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English-Style Pale Mild Ale

English-Style Pale Mild Ales are light amber to medium amber. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Fruity-ester aroma is very low to medium low. Hop aroma is very low or low. Malt flavor dominates the flavor profile. Hop flavor is very low to low. Hop bitterness is very low to low. Very low diacetyl flavors may be appropriate in this low-alcohol beer. Fruity-ester flavor is very low to medium low. Body is low to low-medium.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.030 - 1.036 (7.6 - 9)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.004 - 1.008 (1 - 2.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.70% - 3.40% (3.40% - 4.40%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (10 - 20)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 6 - 9 (12 - 18)