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German Altbier MiniMash

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).  History: The traditional style of beer from Düsseldorf. “Alt” refers to the “old” style of brewing (i.e., using top-fermenting yeast) that was common before bottom-fermenting lager brewing became popular. Predates the isolation of bottom-fermenting yeast strains, though it approximates many characteristics of bottom-fermenting lager beers. Many of the classic examples can be found in brewpubs in the Altstadt (“old town”) section of Düsseldorf.  Style Comparison: More bitter and malty than international amber lagers. Somewhat similar to California Common, both in production technique and finished flavor and color, though not in ingredients.


5 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit

This kit includes:

Malt, Hops and Yeast

Muslin bag for steeping grain

Nutrient and Whirfloc if required


German Altbier MiniMash

  • Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
    Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
    Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.2%
    Bitterness: 43.7 IBUs
    Est Color: 15 SRM Est Calories: 179 kcal/12oz

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