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Author Topic: English Bitter revisited  (Read 1381 times)

rustcp

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English Bitter revisited
« on: May 03, 2017, 06:08:01 PM »
So I revisited the Coopers English Bitter. This is, contrary to the name , kind of a sweet beer - very little by way of hops taste, quite malty, no alcohol taste (I should have taken a gravity reading)..


"Beer Advocate" states
Description:
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

So, really most of the boxes were ticked here with my brew.  Though I must say, next time I will add a hop tea.

(Great hobby, y'know?)

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Re: English Bitter revisited
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 04:09:24 AM »
It's never too late to take an FG! If it didn't ferment out, at least you'll know!

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Re: English Bitter revisited
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 12:31:27 AM »
I've found the Cooper's English Bitter and IPA to be almost identical, I make a hop tea with 1/2 ounce cascade (10 min boil) instead of just boiling water at the beginning and it really improves both types. To me at least.
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Re: English Bitter revisited
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 08:19:12 PM »
So on the weekend I made a Cooper's English Bitter with 1 kg beer enhancer, 500 g. DME, and 675 ml. molasses. Smelled wonderful. here's hoping something special happens!

 

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