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Chuckanut Sticke (Secret) Alt
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Sticke is a stronger version of Alt bier in hops, malt and alcohol. Think of it as Alt bier with less water. Invented at the Uerige brewery in Düsseldorf, “sticke” or “secret” is a reference to the secret gossiping customers had when the brewmaster was too generous when weighing the ingredients. At Chuckanut, we intentionally used a greater portion of our imported German malts (Munich, Vienna and caramel malts) and German Spalt hops to create this full-flavored beer. A blend of traditional dark and light malts give this beer its character as well as the pronounced finishing hops.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Never had a Sticke alt beer before. Has a bitter-sweet taste that’s not too dissimilar from chocolate. Dissipates pretty cleanly from the pallet leaving a sweetness similar to honey on my tounge.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zeswaft (1379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Tap at Naked City. Meh. Pretty bland. Burnt toast and plastic and a little candi sugar. Generic stale hop flavor.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear copper with a white head. Aroma of light toasted malt, nuts and a light fruity quality. Flavour of some odd, indiscernible spices, probably created by the blend of German hops, along with some stale biscuity malt. Not too pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (733) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Deep amber with a nice malty aroma. Decent hop oresense really reminds me of a lower alcohol barletwine. Really nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5857) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Spicy caramel, sweet malt powder aromas. medium bodied. Sweet n’ spicy toffee, brown sugar flavors with drying spicy hops to balance. Old school northwest ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Pint – Naked City Taphouse – Seattle, WA
Aroma – Good German malt aroma with a nice hops aroma. Floral with some citrus.
Appearance – Amber with a tint of red. Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Malty with a slight roast. This had some earth flavors and the nice amount of hops flavoring.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – Tasty Alt beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3340) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Full amber, woody looking with a thin, incomplete head. Decent malty nose with a solid array of German malts in the body, each in moderate proportions. I would liken this to a cross between an Oktoberfest and an Alt. Subtle warming melanoidins.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6111) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap at Naked City. Pours a dark brown/red color with a medium white head. A rich fruity and toasted nose. The flavor is nice; toasted malts, huge fruit, nutty and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Chuckanut Sticke Secret Alt. 4 ounce taste @ Seattle Beer Week Last Call Festival 5/23/2010. 6.00% ABV. 50 IBU’s. Lacy white head. Clear rich red color. Sweet floral hop front. Sweet fruity cherry caramel body. Slightly creamy crisp mild hop spice end. Thick, sweet Alt. (3.0 / 5.0).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Nice and fruity, caramel, some sugars, dark bread, some fruity hops. Pours copper, thin white ring. Caramel, bread, ligfht earthy hops. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Very enjoyable stuff. Very drinkable.


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