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

BEER STATS
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489
Reviews:
340
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Photo of dsa7783
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, swing-top bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Pours a crimson, ruby-red, mahogany-colored hue with an enormous frothy and foamy head that left a copious amount of lacing around the glass...
Sweet, bread and butter aroma with caramel cream nuances...
Bread and butter was about the best way you could describe the taste... a nice balance of malts and hops, loaded with toffee, nuts, caramel, and a hint of vanilla...
Creamy, rich, thick mouthfeel and a good level of drinkability with a nice 6% ABV...
Good stuff, and a classic rendition of the style...
Recommended...

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Photo of ppoitras
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2ozer purchased as a single from the Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA, in a cool-looking swing-top. Date Code is 29 01.

Poured into a Middle Ages imperial half pint glass, formed a 1/4" light toffee head over a clear, caramel-hued brew. Laced well. Aroma is lightly of yeast, and a snippet of malts, but not prominent, I'm afraid. Taste is smooth caramel, which slithers across the tongue, and just as you start to think it perhaps may be a bit too sweet, the hops take over, clear the malt out, and change the taste completely. Very nice. Mouthfeel excellent, and drinkability is as well. Excellent brew, easily can see how this would be mind-boggling fresh and/or on-tap.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Photo of utopiajane
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The nose is spectacular. There is a malty bearing on the nose that promises richness and depth. It's sweet but not cloying. It's rich but not too nutty. There is a brilliant hop character on the nose that is at once both vibrant and restrained. It is as though a bountiful fruit character wants to explode from them but instead you have a perfect floral sweetness. A succulence that is the essence of the hops it self without embellishment. There is a bit of spice or pepper to the nose that is firm but not too loud.

The mouthfeel is incredible. Smooth, full of flavor and yet light. It travels with ease over the palate with the grain sporting a bit of dapper complexity even thought it does not evidence many flavors. It has a layered sweet presence that deepens and enriches the beer. It is also a dry grain that takes the mid palate. There is a bounty of hops on the palate that never evidence any fruit you can name although they seem ready to burst forth. They are sweet and delectable in and of themselves and their restraint is no loss to the perfect balance of this beer. Smooth. No bitter although you can taste the bitter from the hops subtly as if a shadow. A touch of alcohol lightly grazes the palate and it's finished now.

This beer is pristine and wonderful. It is brewed with care and expertly in accord with the purity laws of 1516. A masterpiece waiting to delight you with it's malt richness, with the bounty of the hop flower,clean and crisp as much from malt as from carbonation. Excellent!

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Photo of Fugazme
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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 Desimoaj
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ghetto90007
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 1-11 bottling. Poured into a tall weizen glass as it was the closes thing to a stange I could come up with since my stange was STOLEN earlier this evening.

Cloudy raisin brown pour, off-white massive head that requires a delicate pour.

Bready malt, some sweetness, herbs, some spice. Interesting nose on this one.

I wouldn't call this one complex in the same way I would a BSDA. But there is a heckuva lot going on. Bready malt backbone. Some sour lemon juice and then spicy yeast. Herbs. It would take a long time to really sort this out. Some black tea-like flavors underpinning everything. A little bit of booze in the aftertaste.

Decent carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

Nice beer and a unique style.

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Photo of drmeto
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a hazy copper-brown with a medium, creamy,beige head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,floral,rummy,perfumy,peache,cinnamon,candied fruits
T:
Cherries,plums,raisins,figs,toffee,peach,candied fruits
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
O:
-Just great.Almost like a Mini Barleywine

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Photo of Zorro
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely clear nut-brown ale with a white head.

Smell is a heady sweet fruity scent and nutty and biscuit malt scents. Faint raisin and rum scents. As it warms up whiskey and rum and vanilla scents come out and tease your nose. No hop scent detected per the style.

Taste is fruity with a stronger hop bitterness than expected. Strong noble hops finish that lingers as an after taste. Quite malty but the hopping level keeps it in check.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability isn't easy to set as I only have one bottle of this. I was made familiar with the Altbier style through Alaskan Amber, a brew I enjoy at least once a month. Alaskan Amber is a near perfect session beer, this beer is much stronger than Alaskan Amber in smell and bitterness but it isn't more pleasant to drink just different.

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Photo of wonothesane42
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattcrill
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow...my first authentic German Alt. Check this off the "classic commercial examples" list for me. 11.2 fl. oz. nifty swing top bottle. Just like the one in the pic. Bottled on 31.01. I have no idea what that means. I'm assuming January 31 but I have no idea what year. Sampled on 22.12 (2006)

Aroma: Dark candied cherries, deep dark fruits, a beautiful malty profile. Plums, raisins, and reminds me of some English barleywines I've had. Simply superb.

Appearance: Earthy brick red pour with a soapy off-white head.

Flavor: Apples, pears, some underlying bitterness, and just a hint of smokiness as it warms up. The light fruitier profile shines but it quickly ends with the snap of a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin with lively carbonation.

Overall impression: The aroma and flavor didn't match for me. It was a much sweeter aroma with a much drier flavor. Still, one heck of an enjoyable beer. Glad I tried it. For the value, I probably won't try this very often. But it's a great example. Strongly recommended.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Murky brown body with no head present. Minimal lacing.

S - Mostly molasses and malt syrup in the nose. Some sweet sticky brown sugar present.

T - A nice chewy mouthful of musky grains. Dry, roasted bread and dry grains. Some dark fruit twang on the tongue in the middle. A nice medley of chewy, hearty tastes.

M - This one has a nice sticky bite with a semi-dry, smooth finish.

O - Altbiers are delicious.

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Photo of cliff1066
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jduprey007
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TexasZach
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Phatz
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I am doing a tasting tonight of the three Uerige Alts that I have and I really enjoy this beer the Uerige Sticke a lot more than the Classic. It is much sweeter and and more rich, still dry but w/o the annoying aftertaste. Nice.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper brown color with a head that rises up the stange glass and then fades. Less lacing but more attractive body than the first one - the Classic.

Smell: Hints of butter and wood and milky malts with a touch of sugar and honey balanced by toffee and herbal hops.

Taste: Toffee and molasses flavor a dry grassy hoppy body that is reminiscent of bread, nuts and apple cinnamon. It is simple and crisp and yet beautifully easy to drink and enjoy.

Mouthfeel: smooth and malty but with a dry light feel.

Drinkability: This is one I could stand to drink for quite a while.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of geocool
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
4.1 out of 5 based on 489 ratings.
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