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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Name Brewery < ABV Ratings Avg
(512) ALT(512) Brewing Company6.00573.75
Dampfbier1 Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel GmbH & Co.KG5.00283.74
Crtl Alt Drnk10 Torr Distilling and Brewing4.9000
Altbier105 West Brewing Company5.5013.61
CTRL ALT DEL10K Brewing5.8000
Geil Schmetterling1188 Brewing Company ? 00
Altbier1487 Brewery4.6013.93
Alt Fest1840 Brewing Company5.5013.81
Unleashed2 Basset Brewery5.2000
Dutch2SP Brewing Company8.0014.1
GPA (German Pale Ale)3 Nations Brewing Co.5.20783.82
3 Ravens Golden Altbier3 Ravens Brewing4.5013.44
Embrace The Dark Side3rd Act Craft Brewery6.0000
Dr. Pierce Altbier3rd Turn Brewing4.9000
Altbier4 Hearts Brewing4.5000
German Alt4204 Main Street Brewing Co.6.0013
Teufel Hunden5x5 Brewing Co.3.2813.75
Grevolinga612 Brew4.9000
Alte Hansa7 Fjell Bryggeri10.0023.67
Alternate Universe8th Wonder Brewery4.70543.72
Alternate Universe - Coffee Mocha8th Wonder Brewery4.70123.8
French Toast8th Wonder Brewery ? 163.77
Alternate Universe 28th Wonder Brewery5.0013.54
Deuce Coupe93 Octane Brewery5.3013.73
Abro Brygg SwedishÅbro Bryggeri5.9033.76
La PatenteAcadie-Broue7.0023.77
Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark LagerAdams Street Brewery5.50673.36
Two Top RezzoAdams Street Brewery5.3000
Gust AltAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse6.0013.58
Altered MindsAkademia Brewing Company4.4013.63
Control, Alt, DeleteAlameda Island Brewing Company5.5023.32
Aragon AltbierAlaro Craft Brewery5.0013.65
AmberAlaskan Brewing Co.5.302,2123.65
AltbierAlibi Ale Works5.6023.98
Pootie Tang's BeltAllentown Brew Works6.0013.52
AltbierAlliance Brewing Company ? 23.6
Aluminum AltbierAlloy Brewing Company6.0014.09
CopperheadAlt Brew5.1062.62
ALTitude AltbierAltitude Chophouse & Brewery5.5083.76
AmberAltstadt Brewery4.80233.79
ShapoweiAmoy Bräu5.5000
Default Sticke AltAmsterdam Brewing Company5.7043.82
45 RPMAngel City Brewery5.2014
Alternative FactsAngry Horse Brewing5.5000
The AltbierAnspach & Hobday5.2033.71
AltbierAntares5.8013.26
Devil's SecretApocalypse Ale Works7.50113.74
GestaltArbeiter Brewing4.3000
Old Number 22 German AltArbor Brewing - Plymouth Taproom5.50913.56
Olde Number 33 Alt BierArbor Brewing - Plymouth Taproom8.0053.72
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