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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 642   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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3.7
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2005
(Bottle, "bottled on 31.01.") Pours a brownish amber with a smallish biege head. Aroma: maltiness plus some brown sugar and caramel. Pretty good lacing. Great body, mouthfeel nice and chewy. Flavor: reserved malt caramel sweetness with some sourishness in finish - don’t think this is a bad bottle, so guess the sourishness is supposed to be there.

3.9
swatskee (17) - Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2005
wow, a very complex drink indeed. caramel and malty nose, malt & fruits flavor with a very complex semi-sweet tounge as it finished with a unique, sour twist in the finish that quickly dissapears with no aftertaste... it’s really strange, but this is a very, very well put together, unique drink.

4
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 12, 2005
Had one of these at the Winking Lizard. Should have kept the bottle. Light floral and fruit notes dominate the subtle but very pleasant nose. Caramel tones leak out a bit as brew warms. The brew pours a dark color characteristic of mahogany or walnut. The tall off white frothy head is mostly lasting with good lace character. The brew starts nice and malty with moderate acidity and exceptional balance with a nice long full finish. The medium creamy and soft body has an astringent feel to the finish. Exceptional offering.

3.6
Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2005
bottle-thanks whaleman for the recomendation! pours copper with a small soapy off-white head and sparse lacing. aromatically, this beer has alot of complexity for the style-carmel, cheeries, fresh cut wood, toasty maltness, some faint cinammon, and spice chracacter with some nice chocolate notes. nice body-full and slick. flavors are very malty, chocolate, light bitterness from some earthy hops. very nice and probably the best alt i have ever had!

4.3
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
33cL flip-top. Copper and clear. Medium head. Big malt aroma, some grassiness and breadiness. Wow, the flavor is so clean with the big malt and the bitterness at the end is very nice. Medium body. It is very well balanced with an excellent palate with just the right carbonation. Excellent beer! Can’t wait to finally make it to Dusseldorf.

3.4
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Dark caramel with athin but creamy head. Metalic, sweet malty aroma. Flavor is sweet but not overly so, spice, ripe fruits, caramel. Easy , sweet , creamy finish.

3.8
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Cloudy amber color,medium sized white head that had a decent hangtime then faded slowly to leave a bit of a lcae behind.The aroma was malty and nicely hoppy with a slight citrusy side to it.I have a cold so it’s hard to tell.malty caramel flavor with a nice hop presence and over all not bad at all.Fairly well balanced and smooth,i could go for a few more of these.

3.8
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Bottled. Pour was a hazy medium amber with orange highlights and a tall, creamy beige head. Fragrant grassy and floral hops meshed with a considerable amount of caramel maltage... very enticing. Caramel malts and fresh floral hops throughout the flavor, too... along with some nuttiness. Smooth and medium-bodied at best on the palate, with some hoppy bitterness at the finish. Quite an enjoyable brew, and Style Rating #70.

2.5
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
bottle from cairo. low carbonation, pours a cloudy dark amber. aroma is very mild...malt, some roast? medium body, decent malty base, but the finish is unpleasantly medicine-y. this is average at best.

4.3
jerome6957 (17) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle from Fancy Grocery NYC. Pours a dark amber with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Big molasses and grapefriut aroma, with some raisin and toffee back there too. Wonderful Munich malt flavor, moderately sweet, followed by an avalanche of hop flavor. What was great about this beer is that just as the malts start to give out, the bitterness kicks in, allowing you to get the best of both, with little blending. How’d they do that? A real treat.


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