Best Bitter Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Best Bitter Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Easy-drinking, yet extremely flavorful English-style beer with a light golden color
  • Includes Northern Brewer and British Kent Goldings hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4%
  • Estimated IBUs: 26-29
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A really easy-drinking, yet extremely flavorful English-style beer that features English Carastan malt. Light golden color combines with lots of British Kent Golding hops to provide the British equivalent of MoreBeer!'s Light Ale, though with more flavor. Don't let the name fool you; the bitterness is really quite moderate. Start drinking this beer and before you realize it you will have gone through a few pints.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.042-46
  • SRM (Color Range): 7
  • IBUs: 26-29
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Like Bitters due to trip to UK
Robert Y on Apr 6, 2022
I like an ESB
DANIEL R on Dec 3, 2021
Like Bitters due to trip to UK
Robert Y on Apr 6, 2022
Sounds delicious.
Tysen Bibb on Feb 1, 2022
I like an ESB
DANIEL R on Dec 3, 2021
another favorite kit
Wes B on Nov 17, 2021
I;m a fan of English bitters.
Michael F on Dec 9, 2020
Good Price for all the Ingrediants
Albert B on Jun 1, 2020
others not available
Wes B on May 25, 2020
It is hard to get Bitters where I live.
Doug N on Jul 2, 2019
I brewed the all grain version of this recently and it was quite tasty.
Andy W on Oct 22, 2018
love this beer
Ken L on May 28, 2018
i like english beer
michael h on May 23, 2018
I like this beer for summer; and, summer is just around the corner
Garrett L on Mar 16, 2018
My first beer to brew, so I wanted something known to be fairly easy. Also, I like that the MoreBeer kits don't include yeast, allowing me to choose my own.
Craig B on Jan 30, 2018
Sounds delicious.
Tysen Bibb on Feb 1, 2022
another favorite kit
Wes B on Nov 17, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Simple and Delicious
This five gallons went quick. A great session beer with plenty of flavor. Fermented it with West Yorkshire Ale yeast. I may just make it again. If you think session beer can't be full flavored and satisfying, give this a try. Great beer!
May 5, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Brewed as a 'teaching aid" to new brewers. Hit the numbers pretty well; useful for showing tastes/aromas of various ingredients. I'll be interested in trying this as an all-grain kit!
September 16, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very enjoyable first beer
This was my first brewing experience and it really hooked me. Nothing like an American beer, a real bitter. I've given out bottles to many friends and every bottle came back with a compliment. The flavor reminded me of bitters I've enjoyed south of London but not any one in particular, the closest would be Brakspear, unusual because this ale isn't hopped with either Fuggles or Goldings.
Very enjoyable brewing experience Morebeer, thanks for the new hobby!
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Really nice session beer
Really good right down the middle beer, exceptionally easy to drink. Didn't stay in the kegerator long once my neighbors tasted it.

If you haven't tried it, do it next...
January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great drinking English style beer! Bravo!
December 30, 2012