Alt is German for «old», and these beers are of a style older than the lagered beers, a remnant of the time before lager was invented.
AKA: Alt, Düsseldorfer Alt.
Pronunciation guide for English-speakers: «ullt-beer».
Altbier is top-fermented then cold lagered for a few weeks. It is mildly fruity, with a warm aroma and malty taste, while summoning up coffee taste sensations on going down and with a typically dry finish.
There is more hop bitterness here than in most German beers. Impenetrably dark with golden-brown gleam when held up to the light, It is brewed from five types of malt, two of wich are horrified dark.
It does not distract you from the good food and a nice friendly conversation, but rather complements it!
Hearty foods: roast pork, smoked sausages, fatty fish (grilled salmon), crab cakes, pizza, burgers, cassoulet, aged Goudaor Chesire.
Do not miss the chance to try it with almond or mape-walnutcake, pear fritters or cashew brittle.
Brand Name: AGNER & WOLF BREWERY
Color: Golden Brown (SRM 21.18)
Bitterness Units: 33.3
Packages Available: Twelve packs 22 ounce bottles
Availability: Year round
Agner & Wolf