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
At EaseTree House Brewing Company5.40283.99
Dampfbier1 Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel GmbH & Co.KG5.00283.74
Sticke AltHeater Allen Brewing5.80283.87
ImpactStack Brewing5.30273.71
Tempus ClasicaCerveceria Primus5.20253.51
Ostalgia RousseHopfenstark5.00253.49
AltChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen5.00243.85
Big Bad WolfGrimm Brothers Brewhouse9.50244.01
SchlossturmUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.00243.51
Narragansett Lovecraft Series - The TempleNarragansett Brewing Co.7.00243.85
AmberAltstadt Brewery4.80233.79
AltWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.00223.63
Thunderbolt Red AleMain Street Brewery / Turoni's Pizza ? 223.79
Düsseldorf AltPortsmouth Brewery5.50223.82
ALT-ered StateNatchez Brewing Co.6.40223.86
Gatz AltbierGatzweiler Brauerei Düsseldorf4.80213.45
AltGoose Island Beer Co.5.70213.64
Methusalem HolunderheimerThe Monarchy10.00213.88
Chester CopperpotSeventh Son Brewing Co.8.70213.83
Kilannan AltbierKilannan Brewing Co.5.00213.43
Brewer's Alley Wedding AltBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery4.60213.67
Track 85 Lagered AleOld Tomorrow Brewing4.50203.51
Buzzards Bay AltbierBuzzards Bay Brewing5.00203.62
Torcedores Series - Matt's Mumme Stick AltCigar City Brewing7.00203.62
Stifter Bier (Red Ale)Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl5.70203.32
EstimationSuarez Family Brewery4.80204.15
DragonslayerDragonmead Microbrewery5.60194.05
Alt BeerDetroit Beer Co.4.10193.1
Three KnocksBeau's All Natural Brewing Company7.00193.96
Boltens Ur-AltBolten Brauerei4.80193.78
Bolten AltBolten Brauerei4.80193.8
Oettinger AltOettinger Brauerei GmbH4.90193.27
Fool's Gold AltRelic Brewing Co.7.00183.5
AltbierGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.60183.8
Dai Viet Dark AleHoung Sen Brewery5.90182.92
Kutscher AltBinding-Brauerei AG5.00183.74
Riley's Red AleLittle Apple Brewing Company5.20183.42
The Best Brewjob EverBraustelle11.00183.86
Schell's Imperial AltAugust Schell Brewing Company5.80173.99
AltDowntown Grill & Brewery5.60173.41
Sticke AltbierWedge Brewing Company5.50173.73
French Toast8th Wonder Brewery ? 163.77
AltTaps Fish House & Brewery5.30163.63
ResolveBissell Brothers Brewing Co.5.80163.71
AltimeterOuter Banks Brewing Station4.50163.61
Old Dog AltYellow Dog Brewing5.00164.07
Ein Dussel Reverence ProjectSpringdale Beer Co.5.00153.99
Maniac AltIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant6.80153.94
Olde Brick AltKutztown Tavern5.29153.83
Maple Butter Tart AleSweetgrass Brewing Co.5.00153.53
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