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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is deep amber with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasted caramel, slightly floral, earthy, bready, lightly grassy, dark fruits, grainy, and husky aroma. Taste is dirty, earthy, grassy, big caramel, light roast, bready, rye, and fruit peel with a medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1772) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst med toner av karamell och vingummi. God sötma med bra efterbeska. Äntligen någon tysk som sticker ut.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Bottle at Beer Revolution in Oakland, poured into a long glass. Opaque dark orange-brown with a creamy/bubbly head. Lightly bitter, malty, smooth and tasty. Also has sweetness and a hint of caramel. Complex. Pleasant light malt aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (2592) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
Bottle (within BBE). Brown, cloudy. Nose is strong malty, with brown soft nuttyness and a bit of sweet(malty)ness - somewhat reminescent of barley wine, but not as extreme or sweet. Body is medium full and a bit dry, with a good bitterness. Has a bit of woody/porty notes, nuttiness, brown malt flavours and even some light chocolate. Very flavourful brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Trade with Culchiem. Thanks. Pours dark unclear amber- rather muddy with a small white head. It has been stading up in the fridge for a week. Nose is yeast and malts. Already a little scared with it not being entirely fresh or too yeasty. Baking yeast, dough, caramel , winegums and grass. Its smooth and full bodied. Yeasty bitter finish. Overall a bit disappointed as I really liked their Nicht Filtriert and regular Alt. It’s too yeasty!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2619) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. Murky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is mild malt and caramel. Flavour is slightly bitter fruity malt, some chocolate on a very dry finish. Texture is smooth velvet, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freeofthoughts (668) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottled on 6-11 says 6% alc. Bottle opened with a POP! Pours a dark strawberry blond with floaties and rocky lasting head. Sweet malty aroma similar to a dunkel with a nice addition of herbal hops. The flavor is grainy semi sweet with a healthy barley kick and herbal noble hops with a drying flowery finish. Carbonation is filling making it a meal in a glass and brightening the murky grainy palate and lingering hop flavors. Sort of a dark German pale ale to reference something. Nice brew, very palatable and robust for the lower abv.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Clear red/bronw pour leaning toward red. Small short lived off white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and malt. Taste follows aroma with bitter balanced in. Mouthfeel is watery than I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3063) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). App. 1 year old. Dark amber with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, malt, noble hops, slight fruits and nuts. Taste is moderately sweet with some fainted spicy notes, caramel/malt, mineral, fainted hops. Thin to medium body. Good Altbier. It’s probably better fresher though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013
Sehr trübes Braun mit reichlich feinporigem Schaum. Ein lieblich süßer Malzduft nach Rosinen eines Christstollen vermengt mit grasig-harzigem Aromahopfen. Vollmundig und schwer im Antrunk. Die süßen Rosinen am Anfang weichen einer zunehmend trockener werdenden Würze mit Kakaonoten und Zartbitteranklängen. Der Abgang ist Uerige-typisch staubtrocken hopfendominant mit pfeffrigem Einschlag. Eine delikate Holzigkeit ist auch zu schmecken. Ein ausdrucksstarkes Alt für den Abend. Dat leckere Dröppke!


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