German Alt All-Grain Kit

SKU: U1064

Alts are a bit difficult to explain to the uninitiated - you'll just have to try a glass of coppery-brown, rich, caramelly, and bitter ale to get the idea.

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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.

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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Beer Style Amber Ale
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1052
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

A pint straight out of Deutchland Review by Raphael
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I grew up on German beers, and this one brought me back. While the yeast was still in suspension it tasted less bitter, more creamy, but once it cleared up the bitterness shone through. The German yeast strain is fantastic, and the recipe is a good one. Will be brewing again! A great, flavorful session ale. (Posted on 8/30/12)
Just as described Review by Sockalexis
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I like malty German beers more than hoppy British beers. This beer turned out just as it was described, "a hoppy octoberfest" and it is great! It turned out to be more a session beer with a lower alcohol level (a little over 4%) and the flavor is nice.. smooth, malty with a little hop at the finish. Make sure to let it ferment fully.. (Posted on 3/4/12)
Needs more bittering hops Review by Heel
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This is a good beer. Almost gave it 4pints, but I just needed more bitterness. That said, it's still quite good and a good showcase of the malt. (Posted on 3/22/11)
First all-grain triumph Review by JR da Sconnie
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After a couple years of extract brewing, I recently upgraded equipment for a.g. brewing and chose the alt as my first. The first homebrew I ever had was an alt, so picked this one as a tribute. Brew day went ok with a couple minor equipment glitches. Fermented with suggested Wyeast at warmer lager/cool ale temps (55-59 deg). Just opened my first couple bottles and I love it. Cool flavor gives you a nose full of hop aroma, followed by rich maltiness across the tongue chased by a nice light bitterness. Nice kit, glad to have one under my belt. Should be good cellered, but not sure if it will last that long! (Posted on 3/2/11)
A very nice beer Review by Spicy
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Great beer! This is a very nice balanced recipe . This was a friend and mines first all grain beer. We didn't hit the right mash temp at first so had to play around a bit to get it close. Also we didn't have a wort cooler so had to let it drop to pitching temp on its own(15 hours). We fermented it at 73 degrees witch was kind of warm but in range. We entered it in to the Hudson valley home brewers competition and it scored a 40 witch got us 3rd place not bad. (Posted on 6/14/10)

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