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Amber Bitter European Lager - Altbier

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Long Trail Ale Clone
8.57 gal 4.61% 15.01 1.046 1.011
All Grain 1877
Altbier 2
5.5 gal 5.14% 35.3 1.052 1.013
All Grain 1454
Altbier-Tabarnak 2e essaie
18.5 L 5.06% 42.17 1.056 1.017
All Grain 1283
Alt - Who Goes There
23 L 5.13% 24.51 1.050 1.010
BIAB 1234
Herring Flight II
5.5 gal 5.04% 34.57 1.051 1.013
extract 1204
Sleigh'r Clone (double alt)
5 gal 7.26% 66.04 1.068 1.013
All Grain 1131
alt
1 gal 4.69% 35.73 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1070
Something Dark
6.2 gal 5.64% 28.27 1.058 1.015
All Grain 1003
Birra Vecchia - Altbier
28 L 5.48% 33.8 1.050 1.008
All Grain 919
Uerige style Session IPA
15 L 4.81% 44.6 1.044 1.007
All Grain 854

Newest Altbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Famous Red
12 gal 5.26% 43.15 1.050 1.010
All Grain 7
Altbier
21 L 5.38% 30.17 1.052 1.011
All Grain 12
Altbier 2
25 L 5.4% 48.53 1.050 1.009
All Grain 15
German Alt
5.5 gal 4.91% 54.89 1.051 1.014
extract 10
Beer H & I
10 gal 5.64% 53.94 1.058 1.015
All Grain 19
20 Jahre Alt
80 L 4.52% 43.37 1.045 1.011
All Grain 9
Alt Beer 3
5.5 gal 4.74% 38.61 1.047 1.011
All Grain 10
German Altbier
6.5 gal 5.23% 49.08 1.052 1.012
All Grain 13
Awesome Recipe
10 L 5.43% 38.48 1.051 1.009
All Grain 11
Altbier
10 gal 4.95% 29.55 1.055 1.017
All Grain 15

Fermentables Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
German - Pilsner 113 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 58% 8% - 99%
German - Munich Light 106 German Grain base malt 6°L
37 34% 6% - 100%
German - Carafa II 52 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 11%
German - CaraMunich II 46 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 6% 2% - 21%
German - Vienna 43 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 23% 4% - 92%
German - CaraMunich I 40 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 10% 2% - 64%
German - Munich Dark 38 German Grain base malt 15.5°L
37 23% 5% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 32 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 33%
American - Munich - Light 10L 29 American Grain base malt 10°L
33 31% 7% - 94%
German - CaraMunich III 29 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 6% 2% - 18%

Hops Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 92 15 44% 5% - 100%
Spalt 65 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Tettnanger 65 4.5 35% 6% - 100%
Perle 46 8.2 40% 7% - 100%
Saaz 45 3.5 31% 10% - 79%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 36 3.75 32% 8% - 81%
Domestic Hallertau 22 3.9 36% 6% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 19 4 40% 14% - 75%
Northern Brewer 17 7.8 44% 20% - 100%
Cascade 10 7 34% 17% - 64%

Steeping Grains Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 6 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 15% 4% - 33%
Belgian - Special B 3 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 46% 42% - 50%
German - CaraMunich II 3 German Grain crystal malt 46°L
34 76% 29% - 100%
German - Carafa III 3 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 9% 2% - 15%
Belgian - Munich 2 Belgian Grain base malt 6°L
38 27% 10% - 44%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 2 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 70% 40% - 100%
German - CaraHell 2 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 45% 13% - 77%
German - CaraMunich I 2 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 46% 42% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 80% 60% - 100%
German - CaraAroma 2 German Grain crystal malt 130°L
34 20% 12% - 29%

Yeasts Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 61 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
White Labs - Dusseldorf Alt Yeast WLP036 37 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 68.5% 65°F 72°F
White Labs - German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast WLP029 32 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 31 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 16 Fermentis / Safale Ale .095 Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 14 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F
Fermentis / Safale - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 10 Fermentis / Safale Lager .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Ale II WLP003 7 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 76.5% 65°F 70°F
Imperial Yeast - G02 Kaiser 7 Imperial Yeast German Ale Low 73% 55°F 65°F
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 6 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F

Other Ingredients Used In Altbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 29 Fining Boil 79% 12% - 100%
Calcium Chloride 27 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 57%
Gypsum 25 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 76%
Irish Moss 14 Fining Boil 73% 24% - 100%
Epsom Salt 9 Water Agt Boil 6% 0% - 30%
Lactic acid 9 Water Agt Other 67% 12% - 100%
Chalk 8 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 58%
Baking Soda 7 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 17%
Table Salt 6 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 17%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 3 Water Agt Boil 33% 0% - 50%

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