Uerige Sticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige StickeUerige Sticke
BA SCORE
4.09/5
489 Ratings
Uerige StickeUerige Sticke
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,419
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
489
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
41
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 340
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
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 GLD
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer did not hold a head =very long and appeareed to be flat. however the tastewas rather sweet and it was a bit hoppy to the palate. A bit of a mouldy aftertaste was detected or peat taste I should say. The beer was sienna colored. I will not buy again but it was an interesting beer you should try.

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Photo of Foxman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly hazy brownish amber. A pinky finger's worth of uneven off-white head blips out quickly. Flecks of lacing spot the inside of the glass.

The aroma carries slightly sweet German malt with hints of sugar and berry. A crisp, steely edge of peppery hops zests the air. A dab of yeast biscuits up roundly.

Upon tasting, a flash of sweet regal malt gives in to a marching column of very crisp, very dry, and poignantly spicy peppery hops. A glimpse of residual malt earthiness is trod upon by more especially crisp, noble bitterness that lingers insistently. It's nice, basic, and quite clean.

Light bodied, the almost overwhelming crispness is a distinctly direct cleanser.

It comes in a unique flip-top, but it stands strong on its own. The malt is a nice backdrop, but it's the nippy noble hops that take the crisp cake. The clean finish prepares the palate for each ensuing sampling. It drinks easily and with a refreshing note. Cool bottle and cool beer, a cool combo.

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Photo of Boppar
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz awesome swing-top bottle into a snifter.

A: Rich reddish brown with a terrific head. Velvety little bubbles as well as some large soap bubbles. Great retention and spectacular lacing. Hazu and enticing. Awesome.

S: Sweet malts and alcohol warmth. There is also a subtle, fruity aroma, possibly apples. As it warms, there is the faintest hint of licorice.

T: This is a super-mellow beer. It opens up with sweet malts and a faint apple taste. It finishes with a subtle hop twang. Alcohol is not in evidence.

M: Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Medium body and weight. It is just heavy enough to satisfy, while being light enough to make it go down nice and easy.

D: Great drinkability. That one bottle went down so much faster than I would've liked. I am headed out in search of some more tomorrow morning. I could easily have several of these every day and be happy with them.

This is a great beer. It looks great, it tastes great, it's drinkable and the bottle is da proverbial bomb. This beer would appeal to fans of many beer styles, and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

uerige sticke is a unique brew. brewed in dusseldorf one can taste and smell the german bock flavors in it. pours slightly ( very slightly) hazy amber color. really tastes like a bock but maintains a hint of belgian amber flavor. smooth with flavor of dark fruits and malt.

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Photo of cabsandking
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tawny brown color, slightly cloudy and a rocky off white head with sticky, milky like crown and lace. Bright fruit aromas, juicy fruit gum and light florals, bubble gum. Toasted grain base, with a lazy caramelized sugar sweetness and a little phenolic. Hop herbals, tea leaves, a spice with a vegetable/fruity flavor like pink peppercorns. Slight tartness that builds and goes into the finish with some dry, husky grains and tea herbals in the back. As it warms some of that fruity nose comes into play. It’s odd how little the nose corresponds with the flavor here, almost no similarities. Smooth mouthfeel and a carbonation that starts out great but flattens a bit midway.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i thought i'd enjoy this beer more than i did. perhaps it sitting several months in my fridge was the problem, so take my opinion of this with a grain of salt, as i liked the smaller alt from this brewery. appearance was a ruddy, hazy, lightish brown with an off-white/tan head. nose was caramel, nuts, and what i thought were alcohol/rum notes, which seemed weird. taste was figs, nuts, caramel, and sweet dark malt with a bit of an alcohol presence, again which does not make sense for this beer. mouthfeel was nice and frothy and almost medium in body. drying finish with a bit of roastiness. i'll take another go at this one in the future to give it a fair shake.

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Photo of BrewSomerville
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
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 TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz swing-top bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts along with nuts, honey, a little bit of fruit and some hops.

T: The taste is well-balanced with flavors of caramel, honey, nuts and spices. The malt character is hearty but a bit lighter than I was expecting. The hops presence is mild but exactly what you want in an Altbier. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, excellent representation of style, good kick, this beer is well-worth drinking for a whole evening, but I like the Classic version a little bit better.

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Photo of malcontent
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dull, leather brown with a generous three fingers of frothy head.

Pecans, maple, and heaps of honey overtones make fore wonderful sniffing.

Restrained nuttiness leads into a lightly roasted malt body with a pronounced hop finish that had to this point been masked. Straight forward and perfectly executed.

At once over-carbonated and a touch thin. Not a total mess, just a bit unbalanced. Overall, however, this is a wonderful alt. Exceptionally sessionable and never close to being boring.

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Photo of Realale
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy muddy brown. Very fine white head settles to an incomplete cap leaving some lacing.

Slightly rummy caramel malt nose, with a hint of sharp herbal hop aroma.

So much better in the mouth. Where did all of the complexity come from? Brown bread, touch of caramel, Spalty spiciness all abound. Touch rummy as it warms. HUGE whack of bitterness kicks in almost immediately and comes to dominate the long, long finish. There's enough malt to balance the bitterness through most of beer.

Strangely high rate of carbonation accentuates the bitterness. An odd beer to be sure. Looks weird, smells pretty uninteresting, tastes pretty good. Given the level of bitterness, this is definitely the freshest batch of this I've sampled, but I'm still not convinced.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a flat deep brown color alt with a small foamy head with no lacing. Aroma of huge caramel malt with some sweetness. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with loads of caramel notes. Body is quite full with no real carbonation. Interesting and refreshing but nothing really earth shattering in here.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a brewery and a style that I have always wanted to try, even if just for the funny shaped bottle. However, I still am greatly underwhelmed.

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. I don't own a stange, but I don't believe that would have affected my rating.

A. A dark brownish red brew with a small white head and light lacing.

S. Strong malty smell, like burned toast.

T. Bready licorice like malt with a bitter finish.

M. Light carbonation and bitter finish.

D. Since this is an underwhelming brew, I would not return to it. However, I am hoping that once again I got an old bottle. Will repeat this taste on tap in Germany next year.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany body with a lasting, lace-inducing white head.

Smell: Lovely aroma of toasted fresh bread with earthy hints of nuts, vanilla, and molasses. Plenty of those dark fruits, too.

Taste: Upfront, there's the flavors of dark, scorched caramel with a bit of chocolate. Sweetness remains light. There's a flash of lemon juice midway which leads into an earthy bitterness with strong notes of wood that further builds into an exceedingly, and rather surprising dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Starts off with a great aroma, but the taste slips just a bit. Oh, and what an adorable looking bottle!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a footed strange)

A- This beer has a warm glowing brown body with a light hint of red color. There is a creamy off-white head that last and last supported by a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The smell of light dry toast and brown malt has a hint of dried leave and dry caramel malt in the finish.

T- The light dry caramel malt has a hint of toasted malt with mineral water. The finish has a soft green noble hop finish with a soft bitterness showing up after each sip.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a clean finish.

D- This beer has some interesting flavors but they are very soft and a bit watery.

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Photo of GimmeAles
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popping the cool swing-top bottle produces a wisp of smoke and a whiff of sweet, dark fruits and cookie dough. Semi-cloudy mahogany sits beneath a rocky 1-finger head which rolls vigorously but soon leaves only gossamer wisps of bubbles on the surface.
Nose is big on sweet cookie dough and whole wheat bread-crusts with some sultana and plum. A sweet, malty nose, but clean.
Upon supping, palate is smacked with more malty goodness: a big, caramel malt presence mingled with plums, dates and raisins. Actually, many ingredients of a good bread pudding and the cookie-dough–like character is still there as well. Cookie-dough in a bread pudding? Why not! A fine thread of faint herbal hoppiness comes around before powdery grain husk brings in the finale. Moderate carbonation cleans and dries out the finish further – its effervescence creates subtle, earthy notes that were perhaps missed in the initial nose. A semi-light, creamy mouthfeel keep this very drinkable, and I’m sad this cool bottle is so very small. A very easy to drink Ale with plenty of depth and character to keep you coming back for more. Will definitely pick this up again.

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Photo of meunier33
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2nd review ever..
Serving = Not possesing a Stange or Collins glass I used a Pokal. The swingtop opens with a hard spray of gas.

App. = Bright yellow orange in the light, amber out of it. Somewhat bigger than average off-white head.

Smell = Light bready yeast and flowery dry hop smells with a licorish undertone, some faint alcohols. Some hidden fruityness characteristic of the style.

Taste = Bready, then finishes with a sweet licorish taste.

Mouthfeel= Chewy, average carbonation.

I could drink several of these with pretzels on hand, it reminds me of a sweeter Vienna Lager somehow.

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Photo of afinepilsner
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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 MuenchenerKindl
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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 hero27
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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 techdiver
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opens with a pop as soon as released. Was a little concerned about the 1202 code. Pours a a deep amber copper with a solid head that dissipates slowly leaving a small cap of foam with solid lacing.

Great malt greets the nose with the hops noted as well.

Taste is very smooth with elements of aroma making a solid statement. The hops making a much more evident statement here.

Mouthfeel is crisp but lighter on the carbonation than the appearance would lead one to expect.

Quite drinkable, will be sure to pick up more when I find it again.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
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 neonbrown82
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love altbier. It has quicly become one of my favorite styles, even given the limited exposure I've had. This is probably the best example of the style that I've had.

The beer pours to a nicely carbonated clear golden amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Retention could be better, as could be the lacing, but it looks quite good.

The smell is quite good. Nice spread of smooth German malts with a healthy dose of noble hops. Since it is fermented with an ale yeast at lager temps, it is hardly estery. An excellent balance. I wish more brewers would attempt the style.

The taste is every bit as great, and then some. It is very easy to see why "Sticke" beer was once considered a secret. Hell, given the esoteric nature of the style, I suppose it still is kind of a secret. I'm just glad I'm on the inside, or rather that this beer is now inside of me. Very smooth malt base with a great balancing herbal, grassy bitterness. Quite floral as well. Very easy to drink.

The body is fairly thin and crisp, but the carbonation is still fairly soft on the palate. The balance really is something to behold. I could drink this all night, which I probably couldn't say for the doppelsticke, even though I quite enjoyed it as well. I will probably revisit this one fairly often, as long as it stays fresh, and I will have to try the Original as well.

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Photo of Jwaks
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving : 11.2 fl oz swing top bottle

Undoing the thick glass swing top is well worth the effort for a translucent deep copper colored brew with reddish orange highlights. A finger thick strong copper twinged head settles into an attractive cap of foam and a thick layer of lacing. A few pillars of fine bubbles slowly make their way to join the lovely layer of froth above.

Nose is a bit muted with aromas of rustic wheat bread and spicy hops with hints of phenols, woodiness, metallic minerals and red berries. Very nice, drink up!

Spicy hops come through loud and clear on the attack and mid palate with bready malts supporting throughought, everything is neatly tied off with a clean, dry finish revealing tart red berries, woody flavors, minerals and a touch of brown sugar. It has almost a bourbon barrel aged character, showcasing the aged quality for a traditional altbier.

A great altbier which coats the mouth offering an awesome grip. The slightly dry finish, complex flavors and smooth medium body keeps me going back to the glass for more, this is very drinkable.

Wow. If you want a great altbier then try this one, this is a great example of the style and a great all-around beer.

Cheers!

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 489 ratings
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