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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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Brewing Co.5.302,0173.64
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.201,7273.87
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.5.001,3463.56
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.506674.1
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.306533.66
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.205983.76
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.304993.44
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504894.09
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.004813.56
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.104153.66
Copper AltbierThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.803994.06
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703163.97
Doppel StickyLagunitas Brewing Company7.702804.06
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.602793.69
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.202753.35
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company5.102733.51
Ten Years AltVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.502653.93
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.502333.52
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.002213.59
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company4.902203.71
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.502093.68
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.002003.8
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.101953.74
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.501933.77
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.201793.63
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.001683.59
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.801673.73
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.801583.83
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.301443.21
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.001413.45
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.501293.72
Secret Spot Alt AleEvolution Craft Brewing Company6.301283.52
HoppeditzFreigeist Bierkultur7.501273.89
RescousseBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.301253.76
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.801163.74
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.201163.65
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.001103.85
Lighthouse AmberCheboygan Brewing Company5.251093.63
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.101073.89
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.251073.47
Copper ALT.Zipline Brewing Co5.20973.68
Simple MeansJester King Brewery5.60963.74
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.70963.67
Little Red CapGrimm Brothers Brewhouse5.20953.56
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.00923.59
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.50893.5
Scruffy's Smoked AltCedar Creek Brewery5.10883.63
Duckstein Rotblondes OriginalDuckstein GmbH4.90873.51
Über AltRush River Brewing Company8.50873.9
Creemore Springs Collaboration AltbierCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.00853.6
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