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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Ale
Sub-Style Name:American-Style Stout
Origin:North American
Description:Initial low to medium malt sweetness with a degree of caramel, chocolate and/or roasted coffee flavor with a distinctive dry-roasted bitterness in the finish. Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Some slight roasted malt acidity is permissible and a medium- to full-bodied mouthfeel is appropriate. Hop bitterness may be moderate to high. Hop aroma and flavor is moderate to high often with American citrus-type and/or resiny hop character. The perception of fruity esters is low. Roasted malt/barley astringency may be low but not excessive. Diacetyl (butterscotch) should be negligible or not perceived. Head retention is excellent.
Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):4.5-7% (5.7-8.8%)
Bitterness:35-60
Colour:40+ (80+ EBC)
Original Gravity:1.050-1.075 (13-17.5 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.010-1.022 (2.5-5.5 šPlato)

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