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Sticke It To The Man | O'Fallon Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mcallister on 08-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,630
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
84
pDev:
14.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Brent
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Seemed way too heavy handed for the style - at times knocking on the door of barleywine. Hazy caramel brown. Sweet malt aroma. Up front sweet malt - caramel and brown sugar - followed by a blunt hops bittering, combining for bittersweet finish that was discordant. Boozy alcohol bites at the end. A fair bit of brown sediment at the end of the last pour. Not digging it.

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Photo of alexgash
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle.

Muddled ruby body is somewhat hazy. Small, short-lived, light beige head. A few bits of lace. Slightly boozy nose, with notes of sugary tropical fruit, Juicy Fruit gum, and a hint of caramel.

Lightly toasted malts up front give way to caramel-tinged fruit. And I mean lots of fruit. Tropical and juicy with ample sweetness. Almost juice-like. Somewhat boozy. Strawberry and cherry juice before a dose of mildly bitter hops in the finish. Warming, with lingering fruity sweetness. Medium-full body with a slightly sticky feel. A little too one-dimensional.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to emerge077 for this random beer. Served in a stange-like taster glass. A 10% Altbier - hmmm...

A - Transparent caramel brown color with ruby highlights and lots of bubbles. Pours with a dime of off-white foam that settles to a thin ring and a few bubbles on top. A few tiny splotches of lace.

S - Fruity esters, some alcohol, nutty malt character, bread and yeast.

T - Taste is brown sugar, nuts, sarsaparilla, and booze. The alcohol is a little bit too harsh for my liking. I don't like this as much as the nose, as it's sort of solventy and unpleasant.

M - Creamy, viscous body that has a bit of grain to it, low carbonation, a little bit of warmth. Finishes very sticky.

D - I foolishly opened this expecting a nice session beer and didn't notice this was a Imperial Sticke. I'm not sure I've ever had a craving for such a thing. Don't think I'd have this one again, as it took me quite a while to work through all 12oz.

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Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown screw cap; awesome label. No date on this, but I'm pretty sure this is a little bit over a year old; drank one of the 4pk, cellared the rest.

Appearance: Attractive walnut beer with a bit of sediment in suspension and a nice dark ivory cap which shows pretty nice retention.

Smell: Noble hop presence up front, which I wasn't quite prepared for somehow. This is fairly clean, though there is a nice bit of dry, toasty caramel in support of the hops. Light traces of alcohol. Not a ton of depth, but pleasant, and I'm typically not one for big Noble Hop aroma or flavor, except in Pilsners.

Taste: Bitter leads here as well. Some light herbal and floral hop flavors, with a decent kick of hop bitterness, a bit surprising actually. The bitterness is clean, but at almost IPA levels. Hop flavors are balanced with smooth but present alcohol, with some light, dry caramel notes in the background.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, smoothly alcoholic

Overall: Really cool that O'Fallon took a shot at this style, even this over-the-top interpretation. It's not unpleasant in any way but, for me, there's not enough malt to support the high hop rates and the alcohol (which, to be fair, doesn't taste like 10%). This was $9.99 a 4pk...at that price, I MIGHT pick this up fresh if they were to brew it up again. I'd have to give this one a B-.

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Photo of Duff27
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Inch tan medium tan head on a dark dark red almost brown beer. A lot of crud came out of the bottle with the pour...will drink anyways. Some lacing and a thin head is left throughout the entire drink.

S- Smells like a brown ale, cola-like. Maybe some dark fruits.

T- "Molasses". Dark fruits, no hops detected. Crisp-like spice on the back end...also this is where the 10%abv comes through.

M- Smooth medium mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

D/O- Taste initially was okay. As it warmed the thought of finishing the whole twelve ounces seemed like a daunting task. I agree with whoever said there was a slight "medicinal" taste as it warmed." I should have split this bottle with someone.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clean ruby-amber, with substantial off-white head. Exquisite, detailed lace. Beautiful!

Nose is caramel malts all the way. Hops here are dialed way back. Malt fans, rejoice!

Taste is also a more toasty caramel malts, with subtle hints of an almost fruity note submerged beneath. Sticke Alt is a rich tasting experience, with nary a hint of the high 7.5% ABV. A solid drinker, but, for me, one to enjoy slowly.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

A 10% abv Alt Bier? Oh well, it's zero F outside, heading for between 10 and 15 below with a ton of snow on the ground and still snowing.

This pours a really dark and murky brown with a small but firm head of off white foam.

The smell is not really strong but I get some dark fruits with some sweet malt. No noticeable bitterness.

Tasting this "beast", yeah, I do get some hop bitterness up front but then it settles nicely into dark fruit mode. Dark pitted fruit, some raisin, really quite fruity and quite hot. Loads of warming with every swallow but welcome: see my intro to my review.

Fairly light bodied, just creeping over into medium territory, the same can be said about the carbonation which makes for a pretty smooth mouth feel.

A sipper for sure but not a chore to drink. I like.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a dark caramel-red. A thin cover of pale mocha that laces thinly but well.

Aroma - light grain, some faint toastiness and sweetness.

Taste - the grain base starts out decent enough but a little weak on flavor when cold. As it warms up, it has an almost woody flavor. The hops come in quickly and with some nice citrus, on the grapefruity side. Definite snappy bitterness following as some abv heat creeps in. Finishes warm with fading bitterness.

Mouthfeel - bigger bodied than I expected. Good smoothness and pretty crisp as well.

Drinkability - a little strong for extended sessioning, but a pretty good little night cap.

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Photo of soju6
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt caramel, dark fruit and hint of alcohol. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness, bit of dark fruit and spice. Mild bitterness with a dry but slightly sticky finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and malty with a definite feel of the alcohol. Enjoyable beer, reminds me of an Altbier but with a extra splash of alcohol.

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Photo of abrand
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into lost abbey glass. No date on bottle.

Pours an amber color with absolutely no head after an aggressive pour. Some carbonated bubbles line the outside of the glass but quickly fade. Appearance resembles tea. Smells of sweet caramel, malts, some fruits including plums and fig, and a subtle but present hop presence. Taste has plenty of caramel but also has a sweetness from maple syrup. Mouthfeel is also somewhat syrupy. Quite a bit of alcohol is on the palate as well. Overall this is a decent brew. Truly unique and a new style for me. Taste is nice with the sweetness.

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Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight hops, hint of roasted malt, slight caramel malt, and slight pine. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hops, slight citrus, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, not complex and weak appearance, but decent aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of bort11
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Very weak head, a 1/4 inch at the most, with no lacing. Very disappointing. I wasn't sure what to expect from this style, but do expect a decent head. It's part of the visual enjoyment of drinking a beer. Body has a caramel color, much more interesting than then head.

Smell is a big improvement over looks. There is a lot of sweet caramel aromas. A little burnt raisin bitterness. There is a mild alcohol burn in the background. Taste has more caramelized sugars and figs. The alcohol warmth comes off as burnt orange peel. It is strong but flavorful.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with a thin carbonation. There is a light creamy texture that goes down smooth. This is very easy to drink at 10% ABV.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a dirty mahogany color with floating sediment and a thin off-white head.

Faint malty aroma with a touch of dark fruit and an earthy graininess.

The taste was malty with a bit of dark grains. The 10% was fairly well-hidden. A touch of bitterness in the finish.

Lighter bodied with a sharp carbonation.

A decent Altbier but nothing I must have again.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jharris0624
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of stogirelli
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sticke It To The Man from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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