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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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
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
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

Session Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Any style of beer can be made lower in strength than described in the classic style guidelines. The goal should be to reach a balance ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5.1%
  • IBU: 10 - 30
  • Color:   2+ 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
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
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
As with classic dry stouts, foreign-style stouts have an initial malt sweetness and caramel flavor with a distinctive dry-roasted bitterness in the finish. Coffee-like roasted ...
  • ABV: 5.7 - 9.3%
  • IBU: 30 - 60
  • Color:   40+ SRM

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