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English-Style Mild Ale guidelines

The Brewers Association's guidelines for English-style Mild Ale. This is one entry in the "Digital Interactive U.S. Beer Styles Guide," launched by the BA, via its CraftBeer.com site, in March 2015.

 

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See the BA's exact specifications for Mild Ale, as used at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival: here.

 

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A. Subcategory: English-Style Pale Mild Ale

English Pale Milds are light amber to medium amber. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Fruity-ester aroma is

very low to medium low. Hop aroma is very low or low. Malt flavor dominates the flavor profile. Hop flavor is very low to

low. Hop bitterness is very low to low. Very low diacetyl flavors may be appropriate in this low-alcohol beer. Fruity-ester flavor is very low to medium low. Body is low to low-medium.

 

Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.030-1.036 (7.6-9.0 °Plato)

Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.004-1.008

(1.0-2.1 °Plato)

Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.7%-3.4% (3.4%-4.4%)

Bitterness (IBU) 10-20

Color SRM 6-9 (12-18 EBC)

 

B. Subcategory: English-Style Dark Mild Ale

English Dark Milds are reddish brown to very dark. Fruity-ester aroma is very low to medium low. Malt and caramel are

part of the aroma while licorice and roast malt tones may sometimes contribute to aroma profile. Hop aroma is very low.

Malt flavor and caramel are part of the flavor profile while licorice and roast malt tones may also contribute. Hop flavor is

very low. Hop bitterness is very low to low. Very low diacetyl flavors may be appropriate in this low-alcohol beer. Fruity-ester flavor is very low to medium low. Body is low-medium to medium.

 

Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.030-1.036 (7.6-9.0 °Plato)

Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.004-1.008

(1.0-2.1 °Plato)

Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.7%-3.4% (3.4%-4.4%)

Bitterness (IBU) 10-24

Color SRM 17-34 (34-68 EBC)

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