Keeler's Reverse Burster Altbier All-Grain Kit

SKU: U0583

This is a traditional Dusseldorfer-style Altbier - largely Munich malt with a little wheat for structure, showing a coppery color, crisp and clean profile, and a fairly moderate gravity for delectation by the half-liter.

- ADVANCED EQUIPMENT NEEDED -
Recommended: Deluxe 10 Gallon All-Grain System

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Keeler's Reverse Burster Altbier All-Grain Kit

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Brewing TV’s Jake Keeler likes him some amber-colored, nicely-balanced quaffing beers - West Coast, Lowlands, Altstadt, wherevs. This is a traditional Dusseldorfer-style Altbier - largely Munich malt with a little wheat for structure, showing a coppery color, crisp and clean profile, and a fairly moderate gravity for delectation by the half-liter. In the reverse of late-addition hopbursting, a single hefty dose of German hops is front-loaded before the boil even begins (first-wort hopping). Via the magic of wort chemistry some of the volatile oils are preserved, and the result is elevated - but not overbearing - bitterness with a residual hop aroma that manifests as earthy, cinnamon-like spice peeking through the clean, malty, bread-crusty nose of Munich malt.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Beer Style Amber Ale, German Ales, Hybrid Beers
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1053
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Great Beer! Review by walterguitars
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I made a batch of this to honor my 50th birthday (alt/old, get it?). 2 weeks in the primary at 65 deg followed by 4 weeks in the secondary at 38 deg. Came out delicious, crisp, clear and beautifully colored, and was a highlight of the celebration weekend. In spite of the FWH I might be tempted to try a half ounce extra of hallertau 10 minutes before EOB for a bit more spice. (Posted on 5/15/12)
Nicely done Keeler Review by Phil
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Just tapped this beer after 10 days primary @ cellar temp (65 degrees) & 2 weeks secondary in fridge (40 degrees) and it is fantastic. It's got just enough hop presence to give it a clean/ spicy edge, which just serves to highlight the malt flavors: toasted bread with a mild sweetness which doesn't linger. The best beer I've made in a long time. (Posted on 12/2/11)
Delicious beer! Review by aolson
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I decided to brew this recipe for two reasons. 1 - I've never had a true German Altbier yet, and 2 - the sole use of first-wort hopping had me intrigued. The beer was simple to brew (with only FWH), and it turned out great. The beer came out a beautiful deep-red/coppery color, and as a borderline hop-head, i simply loved the flavor and aroma of this beer. The first wort hops resulted in a nice, clean bittering with the ever-so-subtle hop taste that you can still detect. Great recipe. (Posted on 11/3/11)