variants: or abv

Definition of ABV

alcohol by volume Here is a Riesling with a stated alcohol level of 8.7% abv, and yet the acidity is so strong that the residual sugar barely registers.Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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“ABV.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ABV. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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