Type
Origin
Glass
Serving Temperature

8°-13°

Description

American-style Black Ale is perceived to have medium high to high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body. Fruity, floral and herbal character from hops of all origins may contribute character. The style is further characterized by a moderate degree of caramel malt character and dark roasted malt flavor and aroma. High astringency and high degree of burnt roast malt character should be absent.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    35+
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    50 - 70
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    5.0% - 6.0%
Flavor
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Medium-high to high, with fruity, citrusy, piney, floral, herbal or other aromas derived from hops of all origins.
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Low to medium-low caramel malt and dark roasted malt aromas and flavors are present. Astringency and burnt character of roast malt should be absent.
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Blue Cheese, Cheddar, Or Aged Gouda.
  • Entrée
    Fried Chicken, Spicy Bbq Short Ribs, A Butter-Ladened Steak, Shrimp Stir-Fry
  • Dessert
    Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Cheese Cake, Chocolate Cake With Hints Of Coffee
Appearance
  • Clarity
    Opaque
  • Color
    Very dark to black
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