American-Style Black Ale

Ale - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 6 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 50 - 70
  • Color:   35+ SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.056 - 1.075
  • Final Gravity: 1.012 - 1.018

American-style Black Ale is perceived to have medium high to high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body. Fruity, floral and herbal character from hops of all origins may contribute character. The style is further characterized by a moderate degree of caramel malt character and dark roasted malt flavor and aroma. High astringency and high degree of burnt roast malt character should be absent.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.