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 LuckySevens82
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to trbeer for allowing me the opportunity to taste such an interesting brew.

oz. unknown in a very cool bottle.

Pours a strange mix of amber, gold and brown (depending on how the light hits it). The head is nice, although not terribly impressive. Lacing is present but rather loose and not all that great. Gets as high of an appearance score for the imence clarity and cool light trick.

Smell is very heavy on the spice (nutmeg mostly). There is a hit of caramel, grassy hops and perhaps a little apple.

Taste is very interesting. I can't say I've tasted anything like this before. Very smooth, with just a hint of hop bitterness. The odd part is that there is deffinitely something else here. It tastes somewhat like lemons, not strong mind you, but lemons nonetheless. There is a definitely caramel flavor as well.

This beer has great balance, not too smooth and sweet, not to bitter and astringent. I could see myself drinking this one an awful lot, but seeing as there is very little of it available in the states, that's probably not going to happen.

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Photo of techdiver
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
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 avylover
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Came in an impressive looking flip top bottle.Clear ruby mahogony color with a very small snow white head. Very little carbonation. Aroma of sweet bread, fruit cake, and a clean caramel maltiness. Plums show up in there too. OK, you have my attention. What separates this beer is the finish. There are all sorts of flavors going on here, with fruity esters and malt fused together perfectly. The finish is almost like a cider, with apples and a champagne type tastes showing up. Mouthfeel is very smooth but dry, with a slight bittering hoppiness. Drinkability is top notch, especially with just 6% ABV and this much taste.

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Photo of meathookjones
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out with a brownish amber color body and a decent sized off white fluffy head. Clumps of lace were left by a cap of foam that stayed intact. Toasted grains, caramel and some nuttiness. Light fruity notes linger about as well. Mild grassy and flower hop notes blended in well. Flavor starts off with a nice sweetness caramel covered fruits mainly. Toasted biscuit malts and some very light nutty notes are present. Hops are there providing a great grassy and earthy flavors. Light bitterness on the finish. Smooth with a solid body. Ridiculously drinkable stuff. I could sit and drink this all day and not get sick of it. A most excellent sessionable brew.

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Photo of Jon
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A firm pour yields a dark copper liquid with a quickly fading taupe-hued head. Sparse trails of lace remain on the glass.

Roasted, nutty malt aromas persist and are accompanied by an assertive hop presence. Very nice.

Hoppier than any altbier I've tried, woody, caramel and slightly roasted malt flavors struggle to maintain balance. A coffee liqueur character appears, though the hop flavor (Hallertau I'm guessing) persists very nicely and creates a very well-rounded, mildly bitter character overall. No complaints.

Full, perfectly carbonated mouthfeel lends very well to this beer, especially in the bottle.

Drinkability, due to the refreshing qualities of the hop bitterness that persists, is near perfect if not totally.

Very nice altbier. Certainly the most outstanding I've sampled. I just wish it were more readily available, especially on draught.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 27.10 (???)

Pours out an orangey, dark caramel with a thinnish white head and some nice, abundant, ornamental lacing. In the nose is lots of toast, toffee, and dried fruits with a backing of very pronounced spicy, floral, and woodsy hops. The malt in the flavor is very solid with a little less fruitiness than in the nose, but with a lot more toastiness. Caramel/toffee is holds about the same amount of weight in the smell. There is also some sweet, moist tobacco in here. What surprises me is the very loud hops. They are extremely floral and spicy. Just about perfect. There's a nice little bit of bitter astringency in the finish, which works well with the initial hit of sweetness. Mouthfeel is moderate in weight, but it's kind of fizzy for me. Delicious. This is definitely the best the best altbier I've tried. Very quaffable considering the abv.

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Photo of cretemixer
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

.33 litre longneck swingtop. This really cool bottle opens with an explosive "pop".
Clear auburn in color with an ivory colored head that fades to a thin collar rather quickly.
Extremely clean aroma. Caramel malts with a hint of alcohol. A sweet fruitiness comes though too.
Very clean taste with a metalic tinge. The malt is very well balanced by the hop presence that kicks in towards the finish.
Soft mouthfeel with crisp carbonation.
Undeniably drinkable.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
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 soulgrowl
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Tawny, slightly hazy Bengal orange-brown with a greyish-pale yellow head with fair retention.

Smell: Big port and red wine notes, with a lovely tart fruitiness that actually reminds me of a Flanders red. Black currants, green apples, rooibos tea, cranberry juice, pine wood, and lemon rind brighten a beer that is bready and slightly candy-like at its malty core. The aroma of fall leaves adds an earthy depth, while tea-like, floral hops provide a light balance.

Taste: Powerfully reminiscent of Flanders red, with a simple, Helles-like malt base soaked in fruity/spicy red wine. Tart and sweet with notes of sour apples, sherry, and lemons; earthy, spicy, and bitter with ample leafy hops, licorice, tea/wine/cacaomass-like tannins, tobacco, and distinctly Scotch-like alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied, deliciously dry, and perfectly carbonated to buoy the malts and accentuate the tartness and bitterness.

Drinkability: I had no idea Altbiers could be so complex and robust. This is an eye-opening beer experience! Highly recommended.

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Photo of wschumac
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Didn't have a stange to pour into but will be getting one soon since I found a place close to buy this beer.

A - caramel coloring with large lingering off-white head.

S - Fruity aromas with hints of maltiness

T - Malty sweetness with dry hoppy after effects.

M - A little light side but close to medium bodied.

D - Just waiting to get the glass

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Photo of hopsaplenty
4.55/5  rDev +11%
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 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 shippos
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured with a milky foamy white head packed tight with little bubbles on top a lear amber color with some touch of haze.
dry grassy aroma, with some sticky hop resin showing through. as it warms you get hints of earth and must, dried weeds (not that kinda weed) and stale cracked pepper.
hoppy as hell in the taste with a smooth body, just a touch of roasted to over toasted malt. dry bitter finish, and the mouthfeel gets a bit richer towards the end. very very hoppy though. might be worth picking up again. definetly give it a shot though.

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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 pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours clear dark amber under a dense, creamy 1” off-white foam collar that fades to a thick film while providing thick lace. S: Clean and robust malt with restrained fruit and no hop aromas and no diacetyl. T: Rich, nutty malt flavors, dark fruit, almost some faint licorice, finishes dry to medium dry, with a little bitter. No roast malt. Did not notice sulfury or minerally character. F: Mouthfeel: creamy, smooth, medium to medium high carbonation, medium low body. No astringency O: Well balanced, bitter but malty, clean and smooth, well attenuated

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Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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 GLD
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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 InDreams
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a most interesting-looking bottle into my stange...

A: I was going to say amber from the start, but stopped because something felt wrong about using that term. I took another good look and realized it was because, although it is indeed amber, leaning towards brown, it's cloudier and thicker than most amber beers I'm used to (this must be the yeast, I'm sure). Got a good finger or two of eggshell off-white head, with a minimal amount of lacing. Looks inviting...

S: Quite interesting. Sweet maltiness but accompanied by a strong, bitter hoppy character. Molasses, maybe dried fruit. Good combinations all around, very strong, and definitely pleasing.

T: Very bready, sweet maltiness that runs parallel to this beautiful bitter hoppiness. Nutty, with a lot of dried fruit to it. I personally lean towards malty beers, but the combination here, especially the strength of the malts and the hops, playing off of and alongside each other, is nothing short of glorious. This is damned good.

M: Medium bodied, light-to-medium carbonation, and pretty smooth. No harsh bite from the hops, and all around it's kind of bready.

D: Can't say much else other than this is tasty enough to keep me going back for more.

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Photo of unclejimbay
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is copper brown color, frothy white head with good retention, impressive cap retention. Noticeable sediment
Aromas of bold German hop spice, reminds me of my home-brewed Hoptobierfest.
Tastes as it smells with noticeable bitterness, followed by some Munich/Caramel malts and a dash of abv bite.
Mouthfeel is high carbo, medium body, crisp bitterness.
Drinkability is impressive, very encouraging to learn this is so close to my Sticke Altbier attempt as my Hoptobierfest recipe.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 330 mL long-necked swing-top bottle, into a pint glass. The color is dark copper, with a foamy white head with some good retention. The smell is a dark semi-dry malt. The taste is strongly malted up front, with a strong (especially for German beer) low-alpha hop bitterness to it. Mouthfeel is a nice thickness. As for drinkability, this is one that I could absolutely have several of.

Thanks to trbeer for this bottle. trbeer was definitely enthusiastic about this beer, and I can see why. A very solid alt in the sticke style, where a richer malt meets hops, making this one I'll gladly enjoy again.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was pretty darn good! Dark clear amber, very still. Carbonation is very low with this one. Aroma is like bread rising, and even a whiff of alcohol coming off. The taste is very interesting. When I first started drinking it (out of the fridge), it was very malty, and the hops weren't that present. Now about an hour and a half later, the hops are asserting themselves. You have this thin sliver of malt to taste, then it gets surrounded by bitter, but not overpowering hops. It's hard to describe, it's like the well-rounded bitterness of the hops predominates more than their taste or aroma. Good Stuff, glad I bought a few bottles. I think the 6% alcohol is detectable.

The bottle is nice as well, dark brown, it has a lot of detail: Braille on the bottom. There is even a saying on it: Dat leckere droeppke, which I think is dialect for the tasty drop. Swing top adds to the charm.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a nice copper brown topped in a finger width of off-white head with good retention. Aroma is nice a malty to start. Sweet aromas of fruit and citrus as well as nice floral notes. Nice touches of sourness round it out.

The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation and a medium body. A big malt backbone compliments the nice floral and citrus flavors well. It has sour notes as well as a nice cinnamon flavor to it. A buttery flavor comes and goes. The complexity is pretty well-rounded and well-balanced. Roasted flavors jump out in the dry finish. It is extremely drinkable, and I could have a few of these during a sitting. I think that this one really defines what I like in an alt. This is one quality brew that you shouldn't miss.

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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 Beerzebub
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, served in a big wine glass at 59 F/ 15 C.

Deep red color, substantial cream colored head, plenty of fine sticky weblike lace.

Mild appetizing smell of toasty grainy doughy malt, nuts, herbal earthy hops, dates, and some banana.

Tastes like toasty nutty doughy malt with fresh pungent hops - grassy, herbal, spicy, earthy - with some date and banana. Plenty of grassy hop bitterness, quite refreshing. Fairly dry, with the help of the bitterness. Great balance between the malt and hops. Nuttiness like walnuts merges seamlessly with the hop bitterness. Long finish: nutty, toasty, grassy, bitter.

Smooth soft texture, very finely carbonated, with a bit of oiliness. Outstandingly refreshing and drinkable, I would gladly drink several of these.

Great beer, I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
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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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
4.1 out of 5 based on 483 ratings.
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