The English Bitter derives it's name from the evolution of British Style Ales, more than from a particularly bitter flavor. It might seem quite mild to the American pallet that has been assaulted by American IPAs and Pale Ales. The style came out of the lighter Mild British Ale and although some of the bitter is from hops, some is also coming from the roasty edge produced by the Dark Crystal malt. This English Bitter is lower in alcohol and easy to drink, but it has a complexity of palate that will leave you wanting more. Have more, did we mention it is has less than 4% alcohol?
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- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Ferment at 68ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.037 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1-.010-1.012 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 3.5%
- Bitterness: 29 IBUs
- Est. Color: 9.2 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Maris Otter
- Dark Crystal
- East Kent Golding Hop Pellets
- Willamette Hop Pellets