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    British Bitter

    The family of British bitters grew out of English pale ales as a draught product in the late 1800s. The use of crystal malts in bitters became more widespread after WWI. Traditionally served very fresh under no pressure (gravity or hand pump only) at cellar temperatures (i.e., “real ale”). Most bottled or kegged versions of UK-produced bitters are often higher-alcohol and more highly carbonated versions of cask products produced for export, and have a different character and balance than their draught counterparts in Britain (often being sweeter and less hoppy than the cask versions). These guidelines reflect the “real ale” version of the style, not the export formulations of commercial products. Several regional variations of bitter exist, ranging from darker, sweeter versions served with nearly no head to brighter, hoppier, paler versions with large foam stands, and everything in between. Judges should not over-emphasize the caramel component of these styles. Exported bitters can be oxidized, which increases caramellike flavors (as well as more negative flavors). Do not assume that oxidation-derived flavors are traditional or required for the style.
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    Bath Star
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard) M monk   33 0 1 0
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    Belhaven 80 Schilling
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard) M monk   30 0 1 0

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    Belhaven Best
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard) M monk   48 0 1 0

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    Bellringer Ale
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard) M monk   27 0 1 0
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    Black Sheep Ale
    Best Bitter M monk   28 0 1 0

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    Black Sheep Best Bitter
    Best Bitter M monk   29 0 1 0

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    Black Sheep Golden Sheep Ale
    Ordinary Bitter (Standard) M monk   21 0 1 0

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    Bridge Road Australian Ale
    Strong Bitter M monk   31 0 1 0

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    Brightside Best Bitter
    Best Bitter T thecellarmonk   31 0 1 0

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    Best Bitter M monk   22 0 0 1

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    59 IBU's
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