Beer Style Periodic Table

A beer style is a definition of the general characteristics for a group of similar beers. These characteristics include color, flavor, aroma, alcohol strength, and more. They are established by historical convention as well as new innovations.

The following is a large table of most beer styles divided into 3 categories: ales, lagers, and special. Ales and Lagers are organized by two style characteristics. The Horizontal axis is by SRM color, lighter beers left and darker beers right. The Vertical axis is by alcohol strength, lighter beers up and stronger beers down. A delicate blonde ale is pretty opposite from a syrupy russian imperial stout.

The table is interactive, so click on a style card to learn more! A picture of the table is available to download.