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About English bitters

Based on the name, you might expect English bitters to have a bitter taste. On the contrary, they tend to have a medium amount of bitterness from hops which is balanced out with sweetness from the malt used to create this drink. English bitters are called bitter because when they were first created, they were more bitter than the mild ales available at the time. They have a more resiny, earthy, or floral taste, and the overall flavor is relatively mellow. Modern English bitters might have a nutty or bready flavor as well.

They tend to have a low alcohol content, a gold to copper color, and range from light to medium body. You may not see them as often in the U.S., but some manufacturers in the U.S. make this delicious drink. Some criticize Americans brewing English bitters and maintain that the two styles are distinctly separate. Nevertheless, American brewers create incredible English bitters and sometimes add their own creative touch.

Some consider them to be the first session beer, mainly meant to be consumed in large quantities without causing a high degree of intoxication. Session beers are beers with a low alcohol content, typically below 5% alcohol by volume (ABV). English bitters also have low carbonation levels, and they often smell like fruit or caramel. They're usually served slightly chilled from the cask, although some brewers also make bottled English bitters.

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