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Uerige Sticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany | website

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Uerige Sticke gibt es zwei Mal im Jahr im Ausschank - am jeweils dritten Dienstag im Januar und Oktober. Dieses Bier wird mit mehr Malz und Hopfen gebraut und ist deutlich gehaltvoller als Uerige Alt: Hinter dem intensiven, eleganten Aroma verbergen sich 6% Alkohol.

Der ungewöhnliche Name leitet sich davon ab, dass man in früheren Zeiten "stickum" ("hinter vorgehaltener Hand") weiter erzählte, dass der Braumeister wohl etwas zu großzügig beim Abwiegen der Zutaten war.

Der höhere Alkoholgehalt gestattet Lagerzeiten, die beträchtlich über das von uns garantierte Mindestfrischedatum hinausgehen.

Added by yen157 on 02-27-2004

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4.1
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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Should award extra points on appearance for the elongated swing top with raised lettering. It's a keeper.

Body is a light brown on my desk, a dark orange-red when held to the light. Topped by a couple of fingers of tight froth.

Aroma has a bit of coffee and some herbal, earthy hop notes.

Malt carpet rolls across the tongue and down the throat, smoothly, sweetly, but carrying enough noble hops that is well balanced. There is a candy quality, but not a super-sweet one, a mild toffee perhaps, or semi-sweet cocoa. Even the aftertaste has a mix of malt and hops rolling about.

Mouthfeel is as creamy as you can have without nitro. And the beer is vanishing all too quickly.

In some bizarre way, this seems to me a German equivalent of true Irish Guinness, and I mean that as a high compliment. Glad I have another in the fridge to share.

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Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark copper and amber with a minor head. Carbonation is modest; no lace is being left behind.

The smell really gets thing started on the right foot. Nuts and caramel come through strong and in splended fashion. Tons of caramel and malt content makes for big flavor in the taste. The mouthfeel is very strong but not overwhelming, and it's very easy to drink.

This is the best alt I have had to date, hands down.

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Photo of dgallina
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle without intelligible freshness date.

Pours a nice-looking clear dark copper with half-inch of tan foam, light sticky lace, and slight carbonation. Smells of slightly smoky carmel, with a crisp hop kick, banana and clove fruitiness. Super flavors; subtle lightly smoked caramel malts and nuts at the forefront; develops big leafy hop bitterness intertwined with light fruitiness. Finishes very cleanly, with a mouth coating and creamy lingering metallic bitterness. Lightly carbonated, medium body and surprisingly smooth in the mouth.

Very satisfying. Great balance of fresh hops and nutty caramel body.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a way cool small long neck swing top bottle to a crystal glass mug. The liquid is an elegant bronze color with very fine (small bubble) carbonation. The Head it small and light, just a pad of light tan small bubbles, very little lace.

The smell is boozy, light caramel and bread.

The taste is very good, mild alcohol up front with some lightly toasted caramel and a slight nutty flavor. Nice bitter hops dries it out some.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth, The body is medium and the carbonation is nice with a light champaign quality.

The drinkability is good, buti wouldlove to find this on tap some day. Prosit und Zum Wohl. MK

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Photo of ChrisBowers
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a firkin at Sean Bolans in Baltimore. Dark Amber with a thick creamy head. What an excellent beer. Notes of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, nutmeg, and a little bit of hops in the finish. Very creamy mouthfeel even with just a gravity pour. Easy on the pallate, you could definitely drink a lot of these. I slugged down 2 and didn't even know it. An under appreaciated style for sure, and this is the crown jewel.

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Photo of afinepilsner
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz Brown bottle (longneck swingtop)

Uerige Sticke was a nice brown color with an off-white head. The head was fairly large and had decent retention, leaving some lace behind. The aroma was sweet malt, toasty, and nutty. The taste was toased malt and some spice with sweetness upfront and a nice bitterness towards the end with a long, very dry finish. It was medium in body with a fine carbonation. Drinkability was very good. Overall this was an excellent beer with lots of complex aromas and flavors. I can't wait to try the Dopplesticke.

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Photo of trancefishy
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 10-25

pours out a chestnut brown with a tan head, nice and foamy.

aroma whacked me with a caramel while pouring, always a plus. when i get a closer sniff, i get some really familiar smell that i can't put my finger on, from some other beer; i want to say a hefe-weizen, but that's not quite it. the most interesting is the bright and acidic fruitiness, like artificial grape flavour but not nasty. makes my mouth water, seriously, when i smell it.

wow. is that ever a strange taste. wow. it is just an orgy of stuff going on so fast you can't even think about it. i know that caramel is hiding aroudn in there somewhere, swimming with biscuits and beer-treats. the aftertaste is just plain bitter, but, it seems like a rightful finish to such a show of collective taste.

mouthfeel is sizzly, that carbonation heats things up for the flavour ordeal quite appropriately.

damn, this is one of the most off-the-wall beers i've had in a while. i have to thank whoever it was for mentioning it in the forums yesterday, or i wouldn't have recognized it as anything at my beer store. seriously, get this stuff.

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Photo of UnionMade
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, browned caramel, a thick, large bubbled head forming with a moderate pour. Excellent clarity, completely transparent. The head settles into a tight, even mist, keeping steadily through the entire glass. A loose spattering of small lace blobs cling timidly to the glass.
The aroma is bold, much stronger than the average german altbier. Robust caramel malt blends seamlessly with floral noble hops. Light pear and grassy esters, with a touch of nuttiness. A light whiff of alcohol. Smooth and lagery, all the scents blending together cohesively.
The flavor starts with a rich german caramel malt, a bit toasty with a slight touch of grain. Plenty of pear and floral esters in the middle, a bit of freshly cut grass, moving into a sharp, tangy noble hopping. Floral, slightly grassy, with a touch of metallic astringency in the aftertaste. A very slight wash of alcohol in the very end. A touch of nuttiness coming in the middle and rounding out the finish, along with a touch of roasty malt. Medium leaning towards fuller bodied, with a soft, almost cask-like carbonation. Bold, yet smooth lagery mouthfeel.
The hop flavor on this beer is awesome. Similar to a hoppy german pilsener, but with a fuller, richer malt character. Unlike any alt I've ever tried, basically bigger, with more pronounced flavors, especially the hops. The tall, long-necked swingtop bottle is very classy. I like the Uerige logo embossed into the glass, as well.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear, dark coppery color, 1/4" ring of dusted brown head. Aroma speaks of little at first, but squeaks up a bit to talk of coffee, cocoa, nuts, a glorious, dark-toned morass.
So, drink up! Ah, smoo-oo-ooth, with a deep, roasty, dark tinge on the palate. Delicate and delcicious, tangible touch on the tongue, great cocoa/coffee feel, that is so light, but so right! Tasty, tasty, tasty!
Niceness personified in this bottle! Hurray for the lucky pubfolk of Dusseldorf that get to enjoy this freshly flowing!
After my critical faculties have retired, it's nothing but pure enjoyment, full-bodied,long-finish, but so perfectly smooth, I'm left uttering nothing but simple praise: Yu-umm, I'm saying, and wowwy-wow, wow!

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Photo of hero27
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz swing-top bottle.

Bottled on 02.11, Code 1202 (whatever that means)
6% abv

The swingtop comes off with a vengeance. Pours a pristine amber color. The head is nearly the consistency of blown-in insulation..just sits there motionless as if waiting for me to make the first move.

Aroma is soft and full of authentic German malts. Nutty flavors combined with a bready, hearty malt base. Soft buttery texture and smoothly blended flavor profile.

Mouthfeel may be just a tad on the thin side, but it doesn't really distract too much because this is just so damn easy to drink...would love to find this on-tap somewhere.

Somehow Uerige makes this beer so unassuming and effortless, while achieving near German brewing perfection. This is a benchmark of the Alt-style.

Final verdict: Uerige makes some incredible beers, I'd recommend trying them all.

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

Ruddy and husky hazen copper brown color, thin, fluffy, beige cap sits briefly, a firm collar remains and a whispy skim; minimal stringy lacing sticks.

Aroma is rich with sweet yet yielding maltyness, honey, nuts, buttered toast, and dried wild flowers or grasses.

Taste has some delicate nuances and subtleties, starts smooth and inviting with tame caramel and light toasty malts but gradually builds with nuts and grassy floral hop tones that are very mild on the bittering, but really nice to let unravel. Bits of whole grain toast make a nice appearance just past midway. Very lovely in that regards, real nice. Finishes with some sweeter candyish fruity malts mixing with the hop tones and toast and drys out very calmly. Super fine and yummy finish.

Feel is quick to be smooth and long to finish with a well rounded medium body and texture thoughout. Favorable buttery and candied sweetness keeps some teriffic balance over the flowery, grassy hops. T'was gone in no time...need more soon.
Rumors have it that this may hit the shelves in MN this fall? Oh my!
Big U.P. of Michigan thanks to trbeer for the bottle!

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

Blushing, honeyed, caramel bronze; a magnificent hue. The head is modest in size, barely reaching two fingers before settling to a dense disk of toasted almond colored foam. Lace looks to be limited to a thick, slurred collar; although there's an acceptable amount on the glass as the beer falls with drinking. A better cap would have guaranteed a world-class look since the color of the beer is so amazing.

The nose is of caramel malt, oven-toasted nuts and honey-soaked figs. I would love it to be stronger since it's such an intriguing combination of aromas. It needed to have a larger head to atomize the beer and bring it into direct contact with my nose, and, thereby, my olfactory lobe. Believe me, I tried.

Uerige Sticke is delicious, delicious beer. It tastes like an especially toasted malty, less hoppy English pale ale. The flavor profile is a lovely combination of toasted bready malt, caramel, English walnuts, cinnamon, allspice and earthy-spicy yeast. There are layers upon layers of flavor with all elements working as one. To call it complex is to grossly understate the case.

The beginning and middle are occupied by a gentle sweetness that is perfect for the myriad flavors that it supports. The beer then dries out rapidly as the finish approaches. I love a beer that changes from start to finish and I especially love one that hits all the right notes from the prelude to the coda, as this one does.

I'm almost out of beer and I haven't even considered the mouthfeel yet (looks like I'll need to ration the rest of the glass). It's medium in heft with a supreme smoothness, an ever so slight viscousness and a low amount of carbonation. Nothing overly special, but then I'm not sure how I'd go about improving it.

This has to be one of the top-10 best looking beer bottles in the world. The shape, the embossing, the classy label and the swing-top say 'I'm special'. I agree. Drinkability is through the roof, as evidenced by the fact that I was in danger of running out of beer while still pondering the hidden charms of the multi-dimensional flavor profile. I would love to have another bottle in front of me. Uerige Sticke is great beer and is, by far, the best altbier that I've had yet.

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Photo of Wildman
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a copper color and formed a nice small bubbly white head that left trace lace as it subsided. A very small stream of carbonation was present. A heavy aroma of malt and hops, with floral and caramel elements, with a slightly nutty aspect. A flavor of malt, lightly of caramel and a nice hop aspect that relects well in the astrigent, bitter finish of this beer. Not quite up to the classic, but still a great beer.

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Photo of willjschmidt
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml flip top bottle into the appropriate Uerige stange.

A: Pours a dark caramel color with a thin white head.

S: Caramel and maybe some toasted malt as well as dark fruits in the nose.

T: A very delicious and very complex beer. Layers of flavor: dark fruits such as fig, toasted malt, toffee, and caramel. Slightly sweet in the middle but dry in the finish.

M: Slightly viscous with low carbonation.

D: A very good altbier, highly recommended.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour is copper with a bit of a hazy to it. rather small head of an off white color. smell is mild and crisp but complex. apples, caramel, smoked malt, and some chocolate. the taste has all those well blended and smooth with a nice but not overpowering caramel note with a smokeiness on the side of mild acidic. very light leather finish. mild bitter. really fantastic. not a dense sweet and not heavy on the stomach at all. will definitely have many times to come.

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Photo of rlcoffey
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had only tried a few alts before this one, and I was always disappointed. They weren't bad, but I just couldn't get the style. I had to try this one, figuring if Im going to like an alt, this will be it. And, what do you know, I do. I think I also get the style now, either that or Sticke transcends a weak style to make a great beer.

In bottle, 11.2 oz serving. Pours a medium to dark amber with very little head but plenty of carbonation bubbles. The smell was caramel and lightly hopped, mostly smelled like something that was going to taste good. But in a generic beer kind of way. The taste was smooth. Is smooth a taste or a mouthfeel. There was no overpowering flavor, it just all worked together, little bit o' hops, nice maltiness, a touch of the caramel. Balanced. Mouthfeel was smooth (as Ive already written) and clean. This beer is amazingly drinkable for a 6% beer. Gone instantly, was looking for more, could drink this all night. If Im ever in Dusseldorf, I know what I will be doing for at least one night.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store. A really cool looking flip top bottle, very unique.

Pours a bronzed, rusty thick looking brown. 1 inch head, no real lacing.

Smells like toffee and caramel.

Tastes incredible. Strong malt flavors hit at every turn- sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, biscuity malt, etc. The German hops impart a slight spiciness to the proceedings, very grassy, and a tiny bit floral.

Very crisp, dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied, well carbonated.

The best of this style that I've tried, though I have not tried many.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 1404. Beautiful and unique bottling. If I could only homebrew, I think I'd have to reuse this one. Pours a cloudy brown with not much head, but oodles of carbonation ringing the glass for the entire ride. Aroma was all malt, caramel and grains.
Flavor was sweet malt, lightly fruity, nutty, biscuity. Just a bit of grassy hops, if any. Delicate and delicious
Mouthfeel was extremely light. The carbonation even made it more so, which I feel detracted a bit. However, this also just increased the already drinkable nature of the brew. "Garcon, Liter stein please!"

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Penny-colored with suspended floaties.

Vinous, cidery, zinc-y tones on nose. Slight hits of vinegar. Uh oh, old keg?

The apple-cider bubble-head makes me think so. Not enough carbonation.

The taste is hidden by a little bit of musky taste and oakiness, but this winner shines through the adversity. There is an almost chocolately nature to this beer, and a huge hop profile. The mouthfeel is almost cask-like, heady and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of RedHaze
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy ruddy brown with a one finger head that reced to a thin ring, leaving behind moderate lacing.

Smell; a litlle had to pick anything out at first, but after it warmed a bit some the aromas came out. A little nutty with some figs and sweet berries. There's also a bit of floral hops.

Taste; mmm..lots of malts, caramel and molasses. Dried figs, and cherries, walnuts and some allspice. There's just a bit of a hop bitterness towards the end to balance it out a bit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and so easy to drink. It's almost gone and I feel like I just started drinking it.

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Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a deep copper amber, almost a light brown color with a soft white head about a half inch thick. Nice lace. Aromas of bread, biscuit, and nuts. Also a little caramel sneaks in there. Initially this beers has a big malt flavor profile. Bread and biscuit dominate initially but is followed by some nice caramel and toffee. This beer finishes with a light hop citrus and a nice sweetness which makes it quite enticing. A nice light body makes this beer super drinkable and super enjoyable on the pallate. Overall a great alt, but I may like the classic a little better, I just can't decide.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is a translucent dark reddish brown. Produces a thick, sudsy head that leaves chunck of foam on the sides of the glass.

Smells of medium roasted malt, and perfumy, grassy hops.

Tastes pretty much as it smells. The green grassy hops are moderately strong and bitter, balanced a bit by the sweet malt backbone. Gives a prickly sensation on the tongue, and finishes with a long dry hoppy bitterness.

Body is light and the carbonation is fizzy, giving this a lively mouthfeel.

This is an enjoyable amber ale, and the hops and bitterness make it interesting.

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a brown tea color with a porous head that leaves swathes of lace, and retains itself nicely

Smell: Wonderfully complex malty aroma that consists of caramel, rum-soaked golden raisins and oak

Taste: Starts with a nice biscuity flavor; after the swallow, some serious piney bitterness kicks in only to be joined at the finish by some fruit (raisins and peaches), chocolate and bitter herbal/woody flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick bodied with good carbonation

Drinkability: Created by a master brewer, this beer displays incredible complexity for being only 6% abv

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage Cellar $ 5.50
Undated bottle at 50 degrees into 16 oz tumbler
Lightly malty with a hint of flowery hops
Head average (3 cm), light brown, fizzy/creamy, rapidly diminishing into a 2 mm layer
Lacing in clumps
Flavor begins slightly malty with a touch of hops, not sweet but well balanced
Ends with a slight bitterness, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Light to medium palate, watery, soft carbonation

A very pleasing alt, something I will buy again.

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Photo of illidurit
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a cylinder glass. Body is burnt umber in color and clear. Head is light tan, big and rocky. The glass helps the retention which leaves lots of nice lacing.

Aroma is mainly sweet doughy malt with some fruitiness.

Taste is nice and subtle. Nuts and toffee emerge from the malt, while a leafy tannic hop bitterness tickles the tongue on the finish. Endlessly toasty and mellow.

Carbonation is modest but gets the job done. This beer is exceptionally smooth. The light bitterness in the finish tempts you into the next sip.

The subtle sweetness and refreshing hop zest make this beer outlandishly drinkable. A tad high in alcohol to be sessionable but the flavor is perfect to that end. A very good beer and a great introduction into the altbier style. I'll definitely be coming back to this one.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
91 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.
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