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1 Style Expectations Exploring the Complexity of Beer Diversity

2 Why Do We Classify Beer By Style??? Styles: Serve as a designation to tell us… What it is What to expect Helps us organize the many types of beers.

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4 Style Description Sources GABF styles list (30 pages) Brewers Association Styles List (40 pages) Beer Advocate Website: Wholesaler Cicerone Study Guide located on the G: Drive under Education/Training

5 Pilsner Glass Showcases color, clarity and carbonation. Promotes head retention. Enhances volatiles. Beer Styles: Pilsner, Light Lager, Schwarzbier

6 Pilsner Czech Pilsner German Pilsner

7 Origin: Germanys interpretation of the original pilsner from Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Aroma & Flavor: It is generally paler, lighter in body and less malty than its Bohemian cousin. Aroma is spicy, piney, herbal Hallertau hops and taste is crisp, smooth malt and leans towards hoppy. Color: Straw to light gold, very clear, creamy white head (2-5° SRM) Bitterness: Medium (25-45 IBU) ABV: Normal (4.4 – 5.2%) Examples: Bitburger, Warsteiner, Trumer Pils, Left Hand Polestar Pilsner, Victory Prima Pils, Becks

8 Bohemian/Czech Pilsner Origin: Developed in Pilsen (Plzen) in 1842, they were trying to copy the pale ales from England. Aroma & Flavor: It is darker and more malty (some breadiness) than the German Pilsner. The nose is a nice caramel bouquet juxtaposed with a fresh, spicy Saaz-hop aroma. In the taste: sweet malt, hints of Carmel – hop bitterness. Dense white head. Small amount of diacetyl is acceptable. Color: Pale to gold, very clear, creamy white head (3.5-6° SRM) Bitterness: Medium (35-45 IBU) ABV: Normal (4.2 – 5.4%) Examples: Pilsner Urquell (meaning original source), Chechvar (Budvar in Europe), Lagunitas Pils, New Belgium Blue Paddle

9 Pilsner Urquell Bright shimmering golden hue, decent white lacing on top. Spicy hops with a canned Mandarin orange citric aroma to them, big waft of grassy grain in the nose as well. Just as smooth as it is crisp. Strong hop bitterness, sweet grassy malted barley brushes across the palate with dry biscuity notes. Spiciness from the hops is pronounced with a light and dry finish that holds a long road of flavor. ABV 4.4%

10 New Belgium Blue Paddle Climb on in and grab a paddle. Our first foray into lagered beers, Blue Paddle Pilsener-Lager, is a Czech style pilsener with a refreshing crispness from noble hops and a rich, malty finish. Blue Paddle refers to the implement our warehouse managers Grandma once used to lovingly paddle his a** when she caught him stealing sips of her beer. With more body than a traditional Belgian pils, Blue Paddle is reflective of Europes finest pilseners. IBU 33 ABV 4.8%

11 Weizen Glass Designed to take on volume and head, while locking in aroma. Beer Styles: German Wheat Beers, American Ales, Witbier

12 American Wheat Ale Origin: Like the German wheat beers but made with standard ale yeast – SO NO BANANNA OR CLOVE! Can have up to 50% malted wheat which bolsters the body (creamy) and crispness of the beer. Aroma & Flavor: Crisp from the wheat, also flour and bread notes. Tends to be a little hoppier than the German wheats. Esters present in soft fruitiness or tartness. Color: Cloudy, straw to gold (3-6° SRM) Bitterness: Low to Medium (15-30 IBU) ABV: Low to slightly elevated (4-5.5 %) Examples: Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, Widmer Hefeweizen, Samuel Adams Hefeweizen, Sam Adams Summer Ale, New Belgium Sunshine, Schlafly Hefeweizen, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Goose Island 312

13 Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer is a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest. A slightly cloudy, light-bodied, straw colored beer with a sweet, bready malt flavor, low hop bitterness and a hint of citrus. IBU 14 ABV 4.4%

14 Witbier Origin: A true medieval beer dating back to the 11th century in northern Europe. Wit or white or weisse describe the beers pale color. They usually contain un-malted wheat (up to 50%) and sometimes raw oats as well as other spices – chiefly coriander and orange peel– a holdover from the gruit days and the spice trade that the area was known for although these beers also used hops – one of the first to do so. The style had basically died by the 1950s and was resurrected in the late 1970s in Hoegaarden by Pierre Celis. Aroma & Flavor: The nose has a nice spicy yeast character with subtle notes of orange and coriander while the taste is dry soft creaminess. The finish is dry, crisp, tart. Color: Hazy, pale straw or orange (2-4 °SRM) Bitterness: Low to medium (10-20 IBU) ABV: Normal ( %) Examples: Hoegaarden, Blue Moon, Shock Top, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, Samuel Adams White Ale, New Belgium Mothership Wit

15 Blue Moon Pale cloudy orange with a creamy tiny bubbled lace Soft lemony fermented wheat smell, hint of coriander with a powdery yeast undertone in the aroma. Moderate body, smooth and creamy with a light malt crispness which mostly comes from the wheat. Big burst of sweetness at first from the malt and coriander, hops are distant and let the spices be dominant throughout. Hints of orange peel and light pepper corns. Crisp wheat is very refreshing and seems to linger for ever and evolves into an increasingly crisp and semi dry finish. ABV 5.4%

16 Pint Glass Easy to drink out of. It can be used with any type of beer, including ale, lager, and low alcohol beers. Beer Styles: Amber, Porter, Brown, Pale Ale, IPA

17 American Brown Ale Origin: American version of the classic English Brown Ale. In true American fashion, it is hoppier and maltier and browner! Aroma & Flavor: Rich, toasty, caramel and chocolate maltiness with low to medium Northwest hop balance. Color: Clear, dark amber to dark brown. (18-35° SRM) Bitterness: Medium to high (20-40 IBU) ABV: Normal to slightly elevated ( %) Examples: Great River Farmer Brown, Bells Best Brown, Avery Ellies Brown Ale, Big Sky Moose Drool

18 Big Sky Moose Drool That first taste, the best part of a beer after a long day. We want to make that better than ever. So we made Moose Drool. The name sounds a little iffy, but it's really the best Brown Ale you'll ever taste. That's why Moose Drool is far and away the best-selling beer brewed in Montana. It's chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. A malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and WILLAMETTE HOPS. IBU 26 ABV 5.1%

19 American India Pale Ale (IPA) Origin: The American take on this classic English pale ale. Assertive Northwest hops are showcased. Aroma & Flavor: Resinous, bold citrus (grapefruit) dominate both the nose and flavor. Color: Clear and can be coudy, gold to amber / copper (6-15° SRM) Bitterness: High (40-70 IBU) ABV: Elevated (5.5 – 7.5%) Examples: Samuel Adams Latitude 48, New Belgium Ranger IPA, BLVD Single Wide IPA, Bells Two-Hearted Ale, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Founders Centennial IPA, Anchor Liberty Ale, Avery IPA, Lucky Bucket IPA

20 Lucky Bucket IPA Lucky Bucket's Original American IPA begins with a nice malt bill that lets the brew stand up to the mountain of hops added later. The end result is a big, well- balanced West Coast-style IPA with terrific hop flavor and aroma. Lucky Bucket IPA weighs in at IBU 65 ABV 6.3%

21 Ranger IPA New Belgiums foray into the true American India Pale Ales ~ bring out the hops! This clear amber beauty bursts at the starting gates with an abundance of hops: Cascade (CITRUS!), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade (more citrus!) added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Its those 3LBs that may through a slight sheen and maybe even a couple itty bits of particulate to Rangers gaze but only you will see this in the booth, never in the globe. With pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize with the hop flavor from start to finish. Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hop heads. Remember IPAs are intentionally unbalanced, deliciously bitter IBU and 6.5% ABV.

22 Tulip Glass Captures and enhances volatiles, while it induces and supports large foamy heads. Beer Styles: Belgian Ales, Imperial Stout, Double IPA

23 Belgian Dubbel Origin: The single and double are the beers that can be traced to medieval times. Single for everyday use and double – the stronger – for Sundays and other religious holidays. Aroma & Flavor: Spicy, fruity yeast character with a strong, creamy malt backbone - dark fruit, raisins or prunes and soft hop aromas. Also hints of banana and clove Color: Usually clear, amber to copper red (10-17°SRM) Bitterness: Low to medium (15-25 IBU) ABV: Elevated to high (6-7.6%) Examples: Ommegang Abbey Ale, Chimay Premiere (RED), New Belgium Abbey, BLVD Nommo

24 New Belgium Abbey This beer has a complex sweet, chocolate, roast, chewy maltiness that combines with intense isoamyl acetate esters (candy banana aroma adds to the sweet perception) along with phenolic notes (clovey, herbal) to create a full- bodied, full warming character Traditional Belgian Dubbel ale. It is no wonder why it is such an award winner ABV 7%

25 Belgian Tripel Triple/Tripel: Origin: Credited to the Trappist Westmalle monesatry in the 1930s, it was probably a response to the popularity of pale beers in the mid 20th century. Aroma & Flavor: Fermentation produces peppery, fruit, honey flavors combined with a soft malt base and a modest hop character. Medium body with higher alcohol that is generally not perceived. Color: Clear, yellow to deep gold ( °SRM) Bitterness: Medium (20-40 IBU) ABV: High ( %) Examples: New Belgium Trippel, Westmalle Tripel, St. Bernardus Tripel, Chimay Cinq Cents, Samuel Adams New World Triple

26 New Belgium Trippel This Traditional Belgian-Style Triple is the definition of phenolic (clove-like, spicy, warm herbal, Bazooka Joe bubble gum) along with its banana aroma (IsoAmyl Acetate ester) produced by the Belgian yeast strain. With Noble Saaz hop flavor, evident alcohol warmth, creamy mouthfeel and full body, this Belgian Tripple is a bittersweet, spicy and complex beer. Process is a split fermentation- 1/2 lager yeast and 1/2 belgian yeast is blended then bottle conditioned. ABV 7.8%

27 Belgian Quadrupel (Quad) Origin: The category encompasses anything that is strong, malty and of a darker color. Historic connections are a stretch. Most of these beers have a more modern provenance. Aroma & Flavor: Big caramel malt, dark fruit, spicy yeast – hops are there, but only to balance. Color: Clear to hazy, amber to coppery-brown (12- 22°SRM) Bitterness: Medium IBU ABV: High (8-11%) Examples: Goose Island Pere Jacques, Dogfish Head Raison dExtra, Lost Abbey Judgment Day, Russian River Salvation, Boulevard 6 th Glass

28 Boulevard 6 th Glass Do you know what dwells in a glass? asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen's The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass... IBU 22 ABV 10.5%

29 Imperial/Double IPA Origin: Whacking out the regular IPA with extreme hop bitterness and flavor. The term imperial has come to be defined by American craft brewers as anything brewed stronger or bigger. The origin of the term relates to the Imperial Stouts of England and the relationship to the Russian Imperial court and the English Crown.. Aroma & Flavor: Assertive hops up front balanced with a big creamy malt backbone. Bitter finish. Color: Clear but can have a haze, golden amber to medium reddish copper; sometimes an orange tint (8- 15° SRM) Bitterness: Very high ( IBU) ABV: High ( %) Examples: Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA, Stone Ruination IPA, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Peace Tree Hop Sutra

30 Peace Tree Hop Sutra Pours hearty enough to create an amazing head but not hard enough to draw the yeast into the glass. Slight chill haze to the reddish amber color. Ruby red grapefruit, ripe mangoes, and gritty pinesap resin in the nose tell the story of a very hoppy beer. Smoothness in the medium body. The maltiness provides a thick foundation for the hops to come down hard on--sip after sip, the taste buds get hammered with a uniform bitterness and an explosively complex flavor. Alcohol knocks hard with a clean estery fruitiness. Finishes bitter with some alcohol on the breath. ABV 9.0%

31 Imperial Stout Origin: The strongest stout, born from the relationship between the monarchies of Russia (the court of Catherine the Great in the late 18th century) and England; it is brewed to a higher gravity and hopped accordingly. Aroma & Flavor: Dark fruit flavors meld with roasty, burnt, bittersweet, molasses and tobacco. Noticeable alcohol presence. Color: Very dark reddish brown to black ( °SRM) Bitterness: High (50-90 IBU) ABV: High (8-12%) Examples: North Coast Old Rasputin, Deschutes The Abyss, Samuel Adams Imperial Stout, Three Floyds Dark Lord, Peace Tree Imperial Stout

32 Peace Tree Imperial Stout Very dark pour. Black as night in the glass. One finger darker mocha color head with awesome retention and decent lacing. Roasted malts. Milk chocolate. A little coffee. Chocolate upfront. Kind of an off roasted malt taste in the middle with a hint of coffee bitterness, some floral hop notes, and a slight Belgian yeast flavor. Finishes with more chocolate and a light alcohol burn. Might work with some age but is a bit off now. Full body. Very creamy. High carbonation. ABV 10%

33 Thank You Enjoy!


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