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English Bitter

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The name of this British Style Pale Ale is quite deceiving for its not very bitter at all. English Bitter beer styles were designed as the original session beer designed to be consumed in large quantities at pubs without getting people overly intoxicated. Sessionable, low alcohol, malt driven styles of English Bitter beer came from brewers that wanted to differentiate their ale from other mild brews.

This light bodied, mildly carbonated, moderately hopped brew carries aromas and flavors of fruits, some softly malty with nutty and toasty qualities. The beers are often cask conditioned, but are sometimes served in bottles.

English Bitter beers are gold to copper in color and have an ABV in the 3-5% range. The brew is best served in a Nonic pint glass alongside a nice pile of fish and chips.

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