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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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
These beers, also known by the names framboise, kriek, peche, cassis, etc., are characterized by fruit flavors and aromas. The color reflects the choice of ...
  • ABV: 5.6 - 8.6%
  • IBU: 15 - 21
  • Color:   2+ SRM
Oatmeal stouts include oatmeal in their grist, resulting in a pleasant, full flavor and a smooth profile that is rich without being grainy. A roasted ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 6%
  • IBU: 20 - 40
  • Color:   20+ 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
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
Dry stouts have an initial malt and light caramel flavor profile with a distinctive dry -roasted bitterness in the finish. Dry stouts achieve a dry-roasted ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 30 - 40
  • Color:   40+ 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
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
Sweet stouts, also referred to as cream stouts, have less roasted bitter flavor and a full -bodied mouthfeel. The style can be given more body ...
  • ABV: 3 - 6%
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • Color:   40+ SRM
American-style Black Ale is perceived to have medium high to high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body ...
  • ABV: 6 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 50 - 70
  • Color:   35+ SRM
Robust porters are black in color and have a roast malt flavor , often reminiscent of cocoa, but no roast barley flavor. These porters have a ...
  • ABV: 5 - 6.5%
  • IBU: 25 - 40
  • Color:   30+ SRM
These ales and lagers are very low in alcohol and historically in Belgium enjoyed with meals by both adults and children. Pale to very dark ...
  • ABV: 0.5 - 3.5%
  • IBU: 5 - 15
  • Color:   5 -   50 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
This medium-bodied, red to dark brown colored ale has a malty sweetness and chocolate-like caramel aroma. A light hop flavor and/or aroma is acceptable ...
  • ABV: 6.3 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   16 -   36 SRM
Brown porters are mid to dark brown (may have red tint) in color. No roast barley or strong burnt/black malt character should be perceived ...
  • ABV: 4.5 - 6%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   20 -   35 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
English dark mild ales range from deep copper to dark brown (often with a red tint) in color. Malt flavor and caramel are par t ...
  • ABV: 3.2 - 4%
  • IBU: 10 - 24
  • Color:   17 -   34 SRM

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Dark amber to brown in color, old ales are medium to full bodied with a malty sweetness. Hop aroma should be minimal and flavor can ...
  • ABV: 6 - 9%
  • IBU: 30 - 65
  • Color:   12 -   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
American brown ales range from deep copper to brown in color. Roasted malt caramel -like and chocolate-like characters should be of medium intensity in both ...
  • ABV: 4 - 6.4%
  • IBU: 25 - 45
  • Color:   15 -   26 SRM

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