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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Bamberg-style Bock Rauchbier should have beechwood smoky characters that range from detectable to prevalent in the aroma and flavor. Smoke character is not harshly phenolic ...
  • ABV: 6 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   20 -   30 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
Traditional bocks are made with all malt and are strong, malty, medium- to full-bodied, bottom-fermented beers with moderate hop bitterness that should increase proportionately with ...
  • ABV: 6.3 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   20 -   30 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
This beer's malt aroma and flavor are low but notable. Its color ranges from a very deep copper to a deep, dark brown. It ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 14 - 20
  • Color:   14 -   25 SRM
These light brown to dark brown beers have a pronounced malty aroma and flavor that dominates over the clean, crisp, moderate hop bitterness. This beer ...
  • ABV: 4.5 - 5%
  • IBU: 16 - 25
  • Color:   15 -   20 SRM
Beers in this category are reddish brown or copper colored. They are medium in body. The beer is characterized by malty aroma and slight malt ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 22 - 28
  • Color:   12 -   16 SRM
The American style of these classic German beers is distinguished by a comparatively greater degree of hop character. In general the style is characterized by ...
  • ABV: 5.3 - 5.9%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   4 -   15 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
American-style amber lagers are light amber to amber or copper colored. They are medium bodied. There is a noticeable degree of caramel-type malt character in ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 18 - 30
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM

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