Probably the most common ale style. A rich malty flavour is nicely balanced by competing hops. The name is derived from the bitterness provided by the hops, and is most commonly served on draught in British pubs. Bitter is a wide category and consists of sub-styles including Ordinary, Best and Extra Special Bitter (ESB). Colour can range from light gold to dark brown. Generally dry, moderately hoppy with low carbonation.