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Düsseldorf Altbier

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Düsseldorf Altbier

Aroma: Clean yet robust and complex aroma of grainy-rich malt and spicy hops with restrained (low to medium-low) fruity esters. The malt character reflects German base malt varieties, with rich baked bread and nutty-toasty bread crust notes. The hop aroma may vary from moderate to low, and can have a peppery, spicy, floral, herbal or perfumy character associated with Saazer-type hops.

Appearance: The color ranges from light amber to deep copper color, stopping short of brown; bronze-orange is most common. Brilliant clarity. Thick, creamy, long-lasting off-white head.

Flavor: Assertive hop bitterness well balanced by a sturdy yet clean and crisp malt character. The malt presence is moderated by medium-high to high attenuation, but considerable rich, complex, and somewhat grainy malt flavors can remain. Some fruity esters (especially cherry-like) may survive the lagering period. A long-lasting, medium-dry to dry, bittersweet or nutty finish reflects both the hop bitterness and malt complexity. Spicy, peppery or floral hop flavor can be moderate to low. No roasted malt flavors or harshness. The apparent bitterness level is sometimes masked by the malt character; the bitterness can seem as low as moderate if the finish is not very dry. Light sulfury or minerally character optional.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Smooth. Medium to mediumhigh carbonation, although can be lower when served from the cask. Astringency low to none. Despite being very full of flavor, is light-bodied enough to be consumed as a gravity-fed session beer in its home brewpubs in Düsseldorf.

Overall Impression: A well-balanced, well-attenuated, bitter yet malty, clean, and smooth, amber- to copper-colored German beer. The bitterness is balanced by the malt richness, but the malt intensity and character can range from moderate to high (the bitterness increases with the malt richness). 
 
OGFGIBUsSRMABV
1.044 – 1.052 1.008 – 1.014 25 – 50 11 – 17 4.3 – 5.5%



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Leavenworth Eightmile Alt
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Beer Information

Serving types:
  • Bottled 12oz
  • Six-pack Bottles
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
25 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
A crisp rendition of the classic ales of Düsseldorf, Eightmile Alt is remarkably smooth and richly copper-hued. This is an ideal session bier, brewed to a gentle strength with one of the cleanest palates you’re likely to find. Lightly hopped and not too sweet, Eightmile Alt is bier for friends...
 
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Long Trail Ale
Monk
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702 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • Case - Bottles
  • Bottled 12oz
  • Bottled 22oz
  • Six-pack Bottles
  • Twelve-pack Bottles
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
30 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
Long Trail Ale is a full-bodied amber ale modeled after the “Alt-biers” of Düsseldorf, Germany. Our top fermenting yeast and cold finishing temperature result in a complex, yet clean, full flavor. Originally introduced in November of 1989, Long Trail Ale beer quickly became, and remains, the largest selling craft-brew in...
 
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Olde Mecklenburg Copper
Monk
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925 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • 20L Keg
  • 50L Keg
  • Bottled 22oz
  • Growler
  • Twelve-pack Bottles
  • Special Packaging
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
31 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
OMB Copper is an authentic Düsseldorf style “Altbier.” Alt (pronounced ‘Aahlt’) literally means “old” in German, as in “old school.” In other words, it’s beer the old fashioned way. Technically, OMB Copper is an ale due to the type of...
 
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