Unlike altbier from Dusseldorf, alt from the city of Münster is pale glowing gold in color.
The History of Organic Munster Alt
"Alt" is the German word for "old" or "original" and the alt style is certainly older than German lager styles. Today, alt - an ale - is a specialty of Westphalia, in Northern Germany.
Pale, golden color with excellent, herbaceous aroma, delicate fruit-acid palate, and long dry finish.
Cured ham, sweetbreads, lasagna, as an aperitif with a dash of flavored syrup (raspberry, lime or cherry), light breads, croissants, pizza, corn tortillas. Serve in thin, delicate, straight glasses garnished with fresh fruit.
This November 2015 article from All About Beer Magazine discusses altbiers in detail, and features Pinkus Munster Alt with a photo.
Gold Medal - World Beer Championships, 2014 & 2016.
"World classic." - Michael Jackson
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 20 per case
ABV: 5.1% - OG: 1.049 - IBU: 20
Ingredients: Water, organic barley malt, organic wheat malt, organic hops, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 178; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg (0% DV); Total Carbohydrates 10 g (3% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 1 g (2% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)