British Bitter is the beer responsible for my homebrewing. Falling in love with it when we lived in England, I couldn’t find anything like it when we returned back to the US. So I decided to start brewing to make beers I couldn’t find. That said, I’ve rarely brewed it. This is my 4th time brewing it out of ~170 batches. But, importantly, this batch is finally very close to what I want!
Malty and full-flavored, with a distinct slightly sweet flavor of the British yeast. The malt is slightly roasty, and the beer finishes very cleanly, yet bold. Shocking that it is such a low ABV, but doesn’t taste watery.
Brewed: 12/28/2020. Distributed: 1/25/2021.
ABV: 4.2%, IBU: 42
Malts: Maris Otter, Amber, Caramel 20L.
Hops: Target, East Kent Goldings, Challenger.
Yeast: White Labs WLP002 English Ale.