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    Best Bitter

    Aroma: Low to moderate malt aroma, often (but not always) with a low to medium-low caramel quality. Bready, biscuit, or lightly toasty malt complexity is common. Mild to moderate fruitiness. Hop aroma can range from moderate to none, typically with a floral, earthy, resiny, and/or fruity character. Generally no diacetyl, although very low levels are allowed.

    Appearance: Pale amber to medium copper color. Good to brilliant clarity. Low to moderate white to off-white head. May have very little head due to low carbonation.

    Flavor: Medium to moderately high bitterness. Moderately low to moderately high fruity esters. Moderate to low hop flavor, typically with an earthy, resiny, fruity, and/or floral character. Low to medium maltiness with a dry finish. The malt profile is typically bready, biscuity, or lightly toasty. Low to moderate caramel or toffee flavors are optional. Balance is often decidedly bitter, although the bitterness should not completely overpower the malt flavor, esters and hop flavor. Generally no diacetyl, although very low levels are allowed.

    Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium body. Low carbonation, although bottled examples can have moderate carbonation

     

    Overall Impression: A flavorful, yet refreshing, session beer. Some examples can be more malt balanced, but this should not override the overall bitter impression. Drinkability is a critical component of the style; emphasis is still on the bittering hop addition as opposed to the aggressive middle and late hopping seen in American ales.

     
    OGFGIBUsSRMABV
    1.040 - 1.048 1.008 - 1.012 25 - 40 8 - 16 3.8 - 4.6%




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    Black Sheep Ale
    M monk   5 0 1 0

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    Black Sheep Best Bitter
    M monk   9 0 1 0

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    Brightside Best Bitter
    T thecellarmonk   6 0 1 0

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    M monk   7 0 0 1

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    59 IBU's
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    M monk   6 0 0 0

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    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    4%
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    Enville Brewery Enville Ale
    M monk   6 0 1 0

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    M monk   5 0 0 0

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    • Firkin
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    Hawkshead Lakeland Gold
    M monk   5 0 1 0

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    Hawkshead Red
    M monk   5 0 1 0

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    Hook Norton Cotswold Lion
    M monk   5 0 1 0

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