In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Short’s Brewery. It is their Alter Spalter Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Short’s Brewery. Let us into this beer.
This German style Alt Ale has a cloudy amber color with a white head. The aroma has no smelling notes. The taste has a slight carbonation with hints of malty notes. The aftertaste is a dry malty finish. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
Alter Spalter is true to the old world German style ale with a light brown color and pleasant nose. The malt character is low with soft, caramel notes and a unique banana-like sweetness. The beer is well-balanced with a crisp clean nature and a lack of lingering malty flavors.
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Closing, I am a huge fan of this beer style. This beer is pretty close to the traditional beer style but I just feel like it is missing something. I do not know what it is. It is pretty boring. It is not like the rest of the Alt beers that I had in the past. I know it is not water because Michigan has one of the best water supply in the world for brewing. I believe it is between the malt and hops. Do not get me wrong, this is a pretty good beer. I know it is missing something. I just feel I could be drinking something else. This is a beer they could cut and make sure their everyday beers are good and better. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser