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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Carnival comes but once a year - and you can only enjoy Sticke beer at Uerige twice a year. It contains more malt and hops and has a higher alcoholic content than normal Altbier. And our guests appreciate it! In earlier days it used to be whispered hand over mouth that Uerige was serving Sticke again because the master brewer had portioned the ingredients too generously. With today’s fully-automated operation, this could not happen. So Sticke beer is brewed intentionally - and this certainly doesn’t negatively effect either its quality or taste.

The two dates every year are always the same. The third Tuesday in January and October are the two Sticke days.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - JAN 7, 2014
Nut dark amber good head estery malty caramel tasty note medium dryness medium bitterness nutty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkie (425) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
The nose is spectacular. There is a malty bearing on the nose that promises richness and depth. It’s sweet but not cloying. It’s rich but not too nutty. There is a brilliant hop character on the nose that is at once both vibrant and restrained. It is as though a bountiful fruit character wants to explode from them but instead you have a perfect floral sweetness. A succulence that is the essence of the hops it self without embellishment. There is a bit of spice or pepper to the nose that is firm but not too loud.

The mouthfeel is incredible. Smooth, full of flavor and yet light. It travels with ease over the palate with the grain sporting a bit of dapper complexity even thought it does not evidence many flavors. It has a layered sweet presence that deepens and enriches the beer. It is also a dry grain that takes the mid palate. There is a bounty of hops on the palate that never evidence any fruit you can name although they seem ready to burst forth. They are sweet and delectable in and of themselves and their restraint is no loss to the perfect balance of this beer. Smooth. Not bitter although you can taste the bitter from the hops subtly as if a shadow. A touch fo alcohol grazes the palate and it is finished now.

This beer is pristine and wonderful. It is brewed with care and expertly in accord with the purity laws of 1516. A masterpiece waiting to delight you with it’s malt richness, with the bounty of the hop flower,clean and crisp as much from malt as from carbonation. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (172) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle into goblet. Hazy dark brown, faint whisper of a head. Sweet nose, suggests light brown sugar or caramel. Hoppier than expected in the mouth, with grapefruit and Pune notes n malt congee through in the middle some, and finishes with more hops n

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (90) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from Uerige Brauerei. Real creamy, thick white head. Refreshing aroma of hops, burned malt, but very floral, which is unusual for an Alt. Nice balance between hops and malt, I would have expected it to be heavier on the malty side. This is nice, this beer is like a double-"Uerige" (not taking the Doppelsticke into account which has a different charakter then "Uerige Alt" and the "Sticke"). Uerige has always been the most hoppy one of all the Duesseldorfer Alts, and this one pushes this impression even further. Rated this in comparison with the Schumacher "Latzenbier", as I wanted to compare the special seasonal brews of both breweries. Tastes totally different, very hoppy, stonger hops than malts. First of, the taste starts vivid with citrus, caramel, three-grain bread and some plums. Whats special about this, just where you would expect a malt focus, the hop kicks in. Makes it enjoyable refreshing, adds a complex bitterness to the beer.Taste disappears very quick, as the "Schumacher Latzenbier" has a long lasting bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dudebun (135) - GERMANY - NOV 20, 2013
Drank it side by side with the normal Alt from Uerige. This one is more my style, even if Alt isn’t really my style at all. In any case, this one had more everything which can sometimes backfire, but in this case it made it better. Sweeter but more bitterness, more hop aroma, still a hint of fruitcake or something, but the other bits kinda balance it out. If I ever found myself in Dusseldorf, I would probably drink one or two of these before I started to think about Kölsch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. This is a great beer. A real stylistic classic that is best enjoyed with roast meats and grainy mustard.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (2800) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours red to brown with a nice head, aroma of black pepper, malt, honey and butter cookies, flavor of pepper, malt, dark bread and cookies, medium bodied

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1181) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
On tap on Sticke Day. Pours a deep orange/brown color with a lofty thick tan cap. The smell is roasted malt, floral and citric hops and fruity. The taste is floral, roasty, with a sweet malt backbone. It has the above notes hop characteristics and some licorice coming through later while ending dry and slightly bitter. The body is light/medium and the carbonation is elegant and superbly done. A great altbier and especially wonderful when it is fresh from the barrel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2013
on tap at the brewery. The beer starts malty, nice hop aromas appear to the middle part, a great combination of floral hops with the malty Alt-character. The aftertaste is long, roasted malt, bittering hops and still floral hop notes together with the full bodied Alt-taste! Also slightly sweetish-fruity <br> --> A great brew! 14/13/13/14

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
February 2011. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aromas of dried fruit, caramel and malt. Good balance and complexity.


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