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  • British Bitter
  • Strong Bitter

    Strong Bitter

    Aroma: Hop aroma moderately-high to moderately-low, and can use any variety of hops although UK hops are most traditional. Medium to medium-high malt aroma, often with a low to moderately strong caramel component (although this character will be more subtle in paler versions). Medium-low to medium-high fruity esters. Generally no diacetyl, although very low levels are allowed. May have light, secondary notes of sulfur and/or alcohol in some examples (optional).

     

    Appearance: Light amber to deep copper. Good to brilliant clarity. Low to moderate white to off-white head. A low head is acceptable when carbonation is also low

     

    Flavor: Medium-high to medium bitterness with supporting malt flavors evident. Normally has a moderately low to somewhat strong caramelly malt sweetness. Hop flavor moderate to moderately high (any variety, although earthy, resiny, and/or floral UK hops are most traditional). Hop bitterness and flavor should be noticeable, but should not totally dominate malt flavors. May have low levels of secondary malt flavors (e.g., nutty, biscuity) adding complexity. Moderately-low to high fruity esters. Optionally may have low amounts of alcohol, and up to a moderate minerally/sulfury flavor. Medium-dry to dry finish (particularly if sulfate water is used). Generally no diacetyl, although very low levels are allowed.

     

    Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium-full body. Low to moderate carbonation, although bottled commercial versions will be higher. Stronger versions may have a slight alcohol warmth but this character should not be too high.

     

    Overall Impression: An average-strength to moderatelystrong British bitter ale. The balance may be fairly even between malt and hops to somewhat bitter. Drinkability is a critical component of the style. A rather broad style that allows for considerable interpretation by the brewer

     
    OGFGIBUsSRMABV
    1.048 - 1.060+ 1.010 - 1.016 30 - 50+ 8 - 18 4.6 - 6.2%




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    Bridge Road Australian Ale
    MonkMonk   633 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    On Tap
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    Available Year-round
    The Beechworth Australian Ale is Bridge Road’s original brew. A perfectly balanced ale and a great introduction to the world of craft beer. Australian Ale is a beer style that can trace its roots back to English style Pale Ales. The Aussie version developed into a style that better...
     
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    Enville Brewery Gothic Ale
    MonkMonk   634 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Take Away
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    Available Year-round
    Named after Enville's unique sandstone Gothic church, this is a black beer traditionally referred to as 'dinner ale', derived from pale ale. Created using a specially produced black malt and a selection of specialised sugars, the ingredients combine with a strong roast malt taste to produce a memorable stout-like beer...
     
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    Fortnight ESB
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   573 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    On Tap
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    40 IBU's
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    English Ale’s big brother. With a copper color this English specialty is the real deal. With notes of figs and sweet raisins, its countered by a healthy dose of East Kent Golding hops to give it a balance. A quintessential English beer, this Extra Special Bitter has...
     
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    MonkMonk   515 0 0 0

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    Serving types:
    • Cask Conditioned
    • Box
    • Firkin
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    An initial sweetness is followed by floral hop flavours. The combination of malts provides a perfect balance and lingers into a dry, bitter aftertaste.
     
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    Green Man ESB
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   391 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    • On Tap
    • Barrel(s)
    • Bottled 12oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    32 IBU's
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    A malty amber ale boasting rich toasted and caramel flavors, Green Man ESB is one of our award-winning signature brews. Our blend of authentic British malts and hops creates a nutty aroma, full body, and a sweet finish. Prepare yourself for a truly exceptional interpretation of a traditional English style....
     
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    Hammerton N7
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   410 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    • Barrel(s)
    • Bottled 12oz
    • Cask Conditioned
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    Available Year-round
    A refreshing pale ale with six different hops from the US and New Zealand giving a complex citrus aroma. The subtle sweet malt flavour balances the fresh bitterness. Our friend the brewing legend JK (James Kemp) formally Head Brewer of Buxton and Senior brewer for Thornbridge helped develop the recipe...
     
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    Hawkshead New Zealand Pale Ale NZPA
    MonkMonk   594 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Take Away
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    6%
    Availability:
    Brewer special edition, Commerative, festival, etc
    NZPA is a complex, strong, modern pale ale. It's the 4th beer in our 'huge hop' range, the others are Lakeland Gold, Windermere Pale & Cumbrian 5 Hop. It is packed with wild fruit flavours and hoppy aromas. Made using four New Zealand hops: Green Bullet, Riwaka,...
     
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    Hook Norton Copper Ale
    MonkMonk   550 0 1 0

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    Fall
    A premium dark red ale with a strong, dry and slightly spicy palate and aftertaste. Copper Ale was first brewed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hook Norton Brewery and is, we believe, the taste of beers of yesteryear.
     
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    Hook Norton Haymaker
    MonkMonk   537 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    5%
    Availability:
    Summer
    A strong pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings hops during the brewing give it a certain something extra - like sunshine dancing on the tongue.
     
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    Hook Norton Old Hooky
    MonkMonk   564 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Cask Conditioned
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    Available Year-round
    A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.
     
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