Beer Styles

There are two types of beer: ales and lagers. Ales are older and have a more intense, full-bodied flavor. Lagers are more crisp and have a smoother taste.

The following slightly abridged list of ales and lagers was taken from BeerAdvocate.

Ales

  • American

    • Amber/Red Ale: focus is on malts with a varying range of hops
    • Barleywine: strong and fruity
    • Black Ale: malty, roasty, hoppy
    • Blonde Ale: light bodied, light-medium bitterness
    • Brown Ale
    • Dark Wheat Ale
    • Double/Imperial IPA
    • Imperial Stout
    • IPA
    • Pale Ale
    • Pale Wheat
    • Porter
    • Stout
    • Strong Ale
    • Wild Ale
    • Black & Tan
    • Pumpkin Ale 
    • Rye Beer
    • Wheatwine
  • Belgian / French

    • Belgian Dark Ale
    • Belgian IPA
    • Belgian Pale Ale
    • Belgian Strong Dark Ale
    • Belgian Strong Pale Ale
    • Dubbel
    • Lambic – Fruit
    • Lambic – Unblended
    • Quadrupel (Quad)
    • Saison / Farmhouse Ale
    • Tripel
    • Witbier
  • English

    • Baltic Porter
    • Braggot
    • English Barleywine
    • English Bitter
    • English Brown Ale
    • English Dark Mild Ale
    • English India Pale Ale (IPA)
    • English Pale Ale
    • English Pale Mild Ale
    • English Porter
    • English Stout
    • English Strong Ale
    • Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
    • Foreign / Export Stout
    • Milk / Sweet Stout
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Old Ale
    • Russian Imperial Stout
    • Winter Warmer
  • German Ales

    • Altbier
    • Berliner Weissbier
    • Dunkelweizen
    • Gose
    • Hefeweizen
    • Kölsch
    • Kristalweizen
    • Roggenbier
    • Weizenbock 

       

       

Lagers

  • American Lagers

    • American Adjunct Lager
    • American Amber / Red Lager
    • American Double / Imperial Pilsner
    • American Malt Liquor
    • American Pale Lager
    • California Common / Steam Beer
    • Light Lager
    • Low Alcohol Beer
  • Czech Lagers

    • Czech Pilsener
  • European Lagers

    • Euro Dark Lager
    • Euro Pale Lager
    • Euro Strong Lager
  • German Lagers

    • Bock
    • Doppelbock
    • Dortmunder / Export Lager
    • Eisbock
    • German Pilsener
    • Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
    • Maibock / Helles Bock
    • Märzen / Oktoberfest
    • Munich Dunkel Lager
    • Munich Helles Lager
    • Rauchbier
    • Schwarzbier
    • Vienna Lager
  • Japanese Lagers

    • Happoshu
    • Japanese Rice Lager
  • Hybrid Styles

    • Fruit / Vegetable Beer
    • Herbed / Spiced Beer
    • Smoked Beer

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s