English Bitter

The Bitter style came from brewers who wanted to differentiate these ales from other mild brews, enter pale malts and more hops. Most are gold to copper in colour and are light bodied. Low carbonation. Alcohol should be low and not perceived. Hop bitterness is moderate to assertive. Most have a fruitiness in the aroma and flavor, diacetyl can also be present. These are traditionally served cask conditioned, but many breweries have bottled versions.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 3.0-5.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Honker's AleGoose Island Beer Co.4.303.733,88488
Bitter BrewerSurly Brewing Company4.004.021,08790
Bluebird BitterConiston Brewing Co. Ltd4.203.8646194
Anchor Small BeerAnchor Brewing Company3.303.1245070
Younger's Special BitterRogue Ales4.803.9336397
Newcastle Summer AleHeineken Nederland B.V.4.403.0335871
City Steam The Naughty NurseCity Steam Brewery Café5.003.43302-
Ruddles CountyGreene King / Morland Brewery4.703.7327198
Uncle Teddy's BitterVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.004.0522899
Long Haul Session AleTwo Brothers Brewing Company4.203.6216-
Greene King IPAGreene King / Morland Brewery3.603.16199-
Foster's Special BitterFoster's Group Limited5.002.8719467
Gritty McDuff's Best BitterGritty McDuff's Brewing Company5.003.6518978
Doom Bar BitterSharp's Brewery4.003.41183-
Hopback Summer LightningHop Back Brewery plc5.003.64178-
Geary's Winter AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.4516772
Adnams Southwold BitterAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.103.67164-
Belhaven BestBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.3.903.2615963
Old Golden HenGreene King / Morland Brewery4.103.48158-
Fuller's Chiswick BitterFuller Smith & Turner PLC3.503.69140-
GoliathWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.703.3713587
McNellie's Pub AleMarshall Brewing Company5.003.813180
Session Ale-Extra Special BitterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.54129-
Brakspear BitterW.H. Brakspear & Sons plc3.403.7612596
Young's BitterWells & Young's Ltd3.803.76121100
Tetley's SmoothflowCarlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd3.603.22115-
Courage Directors BitterWells & Young's Ltd4.803.47114-
St. Peter's Ruby Red AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.303.74114-
Arkell Best BitterWellington County Brewery4.003.69113-
Op & TopBrouwerij De Molen4.503.76112-
Cain's Finest BitterRobert Cain & Company Limited4.003.54110-
Chester County BitterSly Fox Brewing Company4.503.73110-
Colonel Blides Cask AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.5.503.6397-
Ridgeway BitterRidgeway Brewing4.003.7294-
London Homesick AleOasis Texas Brewing Company4.903.5988-
Pitchfork Rebellious BitterRCH Brewery4.303.78283
Boddingtons BitterBoddingtons3.802.881-
XB Bluebird BitterConiston Brewing Co. Ltd4.403.5977-
Samuel Smith's Tadcaster BitterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)3.803.871-
Little DogHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room3.503.6871-
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery BitterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)4.003.6670-
HopHeadDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.803.9768-
Camerons StrongarmCastle Eden & Camerons Brewing Company Ltd4.003.7166-
St. Patrick's BestStrangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd4.203.566490
St. Peter's Best BitterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd3.703.5262-
Harpoon Midsummer FlingHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.703.3662-
West Bank Pub AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery4.803.8262-
Adnams BitterAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.103.6961-
HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)George Gale & Company Ltd4.804.016095
EngelsBrouwerij De Molen4.503.6759-
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