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AHA Guideline

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Non-Alcoholic (Beer) Malt Beverage

Non-Alcoholic (Beer) Malt Beverages are any range or color from very light to black. Non-alcoholic (NA) malt beverages can emulate the character of any previously listed beer category in these guidelines but without the alcohol (less than 0.5 percent). Non-alcoholic (beer) malt beverages will inherently have a profile lacking the complexity and balance of flavors which can be attributed to alcohol. They should accordingly not be assessed negatively for reasons related to the absence of alcohol. Non-alcoholic (NA) malt beverages should emulate the character of a previously listed category/subcategory designation but without the alcohol (less than 0.5 percent). Non-alcoholic (beer) malt beverages will inherently have a profile lacking the complexity and balance of flavors which can be attributed to alcohol. They should accordingly not be assessed negatively for reasons related to the absence of alcohol.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) Varies with style (Varies with style)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) Varies with style (Varies with style)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) <0.5% (<0.625%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (Varies with style)
  • Color SRM (EBC) Varies with style (Varies with style)
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