Description

The English-style bitter is a very sessionable, lower-alcohol, malt-driven style. Broad style description commonly associated with cask-conditioned beers. The light- to medium-bodied ordinary bitter is gold to copper in color, with a low residual malt sweetness. Hop bitterness is medium.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    5 - 12
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    20 - 35
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    3.0% - 4.2%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Not Detectable to Mild
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma may be evident at the brewer's discretion
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Low to medium residual malt sweetness is present
  • Yeast Esters
    Fruity esters are common.
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
Palate
  • Body
    Drying to Soft
  • Carbonation
    Low
  • Finish Length
    Short
  • Attenuation
    68 - 82
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Kent Goldings
  • Malt
    British Pale Ale, Aromatic, Crystal, Special Roast
  • Water
    Varies
  • Yeast
    Ale
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Firm English Cheeses
  • Entrée
    Roasted Chicken, Fish and Chips
  • Dessert
    Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Slow Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Clear to Brilliant
  • Color
    Gold to Copper
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