Hannen Alt

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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.

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No, we also have a shop based on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Travelling along the A10 between Downham Market and King’s Lynn, you will come to a small village called Setchey, turn next to J.S.W Car Sales on to Garage Lane and we are located approx. 100m down the lane on the right-hand side. Our address and opening hours can be found on the Contact Us page.

Yes, there are age restrictions in place. In the United Kingdom, the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18 years old. Beers of Europe strictly adheres to these regulations and by agreeing to our Terms and Conditions on checkout you confirm that you are over 18 years old. In store, we operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means that if you appear to be under 25 years old, you will be asked for identification to verify your age.

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Bottles and labels can and do vary. This means that the images shown on our website may not be the same as current stock items. If the bottle or label is important please check before ordering. Please be aware that even if the label looks different, that product will be the same product if it has the same barcode. Because we work from the barcode, if producers does not make us aware of a label change we often miss updates until we are contacted about it. Apologies in advance for this.

Please note that it isn’t always possible to provide a perfect looking bottle/label as this very much depends on the condition they are received in from our supplier.

We occasionally have items available in the shop that are not available to purchase online, usually because they are too fragile or large to post.

We do not have a minimum purchase amount, but delivery charges may apply.

For orders between £25.01 and £60, delivery is charged at £5.99 (3 working days) or £7.99 (next working day).  Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

For orders over £60, delivery is £3.99 (3 working days) or £5.99 (next working day). Again some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.

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We use a variety of thick and sturdy cardboard boxes and dividers to hold each bottle individually. Any remaining spaces are filled with biodegradable air bags to stop movement of the contents. Glasses are wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard to ensure they arrived in once piece.

When placing your order please add the details at checkout.  We regret that if your order has been packed and is ready to despatch that amendments cannot be made.

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Unfortunately we do not offer gift packaging.

We currently use DHL, but we do also trial other couriers alongside from time to time.

We don’t currently ship outside the UK and Ireland but it may be something we offer in the future.

Unfortunately our carriers do not offer a time specific delivery service. We can send orders to arrive on a specific date but we would remind you that whilst 98% of deliveries arrive within the stated timeframe we cannot 100% guarantee the day. Couriers do often offer delivery windows on the day, with the option to rearrange if necessary.

If you are ordering as a gift we would ask you to take this into account when arranging delivery.

Please note that we are unable to offer weekend deliveries.

Our boxes come in 6s, 12s, and 24s. By no means are you required to order in those quantities, but it is worth bearing in mind when ordering. A full box also helps to reduce the small chance of damage, as empty compartments collapsing can be a cause of this.

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  1. Dawid Bartel

    Very dark, yet light, with a toasted palate and a coffee aftertaste Very slightly bitter but not in any way overpowering. Definitely recommended due to it being so different.

  2. Stujago

    I found this more similar to an ale than a lager. The hops give it a bitterness and there are floral notes. I’d say it is quite a unique beer.

  3. David Hanson

    Not the best Alt I’ve tasted, a little underpowered but drinkable nonetheless.

  4. Steven Allen

    Slightly malty, slightly hoppy, some bitter notes of coffee and dark chocolate but no over powering flavour! A smokey after taste. It’s an interesting beer but I’m not crazy about it, absolutely nothing offensive about it.

  5. Alexey Nekhaenko

    Nice but quite ordinary, not the best of the altbiers I’ve ordered in this box

  6. Gavin H

    This is a proper, old fashioned beer. Dark chestnut colour, good creamy head. Smells of roasted hops and malt and the taste you’d expect, initially a bit “thin” but with a lingering aftertaste. Like the sort of thing you’d drink in a smoky taproom in Rotherham in the 1970s! Excellent.

  7. Doc From Aberdeen

    Great Alt Beer on par with the draught equivalent as sampled many times in the Dusseldorf Old Town itself.


    Great dark chestnut colour,with a roasted malty aroma. Hints of dark chocolate bitterness great creamy head.

  9. Kristin

    Pleasant, but tastes like an average British session ale. So not quite what I expected after tasting other altbier. Nice malty caramel flavour with some bitterness

  10. Kris

    One of if not the nicest Alt I have sampled – would definitely recommend trying it!

  11. WJ

    I do not know a great deal about alt beers but this tastes very good indeed, the malt flavour is not overpowering and it has a slightly bitter aftertaste.

  12. Russell Castley-Adams

    A subtle balance of hop and malt. Haven’t tried this kind of beer before, but I’ll be investigating further.

  13. Matthew W

    Clear chestnut brown with small off-white head. Aroma of brown bread, caramel, malts, hint of sweet light brown sugars. Taste of light roasted malts, brown bread, caramel, brown sugars, nice roast crisp bitterness with hint of grassiness in finish. Good balance to this, tasty, no surprises, but I’m liking the style.

  14. Bianca

    Boyfriend tried this beer for the first time. Out of 6 other Alt beers this was his favourite. Nice smooth taste

  15. Ralph Rolls

    Superb product reminds of my days in Germany and great service too many thanks

  16. Alan Buckley

    I love this stuff. It brings back a lot of memories (those that I can remember anyway) of my time in Moenchengladbach. It has a very nice taste to it and is not too strong. A very fast delivery service also.