Ale 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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Old lambic is blended with newly fermenting young lambic to create this special style of lambic. Gueuze is always refermented in the bottle. These unflavored ...
  • ABV: 6.8 - 8.6%
  • IBU: 11 - 23
  • Color:   6 -   13 SRM
Copper to brown in color, this German ale may be highly hopped and intensely bitter (although the 25 to 35 IBU range is more normal ...
  • ABV: 4.3 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 25 - 52
  • Color:   11 -   19 SRM
Kölsch is warm fermented and aged at cold temperatures (German ale or alt-style beer). Kölsch is characterized by a golden to straw color and a ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.3%
  • IBU: 18 - 25
  • Color:   4 -   6 SRM
The German word leicht means light, and as such these beers are light versions of Hefeweizen. Leicht Weissbier is top fermented and cloudy like Hefeweizen ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 3.5%
  • IBU: 10 - 20
  • Color:   3.5 -   15 SRM
Golden or Blonde ales are straw to golden blonde in color. They have a crisp, dry palate, light to medium body, and light malt sweetness ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5%
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • Color:   3 -   7 SRM
Traditional examples of Gose are spontaneously fermented, similarly to Belgian-style gueuze/lambic beers, and should exhibit complexity of acidic, flavor and aroma contributed by introduction ...
  • ABV: 4.4 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   3 -   9 SRM

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