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Top Ten German Alts Brewed in the United States


This Top Ten List of  German Alts is from the results of the  U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.

      
1. Long Trail Double Bag - Long Trail Brewery - Vermont
2. ALTitude Red Ale - Front Range Brewing - Colorado
3. AMB Common - Appalachian Mountain Brewery - North Carolina
4. Brewers Cut Altbier - Real Ale Brewing - Texas
5. Echo Amber - Echo Brewing - Colorado
6. Altitude Amber Ale - Altitude Chophouse and Brewery - Wyoming
7. TAPS Alt - TAPS Fish House & Brewery - California
8. Balt Altbier - Union Craft Brewing - Maryland
9. Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing - Alaska
10. Schell Schmaltzs Alt - August Schell Brewing - Minnesota
 

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German Altbier
Copper to brown in color, this German ale may be highly hopped and intensely bitter (although the 25 to 35 IBU range is more normal for the majority of Altbiers from Düsseldorf) and has a medium body and malty flavor. A variety of malts, including wheat, may be used. Hop character may be medium to high in the flavor and arom The overall impression is clean, crisp, and flavorful often with a dry finish. Fruity esters can be low to medium-low. No diacetyl or chill haze should be perceived.
OG: 1.044-1.052
FG: 1.008-1.014
Alcohol by Weight: 3.6-4.4%
IBU: 25-52
Color SRM: 11-19
 





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