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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Ratings: 488 |  Reviews: 339
Photo of Dithyramb
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 1404. Beautiful and unique bottling. If I could only homebrew, I think I'd have to reuse this one. Pours a cloudy brown with not much head, but oodles of carbonation ringing the glass for the entire ride. Aroma was all malt, caramel and grains.
Flavor was sweet malt, lightly fruity, nutty, biscuity. Just a bit of grassy hops, if any. Delicate and delicious
Mouthfeel was extremely light. The carbonation even made it more so, which I feel detracted a bit. However, this also just increased the already drinkable nature of the brew. "Garcon, Liter stein please!"

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Thick head last for a moment before fading into a thin sheet of foam. Aroma is of raisins mainly with some other dark fruit aromas and sweet malts. Tongue is thoroughly coated with the sticky flavors of this wonderful brew. Taste is also mainly raisins, some hops and sweet malts upon warming. A really tasty treat, an obvious perfect interpretation of the altbier style, with no alcohol noted upon tasting whatsoever.

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Photo of willjschmidt
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml flip top bottle into the appropriate Uerige stange.

A: Pours a dark caramel color with a thin white head.

S: Caramel and maybe some toasted malt as well as dark fruits in the nose.

T: A very delicious and very complex beer. Layers of flavor: dark fruits such as fig, toasted malt, toffee, and caramel. Slightly sweet in the middle but dry in the finish.

M: Slightly viscous with low carbonation.

D: A very good altbier, highly recommended.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky to find this during a recent trip to Frederick, MD - if you can believe it. A neat, flip-top rubber cork supposedly will keep it fresh once opened, but my sample went in about 15 minutes, proof of its drinkability. It opens with a thick head that sssllllooowwwlllly dissolves without a bit of lacing. The color was a cross between amber and copper. (Those Dusselldorfers do know their bier.) I detected an apple-like smell, but maybe it was just my sensorial schematics. The Sticke, German for "secret," a fact which other reviewers may have addressed - I never read previous reviews prior to putting mine online, is extremely light-bodied for an altbier and offers a seductive hint of malt, yet still holds back to prevent overwhelming other aspects. A great drinkable beer for any hot day. Es ist eines gutes bier fur alle.

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Photo of Dirty25
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of waughbrew
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty clear dark amber. Nice off-white head with little retention and lacing. Smells yeasty, smoky, and resiny. Deep piney spicy hoppage is great. Dull caramel maltiness leaves something to be desired despite a good compexity. A acidic smokiness lingers long after the flavor should have disappeared which is good. Rather low carbonation, feels a bit like spreading plastic over your tongue. odd. Overall an interesting, pleasing brew.

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Photo of Slynger
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first attempt at an altbier.

Appears a clear copper color with a light raspberry tint to it, a large and tightly fuzzy light tan lid accompanies.

Pleasant aromas of caramel and toffee greet my nose along with light berries and herbal, tea-like, hops.

The flavor posesses all of the same stuff, with a gentle caramel/toffee sweetness joining a light amount of fruit and nuts. These flavors slide right in to a lightly dry and bitter herbal hop finish. The medium body is filled with a soft, fuzzing carbonation.

This is a very nice beer with an impressive drinkability. I don't think you can go wrong with this one.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I have been waiting to try this beer. People have been raving about it. Very cool bottle with a very cool presentation. After breaking the paper and sliding the wire I hear a large POP. I am using a real Alt glass (.2l) which is cool.

Pours out a reddish copper color with a good size head that lasts and lasts. The smell is malty with just a hint of hops in the background. Caramel is mostly what I pick up. Taste is not what I expected at all. Much more clean but still full of flavor. Sweet in the beginning but gives way to something a bit metallic. The ending has a nice hop bite. The flavors just seem to last and last in my mouth. I would love to try this beer from the cask. I truely hope to enjoy this beer some day in Germany.

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Got fresh from brewery in Dusseldorf Germany. looks delicious,smells delicious tastes delicious. is delicious would recommend to anyone in the area go visit them and try all their beers. was less than 2 euros

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.97/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shoe leather brown, with a ½ inch bubble bath texture like head. The nose is a beauty—sweet malts, molasses, notes of hops, figs and nuts. The complexity of the aroma intensifies during warming, and as the sticky patches form in the glass. One word can summarize the Sticke—sweet; sweet everything—bready malts, nuts and caramel. The body is oily slick, a nice malt-based bitterness comes to play towards the end. Medium bodied and loaded with joy—a winner, a top ten beer in my book. Savor and enjoy; this one is easy to drink!

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can honestly say that when word of this Alt-style brew came my way, I was not all that excited. Thanks to spesh, my thoughts have changed. This tall-bottled beauty streamed from the bottle a wonderful amber-red colour. The head was thick and foamy, probably due to my aggressive pour. Although, in this Bier's defense, the skim head did remain throughout. One whiff of this Altbier and I was hooked. Roasted malty goodness, slightly sweet and perhaps some hints of faint unsweetened chocolate run through my nose. The flavor is deep and rich, with just a slight bite on the back of the tongue. Hoppy in a subtle German way, and I am catching notes of semi-sweet raisins on my tongue. If this Bier had any more than 6.0% ABV, the drinkability score may have suffered. An amazing Altbier. I think one would be hard-pressed to find one better. I drink this, and I may as well be sitting in a Biergarten in the Fatherland.

Zum wohl!

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Photo of seand
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nearly opaque dark wooden brown with a large amount of off white head. A nice layer retains well, leaving nice walls of lacing.

S: Lightly sweet, with floral notes, and some nuttiness.

T: Light sweetness, with the hop presence quite clear from the mid palate through the finish. Not hugely bitter, but a little bite and some grassiness.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Good, and interesting. Kind of light and refreshing, but with some flavors that would be more expected in a heavy malty beer. I like it in its imported bottle, but it tastes to me like it would be really fantastic to have fresh.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass for lack of a more traditional glass.

A - medium-dark amber color with a thick collar that is well retained

S - strongly malty aroma, some oxidation noted(probably a function of age & delivery conditions), faintly hoppy

T - strongly malty, but finishes dry enough, noble hop flavor profile but perhaps not as pronounced as I would expect - perhaps a function of age, oxidation noted (as with aroma)

M - medium-light body with moderate carbonation

D - This is a decent altbier, but I can't help but think this would be fantastic when it's fresher and in Dusselfdorf. This is the beer that they serve periodically throughout the year, unannounced, as a thanks to the regulars. Uerige was probably my favorite place we stopped at when visiting Dusseldorf last summer - I didn't have the good fortune of catching a 'Sticke' there though - I imagine it would have been awesome. I had to get this one in KC.

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Photo of Lothore
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark murky brown hue with a small head that fades quickly.

S- Raisin, date

T- Raisin, plum, slight lingering bitterness.

M- Silky and medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- This is my first alt, but definitely enjoyed it. Easy drinking.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Penny-colored with suspended floaties.

Vinous, cidery, zinc-y tones on nose. Slight hits of vinegar. Uh oh, old keg?

The apple-cider bubble-head makes me think so. Not enough carbonation.

The taste is hidden by a little bit of musky taste and oakiness, but this winner shines through the adversity. There is an almost chocolately nature to this beer, and a huge hop profile. The mouthfeel is almost cask-like, heady and dangerously drinkable.

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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 hansgruber
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of factoide
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of santoslhalper
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a crystal clear copper with a thin, off-white head. Little carbonation.

Smell: Has a nice, spicy malt backbone with sugary-sweetness throughout. The hops are fairly strong.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Interesting. The cictric hops are through the roof! It tastes like oranges and apples and pears, balanced by a sweet maltyness. The malts are kind of plain, and lack in terms of complexity as compared to the hops. The mouthfeel is slick, and a little thin.

Drinkability and Overall: I like this beer, but the Uerige Altbier Classic is much better in my opinion. This one lacks the fullness and complexity I expected. It still a good brew, a nice example of an altbier, and one worth trying.

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Photo of bruindre
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of lpayette
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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 ColoradoBobs
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fascinating 330ml swingtop bottle. Bottled on date of October 25, 2005; purchased from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pretty pricey.

Beer #21 in my quest to have the top 25 German beers.

Light hazy mahogany body supports a smallish off-white head, despite a vigorous pour. Nice balanced aroma of sweet malt, cracker malt and citrusy hops. Flavor has much higher hop notes than the aroma: citrus, pine and bitter hops. Crisp, bitey and peppery. Mouthfeel is good and round, with light carbonation. Very pleasing and drinkable. Overall, somewhat less enjoyable than the Doppelsticke, but still very nice. Price is a bit high for an every-day beer, but good for special occasions.

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Photo of Citadel82
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Pours a deep toffee brown with a creamy, sticky white head.

Aroma is floral hops, fruity ale yeast and caramel malts.

Tasty balance of malt and hops. The first spicy sip is sweet caramel fading into nettle like hop with a slightly astringent hop finish that lingers.

A medium body beer that sticks to the tougue and palate. Fuller bodied than the Single Alt not as thick and heavy as the DoppelSticke. This brew strikes a fine balance.

A must buy beer for Ale lovers.

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Photo of shbobdb
4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have you ever had a beer that made you break down and cry? Well, I haven't either, but this one pushed me almost to that limit.
I guess somewhere between my last DIPA and barleywine I forgot it was supposed to be about BEER, not pushing my tastebuds to the extreme of their tolerance.
This beer has EVERYTHING. It could satisfy the most stringent beer-snob, yet be readily enjoyed by the BMC crowd. It opens up with a delightfully hoppy smell. Not crazy insane hoppy, but just enough there to blend with the malt and roasted smells and produce an experience that was truly singular.
Then you put your lips to it . . . and what a sweet moment that is. The taste matches the smell perfectly, only the roles are now reverse. The malt and roast dance around your tongue while the hops provide sublime accompanyment.
The body is thick and full . . . the only thing lack in this beer is carbonation, but it doesn't need the extra help.

And then the moment is over. The aftertaste is quite clean, with just a faint remembrance of what a wonderful experience it was. Just try not to quaff it down too fast. What a beer, what a beer!

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Photo of rootbeerman
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours dark brown/amber with a tan finger of slow falling head
S: heavy malt, a bit of sweet grain, somewhat reminds me of a bock. also caramel and burnt sugar.
T: lightly grainy sweet malt. a bit of burnt sugar and caramel with a light amount of bitter hop grassiness
M: carbonation makes it seem thicker than it is. nicely smooth
D: is good with balanced flavors and a nice change to try a new style. although price is a tad high for a 11.2oz bottle about $4.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
4.1 out of 5 based on 488 ratings.
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