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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: 515   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2006
330ml swingtop bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of dates, brown sugar and bread. palate was light bodied. Flavors of carmel, a bit of toffee, raisins and a hint of brown sugar with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 A gem among the german "ales", dark ruby coloured; extremely full bodied, sweetish in the beginning, a "warm welcome" from the brewer; astonishingly easy to drink for a beer of this strength (6,5%) ! Superbly rounded with a long, long hoppy aftertaste, caused by umbelled hops. Served only on two days a year. Worth a journey ! Re-rated: (Sticke-Day 18/10/05) One of the most pefect brews You can find in Europe !!!!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2011
330ml bottle (Bierkompass.de)
6 RIch brown mushroomy aroma. A little savoury
4 Lovely deep hazy brown, small tight light-beige head.
6 Massive grainy husky barky taste - coming in at the malt levels of a doppelbock, but without quite the same level of sweetness. Maybe a touch yeasty, as I let a bit of the sediment come over. Some gentle hops too, but they can’t compete with the malts.
3 Full palate, decent carbonation. Finish carries both the barky aspects from the taste and the gentle bitterness. Feels like it might be a little drying, but doesn’t end up that way in the end, it’s not too sweet or to resiny.
13 Probably my first real Dusseldorf Alt (after 5000+ beers), and maybe I should have aclimatised myself to the style with a normal strength one first. And after this, I’m well up for that - bring’em on. I’d quite happily have this again after having a range of other alts to rerate in context.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Light amber pour. Nice caramel note up front, some fruitiness, and bread. Flavor is sweet, caramel, light hops. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. Malty, herbal aroma... toffee, dried fruits and medicinal notes with a touch of licorice. Malty flavor, but very well-bittered for good balance. Full-bodied and deeply creamy with moderate carbonation. Lingering, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle @ home. Somewhat hazy, orangish amber appearance with a big foamy, tan head. Notably more hoppy than other Altbiers. Medium piney hops and a sweet caramel malty nose. Earthy, piney hoppy flavor on a quite sweet caramel malty flavor with some nuttiness. Much more aggressive flavor than the typical Uerige Alt. Somewhat hoppy bitter, dry finish. My least favorite of the Uerige Alt, Doppel Sticke, and this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 (bottle and tap at the brewpub, 6%ABV) Clear amber colour with a foamy slightly off-white medium head. Malty, liquorice-spicy and slightly fruity aroma with a hoppy and cinnamon background. Initial sweet maltiness combines very well with the herbal and flowery hoppiness. Extremely well balanced sweet malty and hopbitter finish. What a gem !!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
Gravity cask at Blind Tiger. Deep brown beer with a very cloudy appearance. Aroma is very herbal and earthy. Lots of noble, herbal/spicy hops. Flavour is also hoppy with fresh cut wood, herbs and a light mintiness. Lingering herbal bitterness. Undertones of earthy grainy malts. Really tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
Very drinkable, but in gulps owing to signfiicant carbonation. Good hop aroma, colour. Tasty spice and good bitterness. Nutty toasty and fruit worked nice. Somewhat dry and malty finish. This was a hard beer to track down and must have again. Thanks ClarkVV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine North in Richmond. Clear brown pour with a medium head and good lacing. Very strong grain aroma with a hint of bitterness. Big grain taste w/ dark fruit notes, nuttiness, and big bitterness.


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