German Style Alt.
Today while sitting enjoying some quiet time. With dinner I’m having a beer. specifically German Style Alt or Altbier . A beer style that originated in Düsseldorf as a brown ale . Düsseldorf is located is western Germany . Generally known for its fashion industry and art scene.
This beer a more locale easily attainable beer from Denton, Texas Audacity Brewing . This beer brewed using a traditional German yeast.
German Style Alt
Alt meaning old in German is conditioned for long periods of time. The affect of aging this has on beer is a mellowing or smoothing out of flavors. The color range is from amber to dark brown and an ABV Range from 4% to 7%.
The result is a medium bodied beer that holds a light tan head. Full flavored with medium carbonation . best served at a temperature between 44° F to 48° F.
The pour is nice and clear with a reddish to brown color . The head was light tan that lingered and clung to the sides of the glass. This one is well carbonated . My first taste was of a nice clean malty beer. Low hop aroma and no off aromas from fermentation. It’s finish was earthy and fruity.
I enjoyed my selection paired with a grilled hamburger with soft ripe brie . The vegetable was a grilled squash. Overall the beer held its own and paired well with the meal . I have enjoyed several of Audacity’s beers . This one is very straight forward style wise.