Altbier is a style not many breweries offer. Long Trail has a couple and of course this one from Tuckerman Brewing in Conway, NH but I really cannot think of too many others. The style is not all that different than your typical brown ale but the beer is conditioned longer than normal which helps to mellow out the flavors.
Color is a deep red almost brown with a light tan head. Smell is very sweet with plenty of caramel malts, no hops here. This beer is quite tasty and a good example of the style with plenty of malt character and some dark fruits. Beer is a bit more complex as it warms and is very easy to drink.
Overall this is a quality beer from a style that is often overlooked. This beer goes well with meals and is readily available in 6-packs.
Pros: Easy drinking
Alcohol Content: 4.75% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Tuckerman Brewing
Brewers Description: In 2005, the Headwall Alt was introduced. This is traditional style of altbeir from Düsseldorf, Germany. Alt literally means old in German. Staying as true to the recipe as possible, the Headwall Alt is brewed using German malts, plus German and American hops. Like the Pale Ale, the Headwall Alt is cold conditioned, dry-hopped and krausened in the bottle or keg. Similar to the Pale Ale, the process takes about 30 days.