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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 brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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!

PROST! Beertracker

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Copperish amber color, mildly hazed from the chill. Thousands of miniscule bubbles rise quickly to the surface from the bottom of the glass. The head is just touch off white, small to medium sized bubbles. Pillowy enough to leap an inch high above the rim of the glass.

S: Deep malty signature, a touch metallic, brandy.

T: Begins much like any standard alt, little bit of a soft malt backbone. Brown sugar and roasted malts dominate. Quickly a piney hop profile pops up and delivers a sharp blow of bitterness to the tongue. Slowly all the flavors meld until...out of no where....a very deep caramel/coffee flavor comes forth

M: Full bodied and fairly silky.

D: What a great beer. Very original and well crafted with so many dimensions. Awesome.

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Photo of JohnW
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured medium dark into tall slim glass, with good big head that almost threatened to overspill. Great aroma, malty, hint of burnt caramel, coffee and chocolate, slightly sweet - the typical aroma of a German Alt style beer. Great taste, medium rich texture but not cloying, dark tones of roasted barley, but nutty, refreshing, though a satisfying hint of bitterness of the hops in the finish. This is obviously one of the great Alt style beers, and cannot wait to try their beers in their BrewPub in Dusseldorf soon!!

Great bottle too...definately one for the shelf being unique shape!

John W
Bham UK June 2006

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

Appearance: Pale and clear medium amber color, with a small, persistent white head, and slight carbonation.

Aroma: Sweet, earthy, spicy aroma, with slight honey notes, and a very minor hop presence.

Taste: Lightly sweet at the open, with toasty and earthy notes, mild alcohol notes in the middle of the taste, finishes with a slight burnt caramel presence and moderate medicinal hoppiness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and quite full, with modest carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A well-crafted example of an Altbier. Thanks to HardTarget for sharing this example of an uncommon style.

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Photo of TheBungyo
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liquid copper in a glass. Head is around an inch thick and the color of a marshmellow. Nose is a bit understated but I get honey and caramel. Taste is much the same, but the alcohol gives me the idea that maybe they aren't trying to conceal it. It's in your face. There's also a grainy and sour taste in the finish that isn't unpleasant. Mouth is very nice. Thanks to Clickpush for providing this!

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Photo of Gavage
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear amber / copper in color with a nice 1" head that lingers a while. Spot or two of lace developed.

Smell: mild caramel is all that is picked up.

Taste: full bodied caramel flavors, ripe fruits, and a touch of honey sweetness. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: smooth with a hint of crispness at the start, and finish is smooth. Caramel lingers shortly on the tongue after swallowing. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable as a few bottles can easily be quaffed. Nicely balanced and hits the tastebuds just right.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice coppery color. No real head but a decent carbonation level. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Somewhat of a metallic or "industrial" tinge to it. Slight frutiness. Very nice malty, caramel flavor. Trace of bitterness-almost more of an alcohol tinge then hops. Good body. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I have wanted to try this for ages. I actually prefer the double sticke but this is a damn fine beer none the less.

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Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 330 mL swing top bottle, poured into a Kwak bulb-shaped glass (and stand). The ale is chilled.

Appearance: The ale has a nice burnt orange to brown color. It is clear with no signs of sediment. Unfortunately there is no head or sign of carbonation.

Smell: The ale has a strong malt biscuit nose. While allergies have plugged up my nose a bit, the strength of the malts shines through.

Taste: The lack of carbonation hurts this ale a bit. As I sip it, the normal buoyancy of the bubbles is gone. The taste that jumps out at me is a caramelly biscuit taste. There is just enough hops in this beer to balance it out nicely.

Mouthfeel: The malts could easily be too much but they aren't. They provide a pleasant flavor that lingers on the tongue for a long time.

Drinkability: Moderate abv, good malt flavor, this is a good beer that I could easily drink all day long.

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Photo of dgallina
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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 scruffwhor
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
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 HardTarget
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle Inspection: Ok, I bought it for the bottle. Notes bottled on 31.01 (I’m hoping that’s day/month) and 6% abv.

Aroma: Earthy. Very slight skunk note, otherwise a nice sweet caramel with notes of licorice and a pronounced spice, mace maybe?

Appearance: Deep brown amber with a white thin cover that left fair lace.

Flavor: Balanced, with a scorched caramel flavor and rich spices. Some toasted crumb notes as well. Very “German”

Mouthfeel: Soft texture, low carbonation, brief finish.

Overall Impression: Great beer! Complex yet soothing and easy drinking. Ok, I still got it for the bottle.

Hand carried back from Kansas City.

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

Poured a dark copper hue with almost no head and a very slight lacing around the glass.

Rich Munich malts are present in the aroma, like that of an Oktoberfest, but with more fruitiness on the nose. Some noble hops are detectable in the aroma, but in the background.

The flavor is that of a malty amber ale followed by a high bitterness for a German beer, but this is to be expected with a Dusseldorf Alt. The hops are very spicy and somewhat grassy. The taste is favorably dry for an ale and not overly fruity. The hops linger in the finish. There are also very slight phenols in the finish.

The mouthfeel is moderate with fine and tight carbonation. Overall this beer is reasonably drinkable, but not quite as satisfying for my palate as an American amber ale.

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Photo of Shultzerdugen
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. brown bottle with swing top and bottled on date of 31.01. (Whatever the f*** that means)

Murky copper/brown with a yellowish tint with almost green tinges around the top and edges of the glass. Small white cap that goes down quick.

Big fruit aroma like baked Fuji apples dipped in toffee.

Medium body with a mellow carbonation and a bitty mouthfeel. Apple-like fruitiness at the top with a classic caramel tinged malt flavor. Touch of lemon in the finish. Surpisingly boozy burps.

I was stymied by the cryptic date code on the neck and have to wonder if the missing hop flavor in my beer wasn't due to the beer's age. Still very interesting though.

I did a little research and found out that this beer is only brewed twice a year, each third Tuesday in January and October.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unique bottle, longneck style w/ fliptop. Pinkish hue around the edges of an otherwise light copper color, Carbonation clings to the sides of the glass. White oily head that retains ring style lacing.

This beer has subtle flavors that have tons of depth, very intriquite. Light and fruity, aromatic and sweet, but not for long as the hops dry this baby up quick like, finishing dry and lingering. Beautifully done and a perfect mix. I haven't had a ton of Alt's but this goes right to the head of the class. It's almost bubble gum candied up front, mellow and smooth towards the middle and then whammm a big dry zap of citrusy hops smacks me around and lingers reminding me I need to buy this by the case. For how good this is and how far it travels its reasonably priced as well.

Notes: When you see this grab a bunch. Usually around $4-5 a bottle....If I lived in Germany this would most definately be in my stable at all times in high quanity, outstanding.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fascinating 330ml swingtop bottle. Bottled on date of October 25, 2005; purchased from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pretty pricey.

Beer #21 in my quest to have the top 25 German beers.

Light hazy mahogany body supports a smallish off-white head, despite a vigorous pour. Nice balanced aroma of sweet malt, cracker malt and citrusy hops. Flavor has much higher hop notes than the aroma: citrus, pine and bitter hops. Crisp, bitey and peppery. Mouthfeel is good and round, with light carbonation. Very pleasing and drinkable. Overall, somewhat less enjoyable than the Doppelsticke, but still very nice. Price is a bit high for an every-day beer, but good for special occasions.

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Photo of RedHaze
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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 Fugazme
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy brown... small-sized head that didn't form until glass was nearly full. Great stick and lacing. Murky and glowing under light.

Aroma at first reveals nothing... very odd... no notes. After five minutes of sitting some yeasty aromas arise... sweet orange and clove later... a touch of spicy coriander.

Taste caramel. hoppy-bite. Some nice wheat flavors, but bitterness is mostly in the fore.

I think this is a great beer. Nothing out of this world spectacular, but something I'll buy again and again.

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After having the doppelsticke and the classic, I was psyched about trying this one. This didn't live up to the expectations set by those two beers but it was still very good.

Copper colored. Head was just ok. Lasting lace.

Bananas in the smell. Weizen sort of things going on. In the taste as well. I keep comparing good ESB's with the good alts I have been sampling, at least in the malt profile (and the hops are balanced as well). This has some of those malt complexities as well, but less than the classic alt from this brewery. More weizen tastes due to the aforementioned banana-like esters.

Wouldn't mind trying this again to confirm the nature of this beer.

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Photo of Jredner
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lots of sweet malt in the aroma. Caramel, brown sugar and molasses. Light amber in color with a head that is both creamy and bubbly. Has a deep fruity sweetness in the fore followed by a crisp, but tongue coating flavor of peanut skins. Never come across that before in a beer.

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Photo of shbobdb
4.92/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have you ever had a beer that made you break down and cry? Well, I haven't either, but this one pushed me almost to that limit.
I guess somewhere between my last DIPA and barleywine I forgot it was supposed to be about BEER, not pushing my tastebuds to the extreme of their tolerance.
This beer has EVERYTHING. It could satisfy the most stringent beer-snob, yet be readily enjoyed by the BMC crowd. It opens up with a delightfully hoppy smell. Not crazy insane hoppy, but just enough there to blend with the malt and roasted smells and produce an experience that was truly singular.
Then you put your lips to it . . . and what a sweet moment that is. The taste matches the smell perfectly, only the roles are now reverse. The malt and roast dance around your tongue while the hops provide sublime accompanyment.
The body is thick and full . . . the only thing lack in this beer is carbonation, but it doesn't need the extra help.

And then the moment is over. The aftertaste is quite clean, with just a faint remembrance of what a wonderful experience it was. Just try not to quaff it down too fast. What a beer, what a beer!

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Photo of frazbri
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle of Uerige Sticke on a recent visit to Detroit. It poured a clean, clear, amber tinted copper color topped by a short white head. A good amount of lace was left on the glass. The aroma was generally fruity, with a little caramel note. The taste started sweet, a hint of apricot and pine emmerged, and bitterness carried the finish. Carbonation was relatively light and the body was moderate.

Malt was the star of the Uerige Sticke. It was a well balanced, tasty ale.

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Photo of hopsaplenty
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 31.01

Pours from the uniquely shaped bottle with a short vanilla colored head of tiny bubbles that quickly reduces itself to a few lingerers at the edges. The soft copper and amber highlighted beer produces only a few small carbonation streams. The smell is carmelly and sweet, but with subtle hop notes. The taste is initially malty and sweet and finishes with nice gentle hops that linger a short time. The flavors are well integrated and beautifully balanced. Soft mouthfeel and medium bodied. This is a wonderful beer that is absolutely drinkable.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Following the indomitable PaulK and his tognues on this review. Poured a brown color. Very clear. Not much of a head and it appeared fairly flat. Nose is a bit biscuity with some nice toasted malts. Flavor is simple malts. Fairly sweet at first but then swiftly followed by a nice hop presence. Sweet with a bit of berries toward the end. Very nice and light. Extremely easy drinking.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz swingtop bottle from LuckySevens82.

Appearance: Huge head that has a cool effect as it quickly settles iunto about 2" of off-white foam. Beer is cola brown with lots of visible carbonation.

Smell: Bready toasted malt, cocoa powder and a moderate nuttiness.

Taste: A very strong toased malt and carmel flavor, yeasty and very smooth, with a small sweet chocolate and hop finish. What a smooth drinker. Nutty and extremely unoffensive in any way.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with a low carbonation level. The sides of the glass are coated with bubbles, but the mouthfeel doesn't have much, but it only adds to how smooth this beer goes down.

Drinkability: A style that I like but haven't been able to try too many of, Uerige is maybe the most distinctive Alt brewer, just because of their unique and eye grabbing bottles. It is a good beer, one of the better Alts I have tried. Thanks again to LuckySevens82.

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