Use our “Find a Brewery” feature to locate breweries based on your location or search for a specific brewery by name. While barley malt is kilned, the malt browns, creating a myriad of caramelized flavors. Part of the “strong ale” category, the American-Style Wheat Wine Ale is not derived from grapes as its name might suggest. Instead, what makes a session beer is primarily refreshment and drinkability. The bright fruitiness of banana alongside the pungency of clove allow this beer to work well with a variety of lighter foods, such as salads, seafood and even a variety of egg dishes. We can’t send you beer, but we can send you our newsletter, which is almost as good. Overall the character of honey should be evident but not totally overwhelming. Roasted malt character is caramel-like and chocolate-like, and should be smooth and not bitter. The sizable portion of wheat malt used to brew wheat beer lends a lighter, distinctive experience compared to beers brewed with barley exclusively. Charts to help in your home brewing process and understanding of beer: Beer Style Charts: Beer styles range in alcohol, color, bitterness and original gravity / final gravity. No other style represents modern craft brewing excitement quite like the IPA, and while this English beer differs widely from the American version it inspires, this strong member of the English pale ale family has plenty of its own to offer — including all of the history behind this variety. American craft brewers were likely inspired by the fruit and spice forward, unfiltered wheat beers of Bavaria. If you had to combine two beverages that Americans love, you would have coffee beer. The English-style brown porter has no roasted barley or strong burnt/black malt character. Lactose may be used to enhance body and balance. Hop bitterness is low, Malt aroma is low to medium, with chocolate-like, roasted malt, bread-like or biscuit-like notes, Hop aroma and flavor are very low to low. Solids can include unfermented sugars, proteins, yeast sediments and more. U.S. brewers are known to make lighter-colored versions as well as the more common “dark mild.” These beers are very low in alcohol, yet often are still medium-bodied due to increased dextrin malts. Hop bitterness is medium. The love for the American IPA flavor that craft beer consumers have shown has led American craft brewers to the imperial IPA. Chocolate character can range from subtle to overt, but any chocolate beer is generally expected to offer some balance between beer and bon-bon. This style is a marvel in flavor complexity, combining malt, yeast, microorganisms, acidity and low astringency from barrel aging. Often bottle-conditioned, with some yeast character and high carbonation. Wheat malt is commonly used as well. Malt character is more reminiscent of fresh and lightly toasted Munich-style malt, more so than caramel or toffee malt. The most popular in … Hop bitterness is very low, Hop aroma and flavor are medium to very high. California brewers are credited with creating this innovative style. Finding your next favorite Irish red ale beer doesn’t have to stop here. Commonly referred to as top fermenting yeast, it most often ferments at warmer temperatures (60-70F). Before Germany had lager beer, it had ales. Blending is also common, Hop aroma, flavor and bitterness are evident over a full range from low to high, Wood vessels may be used during the fermentation and aging process, but Originally from the Düsseldorf area of Germany, the German-Style Altbier strikes a balance between hop and malt flavors and aromas, but can have low fruity esters and some peppery and floral hop aromas. As with many amber beer types, American amber ale is a highly versatile companion to American cuisine, particularly foods that are grilled or barbecued, as roasted malts complement seared, charred and caramelized proteins making this ale beer type a perennial favorite at backyard cookouts. No worries. There should be no astringency from roasted malts. A widely available, sessionable craft beer style that showcases both malt and hops. These beers are often bottle-conditioned, with some yeast character and high carbonation, Hop aroma and flavor are not perceived to low. Brett beer and sour beer are not synonymous. Hop bitterness is low but perceptible, Dominated by a smooth, balanced sweet maltiness. Hop bitterness is medium, Nutty, Chocolate, Caramel, Bready, Toffee, British Pale Ale, Brown, Crystal, Chocolate, Hop aroma and flavor are very low to medium.