All Styles

We have a large listing of beer styles based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines. Research different beer styles and see what others have made in those styles.

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English Summer Ale is light straw to golden colored with medium-low to medium bitterness, light to medium-light body, and low to medium residual malt sweetness ...
  • ABV: 3.6 - 5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   4 -   7 SRM
The aroma and flavor of a Weissbier with yeast is decidedly fruity and phenolic. The phenolic characteristics are often described as clove or nutmeg-like and ...
  • ABV: 4.9 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   3 -   9 SRM
The aroma and flavor of a Weissbier without yeast is very similar to Weissbier with yeast (Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier) with the caveat that fruity and phenolic ...
  • ABV: 4.9 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   3 -   9 SRM
The German word Bernsteinfarben means amber colored, and as such, a Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen is dark yellow to amber in color. This beer style is characterized ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   9 -   13 SRM
American strong pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. The style is characterized by floral and citrus-like American-variety hops used to produce ...
  • ABV: 5.5 - 6.3%
  • IBU: 40 - 50
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
Special bitter is more robust than ordinary bitter. It has medium body and medium residual malt sweetness. It is deep gold to copper colored. Hop ...
  • ABV: 4.1 - 4.8%
  • IBU: 28 - 40
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
Scottish light ales are light bodied. Little bitterness is perceived, and hop flavor or aroma should not be perceived. Despite its lightness, Scottish light ale ...
  • ABV: 2.8 - 3.5%
  • IBU: 9 - 20
  • Color:   8 -   17 SRM
This style can be either pale or dark (golden to dark brown in color) and has a high starting gravity and alcohol content. The malty ...
  • ABV: 6.9 - 9.3%
  • IBU: 15 - 35
  • Color:   4 -   18 SRM
Scottish heavy ale is moderate in strength and dominated by a smooth, sweet maltiness balanced with low, but perceptible, hop bitterness. Hop flavor or aroma ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 4%
  • IBU: 12 - 20
  • Color:   10 -   19 SRM
The overriding character of Scottish export ale is sweet, caramel-like, and malty. Its bitterness is perceived as low to medium. Hop flavor or aroma should ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5.3%
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • Color:   10 -   19 SRM
This beer style is characterized by a distinct sweet maltiness and a chocolate-like character from roasted malt. Estery and phenolic elements of this Weissbier should ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   10 -   19 SRM
Light amber to mid-range brown in color, strong ales are medium to full bodied with a malty sweetness and may have low levels of roast ...
  • ABV: 7 - 11%
  • IBU: 30 - 65
  • Color:   8 -   21 SRM
Speciality perry covers perries with additional additives or adjuncts. These additional ingredients may impact the color or alcohol content but pear flavor should still be ...
  • ABV: 5 - 12%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Speciality cider covers ciders with additional additives or adjuncts. These additional ingredients may impact the color or alcohol content but apple flavor should still be ...
  • ABV: 5 - 12%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Scotch ales are overwhelmingly malty and full -bodied. Perception of hop bitterness is very low. Hop flavor and aroma are very low or nonexistent. Color ...
  • ABV: 6.2 - 8%
  • IBU: 25 - 35
  • Color:   15 -   30 SRM
These very dark brown to black beers have a mild roasted malt character without the associated bitterness. This is not a full - bodied beer, but ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 22 - 30
  • Color:   25 -   30 SRM

Specialty Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

These beers are brewed using unusual fermentable sugars, grains and starches that contribute to alcohol content other than, or in addition to, malted barley. Nuts ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 25%
  • IBU: 0 - 100
  • Color:   1 -   100 SRM
These beers are brewed using honey in addition to malted barley. Beers ma y be brewed to a traditional style or may be experimental. Character ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 0 - 100
  • Color:   1 -   100 SRM
Initial low to medium malt sweetness with a degree of caramel, chocolate and/or roasted coffee flavor with a distinctive dry - roasted bitterness in the ...
  • ABV: 5.7 - 8.8%
  • IBU: 35 - 60
  • Color:   40+ SRM
Smoke porters are chestnut brown to black in color. They can exhibit a mild to assertive smoke character in balance with other beer characters. Black ...
  • ABV: 5 - 8.7%
  • IBU: 20 - 40
  • Color:   20+ SRM

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