The Secret Ale is a classic Dusseldorf-style “Altbier,” a style of German Brown Ale native to the city of Dusseldorf. This beer is a hybrid of an Ale and a Lager as there are some fruity esters typical of an Ale, with the smooth, crisp, cleanness of a Lager. Despite its darker presence, this brew drinks like a beer with a much lighter color. Very few hops impart flavor in this malty beverage.