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Spanish term or phrase:grados (de alcohol)
English translation:alcohol content
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14:06 Apr 19, 2001
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Science - Wine / Oenology / Viticulture
Spanish term or phrase: grados
Cerveza de siete grados de alcohol

As I understand, in English we do not use 'grades' but rather, percentages of alcohol content. Does anyone know how the conversion is made and what the equivalent is for 7 grados de alcohol?
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percent (or %)
Explanation:
The Spanish-English Wine Glossary explains the system as follows:

http://www.trinor.com/WineEN/WineTermsEN.html

“Grado alcohólic: [alcohol content] Percentage of alcohol contained in the wine. It is often given in degrees (grados). 12 degrees is the equivalent of 12% alcohol content.”

So for “7 grados de alcohol,” you would say, “7% alcohol.”

Although 7% alcohol is equivalent to 14 proof, I would not proceed with such a conversion unless the job expressly calls for it.


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napercent (or %)Fuad Yahya
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52 mins
14 proof


Explanation:
In English we use "proof," which is the percent alcohol content multiplied by two. Therefore, a 14 proof beverage would be 7% alcohol by volume. I believe that a "grado" is the actual percent alcohol content. My only doubt is that 7% seems rather high for beer.

ex. from a drink recipe website:Grado Alcoholico: 14º GL (28º Proof).

Good luck:


    Reference: http://www.allrecipes.com/encyc/terms/P/8080.asp
    Reference: http://www.ponchecrema.com/espec.html
Jennifer Struna

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1 hr
percent


Explanation:
This would be "seven-percent beer". For weaker alcoholic beverages percentage is used, for stronger ones, proof. Proof is approximately twice percentage —I won't go into exactly how it's calculated— and the stronger the spirit, the more it deviates from twice.

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23 hrs
percent (or %)


Explanation:
The Spanish-English Wine Glossary explains the system as follows:

http://www.trinor.com/WineEN/WineTermsEN.html

“Grado alcohólic: [alcohol content] Percentage of alcohol contained in the wine. It is often given in degrees (grados). 12 degrees is the equivalent of 12% alcohol content.”

So for “7 grados de alcohol,” you would say, “7% alcohol.”

Although 7% alcohol is equivalent to 14 proof, I would not proceed with such a conversion unless the job expressly calls for it.


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Fuad Yahya
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