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Coffee-Flavored Beer

Coffee-Flavored Beers are pale to black depending on the underlying style. Clear or hazy beer is acceptable in appearance. Coffee beers use coffee in any of its forms to create a distinct (ranging from subtle to intense) character. Hop aroma is low to high depending on the intent of the underlying style. Medium-low to medium malt sweetness helps accent coffee flavor and aromas. Hop flavor is reflective of aroma and can be low to high depending on the intent of the underlying style. Hop bitterness is very low to medium-high. Body is variable with style. If this beer is a classic style with coffee flavor, the brewer may specify the classic style.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.030 - 1.110 (7.6 - 25.9)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.006 - 1.030 (1.5 - 7.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.00% - 9.50% (2.50% - 12.00%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (15 - 70)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 50 (8 - 100)
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