Famous style from Burton-on-Trent. Stronger body than ordinary bitter, but slightly less bitter. A balanced, easy drinking beer that is malty and strong but not overbearing.
Medium to full body, with medium to high bitterness and hop aroma. Dry with a defined hop flavor. Golden to copper color. Crystal malt evident. Low carbonation for kegs, medium for bottled version.
English pale, amber and/or crystal malts. English hops. Water with high sulfate profile enhances bitterness perception (i.e. famous Burton-on-Trent Water)
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