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Altbier

Description:
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.5.303.6558078
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.9154794
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5942360
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.12411-
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.61394-
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.12329-
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.626496
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.98190-
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4517787
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.75147-
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.64123-
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7212395
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7711280
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6411184
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.259681
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.3595-
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.203.628690
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.6785-
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.503.728588
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.583-
OMB CopperThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.176100
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.696094
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.757-
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.485580
Victor's MemoriAle AltbierTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.804.0753-
RescousseBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel5.303.8453-
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company4.903.7353-
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.8351-
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.103.7249-
AltbierFrench Broad Brewing Co.5.503.4948-
Duckstein Copper-Gold PremiumDuckstein GmbH5.003.4947-
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.8845-
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.684386
Sticke It To The ManO'Fallon Brewery7.503.4142-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6539-
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.5135-
Freigeist HoppeditzBraustelle7.503.8835-
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.4734-
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.5934-
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.753385
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.8831-
Detroit Beer Co. The Detroit DwarfDetroit Beer Co.6.803.7229-
Füchschen AltBrauerei Im Füchschen4.504.2329-
Heritage AltErie Brewing Co.5.403.9629-
Simple Malt AltbierBrasseurs Illimités6.803.7229-
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.003.728-
Schlösser AltBrauerei Schlösser GmbH4.803.452876
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.003.6928-
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company4.503.627-
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.827-
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