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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle date 31-01. Sweet fermented aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Flavor is heavy dose of alcohol and sweet but mellows out conciderably by the finish with a carmelized crystalation of sorts. Sugary and sweet aftertaste and cool bottle. Good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2006
11 oz bottle-pours a creamy tan head with red color. Aroma is malt. Taste is malt, roasty, sweet. Caramel and hops finish. OK carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 An enjoyable alt, although the alcohol was a tad more noticeable than I would have preferred. Poured a nice clear orange-brown with a moderate head that laced quite well. Aroma was somewhat hoppy (not floral, though) with a buttery smell. Flavor was sweet (molasses or brown sugar works for me, I couldn’t place it on my own) with a nice hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is a little heavier than I expected but refreshing (low carbonation). August ’06 update: only available on-site in October and Jan or February, two times a year.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bigger, brawner version of the classic Dusseldorf altbier. Like alt, this beer has fantastic hop aroma, clean maltiness, and a zesty and snappy hop bite. Uerige Sticke pours to a beautiful, bright, deep copper color, with a thick white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of good herbal/grassy hop aromas, and aromas of toast and nuts. The palate is smooth and round, with clean, smooth toasty and nutty malt flavor. Uerige Sticke finishes with more smooth malt up front, then ends with a zesty burst of herbal/grassy hop bittereness that lingers. I love this beer style, and Uerige to me is the bench mark example of sticke and alt. A must try beer for anyone who loves altbier.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14360) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Pour is a dark brown with a big soapy looking head. Aroma is wonderful. Very bready and dark fruits with s ton of malt. Flavor is also very nice. Some rasions and plum with toffee and caramel mixed in. Very tasty and prob one of the best alt’s i have ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours an amber copper color with a shallow creamy froth. Comes in a bottle shaped like a German granade. Aroma is of malted biscuits. Very nice. I am already impressed. I am waiting to take a sip. Trying to imagine the texture and flavor. Here I go. WOW, not knowing what to expect at all, this has turned into a very surprising result. I am still impressed. Flavors are dry and malty with a fresh biscuit tropshire. A creamy texture like an English bitter. A nicely ballanced sour bittering on the finish. This is a brew you can drink all day. Well ballanced, alcohol is well hidden and flavors are perfect. I love it when the bitterness is consumed with a malty backbone. Keeps you hanging in the ballance. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Pours deep brown with small head. Fruity aroma apple raisin and citrus. Taste is sweet roasted malts, carmel, raisin. Light palate with excellent bright flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Rich copper color with a nice off-white head. Caramel and earthy aroma. Earthy, caramel flavor with some underlying grassiness and citrus. Medium bodied. Some mineral tones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5810) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2007 Pours a cloudy brown into a farmhouse water glass. No head whatsoever -- and no evidence of carbonation. Malt aromas - dates, plums, dough. Flat, sticky and figgy with a long lasting bitter malt finish.


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