Craft Beer Styles

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There are currently more than 100 beer styles. Styles range from sessionable pilsners to satisfying stouts. It's up to the individual brewer to decide whether they want to create a beer within a specific style or whether to forge a new path outside of style perimeters. Common characteristics of each beer style include aroma, flavor, bitterness, alcohol level, color and carbonation. Nevertheless, always remember that there are no best style of beer other than the one you're enjoying at the moment. 

Here are some of the most popular craft beer styles:



LAGER
Most popular beer style around the world and one that is most accessible due to the proliferation of mass-market beers brewed in this style, albeit a poor one at that. Clear golden yellow, slightly bitter with a crisp finish.

                   

WHEAT BEERS
Made of a mix of wheat and malt base, this pleasant, refreshing and most times, fruity style is popular with people who are starting their journey to explore the world of craft beer. German- and Belgian-style wheat beers are the most popular.

 


 

PALE ALE
Pale ales are a good gateway into craft beers with their fruitier hop notes. Many of the most iconic craft beers now are of this style. Aromatics such as grapefruit, citrus and pine are commonly found in pale ales. 

          

INDIA PALE ALE (IPA)
No, it's not from India. Named after the British method of preserving beer in the old days when sending beers by ships to India. Copious amount of hops are added to the brew to impart strong taste and aromatics. British versions are more earthy and subdued, while American IPAs are brighter and more bitter with strong floral or fruity notes.

 


 

BELGIAN BEERS

A generic term for styles that include dubbels, tripels, saisons and lambics. These styles can pack bracingly sour, honeyed, and weird but yummy flavours into their bottles that sometimes feature a bald priest on the label. They make good entry-level beers for wine drinkers, who'll love it for its complexity and un-beer-like flavours.

                    

PORTER & STOUT
Rick and dark, porter and stouts are of similar historical origins and were the drink of choice for the working men in the 18th century. Now comes in many sub-styles such as milk stout, oatmeal stout, export stout, etc, they are typically rich and creamy with notes of coffee and chocolate.

 

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