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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

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336
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480
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
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Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, almost muddy texture. There was an inch and a half of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: When you open the bottle there is an oddly funky smell. However, after the beer settles in the glass, there are elements of malt, grain and a sugary quality.

T: Tasted of malt more than anything else, with a touch of grain and caramel in the finish. An interesting flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A solidly made, drinkable beer.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from that cool sticke bottle.

Appearance- Pours a billowy white head with two minute retention. Color is a deep amber, reminds me of Christian Brothers brandy.

Smell- Roasted malts mixed with some maple syrup and a little smoke.

Taste- Didn't know what to expect from this brew being, since it is my first albier. The flavor starts out very roasted and grows to a bit more smoke and caramel in the center of the tongue.

Mouthfeel- A little sweet, but most of the palate was centered around the malt. This was a very nice beer all around.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy light soy sauce color

S - Slightly nutty with caramel and sugar, little trailing spice and floral hops

T - Sweet carmel and bready flavor (like a good cereal). Nice unexpected hopyness (hence the sticke) Hints of spice and herbs.

M - Light body with a smooth and lightly creamy soft texture

D - Excellent beer in its class, enough to differentiate it from other German brews but stays true and pure.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's. This version was listed at 4.7%, which is different from the 6% listed here.

Brownish amber with a gorgeous off-white head with excellent retention and lace. Holding it against the light reveals reddish amber highlights. The nose is excellent. Mildly nutty and malty with mild brown sugar, what strikes me, though, is the hop character. It's just so fresh! Earthy and mildly lemon-like in character with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Deep caramel malt character is present, with honey contrasting well against the hops. On the palate, it opens with a firm hop bitterness, very grassy in nature. Surprisingly bitter. Malt character is deep, with mild brown sugar, honey and jaggery, while remaining very light on the palate. Finishes dry and bitter with a mild sweetness. Carbonation is moderate, and more than ample. There's so much flavor in such a low ABV beer, this is thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of Brad007
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a thick, fluffy head into my tulip glass. Lots of head. Looks good.

Aroma is full of sweet malt with a hint of raisin and hops in the nose. Grainy and even a bit smoky.

Taste is full of sweet, smoky, grainy malt with raisin and a bit of an alcohol bite. Simple.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering flavors as mentioned above. Beer goes down well and leaves a nice, sweet imprint upon the tongue.

A decent example of the style that is authentic and easy to drink. No hop or malt overload here. Just plain good 'ol altbier. Check it out.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfectly clear copper. Big and bubbly cream soda colored head. Lacing is good enough with it's oily and spotty residue. Nose consits of caramel malt, toffee, herbal hops and sweety taffy. The mouthfeel is so appealing. The beers disolves like cotton candy in the mouth. The taste is a thing of beauty. Sweet toffe mixed with lightly carmelized malts and drying hops. This alt is nicely hopped, but has a good malt presence as well. And a really nice sweetness is present. This is gone way too fast.

I had only come across 3 highly impressionable alts in my day (Summit, Sherlock's and Double Bag).

Until today.

Huge thanks for this enlightening experience is thrown out to cokes.

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Photo of Bung
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fliptop Brown/golden pour, slightly foggy. Solid finger of off white bubbles. Sticks slightly to the glass.

Aroma, earthy malt and nut. Slightly metallic with some leafy hops.

Taste, malty and roasted nuttiness. Bakers chocolate, herbal hops balance very well. One of the hopper German brews I've had. Very nice.

Just lighter than mid bodied. Nicely carbonated. Drinks well. The slightly more sessionable version of the Dopple sticke.

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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 claspada
2.98/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 01/2011; best by 01/2012. Just made it...

Pours a clear mahogany color with a small but lasting, lace-inducing white head.

Aromas begin with a great deal of toasted fresh bread with earthy hints of nuts and and molasses. Plenty of those dark fruits, too. Light yeasty clove aromas emerge as it warms.

The tastes begin with dark, scorched caramel with a bit of light nuttiness once again. Sweetness remains light. There's a flash of earthy bitterness with strong notes of wood that further builds into an exceedingly, and rather surprising dry finish. Light dark fruit notes emerge as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with an adequate medium amount of carbonation. Finish is quite dry and crisp.

Overall I was staidly dissapointed with this compared to the doppel- stickle version from this brewery. Aromas were quite inviting albeit mellow but the flavor profile was just flat; like the brewer forgot an ingredient or something. Not something I plan to revisit and not recommended. Search out the purple label, pass on this lighter, watered down version (not literally, but that's how it tastes).

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle of this at the Winking Lizard in Columbus. It's probably the most definitive altbier I've tried, and definitely tasty. The beer was dark copper and hazy with an aroma of fresh wort. Very malty in smell and taste with a pleasing after-taste. Very drinkable, I finished the glass quicker than I expected.

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Photo of glid02
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA.

Pours a clear amber color with a large off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of grainy caramel malts with hints of toastiness. Also present are very light earthy hop and indistinct fruit aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth and moderately dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of toasted malts. Midway through the sip mild amounts of earthy hops come into play before fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a simple yet very good beer and one that to me seems like a standard-bearer for the style. Well worth a shot if you see it around.

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Photo of Suds
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a unique, long-necked swing-top bottle, this brew pours a deep, reddish earthy color. The beer sports a very thin, white, persistent head. There’s considerable malt in the aroma….lots of caramel, along with a lightly toasted, Vienna-like character. Very light hop smell also mingles with the malt, but takes a decidedly back seat. Slightly dry and nutty taste, with the malt character following through. Bitterness develops late in the mid-taste, and the beer finishes with a nice, lingering bitterness. Very clean and crisp…reminiscent of a lager. Very drinkable, with an entertaining balance. This is an extraordinarily good brew.

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Photo of Gusler
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer evacuates the 330ml brown swing-top bottle a somewhat hazy copper with a moderate size frothy light tan head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin coating of lace to conceal the glass. Nose is a mix of sweet malt, and hints of hops, fresh and crisp, nut-like, start is nicely malted, light at the top. Finish is moderately carbonated with the hops pleasantly spicy, extremely dry and somewhat sour aftertaste, lingers long upon the palate, a drinkable beer, but I much prefer the Dopplesticke.

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.85/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Bottled on 04.10 (presumably March 2010?). Code 02.11.

A: The swingtop opens with a nice pop, but there is very little head. Hazy mud brown, barely translucent. Vague lacing.

S: Funky yeast. Sour of stale, but also vaguely sour. Grapes! Sweetish-strong malt.

T/M: Interesting. I wonder if this bottle, at two years old, isn't a little too alt. Lightly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is almost flat, and the taste is more so. Very light purple grapes, moldy yeast, and bland malt.

O: I did not much enjoy this beer. Not recommended. I'd be open to trying a younger bottle far in the future though.

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Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber copper color. Poured four fingers of thick off-white head with long retention and leaving marks.
Nice aroma of piney and floral hops, slightly toasted malts and notes of cinnamon and caramel.
Very tasteful beer, mild toasted malt, spices and caramel. Delicious bitterness with grassy and earthy hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body and low carbonation, 6% ABV is well hidden.
Great beer, I just found grace in Altbiers just after dinking the Uerige. Flavorful, hoppy with good drinkability.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a murky amber-brown color. The head is a firm inch of foam that just sits there. The aroma is of caramel, hints of spice and dark fruit. The taste is fruitier, spicier and more bitter than the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a fine altbier that I would love to drink again.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to dyan for this extra in trade! Bottled on 10.08; Code 09.09. Served from bottle into a Grolsch kolsch. Pours a light brown that turns to brown as you go up the glass with a two finger off-white head that remained throughout. Maintained nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt, grain, and subtle caramel. The flavor was of malt, grain, citrus, spices, and subtle caramel. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a very nice brew. It was amazingly smoother than I thought it would be by the appearance. Had a very nice balanced and complex flavor to go along with it. Definitely glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking for a replacement for the awesome Blimp City Akron/Macon Ale since they went out of business, and I think I have found it! The beer is a dark brown/amber with an ultra thin off-white head. Very little lacing. The aroma is nice and full, with caramel, malt and sweet fruit. Medium-bodied and very drinkable with a pleasing blend of flavors such as malt, raisin, caramel and hops. The finish is the only place it falls off a little. There is a slight metallic tinge to the fruity finish that was out of character with the beer. A slightly bigger hops finish would make it nearly perfect. As it stands though, this is one of the better Alts I have had.

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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 RoyalT
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – Dark brownish-orange in color and very “alt-looking”. The head is modest, which I have found before with this style.

Smell – The toasted, caramel-infused malt base here smells sticky-sweet. The aroma is very inviting. I can also pick up a faint, floral hoppiness, but it’s just barely there (maybe I’m imagining it).

Taste – Oh, yeah, this is the real deal. The malts are serious. They aren’t roasted or dark, but they are toasted to the core and sweetened with toffee and heavy-duty molasses. The hops bring about a very bitter finish. This is one of those beers that pleases the old German at the Stammtisch and frightens young men, women, and children.

Mouthfeel – This bier will melt away in your mouth like a ghost. I swear, I’m pouring it in but I’m not swallowing. It literally dissolves in Pixy Stick-like fashion, like cotton candy on a warm summer day. This is probably the best mouthfeel of any bier that I’ve reviewed on the site.

Drinkability – I swear I started thinking in German while drinking this bier. A good, authentic Altbier is almost impossible to come by here in the US, but this is the real deal.

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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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Photo of francisweizen
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz swing top bottle. minimalistic labelling as well. This pours out a dark brown liquid with chestnut edges and a small tan head. Aromas are strong and consist of cloves, vanilla, tobacco, dark fruits, twigs, berries, and deep malts. The hops are there too in the background. The taste is quite malty and deep upfront with the various spices and flavors working their way into your tastebuds. The middle is very roasty and malty, and the finish provides you with a nice bitter blast, and lingering aftertaste of spicy hops. The mouthfeel is thick, but not too thick for the style and the drinkability is very very good. I'm very glad I got a chance to sample this rare nectar!

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very distinctive looking 11.2 fluid ounce embossed flip top bottle. The tall label that covers the metal swing top mechanism states that this is 6% Alc/Vol. and that it was bottled on 29.01, with a Code of 29 02. Looks great before I even open it.

Appearance: Dark chestnut amber with some cold Tea hints. Fizzed up ¼” head soon effervesces to leave a ‘Jessie’ head, almost no head at times, just a very thin broken whispy affair that looks rather sad. Some very miniscule lacing remains.

Nose: Seemed a little reticent to come out to play at first. But as it warmed slightly, it revealed a very inviting nose. Lots of wax polished woods, nuts, berries and a dark coconut husk odor mixed in with some sweet Devon toffee and malts.

Taste: By far the best part of this brew. A beautifully assembled mélange of sticky toffee malts, nuts, sugar syrup, and a molassic body that becomes a tad viscous at it warms, but this is not a bad thing, for it somehow allows the 6% alcohol to have a much bigger profile than its strength would suggest. Develops a nutty feel, Mildly Bitter finish. Warms the pit of the stomach towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Feels thin, and big, light and yet sticky and heavy. Alternate “feels” dual with each other throughout this schizophrenic Alt. Split personality add a spritzy life and balls to this one. Neat!

Drinkability: This is one very easy drinking brew, great when chilled, flavorsome and filling as it warms. Wish I had a couple of these!

Overall: Maybe I had a bottle past its prime, but this seemed to lack a little something in appearance and nose, like it was tired at times, but the taste and mouthfeel was immensely enjoyable, both lending some amazing character to a very drinkable brew. I will certainly pick up a fresher sample if I see it again.

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Photo of cokes
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shadow-laden copper, infused lightly with red. Lacy, beige head on top. It whittles to a skim, but remains.
The aroma is exactly how it needs to be. Sweet and nutty and bitter. Think caramel-coated walnut, settled on drying grass.
In fact, continue to let that "caramel-coated walnut, settled on dry grass" image resonate in your mind. Because that is what the flavor is. But one mere sentence cannot sum up what's happening here. Toasty sweet upstart. Toffee, nougat, and cream. All heated until a crust forms. Raisin bread notes. With frosting. Nuances of vanilla. It begins to dry and becomes nuttier. Pecans and almonds and walnuts. Now add some purple fruit. Invigorating, lagered sense of cleanliness. Clean air and clean water. Ends powerfully bittered, with herb-encrusted flowers. Lightly astringent closure.
Drinks like liquid silk. A 5L keg would not be enough. Nothing would. Not Gallons...not oceans.
This is fucking killer stuff.
I had my doubts, and now I feel foolish.
This is refined beyond description. Altstanding.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sticke has a clear, clean deep copper color, topped by a thin, slightly frothy, tan hued head. The head thins rapidly, leaving a skimpy layer of foam, with a small bit of lacing. Aroma is on the mild side, and seems to be of light caramel, a bit of sweetness, and light floral hops. Good body, medium all the way, and easy on the tongue with a low carbonation level. Light sweetness and more caramel play on the tongue at the outset. Soon follows a touch of fruitiness which then leads to a smooth, clean and dry, floral hop finish. Hops linger well on the palate; a tasty bier worth savoring. Thnx to BierManVA for bringing this little "secret" to me during AOBF weekend.

Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.95
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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