Originally Posted by drengel
(kai- i'm looking for you here as you seem to be the resident german beer specialist)
Sorry to let you down on this. Altbier is a very regional specialty from a much different region that I'm from (or what I'm familar with). And it's dam'n diffucult to find examples of Alts in the US. I'ts just not a popular style. The Alt I made, came out pretty good. But I stayed at the lower end of the bitterness scale but still have to find out how close to the originals I actually got.
Even the usual German recipe sites, that I usually visit, don't list any Sticke Altbier. But yes, Sticke Alt is indeed a stronger and more hopped version of Altbier. The only commecial example I found is Uerige Sticke Alt, which is brewed at the Uerige twice a year.