Full Review

Port Huron Brewing Company

Port Huron Brewing Company
Amber Alt

Category: Alt

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: %
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Port Huron Brewing Company
Amber Alt

Category: Alt

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: %
Brilliant dark copper color. Toasty aromas and flavors of day old bread crust, lemon peel, and kefir with a supple, effervescent, light-to-medium body and a tingling, roasted nuts, orange zest, and kale finish. A nice astringent and zesty malt-driven session alt.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: bread crust, lemon peel, and kefir
Taste Flavor: roasted nuts, orange zest, and kale
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey Leg, Macaroni & Cheese, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice astringent and zesty malt-driven session alt.

The Producer

Port Huron Brewing Co.

The Producer
805 Business Park Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
USA
1 608-253-0340

Alt

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Serve in a Stange
Alts, or altbiers, are copper to medium brown in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers are light-to-medium bodied and have a clean, crisp finish as a result of fermentation at cooler temperatures. A gentle maltiness and crisp noble hop bitterness contribute to the aromas and flavor profiles of these beers. Similar to the kölsch style, these beers are fermented with a top-fermenting yeast at cooler temperatures, giving these beers a clean, crisp finish reminiscent of lagers. Alt directly translates to “old” in German and is in reference to the old style of brewing before the advent of lager style beers. While still closely associated with the German cities of Dusseldorf, Munster and Hanover, this style is fairly rare with only a handful of German breweries still brewing traditional altbiers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Pinkus Münster Alt, Samuel Adams Boston Ale and Metropolitan Brewing Iron Works Alt.