These very dark brown to black beers have a mild roasted malt character without the associated bitterness. This is not a fullbodiedbeer, but rather a moderate body gently enhances malt flavor and aroma with low to moderate levels of sweetness. Hop bitterness is low to medium in character. Noble-type hop flavor and aroma should be low but perceptible. There should be no fruity esters. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Recommended Glassware: Flute Glass or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (ºPlato): 1.044-1.052 (11-13 ºPlato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato): 1.012-1.016 (3-4 ºPlato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 3-3.9% (3.8-5%)
Bitterness (IBU): 22-30
Color SRM (EBC): 25-30 (50-60 EBC)
Sub-style guidelines used with permission of the Brewers Association, www.beertown.org.