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01AStandard American BeerAmerican Light LagerPale Lager2.84.281223102810409981008Highly carbonated, very light-bodied, nearly flavorless lager designed to be consumed very cold. Very refreshing and thirst quenching.
01BStandard American BeerAmerican LagerPale Lager4.25.3818241040105010041010A very pale, highly-carbonated, light-bodied, well-attenuated lager with a very neutral flavor profile and low bitterness. Served very cold, it can be a very refreshing and thirst quenching drink.
01CStandard American BeerCream AlePale Ale4.25.68202.551042105510061012A clean, well-attenuated, flavorful American “lawnmower” beer. Easily drinkable and refreshing, with more character than typical American lagers.
01DStandard American BeerAmerican Wheat BeerWheat Beer45.51530361040105510081013Refreshing wheat beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins. A clean fermentation character allows bready, doughy, or grainy wheat flavors to be complemented by hop flavor and bitterness rather than yeast qualities.
02AInternational LagerInternational Pale LagerPale Lager4.661825261042105010081012A highly-attenuated pale lager without strong flavors, typically well-balanced and highly carbonated. Served cold, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching.
02BInternational LagerInternational Amber LagerAmber Lager4.668257141042105510081014A well-attenuated malty amber lager with an interesting caramel or toast quality and restrained bitterness. Usually fairly well-attenuated, often with an adjunct quality. Smooth, easily-drinkable lager character.
02CInternational LagerInternational Dark LagerDark Lager4.2682014221044105610081012A darker and somewhat sweeter version of international pale lager with a little more body and flavor, but equally restrained in bitterness. The low bitterness leaves the malt as the primary flavor element, and the low hop levels provide very little in the way of balance.
03ACzech LagerCzech Pale LagerPale Lager34.12035361028104410081014A lighter-bodied, rich, refreshing, hoppy, bitter pale Czech lager having the familiar flavors of the stronger Czech Premium Pale Lager (Pilsner-type) beer but in a lower alcohol, lighter-bodied, and slightly less intense format.
03BCzech LagerCzech Premium Pale LagerPilsner4.25.830453.561044106010131017Rich, characterful, pale Czech lager, with considerable malt and hop character and a long, rounded finish. Complex yet well-balanced and refreshing. The malt flavors are complex for a Pilsner-type beer, and the bitterness is strong but clean and without harshness, which gives a rounded impression that enhances drinkability.
03CCzech LagerCzech Amber LagerAmber Lager4.45.8203510161044106010131017Malt-driven amber Czech lager with hop character that can vary from low to quite significant. The malt flavors can vary quite a bit, leading to different interpretations ranging from drier, bready, and slightly biscuity to sweeter and somewhat caramelly.
03DCzech LagerCzech Dark LagerDark Lager4.45.8183414351044106010131017A rich, dark, malty Czech lager with a roast character that can vary from almost absent to quite prominent. Malty with an interesting and complex flavor profile, with variable levels of hopping providing a range of possible interpretations.
04APale Malty European LagerMunich HellesPale Lager4.75.41622351044104810061012A clean, malty, gold-colored German lager with a smooth grainy-sweet malty flavor and a soft, dry finish. Subtle spicy, floral, or herbal hops and restrained bitterness help keep the balance malty but not sweet, which helps make this beer a refreshing, everyday drink.
04BPale Malty European LagerFestbierPale Lager5.86.31825471054105710101012A smooth, clean, pale German lager with a moderately strong malty flavor and a light hop character. Deftly balances strength and drinkability, with a palate impression and finish that encourages drinking. Showcases elegant German malt flavors without becoming too heavy or filling.
04CPale Malty European LagerHelles BockBock6.37.423356111064107210111018A relatively pale, strong, malty German lager beer with a nicely attenuated finish that enhances drinkability. The hop character is generally more apparent than in other bocks.
05APale Bitter European beerGerman LeichtbierPale Lager2.43.61528251026103410061010A pale, highly-attenuated, light-bodied German lager with lower alcohol and calories than normal-strength beers. Moderately bitter with noticeable malt and hop flavors, the beer is still interesting to drink.
05BPale Bitter European beerKölschPale Ale4.45.218303.551044105010071011A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer usually with a very subtle fruit and hop character. Subdued maltiness throughout leads into a pleasantly well-attenuated and refreshing finish. Freshness makes a huge difference with this beer, as the delicate character can fade quickly with age. Brilliant clarity is characteristic.
05CPale Bitter European beerGerman Helles ExportbierPale Lager4.862030471048105610101015A pale, well-balanced, smooth German lager that is slightly stronger than the average beer with a moderate body and a mild, aromatic hop and malt character.
05DPale Bitter European beerGerman PilsPilsner4.45.22240251044105010081013A light-bodied, highly-attenuated, gold-colored, bottom-fermented bitter German beer showing excellent head retention and an elegant, floral hop aroma. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, a German Pils showcases the finest quality German malt and hops.
06AAmber Malty European LagerMärzenAmber Lager5.86.318248171054106010101014An elegant, malty German amber lager with a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness, and a dry finish that encourages another drink. The overall malt impression is soft, elegant, and complex, with a rich aftertaste that is never cloying or heavy.
06BAmber Malty European LagerRauchbierAmber Lager4.86203012221050105710121016An elegant, malty German amber lager with a balanced, complementary beechwood smoke character. Toasty-rich malt in aroma and flavor, restrained bitterness, low to high smoke flavor, clean fermentation profile, and an attenuated finish are characteristic.
06CAmber Malty European LagerDunkles BockBock6.37.2202714221064107210131019A dark, strong, malty German lager beer that emphasizes the malty-rich and somewhat toasty qualities of continental malts without being sweet in the finish.
07AAmber Bitter European BeerVienna LagerAmber Lager4.75.518309151048105510101014A moderate-strength amber lager with a soft, smooth maltiness and moderate bitterness, yet finishing relatively dry. The malt flavor is clean, bready-rich, and somewhat toasty, with an elegant impression derived from quality base malts and process, not specialty malts and adjuncts.
07BAmber Bitter European BeerAltbierAmber Ale4.35.5255011171044105210081014A well-balanced, well-attenuated, bitter yet malty, clean, and smooth, amber- to copper-colored German beer. The bitterness is balanced by the malt richness, but the malt intensity and character can range from moderate to high (the bitterness increases with the malt richness).
07CAmber Bitter European BeerPale KellerbierPale Lager4.75.42035371045105110081012A young, fresh Helles, so while still a malty, fully-attenuated Pils malt showcase, the hop character (aroma, flavor and bitterness) is more pronounced, and the beer is cloudy, often with some level of diacetyl, and possibly has some green apple and/or other yeast-derived notes. As with the traditional Helles, the Keller version is still a beer intended to be drunk by the liter, so overall it should remain a light, refreshing, easy drinking golden lager.
07CAmber Bitter European BeerAmber KellerbierAmber Lager4.85.425407171048105410121016A young, unfiltered, and unpasteurized beer that is between a Helles and Märzen in color, spicier in the hops with greater attenuation. Interpretations range in color and balance, but remain in the drinkable 4.8% ABV neighborhood. Balance ranges from the dry, spicy and pale-colored interpretations by St. Georgen and Löwenbräu of Buttenheim, to darker and maltier interpretations in the Fränkische Schweiz. This style is above all a method of producing simple drinkable beers for neighbors out of local ingredients to be served fresh. Balance with a focus on drinkability and digestibility is important.
08ADark European LagerMunich DunkelDark Lager4.55.6182814281048105610101016Characterized by depth, richness and complexity typical of darker Munich malts with the accompanying Maillard products. Deeply bready-toasty, often with chocolate-like flavors in the freshest examples, but never harsh, roasty, or astringent; a decidedly malt-balanced beer, yet still easily drinkable.
08BDark European LagerSchwarzbierDark Lager4.45.4203017301046105210101016A dark German lager that balances roasted yet smooth malt flavors with moderate hop bitterness. The lighter body, dryness, and lack of a harsh, burnt, or heavy aftertaste helps make this beer quite drinkable.
09AStrong European BeerDoppelbockBock71016266251072111210161024A strong, rich, and very malty German lager that can have both pale and dark variants. The darker versions have more richly-developed, deeper malt flavors, while the paler versions have slightly more hops and dryness.
09BStrong European BeerEisbockBock914253518301078112010201035A strong, full-bodied, rich, and malty dark German lager often with a viscous quality and strong flavors. Even though flavors are concentrated, the alcohol should be smooth and warming, not burning.
09CStrong European BeerBaltic PorterPorter6.59.5204017301060109010161024A Baltic Porter often has the malt flavors reminiscent of an English porter and the restrained roast of a schwarzbier, but with a higher OG and alcohol content than either. Very complex, with multi-layered malt and dark fruit flavors.
10AGerman Wheat BeerWeissbierWheat Beer4.35.6815261044105210101014A pale, refreshing German wheat beer with high carbonation, dry finish, a fluffy mouthfeel, and a distinctive banana-and-clove yeast character.
10BGerman Wheat BeerDunkles WeissbierWheat Beer4.35.6101814231044105610101014A moderately dark German wheat beer with a distinctive banana-and-clove yeast character, supported by a toasted bread or caramel malt flavor. Highly carbonated and refreshing, with a creamy, fluffy texture and light finish that encourages drinking.
10CGerman Wheat BeerWeizenbockWheat Beer6.5915306251064109010151022A strong, malty, fruity, wheat-based ale combining the best malt and yeast flavors of a weissbier (pale or dark) with the malty-rich flavor, strength, and body of a Dunkles Bock or Doppelbock.
11ABritish BitterOrdinary BitterAmber Ale3.23.825358141030103910071011Low gravity, low alcohol levels, and low carbonation make this an easy-drinking session beer. The malt profile can vary in flavor and intensity, but should never override the overall bitter impression. Drinkability is a critical component of the style
11BBritish BitterBest BitterAmber Ale3.84.625408161040104810081012A flavorful, yet refreshing, session beer. Some examples can be more malt balanced, but this should not override the overall bitter impression. Drinkability is a critical component of the style.
11CBritish BitterStrong BitterAmber Ale4.66.230508181048106010101016An average-strength to moderately-strong British bitter ale. The balance may be fairly even between malt and hops to somewhat bitter. Drinkability is a critical component of the style. A rather broad style that allows for considerable interpretation by the brewer.
12APale Commonwealth BeerBritish Golden AlePale Ale3.852045261038105310061012A hop-forward, average-strength to moderately-strong pale bitter. Drinkability and a refreshing quality are critical components of the style.
12BPale Commonwealth BeerAustralian Sparkling AlePale Ale4.562035471038105010041006Smooth and balanced, all components merge together with similar intensities. Moderate flavors showcasing Australian ingredients. Large flavor dimension. Very drinkable, suited to a hot climate. Relies on yeast character.
12CPale Commonwealth BeerEnglish IPAIPA57.540606141050107510101018A hoppy, moderately-strong, very well-attenuated pale British ale with a dry finish and a hoppy aroma and flavor. Classic British ingredients provide the best flavor profile.
13ABrown British BeerDark MildBrown Ale33.8102512251030103810081013A dark, low-gravity, malt-focused British session ale readily suited to drinking in quantity. Refreshing, yet flavorful, with a wide range of dark malt or dark sugar expression.
13BBrown British BeerBritish Brown AleBrown Ale4.25.4203012221040105210081013A malty, brown caramel-centric British ale without the roasted flavors of a Porter.
13CBrown British BeerEnglish PorterPorter45.4183520301040105210081014A moderate-strength brown beer with a restrained roasty character and bitterness. May have a range of roasted flavors, generally without burnt qualities, and often has a chocolate-caramel-malty profile.
14AScottish AleScottish LightAmber Ale2.53.2102017221030103510101013A malt-focused, generally caramelly beer with perhaps a few esters and occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramelly, but is never roasty and especially never has a peat smoke character. Traditionally the darkest of the Scottish ales, sometimes nearly black but lacking any burnt, overtly roasted character.
14BScottish AleScottish HeavyAmber Ale3.23.9102013221035104010101015A malt-focused, generally caramelly beer with perhaps a few esters and occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramelly, but is never roasty and especially never has a peat smoke character.
14CScottish AleScottish ExportAmber Ale3.96153013221040106010101016A malt-focused, generally caramelly beer with perhaps a few esters and occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramelly, but is never roasty and especially never has a peat smoke character.
15AIrish BeerIrish Red AleAmber Ale3.8518289141036104610101014An easy-drinking pint, often with subtle flavors. Slightly malty in the balance sometimes with an initial soft toffee/caramel sweetness, a slightly grainy-biscuity palate, and a touch of roasted dryness in the finish. Some versions can emphasize the caramel and sweetness more, while others will favor the grainy palate and roasted dryness.
15BIrish BeerIrish StoutStout44.5254525401036104410071011A black beer with a pronounced roasted flavor, often similar to coffee. The balance can range from fairly even to quite bitter, with the more balanced versions having a little malty sweetness and the bitter versions being quite dry. Draught versions typically are creamy from a nitro pour, but bottled versions will not have this dispense-derived character. The roasted flavor can be dry and coffee-like to somewhat chocolaty.
15CIrish BeerIrish Extra StoutStout5.56.5355025401052106210101014A fuller-bodied black beer with a pronounced roasted flavor, often similar to coffee and dark chocolate with some malty complexity. The balance can range from moderately bittersweet to bitter, with the more balanced versions having up to moderate malty richness and the bitter versions being quite dry.
16ADark British BeerSweet StoutStout46204030401044106010121024A very dark, sweet, full-bodied, slightly roasty ale that can suggest coffee-and-cream, or sweetened espresso.
16BDark British BeerOatmeal StoutStout4.25.9254022401045106510101018A very dark, full-bodied, roasty, malty ale with a complementary oatmeal flavor. The sweetness, balance, and oatmeal impression can vary considerably.
16CDark British BeerTropical StoutStout5.58305030401056107510101018A very dark, sweet, fruity, moderately strong ale with smooth roasty flavors without a burnt harshness.
16DDark British BeerForeign Extra StoutStout6.38507030401056107510101018A very dark, moderately strong, fairly dry, stout with prominent roast flavors.
17AStrong British AleBritish Strong AleStrong Ale5.5830608221055108010151022An ale of respectable alcoholic strength, traditionally bottled-conditioned and cellared. Can have a wide range of interpretations, but most will have varying degrees of malty richness, late hops and bitterness, fruity esters, and alcohol warmth. Judges should allow for a significant range in character, as long as the beer is within the alcohol strength range and has an interesting ‘British’ character, it likely fits the style. The malt and adjunct flavors and intensity can vary widely, but any combination should result in an agreeable palate experience.
17BStrong British AleOld AleStrong Ale5.59306010221055108810151022An ale of moderate to fairly significant alcoholic strength, bigger than standard beers, though usually not as strong or rich as barleywine. Often tilted towards a maltier balance. “It should be a warming beer of the type that is best drunk in half pints by a warm fire on a cold winter’s night” – Michael Jackson.
17CStrong British AleWee HeavyStrong Ale6.510173514251070113010181040Rich, malty, dextrinous, and usually caramel-sweet, these beers can give an impression that is suggestive of a dessert. Complex secondary malt and alcohol flavors prevent a one-dimensional quality. Strength and maltiness can vary, but should not be cloying or syrupy.
17DStrong British AleEnglish BarleywineStrong Ale81235708221080112010181030A showcase of malty richness and complex, intense flavors. Chewy and rich in body, with warming alcohol and a pleasant fruity or hoppy interest. When aged, it can take on port-like flavors. A wintertime sipper.
18APale American AleBlonde AlePale Ale3.85.51528361038105410081013Easy-drinking, approachable, malt-oriented American craft beer, often with interesting fruit, hop, or character malt notes. Well-balanced and clean, is a refreshing pint without aggressive flavors.
18BPale American AleAmerican Pale AlePale Ale4.56.230505101045106010101015A pale, refreshing and hoppy ale, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make the beer balanced and drinkable. The clean hop presence can reflect classic or modern American or New World hop varieties with a wide range of characteristics. An average-strength hop-forward pale American craft beer, generally balanced to be more accessible than modern American IPAs.
19AAmber and Brown American BeerAmerican Amber AleAmber Ale4.56.2254010171045106010101015An amber, hoppy, moderate-strength American craft beer with a caramel malty flavor. The balance can vary quite a bit, with some versions being fairly malty and others being aggressively hoppy. Hoppy and bitter versions should not have clashing flavors with the caramel malt profile.
19BAmber and Brown American BeerCalifornia CommonAmber Lager4.55.5304510141048105410111014A lightly fruity beer with firm, grainy maltiness, interesting toasty and caramel flavors, and showcasing rustic, traditional American hop characteristics.
19CAmber and Brown American BeerAmerican Brown AleBrown Ale4.36.2203018351045106010101016A malty but hoppy beer frequently with chocolate and caramel flavors. The hop flavor and aroma complements and enhances the malt rather than clashing with it.
20AAmerican Porter and StoutAmerican PorterPorter4.86.5255022401050107010121018A substantial, malty dark beer with a complex and flavorful dark malt character.
20BAmerican Porter and StoutAmerican StoutStout57357530401050107510101022A fairly strong, highly roasted, bitter, hoppy dark stout. Has the body and dark flavors typical of stouts with a more aggressive American hop character and bitterness.
20CAmerican Porter and StoutImperial StoutStout812509030401075111510181030An intensely-flavored, big, dark ale with a wide range of flavor balances and regional interpretations. Roasty-burnt malt with deep dark or dried fruit flavors, and a warming, bittersweet finish. Despite the intense flavors, the components need to meld together to create a complex, harmonious beer, not a hot mess.
21AIPAAmerican IPAIPA5.57.540706141056107010081014A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through.
21BIPASpecialty IPA – Belgian IPAIPA6.29.5501005151058108010081016An IPA with the fruitiness and spiciness derived from the use of Belgian yeast. The examples from Belgium tend to be lighter in color and more attenuated, similar to a tripel that has been brewed with more hops. This beer has a more complex flavor profile and may be higher in alcohol than a typical IPA.
21BIPASpecialty IPA – Black IPAIPA5.59509025401050108510101018A beer with the dryness, hop-forward balance, and flavor characteristics of an American IPA, only darker in color – but without strongly roasted or burnt flavors. The flavor of darker malts is gentle and supportive, not a major flavor component. Drinkability is a key characteristic.
21BIPASpecialty IPA – Brown IPAIPA5.57.5407011191056107010081016Hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with some caramel, chocolate, toffee, and/or dark fruit malt character as in an American Brown Ale. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body that makes IPAs so drinkable, a Brown IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy.
21BIPASpecialty IPA – Red IPAIPA5.57.5407011191056107010081016Hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with some caramel, toffee, and/or dark fruit malt character. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body that makes IPAs so drinkable, a Red IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy.
21BIPASpecialty IPA – Rye IPAIPA5.5850756141056107510081014A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American and New World hop varieties and rye malt. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dry finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through.
21BIPASpecialty IPA – White IPAIPA5.574070581056106510101016A fruity, spicy, refreshing version of an American IPA, but with a lighter color, less body, and featuring either the distinctive yeast and/or spice additions typical of a Belgian witbier.
22AStrong American AleDouble IPAIPA7.510601206141065108510081018An intensely hoppy, fairly strong pale ale without the big, rich, complex maltiness and residual sweetness and body of an American barleywine. Strongly hopped, but clean, dry, and lacking harshness. Drinkability is an important characteristic; this should not be a heavy, sipping beer.
22BStrong American AleAmerican Strong AleStrong Ale6.310501007191062109010141024A strong, full-flavored American ale that challenges and rewards the palate with full malty and hoppy flavors and substantial bitterness. The flavors are bold but complementary, and are stronger and richer than average-strength pale and amber American ales.
22CStrong American AleAmerican BarleywineStrong Ale8125010010191080112010161030A well-hopped American interpretation of the richest and strongest of the English ales. The hop character should be evident throughout, but does not have to be unbalanced. The alcohol strength and hop bitterness often combine to leave a very long finish.
22DStrong American AleWheatwineStrong Ale81230608151080112010161030A richly textured, high alcohol sipping beer with a significant grainy, bready flavor and sleek body. The emphasis is first on the bready, wheaty flavors with interesting complexity from malt, hops, fruity yeast character and alcohol complexity.
23AEuropean Sour AleBerliner WeisseWheat Beer2.83.838231028103210031006A very pale, refreshing, low-alcohol German wheat beer with a clean lactic sourness and a very high carbonation level. A light bread dough malt flavor supports the sourness, which shouldn’t seem artificial. Any Brettanomyces funk is restrained.
23BEuropean Sour AleFlanders Red AleSour Ale4.66.5102510161048105710021012A sour, fruity, red wine-like Belgian-style ale with interesting supportive malt flavors and fruit complexity. The dry finish and tannin completes the mental image of a fine red wine.
23CEuropean Sour AleOud BruinSour Ale48202515221040107410081012A malty, fruity, aged, somewhat sour Belgian-style brown ale.
23DEuropean Sour AleLambicWheat Beer56.5010371040105410011010A fairly sour, often moderately funky wild Belgian wheat beer with sourness taking the place of hop bitterness in the balance. Traditionally spontaneously fermented in the Brussels area and served uncarbonated, the refreshing acidity makes for a very pleasant café drink.
23EEuropean Sour AleGueuzeWheat Beer58010371040106010001006A complex, pleasantly sour but balanced wild Belgian wheat beer that is highly carbonated and very refreshing. The spontaneous fermentation character can provide a very interesting complexity, with a wide range of wild barnyard, horse blanket, or leather characteristics intermingling with citrusy-fruity flavors and acidity.
23FEuropean Sour AleFruit LambicWheat Beer57010371040106010001010A complex, fruity, pleasantly sour, wild wheat ale fermented by a variety of Belgian microbiota, and showcasing the fruit contributions blended with the wild character. The type of fruit can sometimes be hard to identify as fermented and aged fruit characteristics can seem different from the more recognizable fresh fruit aromas and flavors.
24ABelgian AleWitbierWheat Beer4.55.5820241044105210081012A refreshing, elegant, tasty, moderate-strength wheat-based ale.
24BBelgian AleBelgian Pale AlePale Ale4.85.520308141048105410101014A moderately malty, somewhat fruity, easy-drinking, copper-colored Belgian ale that is somewhat less aggressive in flavor profile than many other Belgian beers. The malt character tends to be a bit biscuity with light toasty, honey-like, or caramelly components; the fruit character is noticeable and complementary to the malt. The bitterness level is generally moderate, but may not seem as high due to the flavorful malt profile.
24CBelgian AleBière de GardeAmber Ale68.518286191060108010081016A fairly strong, malt-accentuated, lagered artisanal beer with a range of malt flavors appropriate for the color. All are malty yet dry, with clean flavors and a smooth character.
25AStrong Belgian AleBelgian Blond AlePale Ale67.51530471062107510081018A moderate-strength golden ale that has a subtle fruity-spicy Belgian yeast complexity, slightly malty-sweet flavor, and dry finish.
25BStrong Belgian AleSaisonPale Ale3.59.520355221048106510021008Most commonly, a pale, refreshing, highly-attenuated, moderately-bitter, moderate-strength Belgian ale with a very dry finish. Typically highly carbonated, and using non-barley cereal grains and optional spices for complexity, as complements the expressive yeast character that is fruity, spicy, and not overly phenolic. Less common variations include both lower-alcohol and higher-alcohol products, as well as darker versions with additional malt character.
25CStrong Belgian AleBelgian Golden Strong AleStrong Ale7.510.52235361070109510051016A pale, complex, effervescent, strong Belgian-style ale that is highly attenuated and features fruity and hoppy notes in preference to phenolics.
26ATrappist AleTrappist SinglePale Ale4.862545351044105410041010A pale, bitter, highly attenuated and well carbonated Trappist ale, showing a fruity-spicy Trappist yeast character, a spicy-floral hop profile, and a soft, supportive grainy-sweet malt palate.
26BTrappist AleBelgian DubbelAmber Ale67.6152510171062107510081018A deep reddish-copper, moderately strong, malty, complex Trappist ale with rich malty flavors, dark or dried fruit esters, and light alcohol blended together in a malty presentation that still finishes fairly dry.
26CTrappist AleBelgian TripelStrong Ale7.59.520404.571075108510081014A pale, somewhat spicy, dry, strong Trappist ale with a pleasant rounded malt flavor and firm bitterness. Quite aromatic, with spicy, fruity, and light alcohol notes combining with the supportive clean malt character to produce a surprisingly drinkable beverage considering the high alcohol level.
26DTrappist AleBelgian Dark Strong AleStrong Ale812203512221075111010101024A dark, complex, very strong Belgian ale with a delicious blend of malt richness, dark fruit flavors, and spicy elements. Complex, rich, smooth and dangerous.
27AHistorical BeerGoseWheat Beer4.24.8512341036105610061010A highly-carbonated, tart and fruity wheat ale with a restrained coriander and salt character and low bitterness. Very refreshing, with bright flavors and high attenuation.
27AHistorical BeerKentucky CommonAmber Ale45.5153011201044105510101018A darker-colored, light-flavored, malt-accented beer with a dry finish and interesting character malt flavors. Refreshing due to its high carbonation and mild flavors, and highly sessionable due to being served very fresh and with restrained alcohol levels.
27AHistorical BeerLichtenhainerWheat Beer3.54.7512361032104010041008A sour, smoked, lower-gravity historical German wheat beer. Complex yet refreshing character due to high attenuation and carbonation, along with low bitterness and moderate sourness.
27AHistorical BeerLondon Brown AleBrown Ale2.83.6152022351033103810121015A luscious, sweet, malt-oriented dark brown ale, with caramel and toffee malt complexity and a sweet finish.
27AHistorical BeerPiwo GrodziskieWheat Beer2.53.32035361028103210061012A low-gravity, highly-carbonated, light-bodied ale combining an oak-smoked flavor with a clean hop bitterness. Highly sessionable.
27AHistorical BeerPre-Prohibition LagerPilsner4.562540361044106010101015A clean, refreshing, but bitter pale lager, often showcasing a grainy-sweet corn flavor. All malt or rice-based versions have a crisper, more neutral character. The higher bitterness level is the largest differentiator between this style and most modern mass-market pale lagers, but the more robust flavor profile also sets it apart.
27AHistorical BeerPre-Prohibition PorterPorter4.56203018301046106010101016An American adaptation of English Porter using American ingredients, including adjuncts.
27AHistorical BeerRoggenbierWheat Beer4.56102014191046105610101014A dunkelweizen made with rye rather than wheat, but with a greater body and light finishing hops.
27AHistorical BeerSahtiWheat Beer7117154221076112010161020A sweet, heavy, strong traditional Finnish beer with a rye, juniper, and juniper berry flavor and a strong banana-clove yeast character.
28AAmerican Wild AleBrett BeerSpecialty BeerVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleMost often drier and fruitier than the base style suggests. Funky notes range from low to high, depending on the age of the beer and strain(s) of Brett used. Funkiness is generally restrained in younger 100% Brett examples, but tends to increase with age. May possess a light acidity, although this does not come from Brett.
28BAmerican Wild AleMixed-Fermentation Sour BeerSpecialty BeerVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleA sour and/or funky version of a base style of beer.
28CAmerican Wild AleWild Specialty BeerSpecialty BeerVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleVariable by base styleA sour and/or funky version of a fruit, herb, or spice beer, or a wild beer aged in wood. If wood-aged, the wood should not be the primary or dominant character.
29AFruit BeerFruit BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorA harmonious marriage of fruit and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The fruit character should be evident but in balance with the beer, not so forward as to suggest an artificial product.
29BFruit BeerFruit and Spice BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorA harmonious marriage of fruit, spice, and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The fruit and spice character should each be evident but in balance with the beer, not so forward as to suggest an artificial product.
29CFruit BeerSpecialty Fruit BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorVary depending on the underlying base beer, but the fruit will often be reflected in the colorA harmonious marriage of fruit, sugar, and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The fruit and sugar character should both be evident but in balance with the beer, not so forward as to suggest an artificial product.
30ASpiced BeerSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerA harmonious marriage of SHV and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The SHV character should be evident but in balance with the beer, not so forward as to suggest an artificial product.
30BSpiced BeerAutumn Seasonal BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 5%, and most examples are somewhat amber-copper in colorAn amber to copper, spiced beer that often has a moderately rich body and slightly warming finish suggesting a good accompaniment for the cool fall season, and often evocative of Thanksgiving traditions.
30CSpiced BeerWinter Seasonal BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorVary depending on the underlying base beer. ABV is generally above 6%, and most examples are somewhat dark in colorA stronger, darker, spiced beer that often has a rich body and warming finish suggesting a good accompaniment for the cold winter season.
31AAlternative Fermentables BeerAlternative Grain BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerA base beer enhanced by or featuring the character of additional grain or grains. The specific character depends greatly on the character of the added grains.
31BAlternative Fermentables BeerAlternative Sugar BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerVary depending on the underlying base beerA harmonious marriage of sugar and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The sugar character should both be evident but in balance with the beer, not so forward as to suggest an artificial product.
32ASmoked BeerClassic Style Smoked BeerSpecialty BeerVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleA smoke-enhanced beer showing good balance between the smoke and beer character, while remaining pleasant to drink. Balance in the use of smoke, hops and malt character is exhibited by the better examples.
32BSmoked BeerSpecialty Smoked BeerSpecialty BeerVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleVaries with the base beer styleA smoke-enhanced beer showing good balance between the smoke, the beer character, and the added ingredients, while remaining pleasant to drink. Balance in the use of smoke, hops and malt character is exhibited by the better examples.
33AWood BeerWood-Aged BeerSpecialty BeerVaries with base style, typically above-averageVaries with base style, typically above-averageVaries with base styleVaries with base styleVaries with base style, often darker than the unadulterated base styleVaries with base style, often darker than the unadulterated base styleVaries with base style, typically above-average Varies with base style, typically above-average Varies with base styleVaries with base styleA harmonious blend of the base beer style with characteristics from aging in contact with wood. The best examples will be smooth, flavorful, well-balanced and well-aged.
33BWood BeerSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerSpecialty BeerVaries with base style, typically above-averageVaries with base style, typically above-averageVaries with base styleVaries with base styleVaries with base styleVaries with base styleVaries with base style, typically above-averageVaries with base style, typically above-averageVaries with base styleVaries with base styleA harmonious blend of the base beer style with characteristics from aging in contact with wood (including alcoholic products previously in contact with the wood). The best examples will be smooth, flavorful, well-balanced and well-aged.
34ASpecialty BeerClone BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerBased on declared clone beer.
34BSpecialty BeerMixed-Style BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerBased on the declared base styles. As with all Specialty-Type Beers, the resulting combination of beer styles needs to be harmonious and balanced, and be pleasant to drink.
34CSpecialty BeerExperimental BeerSpecialty BeerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVary depending on the declared beerVaries, but should be a unique experience.