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Definition of the noun Altbier

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  1. A form of German top-fermenting beer that originated in Westphalia and later spread to parts of the Rhineland.


Altbier is a style of beer originating in Germany. It was first brewed in the historical region of Westphalia and is a speciality of the city of Düsseldorf. Its name comes from its production using the technique of top fermentation, an older method than bottom fermentation characteristic of lager styles of beer. Altbier is considered an ale.

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Google previewThe Oxford Companion to Beer (2011)

Altbier is a unique beer style because it requires an unorthodox, “cool” fermentation by a specialty yeast that works best in a temperature range between 13°C and 19°C (55°F and 66°F). Although most other ales are fermented relatively fast ...

Google previewBrewing Classic Styles (2007)

80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew by Jamil Zainasheff, John Palmer

1% ABW Keys to Brewing Northern German Altbier: Northern German altbier is a very clean beer with a smooth ...

Google previewPocket Beer (2013)

by Stephen Beaumont, Tim Webb

Lentils: Altbier is a great match for the earthy flavour, but a dry ...

Google previewChicken Wings for the Beer Drinker's Soul (2007)

Altbier is a German style ale that was originally made in Düsseldorf. Its name translates to “old beer”, but the significance of the name is controversial. It may refer to its longer conditioning time or the fact that it is made in the “old”, pre-lager ...

Google previewPocket Beer 2015 (2014)

The Indispensable Guide to the World's Best Craft & Traditional Beers - Includes 4,300 Beers by Stephen Beaumont, Tim Webb

Lentils: Altbier is a great match ...

Google previewCraft Beer World (2014)

A guide to over 350 of the finest beers known to man by Mark Dredge


Google previewShort Course in Beer (2014)

An Introduction to Tasting and Talking about the World's Most Civilized Beverage by Lynn Hoffman

Altbier is a traditional German style of ale that predates the rise of lagering. TheGerman wordalt means old, and these beersuse the older, top- fermenting, ale yeasts. The flavor is ale-like too; theyhave a copper color,alotof hops, anda ...

Google previewMicrobreweries in America: A Guide to Microbreweries, Microbrews, Types of Beer, and a Beginner's Guide to Home Brewing Beer (2013)

by Nathanial Greene, Malibu Publishing

The German beer Altbier is a very common ...

Google previewBeer For Dummies (2012)

by Marty Nachel, Steve Ettlinger

Altbier: Altbier is a German Ale (a rare bird, indeed). Alt means old, referring to the fact that the beer is fermented the old way — with topfermenting ale yeast strains (see the earlier section “Old-School Beer: Understanding Ales” for details) .

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Altbier is a German style of beer that originated in the Westphalia region of Germany. They are particularly associated with the German city of Dtisseldorf and for this reason they were ...

Google previewLonely Planet's Global Beer Tour (2017)

by Lonely Planet Food

Its Altbier is a darkly roasted and complex example ...

Google previewThe Ontario Craft Beer Guide (2016)

by Robin LeBlanc, Jordan St. John

Impact Altbier is a lighter take on the style, with earthy malt and brown bread surrounded by toffee and chocolate (4). Shatter cone IPA presents scrubland conifer and a touch of sage above a slightly browned caramel and vaguely dusty malt ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol (2014)

Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives by Scott C. Martin

Likewise, altbier is classified as either a Düsseldorf or a Northern altbier, reflecting the link between place of origin and style. Where a Düsseldorf alt is hoppy, a Northern alt is mellow. A Düsseldorf alt has a medium body, where a Northern alt ...

Google previewDictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (2014)

Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography by Rufus Gouws

Mißverständnisse, Denkfehler und Vorurteile von Altbier bis Zyniker. Frankfurt/M. 2001. [4th paperback ed. München 2005.] Krech et al.

Google previewFood Cultures of the World Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2011)

[Four Volumes] by Ken Albala

Brown Altbier is the specialty of Düsseldorf, and there are various local specialties like Gose in Leipzig or Berliner Weisse, both slightly sour wheat beers , the latter served flavored with a dash of red or green fruit syrup. In Bavaria, where beer ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

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Google previewTeutsch-englisches Lexicon. 2. U. Verb. Aufl (1745)

by Christian Ludwig

Zapfft mir neu und altbier, tedoch des neuen ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

The wheat beers or Weissbier originating in Bavaria belong to the top-fermented variety, as do Altbier and Kölsch from North Rhine-Westphalia and also Berliner Weisse. Belgian and British ales as well as stout, porter, and bitter are also top ...

Google previewTeutsch-Englisches Lexicon (1765)

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Altbier, mertz-bier, lager-bier, stale-beer; march beer. Dünnesbier, covent, tafel- bier, whig, small beer, table-beer. Bottelbier, abgebottelt bier, bier in botteln abgezapffet, bottled beer; bottled ale. Warm bier mit zucker drin; bier und brot, ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Objects / Medizinisches Sachwörterbuch / Dictionnaire d'Objets Médicaux / Medicinae Rerum Verborum Index (2012)

by A. Nobel

Milieu: alkalische Mineralwässer, Orangensaft, Altbier [saure Mineralwässer, ...

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Occidental AltBier

Occidental AltBier done right. Deutsch ingredients, Portland H2o, master brewers making beautiful bier. 1856 Portland Oregon

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