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Uerige Sticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,503
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
489
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
41
Trade:
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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 340
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Blushing, honeyed, caramel bronze; a magnificent hue. The head is modest in size, barely reaching two fingers before settling to a dense disk of toasted almond colored foam. Lace looks to be limited to a thick, slurred collar; although there's an acceptable amount on the glass as the beer falls with drinking. A better cap would have guaranteed a world-class look since the color of the beer is so amazing.

The nose is of caramel malt, oven-toasted nuts and honey-soaked figs. I would love it to be stronger since it's such an intriguing combination of aromas. It needed to have a larger head to atomize the beer and bring it into direct contact with my nose, and, thereby, my olfactory lobe. Believe me, I tried.

Uerige Sticke is delicious, delicious beer. It tastes like an especially toasted malty, less hoppy English pale ale. The flavor profile is a lovely combination of toasted bready malt, caramel, English walnuts, cinnamon, allspice and earthy-spicy yeast. There are layers upon layers of flavor with all elements working as one. To call it complex is to grossly understate the case.

The beginning and middle are occupied by a gentle sweetness that is perfect for the myriad flavors that it supports. The beer then dries out rapidly as the finish approaches. I love a beer that changes from start to finish and I especially love one that hits all the right notes from the prelude to the coda, as this one does.

I'm almost out of beer and I haven't even considered the mouthfeel yet (looks like I'll need to ration the rest of the glass). It's medium in heft with a supreme smoothness, an ever so slight viscousness and a low amount of carbonation. Nothing overly special, but then I'm not sure how I'd go about improving it.

This has to be one of the top-10 best looking beer bottles in the world. The shape, the embossing, the classy label and the swing-top say 'I'm special'. I agree. Drinkability is through the roof, as evidenced by the fact that I was in danger of running out of beer while still pondering the hidden charms of the multi-dimensional flavor profile. I would love to have another bottle in front of me. Uerige Sticke is great beer and is, by far, the best altbier that I've had yet.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
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 johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Bottle shared by Dan at BFD Friday
Grainy sweet bready malt and light fruit. Decent beer but not my favorite style.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 29 01 best by 29 02, well that's what the bottle says let's give it a shot anyhow. Appearance: Pours a nice caramel amber tone with a nice sized bubbly tannish cream head leaves even specks of lacing. When I cracked the flip top seal their was a huge pop almost champagne bottle like. Aroma: Caramel sweet sugary malts that are very appetizing blended with a nut edge and grassy noble hop finish. Taste: Big sticky flavors seems like the pinnacle of the altbier style, really ties everything together. Mild sweetness with grassy leafy herbal notes that represent the German hop flavor here decent bitterness in the finish. Very good alt gets my approval and the bottle I have says it's 6%abv, I think when I find a fresher bottle I will definitely grab one seems like some of the malts would be more flavorful if fresh but good stuff nonetheless. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied german ale very even carbonation to me, not bad. Drinkability: Like I said this beer sets the bar for the style I haven't had any alt that was this enjoyable easily could drink a few of these would like to go to Dusseldorf and sample on draft.

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Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Great swing top bottle, definite style points. This one pours a nice dark amber/almond, with an off white head. very rounded and smooth mouthfeel, nose of malt and nuts. Well developed and smooth maltyness on the tongue, tasts of nuts, malt, bread, a bit of smokyness, pepper, earthyness. Rich w/ moderate alcohol presence. Fine German Alt. Great stuff, worth seeking out and enjoying.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler.

A light tan head with a cloudy chestnut body. Head is foamy and falls slowly does not get bigger than a finger off the pour. This is a bit murky looking.

Nose is, mild licorice, and slight toffee sticky malt. Very pleasant.

My first reaction on the palate is coca cola. Hint of carob with a slight wet coca syrup and hint of wetness. Mild carbonation like a soda but not as severe.

Overall alright but I prefer their doppel more. Enjoyable could have again no problem.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store. A really cool looking flip top bottle, very unique.

Pours a bronzed, rusty thick looking brown. 1 inch head, no real lacing.

Smells like toffee and caramel.

Tastes incredible. Strong malt flavors hit at every turn- sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, biscuity malt, etc. The German hops impart a slight spiciness to the proceedings, very grassy, and a tiny bit floral.

Very crisp, dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied, well carbonated.

The best of this style that I've tried, though I have not tried many.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, brown color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of dry hops, pale malt, hint of grain, slight earthy malt, hint of caramel, and hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, slight pale malt, slight roasted malt, slight dry hop, and hint of grain. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

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Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 27.10. (Year missing - I'll presume it's last year) - Thin 11.2 oz. flip-top bottle, poured into a Uerige stange:

Pours brown with a thick, foamy/creamy tan head that stays. Frothy broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of strong caramel (noticeable upon opening) and toffee with earthy, leafy bitterness.

The taste is of caramel and toffee with an herbal/grassy/earthy bitterness - almost a bit metallic/tinny sharp. It finishes very dry.

Medium-bodied - very drinkable. Well balanced between caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. Another deserved world classic. Hoppier than their other altbier or their Doppelsticke. A must-try for beer lovers!

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Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear, dark coppery color, 1/4" ring of dusted brown head. Aroma speaks of little at first, but squeaks up a bit to talk of coffee, cocoa, nuts, a glorious, dark-toned morass.
So, drink up! Ah, smoo-oo-ooth, with a deep, roasty, dark tinge on the palate. Delicate and delcicious, tangible touch on the tongue, great cocoa/coffee feel, that is so light, but so right! Tasty, tasty, tasty!
Niceness personified in this bottle! Hurray for the lucky pubfolk of Dusseldorf that get to enjoy this freshly flowing!
After my critical faculties have retired, it's nothing but pure enjoyment, full-bodied,long-finish, but so perfectly smooth, I'm left uttering nothing but simple praise: Yu-umm, I'm saying, and wowwy-wow, wow!

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Photo of GClarkage
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
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 liamt07
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 11.2oz bottle with the funky swing-top. Split with Steve, into a tulip.

Poured a deep orange brown, darker than the Classic Altbier. Still an off-white head nonetheless, a think collar, some spotty lace and a thin film of retention. Nose is much hoppier than the Classic Altbier, with only a fraction of the dark fruit notes. More more bread, spicy and herbal hop notes. Taste still has a bit of the fruit as well, but still less prominent than the Classic. A bit of bread and spicy, herbal German hop notes. Lengthy bitter and drying finish. Medium feel and low carbonation. More bitter than the Classic Altbier, and a tad more enjoyable.

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

Pours a hazy brown color, some carbonation, tiny off-white head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is mostly malty, very slight toffee/caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some toffee/caramel. Light-Medium body, kinda on the watery side. Drinkable, a tasty brew.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled October 27th (2008?). Served in the lower part of a pilsener glass (closest thing I can get to a cylinder).

A - Two fingers of dirty white foam with excellent retention and lacing. Transparent reddish bronze color with a few bubbles lazily rising upwards.

S - Twangy zest from the Saaz hops over top of a caramel malt base. The guy who said grapenut cereal is pretty accurate. The smell is pretty strong, but the twang gives off a slightly metallic character.

T - Much more caramel, toffee and also some breadiness, with the hop bite and spices happening at the back of the palate. There's also an element of nuttiness and a hint of fruit (pear?) in there.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, smooth and velvety. Very refreshing.

D - Very drinkable - medium ABV, nice flavor, refreshing. Excellent German session brew - wish we got more Altbiers.

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Photo of Gavage
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear amber / copper in color with a nice 1" head that lingers a while. Spot or two of lace developed.

Smell: mild caramel is all that is picked up.

Taste: full bodied caramel flavors, ripe fruits, and a touch of honey sweetness. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: smooth with a hint of crispness at the start, and finish is smooth. Caramel lingers shortly on the tongue after swallowing. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable as a few bottles can easily be quaffed. Nicely balanced and hits the tastebuds just right.

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

On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Beer is copper. Tons of head here, tight white bubbles form a really nice head, but low carbonation, lots of lacing as the head falls away. Beer is clear, a really attractive alt.

Smell is really quite malty and nothing else is really happening here, moving on.

The beer is a little sour, a light burnt flavor is there too, beer is blunt. Fast ending. There is a lot of back palate nuance but it disappears so quickly when the beer is gone there isn't time to decide what it is. By the time I think I'm figuring it out, the beer is gone. Some subtle esters and fruit flavors.

Beer is medium bodied, I don't know why I was expecting a thinner beer but I know when I'm wrong, the mouthfeel was good and the drinkability is high. I would recommend this beer to other beeradvocates.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 489 ratings
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