Exploring the Different Styles of Beer

Beer styles are a way to differentiate and classify beers by color, flavor, strength, ingredients, production method, recipe, history or origin. Amber beers are a popular style of beer that can be either ales or lagers. They are known for their toasted caramel flavored malts and their low to medium-high hop bitterness. They usually have citrus or pine notes to balance the sweetness of the malt.

Lager is the most popular style of beer in the world and is produced by large beer producers who account for approximately 87% of the beer market in the U. S. UU. However, there are more than 100 different styles of beer, from light blond beers to creamy black beers.

There is a beer for every occasion and every palate, but some are more popular than others. American lagers are bottom-fermented with lager yeasts, which produce light, refreshing beers with little or no aroma. You won't find any aromas of hops or malt; these lagers are simple and easy to drink. International Lagers are also fermented with lager yeasts and have a low alcohol content by volume between 4.6 and 6%.

Stouts are dark, almost black beers made with roasted malt, which imparts aromas of coffee, charcoal and chocolate and a creamy mouthfeel. They are made with ale yeast, so they have a complex nose. Wheat beers are made by adding wheat to the grain bill, which gives the brew a rich mouthfeel, aromas reminiscent of bread and tropical fruits, and sometimes a milky and hazy color and texture. Pilsner is a blond beer style that was born in the Czech Republic and is still immensely popular today.

It has pristine and flavorful flavors that make it more popular than dark beers. Porters are similar to stouts but lighter and less intense. They have a deep red shade instead of black and have a finer foam. Amber Ales are also known as Brown Ales and correspond to all brown or amber beers with a more malty flavor and a medium body. As temperatures rise, preferences in beer styles begin to lean toward light beers with lower alcohol content.

The style of a given beer is usually determined by the fermentation process, although some beers are hybrid and others simply defy the typical classification. For these reasons, the addition of a style or modification of an existing one is not carried out lightly and is the product of research, consultation and consideration of the current market.