A highly diverse category of British ale varieties that have been rejuvenated in American microbreweries. The category includes beers that can be pale, light and mild or very malty with a high alcohol level, robust and bitter. It is hard to define particular taste characteristics, since there is so much variety, but in general, the American style is usually more bitter, with a more prominent taste and aroma of hops.
American and British Ale – Aroma, body, alcohol and bitterness