Category 37: English Summer Ale

Color:
Straw to gold
Clarity:
Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Residual malt sweetness is low to medium. Torrified or malted wheat is often used in quantities of 25 percent or less. Malt attributes such as biscuity or low levels of caramel are present.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
English, American or noble-type hop aroma should be low to medium. English, American or noble-type hop flavor should not be assertive and should be well balanced with malt character.
Fermentation Characteristics:
MMild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. Fruity esters are low to medium. Diacetyl and DMS should not be present.
Body:
Low to medium-low
Additional Notes:
The overall impression is refreshing and thirst quenching.
Alcohol by Volume:
3.70% – 5.10%
IBU:
20-30
SRM Color:
3-6