Bitter is an English specialty, and very much an English term, generally denoting the standard ale—the “session” beer—in an English brewer’s range. They are characterized by a fruitiness, light-to-medium body and an accent on hop aromas more than hop bitters. Colors range from golden to copper. Despite the name, they are not particularly bitter.

Why a Beer Can Smell Bitter

Most discussions about hops naturally include bitterness. As well as hop oils, lupulin glands within the cone contain hard and

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