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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AltoberfestCanterbury AleWorks5.5014.94
Rauch Doppel Sticke AltZebulon Artisan Ales10.0014.6
Altbier- WLP036 Dusseldorf Alt Ale YeastWhite Labs, Inc.4.8014.5
Belly Button WindowPlatform Beer Co.5.4014.5
1838erBrauerei Schumacher5.0074.45
Feeling Isolated? - Guava SaisonHighrail Brewing Company ? 14.45
Hazelnut AltbierSakiškių Alus5.2014.44
Sticke AltbierRosenstadt Brewery6.4014.39
Shulz Brau AltbierSchulz Bräu Brewing Company6.2014.38
Alt BlackBig Lost Meadery and Brewery ? 14.37
Great Oak Okd AleElk River Brewing7.1014.36
DampfbierNavigation Brewing Co.4.7814.36
Izumi AltHakkaisan K.K.5.0014.36
AltbierThe Bruery5.8014.35
"Sticke" Anniversary AltbierThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery6.00114.34
Wieden Bräu AltbierWieden Bräu5.0014.33
Copper - Rye Barrel-AgedThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery ? 14.33
Grateful GrainNew Holland Brewing Company5.7014.32
Munich AltHopsters Brewing Company5.7014.31
Spalt BierCowtown Brewing Co.4.9014.31
Stare ALE JareBrowar Pinta5.0024.31
DusselEast Branch Brewing Company5.9014.31
Secret Society Of ALTSanta Fe Brewing Company6.0024.31
Alt-itudeMother Earth Brew Co.5.1014.3
AltbierSwiftwater Brewing Company4.8024.28
Über DoppelstickeBoston Beer Works - Canal Street10.0064.26
Ctl Alt Bier Batch Brewing Company5.0024.26
Ven R AbleRurban Brewing5.1014.25
Carolina ClayNewgrass Brewing Company5.3014.25
Sticke AltbierBlack Shirt Brewing Co.6.0014.25
Sticke AltJohansson's Dining House5.0024.25
AltbierTin Mill Brewing Company5.4014.25
Sticke AltMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6.8024.25
Artillery AltNatty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.4.8024.24
StikeHausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel6.0024.23
Dutchman’s AltMash Paddle Brewing Company5.0024.23
Mushroom AleOld Town Brewing Co6.0034.23
Donnyllama DoppelstickeHoly Mountain Brewing Company8.50104.22
AltbierNotch Brewing4.20104.22
Off The Dreams AltbierFlying Dreams Brewing Co.5.2024.22
The Trees (2019)Redemption Rock Brewing5.9014.21
IntrusiveGneiss Brewing Company6.3034.21
AltbierTwo Coast Brewing Company4.8034.21
Zee AutobahnFargo Brewing Company5.3014.21
ThunderStickeHugger Mugger Brewing Company6.0014.21
Strawberry Lemonade GoseEscape Brewing Company4.7014.21
AltbierKingston Standard Brewing Company5.0014.21
Organic Secret AltHopworks Urban Brewery5.7024.2
Bare BottomBottom Shelf Brewery5.4014.2
ALTered StateOmaha Brewing Company5.5014.2
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