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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1320) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 20, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL from Erzengel. Thanks, Gabriel. Look: clear dark mahogany, light beige creamy head with good retention. Aroma: malty - light caramel and fruity (but not too estery), minty hops, light zest. Taste: quite dry, caramel and fruitiness are well balanced by peppery bitterness with light phenolic notes. Some citrus too.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 11 Sep 2011 -- Poured out of the bottle. This beer has a great complexity from the earthy hop flavor/aroma to the great sweet/carmel malt flavor. Impressive beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (597) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcelotcunha (39) - BRAZIL - MAR 27, 2014
Cerveja escura alemã de aroma frutado, sabor torrado e amargor persistente. Álcool 6%. Espuma densa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (873) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper with small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and a hint of hops. Light/medium body with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and a light bitter hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Classic altbier from one of the originals. Clear dark brown, dark and smoky, roast grains and nuts. Bitterness comes more from the roast grains than the hops. This is an altbier against which to judge all others.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paologalloni (158) - ITALY - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Buovissima bel corpo consistente e vellutato al palato Al naso sono evidenti i malti Si sente profumo di frutta seccaUn po di cioccolato In bocca caldo alcolico dolce dei malti bilanciato da amaro Davvero ottima

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2678) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 33cl bottles from source 02/2014 ("bottled on 13.06"?), from online shop on earlier occasions in 2012. Would have sworn I remember this pouring much lighter than the deep chestnut brown. Rich and creamy caramalt notes, plum and roast supersede the leafy natural hop notes from the basic version, a bit of a shame. Quite filling and not as unique, woody and Pale ale-ish as Uerige Alt, more of an odd Dunkel. //33cl bottled 06/2013, resampled 08/2014. Apart from the rich caramalt, vanilla and some oak, getting almost barley wine density malts now, paired with still nice dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5509) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle looks really good, nice format. Beer in the glass dark brown, huge head. Starts strong-malty, modest sourish, some fruity hints of plum. More and more earthy-dry, bitter background. Finish still with nice dry notes, modest sourish. Good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (226) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours Dark brown with a huge fluffy head with massive lacing. The head retention is amazing. Slightly sour grain aroma, with resin and leather notes. Mouth feel is thick and a little sticky, and there are lots of piney hops on the finish. Lots of dark fruit, spices, and nutty caramel flavors. Really quite nice. A classic alt. Tasted at 58.8F.


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