Monday, February 22, 2010

SRM Color Ranges By Beer Style Chart

One of the handicaps of being a visual learner is that there’s always an inkling to lay concepts out graphically to appreciate them. About a week ago, I started going through the BJCP style guidelines to see how the styles compare with each other in terms of their vital stats. Which style has the highest allowable Original Gravity? Which styles allow for the most IBU’s? It started out as a doodling impulse, but ended up being a small project I got carried away with.  As such, I figured I would share the resulting Style Charts with anyone else that happens to pass by this blog.

The first of these charts – SRM Color Ranges By Style – is displayed below. Simply click on the thumbnail to get a higher resolution image. The other three charts in the series will be added in subsequent posts.

In addition to the above, check out the other Beer Style Charts (all links will be updated when the charts are posted):
Please click here for a higher resolution PDFs of this chart or any of the other charts – I’m more than happy to share them.



“…Actually, I’m a drinker with writing problems.”
-Brendan Behan


  1. Man these charts are awesome! I've been trying to memorize everything about styles and was looking for something exactly like this tto help. Also looking for a chart with body/head retention/mouth feel/aroma/hop flavor/etc where it basically grids out light/light-medium/medium/medium-heavy/heavy. I may have to make one myself.

  2. Thanks Wayne, we appreciate the feedback! And I like the idea of doing some additional charts for body / head retention, etc. - we might have to add charts for these characteristics.




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