About Bitter

About Bitter
Traditional bitter ales range from golden to copper in color and are around 3-3.5% in alcohol. They feature accents of hop aromas and, despite their name, are characterized by non-bitter, fruity flavors. Bitters originated as English specialties, though they are now widely-emulated in North America, sometimes with domestically-grown hops imparting a more assertive character than in traditional English takes on the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Coniston Bluebird Bitter, Adnams & Co. Broadside Ale, Young’s Bitter and Goose Island Honker’s Ale.

Top Picks for Bitter

Burleigh Brewing Co. My Wifes Bitter
93 points
Pale medium sunburst color. Delicate, baked, buttery creamy nutty aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee and coffee beans, rye crisp and puff rice, and hint of turnip with a satiny, crisp, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and an effortless, delightful, breezy finish manifesting accents of arugula, mocha, beets, and touch of pepper finish. A solid, earthy bitter with nice table appeal.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Trafalgar Bitter Ale
88 points
Hazy golden amber color. Lively, grassy, nutty aromas and flavors of char-roasted walnuts, dried fruits, and toasted sourdough with a velvety, crisp, frothy, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, buoyant finish that presents overtones of watercress, orange pepper bread, and mustard greens finish. A nice rustic food beer.