Medium-low to medium malt sweetness provides balance with coffee ﬂavor and aroma.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Low to high depending on the underlying style
Typical of underlying style
Reﬂective of the underlying beer style
Coffee beers incorporate coffee in any form. Coffee character should be apparent as the defining attribute of this category, ranging from subtle to intense, and should be in harmony with other attributes of the underlying beer. Other flavors may also be present. When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, brewers may be asked to provide supplemental information about entries in this category to allow for accurate evaluation of diverse entries. Such information might include the underlying beer style upon which the entry is based, or other information unique to the entry such as type or form of coffee used or other factors which influence perceived sensory outcomes.