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 Ratings > Score
Honker's AleGoose Island Beer Co.4.303,9353.66
Bitter BrewerSurly Brewing Company4.001,0883.98
Bluebird BitterConiston Brewing Co. Ltd4.204713.85
Younger's Special BitterRogue Ales4.803663.92
Newcastle Summer AleHeineken Nederland B.V.4.403602.95
City Steam The Naughty NurseCity Steam Brewery Café5.003073.47
Ruddles CountyGreene King / Morland Brewery4.702713.74
Foster's Special BitterFoster's Group Limited5.002342.82
Uncle Teddy's BitterVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown4.002313.98
Long Haul Session AleTwo Brothers Brewing Company4.202163.59
Greene King IPAGreene King / Morland Brewery3.602063.11
Gritty McDuff's Best BitterGritty McDuff's Brewing Company5.001933.61
Doom BarSharp's Brewery4.001903.45
Hopback Summer LightningHop Back Brewery plc5.001783.63
Geary's Winter AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.001693.44
Old Golden HenGreene King / Morland Brewery4.101683.45
Belhaven BestBelhaven Brewery Company Ltd.3.901683.27
Adnams Southwold BitterAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.101653.61
Fuller's Chiswick BitterFuller Smith & Turner PLC3.501403.64
GoliathWychwood Brewery Company Ltd4.701383.43
Brakspear BitterW.H. Brakspear & Sons plc3.401343.78
McNellie's Pub AleMarshall Brewing Company5.001323.73
Session Ale-Extra Special BitterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.001303.55
Young's BitterWells & Young's Ltd3.801273.79
Tetley's SmoothflowCarlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd3.601173.21
Courage Directors BitterWells & Young's Ltd4.801163.46
St. Peter's Ruby Red AleSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.301163.69
Op & TopBrouwerij De Molen4.501153.7
Arkell Best BitterWellington County Brewery4.001143.65
Chester County BitterSly Fox Brewing Company4.501133.57
Cain's Finest BitterRobert Cain & Company Limited4.001103.55
London Homesick AleOasis Texas Brewing Company4.90983.5
Colonel Blides Cask AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.5.50973.61
Ridgeway BitterRidgeway Brewing4.00943.71
Boddingtons BitterBoddingtons3.80832.95
Pitchfork Rebellious BitterRCH Brewery4.30823.7
XB Bluebird BitterConiston Brewing Co. Ltd4.40803.65
Samuel Smith's Tadcaster BitterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)3.80723.87
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery BitterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)4.00723.69
Little DogHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room3.50713.58
HopHeadDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.80693.91
Camerons StrongarmCastle Eden & Camerons Brewing Company Ltd4.00673.72
St. Peter's Best BitterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd3.70653.53
St. Patrick's BestStrangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd4.20643.56
HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)George Gale & Company Ltd4.80624.02
Harpoon Midsummer FlingHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.70623.37
West Bank Pub AleMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery4.80623.83
Adnams BitterAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery4.10613.7
Hooky BitterHook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.3.50603.87
St. Peter's Organic Best BitterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.10583.93
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