Coffee-Flavored Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 15 - 40
  • Color:   8 -   50 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.030 - 1.110
  • Final Gravity: 1.006 - 1.030

Coffee beers use coffee in any of its forms other than or in addition to hops to create a distinct (ranging from subtle to in tense) character. Under hopping allows coffee to contribute to the flavor profile while not becoming excessively bitter. If this beer is a classic style with coffee flavor, the brewer should specify the classic style.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.