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BJCP 2015 Guideline

British Bitter Ordinary Bitter

BJCP 11A

BJCP 2015 11A Ordinary Bitter example
11A - Ordinary Bitter

 

Overall Impression

Low gravity, low alcohol levels, and low carbonation make this an easy-drinking session beer. The malt profile can vary in flavor and intensity, but should never override the overall bitter impression. Drinkability is a critical component of the style

Comments

The lowest gravity member of the British Bitter family, typically known to consumers simply as "bitter" (although brewers tend to refer to it as Ordinary Bitter to distinguish it from other members of the family).

Commercial Examples

Adnams Southwold Bitter, Brains Bitter, Fuller's Chiswick Bitter, Greene King IPA, Tetley's Original Bitter, Young's Bitter

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VITAL

  • OG:  1030 - 1039
  • FG:  1007 - 1011
  • ABV: 3.2 - 3.8
  • IBU: 25 - 35
  • SRM: 8 - 14
BJCP 2015 11A - Ordinary Bitter Commercial Example
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