Uerige Sticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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

Uerige Sticke Alt (Düsseldorf-Altstadt) is best served at cool, cellar temperatures (40-50°F) and enjoyed from a traditional short, straight-sided glass called a Stangen (pole) or Reagenzglas (test tube). Uerige Sticke pours up sublime with a low, light carbonation that creates a nice cream colored head that sits atop a bright, deep-copperish body. The head dissapates rather quickly leaving some Düssel lace in its wake. The decidely malty & grainy/nutty aroma has some distinct fruitiness/esters (e.g. Bosc pear, peach pit) with a nice touch of spiciness from the traditional 'Noble' German hops. The taste starts off solidly malty then gives way to a marked bitterness which carries into a crisp, off-dry, slightly nutty & decidely bittersweet finish. This firm, medium-full bodied indeginous specialty beer of Düsseldorfer-Altstadt (Old Town) is undoubtedly a special treat! This Sticke Alt is traditionally only brewed twice a year on the third Thursday of January and November. Suggested pairings include a selection of cheeses & sausages: Blood, liver or smoked sausage with Mainz, Camembert, Gouda, Liptauer ( prepared cream cheese ). Here's to "Grumpy" Wilhelm Cürten and his "Secret" Düsselbier!

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

A - Auburn, very thin head that quickly disappeared, nice lacing.
S - Malty, notes of oak and dried cherries and figs
T - Complex woody, more of the fruitiness. Very good
M - Very little carbonation. A bit dry at the finish but very nice.
D - A good beer, not something I could drink all night, but one every now and again would be great.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Poured out of a most interesting-looking bottle into my stange...

A: I was going to say amber from the start, but stopped because something felt wrong about using that term. I took another good look and realized it was because, although it is indeed amber, leaning towards brown, it's cloudier and thicker than most amber beers I'm used to (this must be the yeast, I'm sure). Got a good finger or two of eggshell off-white head, with a minimal amount of lacing. Looks inviting...

S: Quite interesting. Sweet maltiness but accompanied by a strong, bitter hoppy character. Molasses, maybe dried fruit. Good combinations all around, very strong, and definitely pleasing.

T: Very bready, sweet maltiness that runs parallel to this beautiful bitter hoppiness. Nutty, with a lot of dried fruit to it. I personally lean towards malty beers, but the combination here, especially the strength of the malts and the hops, playing off of and alongside each other, is nothing short of glorious. This is damned good.

M: Medium bodied, light-to-medium carbonation, and pretty smooth. No harsh bite from the hops, and all around it's kind of bready.

D: Can't say much else other than this is tasty enough to keep me going back for more.

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Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of milkstout141
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of braican
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of grumpygerman
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of oleskoo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Appearance is copper brown color, frothy white head with good retention, impressive cap retention. Noticeable sediment
Aromas of bold German hop spice, reminds me of my home-brewed Hoptobierfest.
Tastes as it smells with noticeable bitterness, followed by some Munich/Caramel malts and a dash of abv bite.
Mouthfeel is high carbo, medium body, crisp bitterness.
Drinkability is impressive, very encouraging to learn this is so close to my Sticke Altbier attempt as my Hoptobierfest recipe.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 330 mL long-necked swing-top bottle, into a pint glass. The color is dark copper, with a foamy white head with some good retention. The smell is a dark semi-dry malt. The taste is strongly malted up front, with a strong (especially for German beer) low-alpha hop bitterness to it. Mouthfeel is a nice thickness. As for drinkability, this is one that I could absolutely have several of.

Thanks to trbeer for this bottle. trbeer was definitely enthusiastic about this beer, and I can see why. A very solid alt in the sticke style, where a richer malt meets hops, making this one I'll gladly enjoy again.

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

This was pretty darn good! Dark clear amber, very still. Carbonation is very low with this one. Aroma is like bread rising, and even a whiff of alcohol coming off. The taste is very interesting. When I first started drinking it (out of the fridge), it was very malty, and the hops weren't that present. Now about an hour and a half later, the hops are asserting themselves. You have this thin sliver of malt to taste, then it gets surrounded by bitter, but not overpowering hops. It's hard to describe, it's like the well-rounded bitterness of the hops predominates more than their taste or aroma. Good Stuff, glad I bought a few bottles. I think the 6% alcohol is detectable.

The bottle is nice as well, dark brown, it has a lot of detail: Braille on the bottom. There is even a saying on it: Dat leckere droeppke, which I think is dialect for the tasty drop. Swing top adds to the charm.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Pours to a nice copper brown topped in a finger width of off-white head with good retention. Aroma is nice a malty to start. Sweet aromas of fruit and citrus as well as nice floral notes. Nice touches of sourness round it out.

The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation and a medium body. A big malt backbone compliments the nice floral and citrus flavors well. It has sour notes as well as a nice cinnamon flavor to it. A buttery flavor comes and goes. The complexity is pretty well-rounded and well-balanced. Roasted flavors jump out in the dry finish. It is extremely drinkable, and I could have a few of these during a sitting. I think that this one really defines what I like in an alt. This is one quality brew that you shouldn't miss.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Pours a dark cooper, but had very light carbonation, which could of been because the beer was very cold when poured.

not to much aroma when cold soft malt and hops. the flavor was minerally, carmel, with a good bitterness, slight metalicness.

the aroma came out more as it warmed up, more hops and malt. the flavor came out more; bitterness and carmel.

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

11.2 oz bottle, served in a big wine glass at 59 F/ 15 C.

Deep red color, substantial cream colored head, plenty of fine sticky weblike lace.

Mild appetizing smell of toasty grainy doughy malt, nuts, herbal earthy hops, dates, and some banana.

Tastes like toasty nutty doughy malt with fresh pungent hops - grassy, herbal, spicy, earthy - with some date and banana. Plenty of grassy hop bitterness, quite refreshing. Fairly dry, with the help of the bitterness. Great balance between the malt and hops. Nuttiness like walnuts merges seamlessly with the hop bitterness. Long finish: nutty, toasty, grassy, bitter.

Smooth soft texture, very finely carbonated, with a bit of oiliness. Outstandingly refreshing and drinkable, I would gladly drink several of these.

Great beer, I really enjoyed this.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
4.1 out of 5 based on 489 ratings.
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