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.
Category: Pale Ales
- Roasted Chicken, Fish and Chips
- Firm English Cheeses
- Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies
- Midsummer Fling, Harpoon Brewery
- Pale Ale, Rio Blanco Brewing Co.
- Redfeather, Black Raven Brewing Co.
Gold to Copper
Clear to Brilliant
Slow Rising Bubbles
Not Detectable to Mild
Hop aroma may be evident at the brewer's discretion
Low to medium residual malt sweetness is present
Fruity esters are common.
Not common to style
Low-level diacetyl aromas and flavor are acceptable
Drying to Soft
Medium - High
British Pale Ale, Aromatic, Crystal, Special Roast