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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Belgian white ales are very pale in color and are brewed using unmalted wheat and malted barley and are spiced with coriander and orange peel ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.2%
  • IBU: 10 - 17
  • Color:   2 -   4 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
Belgian-style blond ales are characterized by low yet evident hop bitterness, flavor, and sometimes aroma. Light to medium body and low malt aroma with a ...
  • ABV: 6 - 7.8%
  • IBU: 15 - 30
  • Color:   4 -   7 SRM
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
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
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 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
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
Tripels are often characterized by a complex, some times mild spicy character. Clove-like phenolic flavor and aroma may be evident at extremely low levels. Yeast-generated ...
  • ABV: 7 - 10%
  • IBU: 20 - 45
  • Color:   4 -   9 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

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