Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - FEB 12, 2007
Draft. Beautiful and complex ’sticky’ alt. Rich, dark fruits dominate witha hint of liquorice. The slightly bitter finish is smooth and moreish.

spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Very sweet aroma.Pours a dark copper with a medium off white head.Musty malt flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a malt finish.

thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2007
’01 Vintage. Brown sugar and vinuous aroma. Deep copper appearance with a full palate. Light malt flavors with some dust. Probably past its prime for a few years. Need to re-rate after sampling a fresher batch.

detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Poured into a tall, straight sided Gosser glass, the beer is a clear reddish copper color, with about an inch of creamy colored foam. Surprisingly effervescent, but the head dies down in short order to a thin cap. No lacing. Nice clean malt in the aroma, with just a touch of a canned peach scent in the aroma. A bold, crisp, clean and almost toffee-like maltiness gives way to a subtle floral/spicy hop finish. Still rather prominent in the carbonation, but without a bite from the fizz. Great classic German flavor. The flavor did not hold up when paired with a bold Glouchester cheese, however. Then again, an English/German dynamic is sometimes better avoided.

beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2007
Clear amber pour with a thin offwhite head. Nice aroma of bread, fruits and spices. The flavor is very pleasant with it’s bread, spices and fruits, it finishes slightly tart and slightly bitter. The body is medium with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. Nicely done.

RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy ruddy brown with a one finger head that reced to a thin ring, leaving behind moderate lacing. Smell; a litlle had to pick anything out at first, but after it warmed a bit some the aromas came out. A little nutty with some figs and sweet berries. There’s also a bit of floral hops. Taste; mmm..lots of malts, caramel and molasses. Dried figs, and cherries, walnuts and some allspice. There’s just a bit of a hop bitterness towards the end to balance it out a bit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and so easy to drink. It’s almost gone and I feel like I just started drinking it.

grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2006
This is the second occasion that I have had Zum Uerige Sticke in the bottle. Both were imported to the US. In fact, my beer was dated 10.25 meaning that it was a 2005 bottle. Bloody shame!Needless to say, this beer does not seem to hold up very well in the bottle, especially after one year. The aroma had pronounced notes of prune that must have been from oxidation. The malt presence was considerable as was the hop flavor and bitterness. The balance of the clean flavors begs this to be sampled from its birthplace.

TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle from my secret santa. Thanks! Pours a dark golden brown with a small white head. Aromas of honey and sweet malts, with some dark fruit notes in there. Taste is bitter and sweet, with generous earthy and bready notes. Doesnt leave an offensive taste on the palate, but it doesnt really excite me either. A well done beer for what it is, but still not my favorite thing to consume. Easy drinking.

valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Intense and memorable honey aroma with a cloudy pour resembling a hefe. Relatively bitter initial taste evolves into a smooth and enjoyable finish. Quickly dissolving head leaves a beautiful lacing along the edges of the mug. My first known experience with an Altbier was a memorable one...would recommend this brew! An extremely complex finish gives a strong overtone of bread flavor accentuated by hints of orange and brown sugar

missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Dark amber pour, thick head and strong lacing. The aroma is sweet and reminicent of honey with a strong malt backbone. The flavor is slight bitterness upfront followed by a sweet warm (yet dry) flavor hinting at earth. A great beer and one I will definitely try again and again.

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