Bitter beer

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bitter beer = pale ale, a highly hopped beer made from the very finest selected malt and hops
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. béor; Ger. and Dut. bier, Ice. bjorr.

Usage

In literature:

That was a good Inn down in Wiltshire where I put up once, in the days of the hard Wiltshire ale, and before all beer was bitterness.
"The Holly-Tree" by Charles Dickens
And the beer is horrid, bitter as wormwood.
"The Witch and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
The beer was exceedingly bitter.
"Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine" by Edwin Waugh
DE BEER attacking the railways said they were already beginning to eat the bitter fruits of them.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
The Marquis of Maltanops has a share in a bitter beer house at Burton.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
This produced beer of a paler colour, and of a less bitter flavour.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
Beer barrels, wine bottles and spirit-bottles, dozens of pale ale and bitter beer, were soon dragged into light.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
I have heard of bitter beer, but this beats all for bitterness that ever I tasted!
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The appetizing power of beer and bitter ales is chiefly due to the hop or other bitter ingredients which they contain.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Many of the compounds actually are beer, bittered with quassia instead of hops; made nauseous in order that you may have faith in them.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
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In poetry:

"I'm getting rather hoarse, I fear,
After so much reciting :
So, if you don't object, my dear,
We'll try a glass of bitter beer -
I think it looks inviting."
"Phantasmagoria Canto II ( Hys Fyve Rules )" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Some of you might remember the commercial for a leading macro-lager showing someone wincing while drinking a competitive brand, making what was called a " bitter-beer face".
Falling Sky Brewing pairs its lively session beers — lower alcohol, less bitterness , plenty of flavor — with creative fare.
Chef Dan Van Rite of Hinterland, a gastropub in Milwaukee, listed bitters as a hot drink of 2012 along with craft beers and coconut water.
Basic British bitters — the ales that have for generations quenched thirsts in pubs throughout England — are beers for drinking, rather than sipping.
The light, elusive flavor of grapefruit is bolstered with other citrus flavors and noble hops, the less- bitter varieties better known for a supporting role in beer.
No-Li Brewhouse lands international acclaim at the 2012 European Beer Star Competition, what some call the Great American Beer Festival of Europe, with a bronze for its Crystal Bitter.
This holds especially true for beers like Pale Ales and India Pale Ales, whose bitter hop flavors fade within time.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – IF YOU HAVE THOUGHT about it at all, you probably thought Guinness was the last word in stout -- the opaque, dark beer with the creamy white head and the sturdy, bitter taste.
I have long loved the Saint Arnold Elissa IPA and so was probably inclined to like the new Bitter Belgian, the fourth and final beer in Saint Arnold Brewing Co.'s Movable Yeast series.
A nice medium-bodied beer that shows some caramelized malt and good bittering hops.
You may or may not see Champagne and Jameson together again at last, but look for lots of house-made ingredients such as bitters, limoncello, and ginger beer for Pilar 's oh-so-delicious Dark and Stormy.
William Knoedelseder's new book, Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer, opens with a foreboding scene.
Despite the name — and the aroma — this beer doesn't have much hops bitterness.
Not that it isn't the most deliciously hoppy, amazingly bitter, stupidly strong beer in the land, but it sure is thick.
Some of Goose Island's classic beer styles tend toward the English ale side (their Honker's Ale is an excellent stateside rendition of a British Bitter), and the India Pale Ale is no exception.
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In science:

The bitter taste in food is instinctively perceived as bad but with time people get to like the taste of the coffee and the beer, for example.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
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