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.

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


Light Ales

Wheat Ales

Pale Ales

India Pale Ales

Strong Ales

Rye Ales

Brown Ales

Porter Ales

Stout Ales


Light Lagers

Pilsener Lagers

Amber Lagers

Bock Lagers

Dark Lagers

Special Beer Styles

Lambics and Sours

Abbeys and Monasteries

Cologne Konvention

Special Conditioning

Special Aging

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