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Type of Beer: Ale

Irish-Style Red Ale

Irish Beer


2020 Brewers Association Irish-Style Red Ale Characteristics

Traits Details
Color Copper-red to reddish-brown
Clarity Chill haze or yeast haze may be present at low levels
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor Low to medium candy-like caramel malt sweetness should be present in ´Čéavor. A toasted malt character should be present and there may be a slight roast barley or roast malt presence.
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor Not present to medium
Perceived Bitterness Medium
Fermentation Characteristics Low level fruity esters are acceptable. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels.
Body Medium
Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.040-1.048 (10-11.9 ┬░Plato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.010-1.014 (2.6-3.6 ┬░Plato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.2%-3.8% (4.0%-4.8%)
Bitterness (IBU) 20-28
Color SRM (EBC) 11-18(22-36 EBC)
Additional notes
Source: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.