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 Citadel82
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Pours a deep toffee brown with a creamy, sticky white head.

Aroma is floral hops, fruity ale yeast and caramel malts.

Tasty balance of malt and hops. The first spicy sip is sweet caramel fading into nettle like hop with a slightly astringent hop finish that lingers.

A medium body beer that sticks to the tougue and palate. Fuller bodied than the Single Alt not as thick and heavy as the DoppelSticke. This brew strikes a fine balance.

A must buy beer for Ale lovers.

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Photo of RealityDeviant
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: A very distinct and neat looking 11.2 oz. brown flip-top bottle from Once Upon A Vine. The bottling date on the upper label reads “31.01” with a code of “03.02.” It might be worth keeping the empty bottle as a collectible.

Appearance: The coloration of this beer is dark and coppery. It is clear and appears to be of a light to medium body. Initially, it has a strong, off-white head, but it soon dissipates, leaving scarcely a hint of white lace. Eventually, it begins to look more and more like iced tea.

Smell: At first, the aroma of the beer is very subdued, but as it gets warmer, the smell of caramel malts, toffee, and berries becomes apparent. An undercurrent of oak, roasted nuts, and floral hops may also be detected. Overall, it is mellow but complex.

Taste: Upon the first sip, one might note the brew’s delicate and well-balanced flavor. It begins with notes of caramel and toffee, moves into a mixture of roasted malt and dark fruit, and finishes with a satisfying hop bitterness that lingers long after the last sip. A hint of honey-like sweetness finds its way into the aftertaste as well.

Mouthfeel: The brew is medium in body and is very smooth. I say it is medium in body, because although it seems light-bodied at first, there seems to be a slight stickiness to it. The finish is long but satisfying.

Drinkability: It is far more drinkable than I had originally anticipated. I had no trouble getting through my glass and if the bottle had been bigger, I’m sure it would have been equally easy. Still, I don’t think I’d want more than one of these, because it one is more than satisfying.

Note: Although I’ve had the opportunity to have some before, this is the first altbier I’ve sampled. I can see myself buying this again someday, but it also makes me want to branch out and try other altbiers. Hopefully the others can stand up to my first impression.

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a bit disapointed in this brew. The regular alt is quite good, this one seems to fall short. Dark coppery color and fair bit of tan head are spot on, and the aroma is quite pleasing with a bit of nutty malt and floral hops present. Flavor starts well, but the bitterness was unpleasant and possibly a bit medicinal. A good start that fell flat. Mouthfeel is good, a great balance of substance and easy drinking. Overall a good beer but not as good as the regular offering.

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

I was lucky to find this during a recent trip to Frederick, MD - if you can believe it. A neat, flip-top rubber cork supposedly will keep it fresh once opened, but my sample went in about 15 minutes, proof of its drinkability. It opens with a thick head that sssllllooowwwlllly dissolves without a bit of lacing. The color was a cross between amber and copper. (Those Dusselldorfers do know their bier.) I detected an apple-like smell, but maybe it was just my sensorial schematics. The Sticke, German for "secret," a fact which other reviewers may have addressed - I never read previous reviews prior to putting mine online, is extremely light-bodied for an altbier and offers a seductive hint of malt, yet still holds back to prevent overwhelming other aspects. A great drinkable beer for any hot day. Es ist eines gutes bier fur alle.

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

Poured from an 11.2oz into a stange. Has a bottled on date that reads "25.10." Whatever that means. Interesting bottle, but why have a flip top on something this small?

Light brown with lots of carbonation supporting a small off-white head of fine foam. Decent lacing and good retention.

Smells of delicate, slightly fruity hops with some malt underneath. Has a touch of cantelope.

Tastes malty upfront that fades into a clean, hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is the best part. A lot fuller than expected, but smooth enough to make for a damn drinkable brew.

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

Very drinkable, but in gulps owing to signfiicant carbonation. Good hop aroma, colour. Tasty spice and good bitterness. Nutty toasty and fruit worked nice. Somewhat dry and malty finish. This was a hard beer to track down and must have again. Thanks ClarkVV.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce flip top bottle. Copper colored with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is nuts and berries. Sweet malt flavor at first. It reminds me a little of gummy bears. Slightly bitter hop flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel is fuller than most beers of this style. A little syrupy. The drinkability is above average. There is nothing extraordinary about this beer, but it is still good.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long neck 11.2 oz bottle, $3.49. 6% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy dark ruby, forming a small off-tan head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is interesting, like a perfumed caramel with florally sweet notes, reminding me of the residual sugars I enjoy so much in Rogues brews thanks to the Pacman yeast. Very cleanly fermented with an elegantly understated nose. Mouthfeel is sharp and bright with a zingy medium body. Taste begins with potent flavor hops, more akin to an American Brown, balanced by a delicately nutty roasted malt body. Lots of leather and tobacco in the middle lingering through the finish. Bitterness is medium strong.

This is a decent beer, but quite over-hyped, probably because most Altbiers suck in general. Summit Alt thoroughly eclipses this in the bottle. Reminds me of a Rogue Amber. $3.49 for this little bottle again?...no way. I would love to try it on tap.

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

VERY funky bottle with flip top..

Appearance: Dark brown to amber in color.

Smell: Slight ale odor and caramel smell.

Taste: Great!!! Hoppy aftertaste but nice chocolaty, coffe, malty flavor. Strong aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth.

Drinkability: The aftertaste is quite stricking, but still mighty drinkable.

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Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thin offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry and malty flavor that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It's sweet and toastey. The taste is good. It has a smooth, malty flavor that goes down slow and finishes dry and bitter. It has a solid hop flavor that comes through in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent altbier. It has complexity, but I'm not crazy about the taste. All in all, an above average alt. .

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Photo of ChrisBowers
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a firkin at Sean Bolans in Baltimore. Dark Amber with a thick creamy head. What an excellent beer. Notes of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, nutmeg, and a little bit of hops in the finish. Very creamy mouthfeel even with just a gravity pour. Easy on the pallate, you could definitely drink a lot of these. I slugged down 2 and didn't even know it. An under appreaciated style for sure, and this is the crown jewel.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Although not contributing to anything other than aestetics, the bottle is classy and uniquie with a mini narrow neck German flip top ceramic gasket seal and neck label declaring bottled on 31.01. and 11.2 oz.

After a quick “Thwip!” UERIGE pours as a clear amber golden red with ample suds rising to meet a frothy ice white bubbled cap, leaving some drippy lace.

Light grainy shredded wheat cereal aromas and some gingerbread.

First swigs: Toasted grain rye bread with cinnamon and a lingering rye. Deep wet leather. Brazen malty almond extract and cashew nutty and pancake batter middle. Finish is gingerbread and a twinge copper metallic. The most hardly noticeable 6.0% ABV in the finish.

Medium body. Lingering cloying bunt cake like buttery aftertaste.

Last swigs: Cashew walnut and coppery. Complex but the overall complexity wrangled with my preferences. Tried this a night after Heavyweight Stickenjab. Personal preference leads me to the cleaner open flavors of Heavyweight. This was mineral and Earthy in comparison. 97/4.21

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gotta love this bottle. Big, loud pop from the swing top. Pours a dark amber brown with hints of red and a nice bubbling head. Intricate lacing on the glass. Smooth caramel cola nose with raisins and some dark fruit. An herbal, spicy, floral hop is in the mix. Mellow.

First sip has a deep caramelly, toffee maltiness with notes of dark fruits. The spicy, herbal hops hit on the back of the palate and bring a hefty bitterness on the way down. I like the mix between big malt and hops here..makes for a very tasty brew. A bit dry on the finish.

Mouthfeel is good with a medium body and a nice creamy texture. Goes down so damn smooth. If it wasn't for the rarity and price per bottle here I could easily drink loads of this stuff. Good beer.

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

03/21/05- Purchased at Tower Market in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- Very cool and funky looking 11oz swingtop bottle. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass. I didn't have a stange, so this will have to do. Label on swingtop is dated upon bottling.

Appearance- A nice Aventinus like coloring caramel-amber in color, 3/4 inch head that settles to just a dusting of froth after a few minutes. Fair to above average lacing.

Smell- This dude smelled great as soon as the swingtop popped off. Very sweet caramel scented malt with whisps of vanilla as well. It calms down in scent after the pour and smells like a caramel candy apple right now.

Taste- Waiting for this puppy to warm up since it's at around 40 right now. 20 minutes later...first off, it smells much darker malt after sitting for 20. Here goes...Hmmm, much, much hoppier and bitter than I expected. Not even as much as a dark malt as I was expecting. This isn't at all what I was expecting. But, saying that, it's still very good. Lots of toffee flavor in the malt and probably the most hops I have ever had in a german crafted beer. A tad nutty in taste also.

Mouthfeel- Sweet and bitter going down and mouthcoating at the same time, yet slowly it turns a tad watery. Fairly low carbonation.

Drinkability- Overall it's a very interesting beer of a taste I was not expecting. I wish I had consumed it a bit ago as I have sat on this brew for a few months. Maybe it would have been better or somewhat different. The one thing I really regret is not trying it when it was on wooden cask at the Toronado in January of this year :( After reading fellow reviewers, I seemed to have missed the boat there. It's a very unique and tasty brew though.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $4.99 for an 11.2 oz. bottle. Uerige Sticke's is dark copper in color with a tiny wisp of a head. Aroma is a mix of light malts and light hops. A tiny hint of alcohol smell is also noted. Taste has a spicy malt character with some hop bitterness. Caramel sweetness is there towards the middle which leads to a spicy finish. This is definently the hoppiest German beer I've expirienced. Nice complexity of flavors working here. This is very drinkable stuff, however, in my opinion, Uerige Sticke is too expensive to be a frequent buy.

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

Pours a dark amber color with a nice cream colored head leaves some spotty lace.
Aoma is sweet caramel malt mixed with toffee, some hefe like aromas light cloves also noticed little nutty flavors.
Taste is malt caramel almost creamy toffee flavors dance thru your mouth on top of carbonation bubbles some mellow spice mingles with some earthy hops which mix with the yeasties that seem to impart some nutty flavors to this mix. First try with this style for me wasn't sure what it was suppose to be like but it was good kind of a dopple-bock slash hefe mix.
Mouthfeel is good smooth creamy almost. Drinkability is good kind of pricey for what you get but not bad tasting either.

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Photo of rlcoffey
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had only tried a few alts before this one, and I was always disappointed. They weren't bad, but I just couldn't get the style. I had to try this one, figuring if Im going to like an alt, this will be it. And, what do you know, I do. I think I also get the style now, either that or Sticke transcends a weak style to make a great beer.

In bottle, 11.2 oz serving. Pours a medium to dark amber with very little head but plenty of carbonation bubbles. The smell was caramel and lightly hopped, mostly smelled like something that was going to taste good. But in a generic beer kind of way. The taste was smooth. Is smooth a taste or a mouthfeel. There was no overpowering flavor, it just all worked together, little bit o' hops, nice maltiness, a touch of the caramel. Balanced. Mouthfeel was smooth (as Ive already written) and clean. This beer is amazingly drinkable for a 6% beer. Gone instantly, was looking for more, could drink this all night. If Im ever in Dusseldorf, I know what I will be doing for at least one night.

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Photo of clvand0
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this bottle. Very cool. Pours a copper color with a small head that dies off quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass. Very nice caramel malt aroma with something in there that I can't place (but good). Very clean flavor. Caramel malts and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. Enjoyable. I'd have this one again. Slightly strange but very tasty. Too bad it came in such a small bottle.

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

Very cool bottle.

Pours a nice red-copper with a small, bubbly head.

Aroma of toasted malt, some caramel and weak herbal hops. A mellow brown sugar comes through as it warms.

Fairly smooth, medium caramel malt flavors with some toasted flavors. A bit of a nutty flavor begins to emerge midway through as does a light hop bitterness. As the beer warms, a taste I would describe as brown-sugar biscuits emerges as well.

Superemely drinkable. I have limited experience with the style, Alaskan Amber being the only other, but this blows that away.

A huge thanks goes out to BA Luckysevens82 for the trade!

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

Beautiful deep auburn. Almost glowing red. But I'm disapointed with the head. I suppose I could have poured it more agressively, but the head went to nonexistent in about 1 minute. The carbonation is healthy, but the bubbles come to the surface and go to the edge of the glass then pop. I think this is a bad sign for the body.

Wonderful nose. Very pleasing. I get big munich notes. Definately some hops in there too. Nothing to upfront though. Mostly munich malt.

Much better flavor than the standard uerige. This guy is beefier and not nearly as astringent. Definately still get some astringency, but I'm inclined to chalk it up to hop bitterness in this one rather than a fault as in the regular uerige. Nice deep munich notes. Finishes with a firm bitterness...just a bit of lingering astringency.

Very nice mouthfeel. Not nearly so thin as the standard uerige yet still light enough to make this a very drinkable brew.

Very refreshing for 6% beer. I like it.

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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 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 trancefishy
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 10-25

pours out a chestnut brown with a tan head, nice and foamy.

aroma whacked me with a caramel while pouring, always a plus. when i get a closer sniff, i get some really familiar smell that i can't put my finger on, from some other beer; i want to say a hefe-weizen, but that's not quite it. the most interesting is the bright and acidic fruitiness, like artificial grape flavour but not nasty. makes my mouth water, seriously, when i smell it.

wow. is that ever a strange taste. wow. it is just an orgy of stuff going on so fast you can't even think about it. i know that caramel is hiding aroudn in there somewhere, swimming with biscuits and beer-treats. the aftertaste is just plain bitter, but, it seems like a rightful finish to such a show of collective taste.

mouthfeel is sizzly, that carbonation heats things up for the flavour ordeal quite appropriately.

damn, this is one of the most off-the-wall beers i've had in a while. i have to thank whoever it was for mentioning it in the forums yesterday, or i wouldn't have recognized it as anything at my beer store. seriously, get this stuff.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I have been waiting to try this beer. People have been raving about it. Very cool bottle with a very cool presentation. After breaking the paper and sliding the wire I hear a large POP. I am using a real Alt glass (.2l) which is cool.

Pours out a reddish copper color with a good size head that lasts and lasts. The smell is malty with just a hint of hops in the background. Caramel is mostly what I pick up. Taste is not what I expected at all. Much more clean but still full of flavor. Sweet in the beginning but gives way to something a bit metallic. The ending has a nice hop bite. The flavors just seem to last and last in my mouth. I would love to try this beer from the cask. I truely hope to enjoy this beer some day in Germany.

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Photo of isubsmith
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first altbier; definately an interesting style.

Poured from a tall, thin bottle with a swingtop lid and a Uerige logo embossed in the glass.

Dark, reddish mahogany, coppery color. Fairly minimal head (1/4") dissipated rapidly.

Very iniviting, once warmed up. Lots of malt, some toffee and caramel hints. A touch of nut perhaps.

Wow, very good, very interesting. Lots of malt, toffee, caramelly up front, hop bitterness at the end (though mild bitterness) to balance it out.

Starts smooth, becomes thick and sticky as it coats the palette. Yet, certainly not cloying. Light to medium carbonation. Very good.

Drinkability: Very good. Improves as it warms a bit from the fridge temps.

Overall: Definately worth a try. I will have to have some more of the style to see how it compares for the style, but a good beer overall.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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