Aldstadt
WE RATE IT: 4.25 / 5
A stunning deep amber colour in the pour coupled with a heady aroma associated with the lager-beers of Germany sets out the stall for Altstadt, which is backed up by the
Brewed in Munlochy, Scotland by Black Isle Brewery
June 14, 2020

Altstadt Review

Sehr gut is the best way to describe this gorgeous beer, which although brewed in Scotland would be perfectly at home in the beer halls of Munich - although ideally in a 1L stein rather than a 330ml can.

Altstadt can and pour

That's probably because it is brewed by a German who knows a thing or two about beer: Thorsten, the Head Brewer at Black Isle.

Making the most of the notorious Highland winter months to allow time for a slow brew to do its thing has resulted in a beer that is as delicious as it is German - ie very.

Altstadt: Taste Test

A stunning deep amber colour in the pour coupled with a heady aroma associated with the lager-beers of Germany sets out the stall for Altstadt, which is backed up by the full, quite malty taste which gives the beer a lot of body.

Despite this depth of flavour and volume, the beer has a very crisp finish and an aftertaste that, although slightly sweet, balances the beer nicely.

The cleanliness you would expect from a lager, but the depth and flavour is as surprising as it is welcome. At 4.8% ABV It lacks some of the heaviness that red ales can bring and the crisp finish means it's very much a session beer, although if you were to have it in steins you may not make it very far into the session.

Altstadt: Can Notes

A simple design but one that's super-effective at standing out with the large, Black Isle logo in the centre. The Scottish thistle is a great foil for standing out on busy shelves, and the blue and white background that's ever so slightly reminiscent of your Grandma's wallpaper works really well.

Altstadt can

The bold blue wrap around the bottom has a similar effect and the name makes it quickly obvious this beer is grounded in something German. Just like the beer, it's a real winner.

Buy Altstadt Munich Lager

You can get this Scottish special online at Beer52 for just £2.49.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
4.8%
Brewery
Black Isle Brewery
Vessel
Can
Size (ml)
330
Beer Bio
Bready malt, slight bitterness
Style
Munich Lager
Calories
156
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