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2012 Best English Summer Ales in the United States


This Top Ten List of English Summer ales  from the results of the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.
  

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1. Twilight Ale – Deschutes Brewery
2. First Draft Ale – Niagara College
3. Sisters of the Moon - Mother Earth Brewing
4. Summer Lovin' Blue Mountain Brewery
5. Peacemaker Austin Beerworks
6. Mad Fox Brewing Company English Summer Ale Mad Fox Brewing
7. Sandbagger's Gold - Montana Brewing
8. Cross of Gold Revolution Brewing
9. Stone & Wood Pacific Ale Stone & Wood Brewing
10. Mother Lode Golden Ale Laurelwood Brewing
  

    

English Summer Ale

English Summer Ale is light straw to golden colored with medium-low to medium bitterness, light to medium-light body, and low to medium residual malt sweetness. Torrefied and/or malted wheat are often used in quantities of 25% or less. Malt flavor may be biscuit-like. English, American or Noble-type hop character, flavor and aroma are evident and may or may not be assertive yet always well balanced with malt character. Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions. In bottled versions, normal or lively carbon dioxide content is appropriate. The overall impression is refreshing and thirst quenching. Fruity-ester characters are acceptable at low to moderate levels. No butterscotch-like diacetyl or sweet corn-like dimethylsulfide (DMS) should be apparent in aroma or flavor. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
OG: 1.036-1.050
FG: 1.006-1.012
Alcohol by Weight: 2.9-4%
IBU: 20-35
Color SRM: 4-6 
 

 

 





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