Alt refers to an old-school, top-fermented style of brewing ale rather than a relatively modern bottom-fermented lager. Altbier is especially associated with the city of Düsseldorf. Alts are a bit difficult to explain to the uninitiated - kind of like a hoppy Oktoberfest? A very malty pale ale? You'll just have to try a glass of coppery-brown, rich, caramelly, and bitter ale to get the idea.
If you enjoyed Excelsior Altbier, you'll love this kit!
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Amber Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
The fact that this is the second time I made this beer should be enough to say I liked it. I can't vouch for it's proximity to style but it drinks easy. I added a pound of DME in the second batch and that made a big difference. It brought it into my preferred IBU/SG ratio. I'm sure I will make it again. It has what I call a good "beer" flavor. FWIW I used Lallermand BRY-97 yeast because I had it already but next time I will try Safale K-97 and see how that goes. That should be better for the style. If I could give it 4.5 stars I would.
We spent about a month in Düsseldorf in 2019 and loved the local beer. This kit tastes exactly like the alt bier served over there. Really easy to brew. Think I’ll make 10 gallons next time!
This is a great beer , I think of it as an October fest , it’s packed full of flavor
Was happy with this. After getting a good roil on the yeast cooled it down to finish after a day. Left in the primary 2 weeks. Moved to secondary for three weeks at 62 degrees. Two days before kegging warmed back up to 68 to finish off. Kegged and conditioned for 1 week.