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


German Altbier, literally "old beer". (Wiktionary)


  • Thus, if a homebrewer wants to enter a beer as an "altbier" the BJCP has set out guidelines that it deems a proper description of altbier for judging purposes.

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  • Chibe is an avid homebrewer and a master of the altbier style.


  • His first release is an amazing altbier brewed with the help of Russ Chibe (of Homebrewers 'Pride of the South Side fame), called "I-Beam."


  • At least they didn't screw up the beer and, as far as barrel-aged experiments go, letting an altbier rest in bourbon barrels is a nice twist on the concept.


  • My favorite dark beer is altbier, but I can't get that here in the US. Forum


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