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The hue or shade of a beer, primarily derived from grains, sometimes derived from fruit or other ingredients in beer. Beer styles made with caramelized, toasted or roasted malts or grains will exhibit increasingly darker colors. The colour of a beer may often, but not always, allow the consumer to anticipate how a beer might taste. It’s important to note that beer colour does not equate to alcohol level, mouthfeel or calories in beer.

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