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Style: English Bitter
Style Information
The English Session or Ordinary Bitter is pale gold to copper in color. The aroma is mild with a semi-sweet grain smell, occasionally having notable but not strong hop notes. Notes of butterscotch may also be present. The taste is equally muted, with hops somewhat subdued and a slight sweetness. The feel should be equally muted with light or medium body. The bottom line is that this style is a session beer and should be light enough to drink multiple pints in a sitting. ABV should range from 3% to 3.7%. IBUs should be somewhat low, from 20 to 35.

Recommend glassware for this style
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

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Top Consumed English Bitter
1. Bitter Brewer by Surly Brewing Company820
2. Honker's Ale by Goose Island119
3. 900 English Bitter by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery14
4. The Bitter End Pale Ale by Two Brothers Brewing Company10
5. McNellies Pub Ale by Marshall Brewing Company6
6. Cains Finest Bitter by Robert Cain Brewery5
7. Van Horn by Half Acre Beer Company4
8. Spring Reign by Ninkasi Brewing Company3
9. Tanner's Jack by Greene King / Morland Brewery3
10. Little Barley Bitter by Barley John's Brew Pub2

Top Reviews English Bitter
 BeerAvg Score
1. Alpha Session by Drake's Brewing Co.90
2. Cains Finest Bitter by Robert Cain Brewery86
3. Bitter Brewer by Surly Brewing Company85
4. The Bitter End Pale Ale by Two Brothers Brewing Company82
5. Artist Ale by Eske's Brew Pub Sangre de Cristo Brewing76
6. Dear John Ordinary Bitter by Nucular Brewing76
7. Honker's Ale by Goose Island73
8. Little Barley Bitter by Barley John's Brew Pub70
9. The Don by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery68
10. Southwold Bitter by Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery66