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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Hybrid/Mix
Sub-Style Name:California Common Beer
Origin:Other
Description:

California Common Beer is light amber to dark amber in color. They are medium bodied. There is a noticeable degree of caramel-type malt character in flavor and often in aroma. Hop bitterness impression is medium to medium high are balanced with a low to medium-low degree of fruity esters and malt character and give an impression of balance and drinkability. Hop flavor and aroma is low to medium-low.

California Common Beer is a style of beer brewed with lager yeasts but at ale fermentation temperatures. Diacetyl, and chill haze should be absent.

Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3.2-4.3% (4-5.4%)
Bitterness:35-45
Colour:12-17 (24-34 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.045-1.056 (11.2-14 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.010-1.018 (2.5-4.5 šPlato)

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