Lager 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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The German word helle means light colored, and as such, a heller Bock is light straw to deep golden in color. Maibocks are also light-colored ...
  • ABV: 6 - 8%
  • IBU: 20 - 38
  • Color:   4 -   10 SRM
Malty sweetness is dominant but should not be cloying. Malt character is more reminiscent of fresh and lightly toasted Munich-style malt, more so than caramel ...
  • ABV: 6.5 - 8%
  • IBU: 17 - 27
  • Color:   12 -   30 SRM
Today’s Oktoberfest beers are characterized by a medium body and light, golden color. Sweet maltiness is mild with an equalizing balance of clean, hop ...
  • ABV: 5 - 6%
  • IBU: 23 - 29
  • Color:   3 -   5 SRM
Märzens are characterized by a medium body and broad range of color. They can range from golden to reddish orange. Sweet maltiness should dominate slightly ...
  • ABV: 5.3 - 5.9%
  • IBU: 18 - 25
  • Color:   4 -   15 SRM
A classic German Pilsener is very light straw or golden in color and well hopped. Perception of hop bitterness is medium to high. Noble-type hop ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5%
  • IBU: 25 - 40
  • Color:   3 -   4 SRM
These very dark brown to black beers have a mild roasted malt character without the associated bitterness. This is not a full - bodied beer, but ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 22 - 30
  • Color:   25 -   30 SRM

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