Northern German Altbier

Lighter, less bitter than Dusseldorf Altbier style. Generally uses less hops and less Munich malt than Dusseldorf altbier. This is the form of Alt made outside of Germany.


Medium malt flavor and body. Slightly bitter. No hop aroma and low hop flavor. Amber to brown color. Moderate to high carbonation. Slight sulfur notes, low to no esters. No diaceytl.


Pilsner base and colored or roasted malt/dark crysta. Small amounts of munich or vienna malt. Spalt or German hops. Made with highly attenuative lager yeast (or Alt ale yeast). Cold aged.


DAB Traditional, Hannen Alt, Grolsch Amber, Alaskan Amber, St Stan's Amber, Schmaltz Alt

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