From the HBD Archive
From: bgros@sensitivity.berkeley.edu (Bryan Gros)
Subject: Definitions of beer styles
Date: 1992-03-11 20:28:59 GMT

> Could someone post or direct me to a source of the definitions of
> various beer styles? I'm talking about the specifics for, I guess,
> beer judges; Things like: Color, Weight, Bitterness, Sweetness, etc.
>
> I could use this to determine if the ale I made last week was
> say, a pale ale, or an IPA (for entering in a contest).

Pick up Fred Eckhard's book, The Essentials of Beer Style. It sounds
like exactly what your looking for, plus he compares different
commercial examples of a given style so you can taste what he's
talking about. It's a great resource for designing a beer recipe.

(I'm not associated with Fred Eckhard, blah blah blah...)

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