Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Extremely sweet aroma when bottle is popped. Small white head, brown caramel body. Strong caramel in aroma, very sweet, some alcohol. Flavor is not as potent as aroma, but very similar, with alcohol in aftertaste. I would have guessed that the ABV is much higher than 6.5%. Fairly good, but could use a little balance, and it seems more like a bock to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
(330 ml swing-top bottle: $3.69 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) While not as impressive looking as the regular Uerige Alt, this one is far more tasty, so I’ll gladly take that trade-off. Malty, sweet, a bit earthy, only slightly bitter, and showing a pleasant nuttiness and a good bit of smokiness in the finish, this is reminding me of a really malty English ale. The aromatic nose is malty, earthy and a bit smoky. Medium in body and lightly carbonated, this goes down all too easy. Light brown in color, just a shade darker than the Uerige Alt, and slightly hazy in appearance. Very little actual head develops during or after the pour, just a sheen actually, but there are clumps of large bubbles that form during the pour. So, not much of a looker, but this is delicious. It’s a beer I just can’t help but continuously take small sips, just to keep constantly replentishing that tasty flavor on my tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Poured a golden brown color. Sweet and fruity with raisins dominating. Dry finish. This and the double sticke are nice beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Crisp, wonderful body, and brisk hops. Certainly worth the money, even if you are paying a little extra for the bottle. Truly classic and really unlike anything else coming from germany. Makes me want to rent a flat in Dusseldorf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle Courtesy of dortmunder. Thanks!
BB 13.02 Bottled 14.01 (?!) Shining ruby/amber. Breadlike heavy aroma. Toasted bread. Full bodied. Sticky (!) palate. Sort of Belgian dubbel, bockbier, old ale combo. My first Sticke after 20 years of beer hunting! Too yeasty for my taste, but maybe it is supposed to be like this. Sweet and quite hoppy taste. If it wasn’t for yeast, this would be very pleasant. I prefer the "ordinary" alt from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4258) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 26, 2005
Very malty, sweet aroma. Aromatic flavor, ester, sweet, fruity. Quite bitter, dry and hoppy finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2005
I liked this bottle as well as the other uerige. This sticke was better then the other. Deep rudy with tan head. Good aroma of dark fruits and caramel. Touch of hop to finisf. Smooth mouth feel and good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (6313) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2005
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a deep garnet red with average white head that settles to a film rather quickly. Aroma is quite good, heavy on malt, with plum, purne, a little bubblegum, and some resiny hop. Flavor is very nice, very malty with a vinous finish on the first sip. This has a really long lasting finish due to its mouth coating palate. Mouthfeel is perfect, just the right amount of carbonation sot that it doesn’t interfere with tasting the flavor. Hop bitterness comes out more as the beer warms and really balances the malt well. This stuff’s pretty awesome, very recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Great bottle, definitely a keeper! Pours maple syrup brown with a quickly settling off-white head. Aroma is rich and inviting with sweet malt presenting itself on a background of floral hops while notes of alcohol drift in and out of the nose. Flavor is sweet and floral; malty with understated hops character and teasing alcohol nibbles. In a word, intoxicating. Uerige Sticke is a fantastic seasonal beer and I feel quite fortunate to have found a bottle this afternoon. This is a beer that I could definitely see myself stocking up on around the holidays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Bottled on 25.10. Code 11 26

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a "bottle whore" and that’s what attracted me to this beer... a well crafted and unique swing-top with sparse labels and a healthy dose of raised lettering in the glass, including a line of braille at the bottom! Excellent!

Appearance was an almost-mahogany body, slightly hazed with a creamy, little head. Aromas were well malted with raisin, honey & caramel over grains and earthiness... an overall impression of a sweet breakfast cereal. Nicely balanced flavors with sweet malts proving dominance. Smooth and slightly thick on the tongue with a touch of alcohol at the end that made me smile. Quite delicious. Hoping to find a bigger bottle.

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