Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale Style
- Color: Straw to copper
- Clarity: Chill haze and/or a hazy appearance caused by yeast is acceptable at low levels
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low malt sweetness and other malt attributes are present
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Low to medium
- Perceived Bitterness: Low to medium
- Fermentation Characteristics: Perceivable fruity esters should be present, and are a defining character of this beer style, balanced by low to medium hop aroma. Overall flavor impression is mild. Clean yeasty, bready character may be present. Yeast in suspension if present may impact overall perception of bitterness. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels. DMS should not be present.
- Body: Low to medium with a dry finish
Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.040-1.052 (10-13 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.004-1.010 (1-2.5 °Plato)
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.2%-4.7% (4.0%-6.0%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 15-35
- Color SRM (EBC) 3-10(6-20 EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.
Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Ale Styles – Other Origin Ale Styles – Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale