One of the predominant beers served in Britain and renowned for its balance of bitterness, malt and fruitiness. Generally brewed from pale and crystal malts with high hop additions the beer is light in colour, often amber or gold, and rich in hop aroma. ABV is between 3.2 and 6.0, bitterness up to 50 IBU and colour up to 100 EBC but generally around 30. Ordinary, best and strong bitters may be recognised as sub styles and differ in strength of alcohol as well as level of hop and fruit character.

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