Hannen Alt is a German Altbier, originating from the city of Mönchengladbach. Altbier is strongly associated with the Dusseldorf region of Germany, and translates as ‘old beer’. Is altbier an ale or a lager? Altbier bridges the gap between ale and lager, brewed with top-fermenting ale yeast, yet cold conditioned in the style of a lager. What does altbier taste like? Altbier has a rich malty flavour, with nutty characteristics from the addition of dark malts. Generally, altbiers have a high bitterness from the generous dose of hops used in the brewing process.
Hannen Alt is a classic example of a German altbier. Chestnut brown in colour, the dark malts give rise to brown bread aromas. The flavour is nutty with a hint of tangy hop bitterness. Buy Hannen Alt for a highly unusual beer, unlike any ale or lager you might have tried before.