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American-Style Black Ale

American-Style Black Ales are very dark to black. Medium caramel malt and dark roasted malt aromas are evident. Hop aroma is medium-high to high, with fruity, floral, herbal or other hop aroma from hops of all origins contributing. Medium caramel malt and dark roasted malt flavors are evident. High astringency and high degree of burnt roast malt should be absent. Hop flavor is medium-high, with fruity, floral, herbal or other hop flavor from hops of all origins contributing. Hop bitterness is medium-high to high. Body is medium.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.056 - 1.075 (13.8 - 18.2)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.012 - 1.018 (3.1 - 4.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5.00% - 6.00% (6.30% - 7.60%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (50 - 70)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 35+ (70+)
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