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 Ratings > Bros
Alaskan AmberAlaskan Brewing Co.5.303.641,93978
Double BagLong Trail Brewing Co.7.203.91,69094
Long Trail AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.603.591,314-
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei8.504.11651-
ScurryOff Color Brewing5.303.69641-
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleNinkasi Brewing Company7.203.78583-
Okto Festival AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.303.4449887
Uerige StickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.504.1487-
Southampton AltbierSouthampton Publick House5.003.5548160
Organic Münster AltBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.6440696
Copper AltbierThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4.804.07381100
Uerige AltbierUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei4.703.98304-
Doppel StickyLagunitas Brewing Company7.704.08280-
Ad Astra AleFree State Brewing Co.5.603.69271-
Ten Years AltVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.503.94265-
Copperhead AleFordham Brewing Company5.203.35263-
Gerst AmberYazoo Brewing Company5.103.6262-
Three Blind MiceMother's Brewing Company5.503.48226-
Headless Man Amber AltTyranena Brewing Company5.003.62220-
IshmaelRising Tide Brewing Company4.903.76216-
Headwall AltTuckerman Brewing Co.4.503.7120788
Alt-eration AleHops and Grain Brewery5.003.8120082
Schell's Schmaltz's AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.103.7519480
Balt AltbierUnion Craft Brewing Company5.503.77186-
Shiner Old-Time AltSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.203.6217990
Alt-Bier AleHangar 24 Brewery6.003.6716685
Frankenheim AltPrivatbrauerei Frankenheim4.803.7316595
Iron Works AltMetropolitan Brewing5.803.82154-
Grolsch Amber AleGrolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.5.303.2214481
Mission AmberMission Brewery5.003.5138-
Hövels OriginalHövels Hausbrauerei5.503.6812986
RescousseBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.303.82125-
Freigeist HoppeditzBraustelle7.503.85125-
AltbierBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's4.193.49123-
Schwelmer AltPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.203.6911684
Secret Spot Winter AleEvolution Craft Brewing Company6.303.63115-
Diebels AltBrauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG4.803.6911594
Série Signature Sticke AltLes Trois Mousquetaires6.003.87109-
Gravel RoadRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.253.58107-
Lighthouse AmberCheboygan Brewing Company5.253.68107-
Crooked Coast AltbierDriftwood Brewery5.103.83105-
FestivaleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company4.703.6595-
Little Red CapGrimm Brothers Brewhouse5.203.4791-
Copper ALT.Zipline Brewing Co5.203.939089
Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt BierArbor Brewing Company5.503.488880
Scruffy's Smoked AltCedar Creek Brewery5.103.7588-
Simple MeansJester King Brewery5.603.8888-
Moby DBuzzards Bay Brewing5.003.6287-
Duckstein Rotblondes OriginalDuckstein GmbH4.903.538688
Über AltRush River Brewing Company8.504.0485-
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