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A Düsseldorf specialty, an Altbier is a German style brown ale, the “alt” literally translates to "old" in German, and traditionally Altbiers are conditioned for a longer than normal periods of time. Other sources note that "alt" is derived from the Latin word "altus," which means "high" and refers to the rising yeast. Take your pick, but the extended conditioning mellows out the ale's fruitiness and produces an exceptionally smooth and delicate brew. The color ranges from amber to dark brown, medium in carbonation with a great balance between malt and hops.

"Sticke" is a stronger version of an Altbier, thus a bit more malty and hoppy to boot.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Alaskan AmberAlaskan Brewing Co.5.303.631,40078
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.891,30294
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.561,03070
Alt Route - Collaboration With Victory Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.603.56985-
Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.003.6277291
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.12548-
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5747760
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.12424-
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4538987
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.76373-
Terrapin Tree HuggerTerrapin Beer Company5.103.536193
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.68340-
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.6233997
Triple BagLong Trail Brewing Co.9.203.8323-
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.99252-
OMB CopperThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.07248100
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.58190-
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.69182-
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.3618170
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery4.203.6417490
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.753.6817288
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7415980
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company4.503.48159-
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7515196
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.48150-
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.103.82144-
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.2313681
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company5.103.72135-
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.56124-
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.103.61119-
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.81118-
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.8211790
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6511684
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.44112-
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.48112-
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.710885
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.48102-
RescousseBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.303.82101-
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.839894
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.8582-
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.498180
Freigeist HoppeditzBraustelle7.503.9878-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6776-
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.9475-
Victor's MemoriAle AltbierTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.804.0774-
Sticke It To The ManO'Fallon Brewery7.503.3372-
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.003.5870-
Über AltRush River Brewing Company8.503.9169-
Evan AltmightyBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.6168-
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.003.6167-
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