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AHA Guideline

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Ordinary Bitter

Ordinary Bitters are gold to copper colored. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Fruity-ester and very low diacetyl aromas are acceptable, but should be minimized. Hop aroma may be evident at the brewer's discretion. Low to medium residual malt sweetness is present. Ho flavor may be evident at the brewer's discretion. Hop bitterness is mediufm. Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. Fruity-ester and very low diacetyl flavors are acceptable, but should be minimized in this form of bitter. Body is light to medium. English and American hop character may be specified in subcategories.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.033 - 1.038 (8.3 - 9.5)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.006 - 1.012 (1.5 - 3.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.40% - 3.30% (3.00% - 4.20%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (20 - 35)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 5 - 12 (10 - 24)
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