Uerige Sticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany
uerige.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
489
Reviews:
340
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Photo of IntriqKen
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opens with a solid 'pop' from the fliptop bottle. Pours a dark, tea colored amber with an offwhite head of foam that lasts the entire drink leaving a sticky map in it's wake.
Nice toasted amber malt aromas...very distinct.
Flavors are the toasted amber malt but without any of the sweetness. Dry bitterness on the end.
An excellent Alt.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one-finger white head that quickly fades leaving no lace. Slightly cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose seems to be caramel. Starts and finishes with a balance of malts and hops but there is some sweetness hard to describe this - maybe a combination of a barley wine and a sweet stout for flavor, but it doesn't look anything like a stout. $4 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of BrewSomerville
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Malt dominates. Toffee and caramel notes. Some hop aroma can be found, but only if you are really looking for it.

Looks: Deep copper colour. A thumb's width of off-white head. Good head retention. Some lace.

Taste: Toffee, biscuity malts. Some nutty-ness. Good bitterness. And something that I don't find in Beers too often, a mineral-like taste, almost salty. Hops are kind of spicy. A very long and pleasant bitter finish. The bitterness really sneaks up on you & becomes more intense. It's malty-sweet at first and then some bitterness, and then a very long lasting bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Very nice mouthfeel. The carbonation is a bit lower than a lot of other Beers in the same style. On the lighter side of medium bodied.

Overall, I like it very much and I hope that I can find some more close to home (I bought this in Chicago), if you know of a place close to me that stocks it please beermail me.

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Photo of whartontallboy
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a brownish amber, almost the color of cider, with a creamy small white head that hangs around. Vertical columns of bubbles in my stange.

Smell is predominantly malty, with a touch of Euro hop spiciness. There's some sweetness, dark fruit (peach and plum), nuttiness, and maybe even a tiny hint of chocolate.

Flavor is nutty and fruity, with a solid malt base and a little bit of caramel before a nice hoppy bitterness. A tiny little off flavor, slightly metallic, slightly vegetal persists throughout. It's not a huge problem, but it does slightly diminish my enjoyment. Finish is dry as a bone with a little bit of lingering caramel flavors.

Overall: This is my third Uerige, and I don't love it as much as the classic alt or the doppelsticke. Those both had nicer appearances, held their heads better, and didn't have the little off flavors throughout.

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Photo of BitterBrian
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Sort of a burnt umber in color. Initially had a 3/4" head which disappeared quickly. Leaves very little trace of lacing. Still, a very nice color.

Smell: A very nice, smooth malt with fig and very faint citrus undertones.

Taste: Goes down like a very mild PA or Bitter. Reminds me of Belk's ESB. Tastes of a very clean, bready malt with just the right touch of bitterness in the back of the tongue.

Overall: This was my first with this legendary beer and I expected more. Still, I enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn't worth the price tag. OK, maybe it was because of the cool bottle. . . I'd like to try it on tap sometime.

Note: after it warmed up, the complexities started to shine. Raisins, Biscuit came through in the taste and the smell become slightly more alcoholic.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the top of the bar at Boston's is a small cask of this classic. Can it be true? Yes, even served in the Uerige small altbier glasses. Cloudy caramel colored liquid with a decent off-white foamy head. Good head retention, some lacing on the sides of the glass. Fruity smells along with some grainy caramel. Carmel flavor with maybe some apricots and other lighter fruits. Slight hop bitterness and flavor goes well with the caramel flavor. On cask, so low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. This cask was several days old, so I imagine that a fresher one would be wonderful. Anyhow, this was good enough to spark my interest for more in this style.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle a beautiful clear amber with a very light off-white head.

Aroma is sweet and fairly malty with some ripe fruit and what I would describe as dog's breath.

Taste is dark, ripe fruit, malts, and a touch of bitterness and alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, a bit drying, and with a zing to the carbonation.

This is a very drinkable Altbier. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of TheBigParade
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waughbrew
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty clear dark amber. Nice off-white head with little retention and lacing. Smells yeasty, smoky, and resiny. Deep piney spicy hoppage is great. Dull caramel maltiness leaves something to be desired despite a good compexity. A acidic smokiness lingers long after the flavor should have disappeared which is good. Rather low carbonation, feels a bit like spreading plastic over your tongue. odd. Overall an interesting, pleasing brew.

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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 Derek
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper-brown, light tan head, excellent retention and lacing.

S: Floral, grassy, earthy-mineral & caramel.

T: Dark bread, caramel, floral, herbal, grassy, earthy, hint of nut, good bitterness.

M: Moderate body is smooth & malty.

D: A decent drinker.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ms333
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Errto
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cool-looking flip-top bottle poured into the closest approximation I have to a Stange glass.

Solid brown in color. Hazy, though the bottle may have been agitated a little. Excellent head retention.

Smell is subtle, malty, a little sweet though not incredibly so. Taste is quite pleasant, again lots of caramel malt, still less "biscuity" than the Altbiers I'm used to but then again, those were all American so who knows. Alcohol comes through a bit, and there is some hop bitterness towards the end. Mouthfeel is very moderate, neither light nor heavy.

Overall, this is quite a good beer. Were it not for the label I would have pegged it as a slightly strong English brown ale by appearance and flavor. This bottle was a gusher probably due to mishandling so I will try to seek out another and update my review.

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Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Dirty25
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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