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What is alcohol?
** What is an alcohol unit? **
Our easy-to-understand guide gives you the facts and advice on alcohol
units and measures.
· What is a unit?
· Alcohol by volume
· Measures and glass sizes
· Strategies for drinking less at home
· Strategies for drinking less out and about
The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than 3-4
units of alcohol a day for men (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer)
and 2-3 units for women (equivalent to a 175 ml glass of wine). 'Regularly'
means drinking alcohol every day or most days of the week.
-What is a unit?-
One unit is 10 ml of pure alcohol. It takes the average adult around an
hour to process this so that there's none left in their bloodstream,
although this varies from person to person.
-What is a unit of alcohol? -
-Alcohol by volume-
Alcohol content is also expressed as a percentage of the whole drink. Look
on a bottle of wine or a can
Beer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
** Beer **
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This article is about the alcoholic beverage. For other uses, see Beer
Schlenkerla Rauchbier being poured from a cask
A collection of rare beer cans
*Beer* is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch
and fermentation of the resulting sugar. The starch and saccharification
enzymes are often derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted
barley and malted wheat.^ Most beer is also flavoured with hops, which
add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings
such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. The preparation of
beer is called brewing.
Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage,^ and is the
third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea.^ It is thought by
some to be the oldest fermented beverage.^^^^
Some of humanity's earliest known writings refer to the production and
distribution of beer: the Code of Hammurabi included laws regulating beer
and beer parlours,^ and "The Hymn to Ninkasi", a prayer to the
Mesopotamian goddess of beer, served as both a prayer and as a method of
remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate
people.^^ Today, the brewing industry is a global business,
consisting of several dominant multinational companies and many thousands
of smaller producers ranging from brewpubs to regional breweries.
The strength of beer is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (abv)
although it may vary between 0.5% (de-alcoholized) and 20%, with some
breweries creating examples of 40% abv and above in recent years.
Beer forms part of the culture of beer-drinking nations and is associated
with social traditions such as beer festivals, as well as
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