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
Original SchlüsselHausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel5.00694.06
Schlösser AltBrauerei Schlösser GmbH4.80693.48
Alt NouveauNorth Coast Brewing Co.5.40673.7
Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark LagerAdams Street Brewery5.50673.36
AltbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.50653.89
ALTitudeTuckerman Brewing Co.7.50653.86
Methusalem Sour AltbierThe Monarchy10.00624.09
AltBrauerei Schumacher4.60614.15
ValkyrieEnegren Brewing Company6.20603.83
Detroit Pale AleAtwater Brewery6.20593.51
AltbierFrench Broad River Brewing5.50573.51
(512) ALT(512) Brewing Company6.00573.75
Lands End Amber AleKannah Creek Brewing Company5.50563.52
AltbierOccidental Brewing Co.5.30543.84
Alternate Universe8th Wonder Brewery4.70543.72
Glacier AleRed Lodge Ales5.40533.6
Duckstein Copper-Gold PremiumDuckstein GmbH5.00533.51
Simple Malt AltbierBrasseurs Illimités6.80503.6
Main St. Virginia AleCenter of the Universe Brewing Company5.00493.41
Alter SpalterShort's Brewing Company5.20483.73
Jay Peak Tram AleLong Trail Brewing Co.4.80483.51
Flagship Red AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company5.50473.47
Wild Horse AleGreat Basin Brewing Co.4.80463.34
Ehrenfelder AltBraustelle4.80453.85
Legendary Red AleGolden City Brewery5.40413.44
High Sticke AltSummit Brewing Company7.50394.01
Indian River Amberjack AltFlorida Beer Company5.00392.85
HarvestCape Cod Beer5.00373.67
StickumMankato Brewery5.80373.76
100 Barrel Series #57 Sticke AltHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall6.60373.88
TrainwreckPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 363.43
Alt 1848Utepils Brewing Co5.40363.82
Dusseldorf AltClemson Bros. Brewery at The Gilded Otter5.30353.88
Oosik Amber AleMidnight Sun Brewing Co.5.00353.74
Ol' Woody AltSawdust City Brewing Co.5.30343.78
Leavenworth Eightmile AltFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub4.60343.55
Tempus Doble MaltaCerveceria Primus7.00333.9
Old Town BrownChicago Brewing Company4.60333.29
Jrön GrünhopfenstickeUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei6.70333.82
Detroit DwarfOld Nation Brewing Co.5.90333.83
No DepressionRight Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub5.40323.77
Turtle PowerMartin House Brewing Company7.00323.5
MünchhausenThe Monarchy4.80313.49
AlemanniaStrange Land Brewery4.70313.46
Old HobFoley Brothers Brewing5.00303.6
Hannen AltHannen Brauerei GmbH4.80303.64
True North Copper AltbierMagnotta Brewery5.00303.81
Wild Oats Series No. 4 - Festivale Plus Sticke AltBeau's All Natural Brewing Company7.00304
Trendler AltTired Hands Brewing Company5.00293.86
Frosty Knuckle AleFrosty Knuckle Brewing Company4.90293.25
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