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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Quadrupels or ―Quads‖ are characterized by the immense presence of alcohol and balanced flavor, bitterness and aromas. Its color is deep amber to rich chestnut ...
  • ABV: 9 - 14%
  • IBU: 25 - 50
  • Color:   8 -   20 SRM
Black in color. American-style imperial stouts typically have a high alcohol content. Generally characterized as very robust. The extremely rich malty flavor and aroma are ...
  • ABV: 7 - 12%
  • IBU: 50 - 80
  • Color:   40+ SRM
American style wheat wines range from gold to deep amber and are brewed with 50% or more wheat malt. They have full body and high ...
  • ABV: 8.4 - 12%
  • IBU: 45 - 85
  • Color:   8 -   15 SRM
Imperial porters are very dark brown to black in color. No roast barley or strong burnt/astringent black malt character should be perceived. Medium malt ...
  • ABV: 7 - 12%
  • IBU: 35 - 50
  • Color:   40+ SRM
Dark copper to very dark brown, British-style imperial stouts typically have high alcohol content. The extremely rich malty flavor (often characterized as toffee -like or ...
  • ABV: 7 - 12%
  • IBU: 45 - 65
  • Color:   20 -   40 SRM
American style barley wines range from amber to deep copper-garnet in color and have a full body and high residual malty sweetness. Complexity of alcohols ...
  • ABV: 8.4 - 12%
  • IBU: 60 - 100
  • Color:   11 -   22 SRM
British-style barley wines range from tawny copper to dark brown in color and have a full body and high residual malty sweetness. Complexity of alcohols ...
  • ABV: 8.4 - 12%
  • IBU: 40 - 60
  • Color:   14 -   22 SRM
Belgian dark strong ales are amber to dark brown in color. Often, though not always, brewed with dark Belgian "candy" sugar, these beers can be ...
  • ABV: 7 - 11%
  • IBU: 20 - 50
  • Color:   9 -   35 SRM
Belgian pale strong ales are pale to golden in color with relatively light body for a beer of its alcoholic strength. Often b rewed with ...
  • ABV: 7 - 11%
  • IBU: 20 - 50
  • Color:   3.5 -   10 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

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