Beer Styles

Explore and discover your favorite beers!

Start Here: Beer Style Families

So many beers out there and it can be confusing and intimidating. But not anymore!

There are 19 Beer Style Families. Start your exploration by reviewing the Beer O'Meter™ and description for each Family. Then click and discover!

Belgian
Belgian
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Belgian styles vary from golden ales to lambics and are known their fruity esters

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Bocks
Bocks
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Bocks are gold to light amber in color with a moderate to strong malt aroma

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Brown Ales
Brown Ales
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Brown ales are sweet with moderate bitterness and typically dark brown in color

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Ciders
Ciders
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Cider is fermented alcohol made from the unfiltered juice of fruits

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Dark Lagers
Dark Lagers
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Dark lagers are made to range in color from amber to dark reddish brown

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Hybrid Beers
Hybrid Beers
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Hybrid beers are unique and can range from Altbier to K├Âlsch to Cream Ale

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India Pale Ales
India Pale Ales
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India pale ale is all about hop flavor, aroma and bitterness with a higher ABV

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Irish Beers
Irish Beers
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Irish beers are usually thicker and darker in color with a roasted or sweet flavor

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Meads
Meads
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Meads are made from water, yeast and honey and may include fruit, herbs or spices

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Meads
Meads
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Meads are made from water, yeast and honey and may include fruit, herbs or spices

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Pale Ales
Pale Ales
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Pale ales are medium-bodied and can range from golden to deep amber in color

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Pilsners and Pale Lagers
Pilsners and Pale Lagers
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Pilsners and pale lagers are light to golden in color with a nice hop flavor

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Porters
Porters
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Porters are dark, rich and malty with an almost chewy characteristic

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Scottish-Style Ales
Scottish-Style Ales
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Scottish-style ales are full-bodied, malty and often have a slightly sweet taste

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Specialty Beers
Specialty Beers
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Specialty beers can run the gamut from barrel-aged to coffee and fruit beer

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Stouts
Stouts
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Stouts are dark in color with a full body, creamy head and dry finish

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Strong Ales
Strong Ales
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Strong ales are extremely high in alcohol and can range from a light to dark color

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Wheat Beers
Wheat Beers
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Wheat beer is a style of beer brewed with a large portion of wheat malt

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Wild or Sour Beers
Wild or Sour Beers
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Wild beers include "wild" yeast or bacteria and can have a unique, funky taste

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