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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Amber Hybrid Beer - California Common Beer

BJCP 7B

BJCP 2008 7B California Common Beer style example
7B - Amber Hybrid Beer / California Common Beer

 

IMPRESSION

A lightly fruity beer with firm, grainy maltiness, interesting toasty and caramel flavors, and showcasing the signature Northern Brewer varietal hop character.

COMMENTS

This style is narrowly defined around the prototypical Anchor Steam example. Superficially similar to an American pale or amber ale, yet differs in that the hop flavor/aroma is woody/minty rather than citrusy, malt flavors are toasty and caramelly, the hopping is always assertive, and a warm-fermented lager yeast is used.

EXAMPLES

Anchor Steam, Southampton Steem Beer, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.048-1.054
FG: 1.011-1.014
IBU: 30-45
SRM: 10.0-14.0
ABV: 4.5-5.5%

BJCP 2008 7B California Common Beer style example
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