English-Style Summer Ale

Type:
Ale
Origin:
British
OG:
1.036-1.050
FG:
1.006-1.012
ABV:
3.7-5.1
IBU:
20-30
SRM:
4-7

English-Style Summer Ales are pale to light amber. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Fruity-ester aromas are acceptable at low to moderate levels. No diacetyl or DMS aromas should be apparent. Hop aroma is low to medium-low. English, American or noble-type hop aroma should not be assertive and always well balanced with malt aroma. Residual malt sweetness is low to medium. Torrefied and/or malted wheat are often used in quantities of 25% or less. Malt flavor may be biscuit-like. Hop flavor is low to medium-low. English, American, or noble-type hop flavor should not be assertive and always well balanced with malt character. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium. Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. The overall impression is refreshing and thirst quenching. Low to moderate fruity-ester flavors are acceptable. No diacetyl or DMS flavors should be apparent. Body is low to medium-low.

Based on Brewers Association 2014 Beer Style Guidelines, published by Brewers Association. Changes made for formatting.