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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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
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 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
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
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 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
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
English pale mild ales range from golden to amber in color. Malt flavor dominates the flavor profile with little hop bitterness or flavor. Hop aroma ...
  • ABV: 3.2 - 4%
  • IBU: 10 - 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 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

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