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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 Avg Hads > Bros
Alaskan AmberAlaskan Brewing Co.5.303.641,83378
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.91,62794
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.591,263-
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.11630-
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.68607-
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.77557-
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4449587
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5548160
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.1479-
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.6338896
Copper Amber AleThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.06362100
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.97278-
Doppel StickyLagunitas Brewing Company7.704.08276-
Ten Years AltVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.503.93260-
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.35248-
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.69247-
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company5.103.6236-
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.48217-
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.61214-
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.503.7120288
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company4.903.74195-
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.103.8119482
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7419080
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.203.6217990
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.76172-
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.6716385
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7416295
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.81149-
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.2214381
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.5134-
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.103.7130-
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.6812786
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.5122-
RescousseBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.303.82121-
Freigeist HoppeditzBraustelle7.503.85119-
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6911684
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.711494
Secret Spot Winter AleEvolution Craft Brewing Company6.303.59108-
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.58107-
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.87106-
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.86102-
Lighthouse AmberCheboygan Brewing Company5.253.68101-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6594-
Scruffy's Smoked AltCedar Creek Brewery5.103.7588-
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.488780
Little Red CapGrimm Brothers Brewhouse5.203.4686-
Sticke It To The ManO'Fallon Brewery7.503.484-
Duckstein Rotblondes OriginalDuckstein GmbH4.903.538388
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.003.6283-
Über AltRush River Brewing Company8.504.0583-
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