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Bitting’s Best Bitter

Bitting’s Best Bitter Wine Details

Description: Featuring the finest England has to offer. Floor malted Maris Otter barley and crystal malts give the beer an earthy, mellow, rich, slightly sweet malt characteristic. Challenger hops provides a nice distinct moderate bitterness and floral aroma.

Varietal Definition
Bitter is an English specialty, and very much an English term, generally denoting the standard ale--the "session" beer --in a English brewers range. They are characterized by a fruitiness, light to medium body and an accent on hop aromas more than hop bitters. Colors range from golden to copper. Despite the name they are not particularly bitter. Indeed, British brewed "bitters" will often be less bitter than US craft brewed amber ales. A fuller bodied bitter is labeled as "Extra Special Bitter" (ESB). These weightier versions of bitter often stand up better to the rigors of travel overseas than the lower gravity standard versions. An important element of faithful bitters are English yeast cultures used in fermentation. These impart a fruity, mildly estery character that should be noted in examples of the style. Bitters are now widely emulated in North America, sometimes with domestically grown hops imparting a rather more assertive character than seen in traditional English bitters.


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