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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Ale
Sub-Style Name:Special Bitter or Best Bitter
Description:Special bitter is more robust than ordinary bitter. It has medium body and medium residual malt sweetness. It is gold to copper colored. Hop bitterness should be medium and absent of harshness. Hop flavor and aroma character may be evident at the brewer’s discretion. Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. Fruity-ester character is acceptable in aroma and flavor. Diacetyl (butterscotch character) is acceptable and characteristic when at very low levels. The absence of diacetyl is also acceptable. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. (English and American hop may be specified in subcategories)
Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3.3-3.8% (4.1-4.8%)
Colour:8-14 (16-28 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.038-1.045 (9.5-11 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.006-1.012 (1.5-3 šPlato)

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