Altbier

A Düsseldorf specialty, an Altbier is a German-style Brown Ale. The word 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 this ale's fruitiness and produces an exceptionally smooth, clean, and delicate brew. Its color ranges from amber to dark brown, carbonation is moderate, and while known to express the slightly spicy, herbal character of Noble hops, the key word here is balance. A stronger version brewed less frequently, "Sticke Alt" is a maltier and hoppier take on the Altbier.

ABV: 4.0–7.0% | IBU: 25–50 | Glassware: Stange (Slender Cylinder)

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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1210) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV > Ratings Avg
Sticke AltBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!6.8033.95
The Detroit DwarfDetroit Beer Co.6.80763.63
FestivusMike Hess Brewing - Miramar6.8063.61
Simple Malt AltbierBrasseurs Illimités6.80503.6
Sticke AltMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.8024.25
AltbierWilloughby Brewing6.7523.67
Altered State Hollister Brewing Co.6.7000
Weidmann's AltbierMcMenamins6.7013.75
Alt Of The EarthEarth Bread + Brewery6.7013.33
Brewhouse Sticke AltGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.7013.52
AltbierErdmann's Cerveza Alemana Artesanal6.7000
SiriusDegenbier6.7000
Jrön GrünhopfenstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.70343.82
OMGWTFBBQ!Short's Brewing Company6.70143.62
Lawyers, Guns And MoneyAustin Beerworks6.7033.89
Genesee Brew House Sticke AltGenesee Brew House6.7013.98
Imperial AltSeven Arrows Brewing Company6.6013.74
Lemon Tequila German AleTurtle Anarchy Brewing Company6.6013.75
Lost SoundsFlying Machine Brewing Company6.6000
BulldogOptimism Brewing Company6.6023.72
Evan AltmightyBlue Mountain Brewery6.60833.66
100 Barrel Series #57 Sticke AltHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.60373.88
Dang Good AltTortugo Brewing Company6.5000
Magic StickeWynwood Brewing Company6.5000
Pssst! Sticke AltMain Street Brewing Company6.5014.05
Club VanderseccsSecatogue Brewing Company6.5014.02
DunkelEllersick Brewing Company6.5023.66
Anniversary Ale VThe Brewery Of Broken Dreams6.5014.14
Zee-JayCall to Arms Brewing Company6.5023.96
Alt-OberfestFindlay Brewing Company6.5013.92
Frankensteiner Sticke AltEvil Horse Brewing Company6.5013.83
Sticke AltbierJunction Craft Brewing6.5013.03
AltbierSPbrew6.5000
Whoopin' Sticke AltbierWort Hog Brewing Company6.5013.53
Inauguration Ale - Giebels AltBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom6.5014
Anniversary Alt - Bourbon Barrel-AgedThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery6.5063.66
Frosty Knuckle Special Reserve (German Sticke Alt)Frosty Knuckle Brewing Company6.5053.57
Old 96 Sticke AltTaos Mesa Brewing6.5023.33
AchtungNorth End Tavern & Brewery6.5014
HeidiSeven Sisters Brewery6.5013.66
JulebryggHoltens6.5000
ReinholdLittle Creatures Brewing Company6.5033.69
Old Town AltFillmore 13 Brewery6.5043.7
Sticke AltbierRosenstadt Brewery6.4014.39
North German AltbierRapp Brewing Company6.40133.73
Speak Softly, Drink A Big Sticke AltbierThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub6.4013.78
CTRL+ALT+DELRestless Moons Brewing6.4000
ALT-ered StateNatchez Brewing Co.6.40223.86
Dusseldain Alt BierBRU Handbuilt Ales6.4014
DOrTClandestine Brewing Company6.3000
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