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
Alt-ruisticPint Nine Brewing Company5.2000
Auch Printman’s Alt BierThe Ways Brewery and Restaurant4.0000
DusselduckThe Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill5.2000
Dang Good AltTortugo Brewing Company6.5000
Lunatic FringeTower Brewing Company6.0000
3165Monadnock Brewing Company5.2000
Alternate ExistenceBiXi Beer4.8000
ExALTation AleBack Pew Brewing Company4.5000
Ctrl Alt DelWylam Brewery4.9000
Düsseldorf AltbierLokal Kraft Bier4.5000
Watch Me Hit This - AltbierWildlife Brewing & Pizza5.0000
Dobro Dusseldorf AltResonate Brewery + Pizzeria5.1000
Art Academy DropoutThe Jolly Scholar5.7000
Altbier DoppelstickeVarvar Brew7.3000
Rhinosaur AltDecibel Brewing Co.5.3000
DOrTClandestine Brewing Company6.3000
Sin Nombre Harvest AlePeacemaker Brewing Company7.0000
AniccaWildManDan Brewery5.2000
AltbierTriumph Brewing Company5.0000
Magic StickeWynwood Brewing Company6.5000
Vom Fass No. 3 - Rye Barrel AgedKlaus Brewing Company8.9000
Old TravSide A Brewing6.1700
Neuberg OriginalDreher Brewery4.0000
AltbierBearded Owl Brewing5.5000
Grain of AltYergey Brewing6.0000
The Old Rusty GunMacLeod Ale Brewing Company5.0000
German AltbierSouthern Peak Brewery4.5000
AltbierMainstream Brewing Company4.5000
Final FinaltbierUnion 32 Craft House4.4000
ALTen AmberBenoit-Casper Brewing Co.5.5000
The Devil's SockRandom Brewing5.0000
Hey Guys It's Doin ItTerritorial Brewing Company5.4000
Alt.BierLäuterwerk5.4000
Feldhofer AmberThe Quarter Barrel4.9000
AltanatorGilded Goat Brewing Company5.6000
North Cascades Smokejumper AmberOld Schoolhouse Brewery5.6000
Golden Prairie AleLunar Brewing5.9000
ArsaccaBognanco Birra5.0000
ALTerior MotivesNorth Mountain Brewing Co.5.1000
AltParker's Hilltop Brewery4.7000
German UnificationSoo Brewing Company5.0000
Donkey's First BatchSister Lakes Brewing5.0000
Alt BierLoveland Aleworks6.8000
Altered State Hollister Brewing Co.6.7000
HumberJonge Beer Brouwerij5.5000
AnodyneLua Brewing4.5000
German AltbierLazy Loon Brewing Company, LLC ? 00
Guten AbendOld Irving Brewing Co.4.5000
Rivière Aux ChiensMicrobrasserie Des Beaux Prés5.1000
Covid Alt-DeleteSailfish Brewing Company5.3000
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