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Our Thoughts on Ordinary Bitter
Commercial Examples of Ordinary Bitter
2020 Brewers Association Ordinary Bitter Characteristics
||Gold to copper-colored
||Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures
|Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor
||Low to medium residual malt sweetness should be present
|Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor
||Very low to medium-low
||Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. Fruity esters are acceptable. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at low levels.
||Low to medium
|Original Gravity (°Plato)
||1.033-1.038 (8.3-9.5 °Plato)
|Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato)
||1.006-1.012 (1.5-3.1 °Plato)
|Alcohol by Weight (Volume)
|Color SRM (EBC)
||When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, competition organizers may choose to create subcategories which reflect English and American hop character.
||2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.