Tanner Brewing – Altbier (473ml)

  • Beer Type

    Ale Learn More

  • Beer Category

    Amber Beer

  • Beer Style

    Altbier

  • Country

    Canada

  • Region

    Nova Scotia

  • Sub-Region

    Chester

  • Size

    473ml

  • ABV

    5.7%

  • Tasting Notes

    BalancedBitterMalty

After years in the restaurant industry, Dan Tanner started to shift his focus to wine, and while enrolled in sommelier classes, he began to take interest in beer. Fast forward – after a few years of slow growth from his garage, to farmers markets, to recently, a taproom in Chester, Dan has certainly taken the time to do things right. His beers are always a joy to drink, when you can find them. Bishops Cellar is very happy to finally be able to showcase Tanner Brews to even more folks around the province!

Tasting Notes

Altbier is one of the few styles that’s truly a split between hops and malt in an almost 50/50 ratio. Herbal and pepper notes mingle with toasted brown bread, chestnuts, and caramel that’s backed by very subtle fruit esters. The palate sees many of the same flavours, and the mouthfeel is light, thanks to the lagering process. This Altbier finishes dry with firm bitterness that’s perfectly balanced by some residual malt sugars.

One of the best multipurpose food pairing beers, try this with anything that’s roasted, braised, sautéed, or baked. 

Method

Altbier is one of Germany’s best beer styles. Originally from the city of Düsseldorf, it is an amber coloured ale that has been fermented at cooler temperatures (like a lager), and then left to cold condition (also like a lager) for long periods of time. This process creates a finished beer that drinks a lot like, you guessed it, a lager. Crisp, light, refreshing, and endlessly drinkable.

Tanner’s Altbier is a version of Altbier called a Sticke Alt. This classic style differs from a traditional Altbier by being darker, fuller bodied and more intense in flavor with higher bitterness to balance out the caramel & molasses flavours. This is a style of Alt that was brewed once a year in its home city as a celebratory beer, but has since been adopted by craft brewers as a unique take on a classic style.

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$5.45

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