I came away with was a very intriguing brew: complex and musty and quite enjoyable. Very glad I stumbled across this one.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 507 ratings