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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
Ratings:
480
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
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Photo of Bierguy5
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the top of the bar at Boston's is a small cask of this classic. Can it be true? Yes, even served in the Uerige small altbier glasses. Cloudy caramel colored liquid with a decent off-white foamy head. Good head retention, some lacing on the sides of the glass. Fruity smells along with some grainy caramel. Carmel flavor with maybe some apricots and other lighter fruits. Slight hop bitterness and flavor goes well with the caramel flavor. On cask, so low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. This cask was several days old, so I imagine that a fresher one would be wonderful. Anyhow, this was good enough to spark my interest for more in this style.

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Photo of whartontallboy
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a brownish amber, almost the color of cider, with a creamy small white head that hangs around. Vertical columns of bubbles in my stange.

Smell is predominantly malty, with a touch of Euro hop spiciness. There's some sweetness, dark fruit (peach and plum), nuttiness, and maybe even a tiny hint of chocolate.

Flavor is nutty and fruity, with a solid malt base and a little bit of caramel before a nice hoppy bitterness. A tiny little off flavor, slightly metallic, slightly vegetal persists throughout. It's not a huge problem, but it does slightly diminish my enjoyment. Finish is dry as a bone with a little bit of lingering caramel flavors.

Overall: This is my third Uerige, and I don't love it as much as the classic alt or the doppelsticke. Those both had nicer appearances, held their heads better, and didn't have the little off flavors throughout.

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Photo of BitterBrian
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Sort of a burnt umber in color. Initially had a 3/4" head which disappeared quickly. Leaves very little trace of lacing. Still, a very nice color.

Smell: A very nice, smooth malt with fig and very faint citrus undertones.

Taste: Goes down like a very mild PA or Bitter. Reminds me of Belk's ESB. Tastes of a very clean, bready malt with just the right touch of bitterness in the back of the tongue.

Overall: This was my first with this legendary beer and I expected more. Still, I enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn't worth the price tag. OK, maybe it was because of the cool bottle. . . I'd like to try it on tap sometime.

Note: after it warmed up, the complexities started to shine. Raisins, Biscuit came through in the taste and the smell become slightly more alcoholic.

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Photo of BrewSomerville
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
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 IntriqKen
3.65/5  rDev -11%
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 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 Boilermaker88
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool-looking long-necked 11.2oz bottle with a swing-top, no less. Poured into a smallish goblet, this altbier had an opaque chestnut color and a dense creamy off-white head that dissolved to a thin ring.
Woof, nice nose on this brew! Redolent of deeply toasted malt, caramel and toffee, raisins, banana and yeast. Slight buttery note. Real alluring.
A taste proved the nose to be an olfactory illusion. An immediate herbal hops presence overrode the malt character. A robust hops profile resided on the tongue and suppressed what probably would have been a pleasant blend of tastes. As it was, I got some pumpernickel rye, unripened banana and very mild caramel and raisin flavors that struggled for attention through the surging hops. The feel was medium-bodied and creamy with a zippy level of carbonation.
Overall, this was a bit of a let-down for me. Don't get me wrong; it was okay but it seemed too highly hopped and out of balance for my enjoyment. The nose really had me going. Too bad the rest didn't do it for me.

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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 DoubleJ
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awww, and I thought this was a half-liter bottle. instead, it is a super-thin 330 ml flip-top bottle bought at La Bodega. On to the beer:

Into a stange it goes, the beer is murky brown with hues of a faded orange and tan glow. Not particularly pretty but this is expected for the style. Solid head retention. Super sweet in the nose, very malty sweet with a kick of hop leaf. Taste...it doesn't jump out on you, it's more powdery. Somewhat hoppy with a burnt bread crust flavor, it's nutty also. Dry aftertaste with a burnt bread sensation, and somewhat astringent. A little dissapointing, though I do have to say it drinks easy like most beers of it's nationality, especially with a bowl of steak and potato soup.

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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 rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
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 Birchgrove77
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle bottled 10/2008.

A: Amber, slightly cloudy (due to my error) with a huge taupe colored head. Excellent amount of lacing down the glass.

S: Smells of hops and wort. A bit of an earthy character mixed with caramel and wort notes. Smells as if the beer would be underattenuated.

T: Immediately hit by green apples with a note of peach pits. A very grainy, kind of slightly roasted character. Some definite earthiness in the hops with a bit of a bite.

M: A bit lighter and more carbonated than I expected. Hop presence coats the tounge and the beer seems quite dry.

O: An interesting beer. I had never tried the style and since my company is based in Dusseldorf figured I'd give it a shot. Surprised by the hop bitterness, but not a bad beer. Interesting bottle to say the least.

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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 aracauna
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color of a dark penny with a sluggish head. The caramel malt is strong in the aroma, smells like it could be a little oxidized. There's a hefty maltiness in the flavor and a decent bitterness in the finish. I'd really like to try this in Germany and see how it compares close to home.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
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 rousee
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours closer to a dark cider brown than amber. Slightly murky resembling a dark wheat beer. Not much of a head-- 1/4 inch at most and almost disappears completely within a few seconds. The taste is malty, nutty which I love, but I am disappointed as it lacks the extra fresh nuttiness and robustness that I am searching for. It also lacks carbonation. I can't give this anything below average scores because it does have the general taste I am looking for. I suppose value is a factor too cuz this one is way expensive -$4 + for 33cl at the "reasonably priced" liquor store. Mouthfeel is kind of wine-like, which probably lends to the not so great drinkability-fairly low --I wouldn't want more than 2. I'm slightly disappointed especially considering the cost.

Edit: After reading some other reviews I look at the date stamp -- 29 02 --if this is February 29, and I am having it on August 30 --maybe this is why my ratings are low for this one.

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Photo of Jredner
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
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 Phyl21ca
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
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 SacoDeToro
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
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 MrMcGibblets
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
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 Realale
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
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 goodbyeohio
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

cute little nub of a bottle

nice flip top action on the bottle.. the beer exits a foamy and clear ruby into a big chalice. aroma reeks of caramel malts accompanied by light red fruits and burnt sugar. spicy rye breadiness in the flavor provides a smooth but intense experience that finished with a pointed bitterness. has the potential to be huge, but suffers from a lack of gravity. try the doppelsticke for the experience you want out of this beer but fail to have. not a bad beer by any means, very flavorful.. it simply does not satisfy on the complexity that the initial contact promises.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.26/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rich, dark amber color with a small head and leaves fabulous lace.
Smell is hops, woody/green apple combination.
Taste is hoppy with a fruity/woody/alcohol flavor and a resiny hops finish.
Medium in body with a smooth-ish aftertaste where the hops mellow nicely and the alcohol shows up just a little.

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Photo of brewQ
3.24/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 04.18
Code 11.04
Okay- I do not know what the hell this means.

Nifty bottle, Grolsch style ceramic cap with washer.

Lovely caramel raisin color, nearly opaque.
Appears to be a British Brown Ale.

This may be delicate and subtle but even warmed , I can't get much in the way of hops or malt up front here.

The tastet is oddly flat- can't pick up pronounced malt or hop character. Not bad- just not there.

Finish is smooth and cleansing and it is drinkable- just a funky old school brew in an overpriced bottle.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.2/5  rDev -22%
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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