Uerige Sticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige StickeUerige Sticke
489 Ratings
Uerige StickeUerige Sticke

Brewed by:
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 JohnGalt1
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Funky flip top bottle picked up at the Coop earlier this week, I think I paid about $3.90.. poured into my new Sam Adams glass.

Impressive 2 finger head.. rocky and left a bunch of lace.. brew is deep copper brown... only a little haze thanks to a careful pour.

Aroma is a very interesting mix of nutty malts .. lite caramel .. a little floral hops .. and a very slight background hint of yeasty fruitiness.

Flavor mirrors the aroma but more so... toasted malts .. nutty .. with not as much caramel as the aroma... good bitterness with more of a spicy hop palate. Lite medium body with persistent carbonation... very very drinkable. Overall... more complex than my feeble palate and brain can put together.. but still, if this was on tap at my neighborhood spot... No doubt, I would enjoy pint after pint.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brought a bottle back with me to beijing

hazy and dark reddish brown. some head, which fades to a thin layer. some lacing.

aroma is roasted malts, earthy and herbal hop tones. maybe some raisins.

again a rich, malty character with some roasted flavor too. great carmelization that leads into an almost semi-sweet finish. this is balanced by the moderate bitterness. some mildly herbal hop flavor peeks through here and there.

smooth, with some stickiness (no pun intended). lively carbonation.

wow, so this is what an alt is supposed to be?! double bag is a decent beer, but can't hold a candle to this!

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

Pours a deep brown with ruby hues. A large three finger light tan head develops and reluctantly receeds after a great deal of time into a frothy clumpy pile leaving spotty lace around the glass.

Aroma is pleasant. A slight hoppiness marked by subtle bitter tones accompanied by nice toasted malts giving a slight caramel feel.

Taste is quite nice. Flavors of toasted bread with malt sweetness starts the beer off. Maybe a little banana as it warms, it also has a slight grainy feel. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is fairly full, creamy, and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability is fairly high. Goes down smooth and easy, no noticeable alcohol strength and great flavors.

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Photo of MerkinMan
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The tall necked swingtop bottle caught my eye. That is probably why I chose this one. I also like alts, and there do not seem to be many available in the states. It makes me wonder why there aren't any American breweries producing this style (that I know of).. .

A: A very pretty dark copper color -- not much head though. The bottle is very pretty, but I already said that.

S: Smells good. Very malty like with a good whiff of hops.

T: A good tasting beer. I am not sure how close it is to classic Alt, but it has been a while since I had one. Hoppier than an Oktoberfest . . . maltier than a Marzen.

D:Pricey for 11.2 oz, but a very drinkable beer.


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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle of this at the Winking Lizard in Columbus. It's probably the most definitive altbier I've tried, and definitely tasty. The beer was dark copper and hazy with an aroma of fresh wort. Very malty in smell and taste with a pleasing after-taste. Very drinkable, I finished the glass quicker than I expected.

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

Moderate head that lasts well and leaves superior lace. Pours light brown and is very cloudy.

Classic brown ales smells--lots of crystal malt, some sweetness, little bitterness from hop.

Interesting complexity. Hop is the initial flavor on the taste; quickly it subsides to a slightly sweet, full-bodied malty liquor. The bitterness returns and continues through the swallow and aftertaste.

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Photo of 86sportster883
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An Excellent Beach and Cigar Beer

I was first introduced to the Alt beer style at a buddy's bachelor party in Littleton, CO several years back. One of the local watering holes, the Bull & Bush, had donated a 5 gallon keg of Alt to the party, as my friend was very active in the Denver homebrew community. Since there were several beers flowing the night of the party, we found that the Alt keg was only half kicked by morning. Some of the more ambitious party goers had gotten up early and left to go skiing at Arapahoe, while those of us who needed a little more recovery time got up late and adjusted our plans around what beer was left. We decided to grab the Alt, grab a tap, and join the others at A-Basin. Not to ski, but to sit on the beach with our alts in hand, smoking cigars and takin in the sun on a beautiful end of season CO ski day.

The Uerige Stick is a smooth drinking bitter beer with a lingering dry bitter finish that can stand up to a good cigar. When cold, flavors & aromas are less pronounced and this medium bodied beer is incredibly drinkable and satisfying. Clean pilsener and caramel malt flavors become more noticable as the beer warms ups and begins balance out the otherwise dominant Noble hop characteristics. There's also a light sulfury component to the taste. Burnt orange in color with a big creamy off white head, the Sticke looks great in an authentic German stange.

The Uerige Sticke is an excellent beer that I plan to indulge in often and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys a nicely balanced beer with a lasting bitter finish.

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Photo of bennetj17
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale brown color with slight haze. Medium tan foam with solid carbonation below. The aroma is nutty with a hint of chocolate and caramel, plus some earthy spice. The hop aroma is pronounced with a light grassiness.

Toasty malt flavors well balanced by the hop bitterness. Drying finish with a bit of vegetal character, nice. The taste is quite rich/complex without being overpowering. Light in body with decent carbonation, pretty unremarkable.

Overall a very well-balanced beer, and if others are like it then I will definitely seek out more from this style...

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

Flip top, odd-shaped, easily recognized bottle.

I'll start with my overall impression which is that this is probably one of, if not the best representation that I've had of this style. This alt is very well balanced with a slight edge going to the malt side of things (just how I like my alts). The nose is a bit more delicate than I'd expect, but it is pleasant and again leans toward the malt side with some noble hops for balance. The mouthfeel was well rounded with a slight, very slight drying effect after mid bottle.

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Photo of illidurit
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a cylinder glass. Body is burnt umber in color and clear. Head is light tan, big and rocky. The glass helps the retention which leaves lots of nice lacing.

Aroma is mainly sweet doughy malt with some fruitiness.

Taste is nice and subtle. Nuts and toffee emerge from the malt, while a leafy tannic hop bitterness tickles the tongue on the finish. Endlessly toasty and mellow.

Carbonation is modest but gets the job done. This beer is exceptionally smooth. The light bitterness in the finish tempts you into the next sip.

The subtle sweetness and refreshing hop zest make this beer outlandishly drinkable. A tad high in alcohol to be sessionable but the flavor is perfect to that end. A very good beer and a great introduction into the altbier style. I'll definitely be coming back to this one.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle a beautiful clear amber with a very light off-white head.

Aroma is sweet and fairly malty with some ripe fruit and what I would describe as dog's breath.

Taste is dark, ripe fruit, malts, and a touch of bitterness and alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, a bit drying, and with a zing to the carbonation.

This is a very drinkable Altbier. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of GLD
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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 Minkybut
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer did not hold a head =very long and appeareed to be flat. however the tastewas rather sweet and it was a bit hoppy to the palate. A bit of a mouldy aftertaste was detected or peat taste I should say. The beer was sienna colored. I will not buy again but it was an interesting beer you should try.

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

It pours a slightly hazy brownish amber. A pinky finger's worth of uneven off-white head blips out quickly. Flecks of lacing spot the inside of the glass.

The aroma carries slightly sweet German malt with hints of sugar and berry. A crisp, steely edge of peppery hops zests the air. A dab of yeast biscuits up roundly.

Upon tasting, a flash of sweet regal malt gives in to a marching column of very crisp, very dry, and poignantly spicy peppery hops. A glimpse of residual malt earthiness is trod upon by more especially crisp, noble bitterness that lingers insistently. It's nice, basic, and quite clean.

Light bodied, the almost overwhelming crispness is a distinctly direct cleanser.

It comes in a unique flip-top, but it stands strong on its own. The malt is a nice backdrop, but it's the nippy noble hops that take the crisp cake. The clean finish prepares the palate for each ensuing sampling. It drinks easily and with a refreshing note. Cool bottle and cool beer, a cool combo.

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Photo of Boppar
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz awesome swing-top bottle into a snifter.

A: Rich reddish brown with a terrific head. Velvety little bubbles as well as some large soap bubbles. Great retention and spectacular lacing. Hazu and enticing. Awesome.

S: Sweet malts and alcohol warmth. There is also a subtle, fruity aroma, possibly apples. As it warms, there is the faintest hint of licorice.

T: This is a super-mellow beer. It opens up with sweet malts and a faint apple taste. It finishes with a subtle hop twang. Alcohol is not in evidence.

M: Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Medium body and weight. It is just heavy enough to satisfy, while being light enough to make it go down nice and easy.

D: Great drinkability. That one bottle went down so much faster than I would've liked. I am headed out in search of some more tomorrow morning. I could easily have several of these every day and be happy with them.

This is a great beer. It looks great, it tastes great, it's drinkable and the bottle is da proverbial bomb. This beer would appeal to fans of many beer styles, and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

uerige sticke is a unique brew. brewed in dusseldorf one can taste and smell the german bock flavors in it. pours slightly ( very slightly) hazy amber color. really tastes like a bock but maintains a hint of belgian amber flavor. smooth with flavor of dark fruits and malt.

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Photo of cabsandking
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tawny brown color, slightly cloudy and a rocky off white head with sticky, milky like crown and lace. Bright fruit aromas, juicy fruit gum and light florals, bubble gum. Toasted grain base, with a lazy caramelized sugar sweetness and a little phenolic. Hop herbals, tea leaves, a spice with a vegetable/fruity flavor like pink peppercorns. Slight tartness that builds and goes into the finish with some dry, husky grains and tea herbals in the back. As it warms some of that fruity nose comes into play. It’s odd how little the nose corresponds with the flavor here, almost no similarities. Smooth mouthfeel and a carbonation that starts out great but flattens a bit midway.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
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 BrewSomerville
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
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 TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz swing-top bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts along with nuts, honey, a little bit of fruit and some hops.

T: The taste is well-balanced with flavors of caramel, honey, nuts and spices. The malt character is hearty but a bit lighter than I was expecting. The hops presence is mild but exactly what you want in an Altbier. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, excellent representation of style, good kick, this beer is well-worth drinking for a whole evening, but I like the Classic version a little bit better.

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Photo of malcontent
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dull, leather brown with a generous three fingers of frothy head.

Pecans, maple, and heaps of honey overtones make fore wonderful sniffing.

Restrained nuttiness leads into a lightly roasted malt body with a pronounced hop finish that had to this point been masked. Straight forward and perfectly executed.

At once over-carbonated and a touch thin. Not a total mess, just a bit unbalanced. Overall, however, this is a wonderful alt. Exceptionally sessionable and never close to being boring.

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Photo of Realale
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
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 Phyl21ca
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
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 MarkSCCOT
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
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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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 489 ratings
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