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79 Cards in this Set

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Munich Dunkel

SRM: 14 - 28 / Amber to Brown

ABV: 4.5 - 5.6% ABV

IBU: 18 - 28 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Weihenstephaner Original, Hofbrau Original, Spaten Premium Lager


SRM: 7 - 14 / Gold to Amber
ABV: 4.8 - 5.7% ABV
IBU: 20-28 IBUs

Commercial Examples:Paulaner Oktoberfest, Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen, Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

Maibock/Helles Bock

SRM: 6 - 11 / Gold to Light Amber
ABV: 6.3 - 7.4% ABV
IBU: 23-35 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Ayinger Maibock, Mahr’s Bock, Hofbräu Maibock

German Pils

SRM: 2-5/Straw to Gold
ABV: 4.4 - 5.2% ABV
IBU: 25-45 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Victory Prima Pils, Trumer Pils, Left Hand Polestar Pilsner

Bohemian Pilsner

SRM: 3.5-6/Gold
ABV: 4.2 - 5.4% ABV
IBU: 35-45 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Pilsner Urquell, Great Divide Nomad


SRM: 3.5-5/Straw to Light Gold
ABV: 4.4 - 5.2% ABV
IBU: 20-30 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Non German versions: Shiner Kölsch, Alaska Summer Ale, Elevation Kolsch. In Cologne only: PJ Früh, Hellers


SRM: 6 - 25 / Gold to Brown
ABV: 7 - 10% ABV
IBU: 16-26 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Paulaner Salvator, Ayinger Celebrator, Spaten Optimator, EKU 28, Samuel Adams Double Bock

Munich Helles

SRM: 3-5/Pale-Light gold
ABV: 4.7 - 5.4% ABV
IBU: 16-22 IBUs

Commercial Examples:Weihenstephaner Original

Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold, Bürgerbräu Wolznacher Hell Naturtrüb, Mahr's Hell, Paulaner Premium Lager, Spaten Premium Lager, Stoudt's Gold Lager


SRM: 2 - 8 / Gold to Light Amber
ABV: 4.3 - 5.6% ABV
IBU: 8-15 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, Schneider Weisse Weizenhell, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Dry Dock Hefeweizen

Mild Ale

SRM: 12 - 25 / Amber to Brown
ABV: 2.8 - 4.5% ABV
IBU: 10-25 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Moorhouse Black Cat, Gale’s Festival Mild, Theakston Traditional Mild, Highgate Mild, Sainsbury Mild, Brain’s Dark, Banks's Mild, Coach House Gunpowder Strong Mild, Woodforde’s Mardler’s Mild, Greene King XX Mild, Motor City Brewing Ghettoblaster

Standard/Ordinary Bitter

SRM: 4 - 14 / Gold to Amber
ABV: 3.2 - 3.8% ABV
IBU: 25-35 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Boddington's Pub Draught, Fuller's Chiswick Bitter, Adnams Bitter, Young's Bitter

Special/Premium/Best Bitter

SRM: 5 - 16 / Gold to Amber
ABV: 3.8 - 4.6% ABV
IBU: 25-40 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Fuller's London Pride, Young's Special

Extra Special/Strong Bitter

(English Pale Ale)

SRM: 6 - 18 / Gold to Dark Amber
ABV: 4.6 - 6.2% ABV
IBU: 30-50 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Bass Ale, Fullers ESB, Redhook ESB, Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale

Scottish Ale

60/-, 70/-, 80/-

SRM: 9 - 17 / Light Amber to Dark Amber
ABV: 2.5 (Light) - 5% (Export) ABV
IBU: 10 (light) - 30 (export) IBUs

Commercial Examples: Belhaven 60/70/80 Shilling, Southampton 80 Shilling

Scotch Ale

SRM: 14 - 25 / Amber to Dark Copper
ABV: 6.5 - 10% ABV
IBU: 17-35 IBUs

Commercial Examples: AleSmith Wee Heavy, Founders Dirty Bastard

Dry/Irish Stout

SRM: 25 - 40 / Black
ABV: 4 -5% ABV
IBU: 30-45 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Guinness Draught Stout (also canned), Murphy's Stout, Beamish Stout, O’Hara’s Celtic Stout

Brown Porter

SRM: 20 - 30 / Light to Dark Brown
ABV: 4.0 - 5.4% ABV
IBU: 18-35 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Fuller's London Porter, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter

Robust Porter

SRM: 22 - 35 / Brown to Black
ABV:4.8 - 6.5% ABV
IBU: 25-50 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Sierra Nevada Porter, Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Avery New World Porter, Bell's Porter, Great Divide Saint Bridget's Porter

Northern English Brown Ale

SRM: 12 - 22 / Amber to Brown
ABV:4.2 - 5.4% ABV
IBU: 20-30 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Newcastle Brown Ale, Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, Avery Ellie's Brown Ale

Sweet Stout

SRM: 30 - 40 / Black
ABV:4 - 6% ABV
IBU: 20-40 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Left Hand Milk Stout

Foreign Extra Stout

SRM: 30 - 40 / Black
ABV:5.5 - 8% ABV
IBU: 30-70 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Export-type: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Elysian Dragonstooth Stouth

Tropical-Type: Lion Stout (Sri Lanka)

Russian Imperial Stout

SRM: 30 - 40 / Black
ABV:8 - 12% ABV
IBU: 50-90 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Three Floyd’s Dark Lord, Bell’s Expedition Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, Stone Imperial Stout, Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, Deschutes The Abyss, Great Divide Yeti, Avery The Czar, Victory Storm King

English IPA

SRM: 8 - 14 / Gold to Amber
ABV:5 - 7.5% ABV
IBU: 40-60 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Goose Island IPA, Fuller's IPA, Samuel Smith's India Ale

American Wheat Beer

SRM: 3-6/Straw to Gold
ABV:4 - 5.5% ABV
IBU: 15-30 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Pyramid Hefe-Weizen, Widmer Hefeweizen, Sierra Nevada Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Bell's Oberon

American Pale Ale

SRM: 5 - 14 / Gold to Amber
ABV:4.5 - 6.2% ABV
IBU: 30-45 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Deschutes Mirror Pond, Firestone Pale Ale, Full Sail Pale Ale

American India Pale Ale (IPA)

SRM: 6 - 15 / Gold to Dark Amber
ABV:5.5 - 7.5% ABV
IBU: 40-70 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, AleSmith IPA, Russian River Blind Pig IPA, Stone IPA, Great Divide Titan IPA, Avery IPA

American Amber Ale

SRM: 10 - 17 / Amber to Dark Amber
ABV:4.5 - 6.2% ABV
IBU: 25-40 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Deschutes Cinder Cone Red, Bell's Amber

American Brown Ale

SRM: 18 - 35 / Light to Dark Brown
ABV:4.3 - 6.2% ABV
IBU: 20-40 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale

American Stout

SRM: 30 - 40 / Black
ABV:5 - 7% ABV
IBU: 35-75 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Deschutes Obsidian Stout, Sierra Nevada Stout, Avery Out of Bounds Stout

American Barleywine

SRM: 10 - 19 / Amber to Brown
ABV:8 - 12% ABV
IBU: 50-120 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Avery Hogheaven Barleywine, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Great Divide Old Ruffian

Oatmeal Stout

SRM: 30 - 40 / Black
ABV:4.2 - 5.9% ABV
IBU: 25-40 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Young's Oatmeal Stout, Goose Island Oatmeal Stout

Standard American Lager

SRM: 2-4/Straw - very pale
ABV:4.2 - 5.3% ABV
IBU: 8-15 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller High Life, Budweiser, Coors Banquet

California Common

SRM: 10-14/light-dark Amber
ABV:4.5 - 5.5% ABV
IBU: 30-45 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Anchor Steam, Southampton Steem Beer, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager

Cream Ale

SRM: 2.5 - 5 /Pale Straw to Gold
ABV:4.2 - 5.6% ABV
IBU: 15-20 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Genesee Cream Ale, New Glarus Spotted Cow, Rockslide Kokpelli

Imperial IPA

SRM: 8 - 15 / Dark Gold to Dark Amber
ABV:7.5 - 10% ABV
IBU: 60-120 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Russian River Pliny the Elder

Blonde Ale

SRM: 3-6/Straw to Gold
ABV:3.8 - 5.5% ABV
IBU: 15-28 IBUs

Commercial Examples:Russian River Aud Blonde, Rogue Oregon Golden Ale, Widmer Blonde Ale, Fuller’s Summer Ale, Redhook Blonde

Belgian Dubbel (Double)

SRM: 10 - 17 / Amber to Brown
ABV:6 - 7.6% ABV
IBU: 15-25 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Affligem Dubbel, Westmaller Dubbel, Lost Abbey Lost and Found Abbey Ale, Allagash Double, St. Bernardus Pater 6

Belgian Tripel (Triple)

SRM: 4.5-7/Gold
ABV: 7.5 - 9.5% ABV
IBU: 20-40 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Affligem Tripel, Westmale Tripel, ST. Berardus Tripel, Victory Golden Monkey, Unibrouge La Fin du Monde, Allagash Tripel Reserve

Belgian Dark Strong Ale

SRM: 12 - 22 / Amber to Dark Brown
ABV:8 - 11% ABV
IBU: 20-35 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Westvleteren 12 (yellow cap), Rochefort 10 (blue cap), St. Bernardus Abt 12, Gouden Carolus Grand Cru of the Emperor, Russian River Salvation, Lost Abbey Judgment Day

Belgian (Golden) Strong Ale

SRM: 3 - 6 / Gold
ABV:7.5 - 10.5% ABV
IBU: 22-35 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Duvel, Russian River Damnation, Great Divide Hades, Avery Salvation, Delirium Tremens


SRM: 2-4/Straw-hazy white
ABV:4.5 - 5.5% ABV
IBU: 10-20 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden Wit, St. Bernardus Blanche, Avery White Rascal


SRM: 3 - 7 / Gold
ABV:5 - 8% ABV
IBU: 0-10 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Cantillon Gueuze

Fruit Lambic/Kriek

SRM: 3-7/Colored by Fruit
ABV: 5 - 8% ABV
IBU: 0-10 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Boon Framboise Marriage Parfait, Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait, Cantillon Kriek

Flanders Red

SRM: 10 - 16 / Dark Red
ABV:4.6 - 6.5% ABV
IBU: 10-25 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Monk's Cafe Flanders Red Ale, New Belgium La Folie, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Southampton Flanders Red Ale


SRM: 5 - 14 / Gold to Light Amber
ABV:5 - 7% ABV
IBU: 20-35 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale

Belgian Blond Ale

SRM: 4 - 7 / Gold
ABV: 6 - 7.5% ABV
IBU: 15-30 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Leffe Blond, Affligem Blond, Straffe Hendrik Blonde

Belgian Pale Ale

SRM: 8 - 14 / Light Amber to Amber
ABV:4.8 - 5.5% ABV
IBU:20-30 IBUs

Commercial Examples: Avery Karma

Vienna Lager

SRM: 10-16

ABV: 4.5-5.5%

IBU: 18-30

Commercial Examples: Negra Modelo


SRM: 17-30
ABV: 4.4-5.4%
IBU: 22-32
Commercial Examples: Samuel Adams Black Lager; Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier,

Traditional Bock

SRM: 14-22
ABV: 6/3-7.2%
IBU: 20-27
Commercial Examples: Great Lakes Rockefeller Bock, Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel, Tommyknocker Bock


SRM: 18-30
ABV: 9-14%
IBU: 25-35
Commercial Examples: Southampton Eisbock, Kulmbacher Reichelbräu Eisbock


SRM: 12-22
ABV: 4.8-6%
IBU: 20-30
Commercial Examples: Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen, Kaiserdom Rauchbier, Eisenbahn Rauchbier, Victory Scarlet Fire Rauchbier, Spezial Rauchbier Märzen, Saranac Rauchbier


SRM: 2-8
ABV: 4.3-5.6
IBU: 8-15
Commercial Examples: Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier


SRM: 14-23
ABV: 4.3-5.6%
IBU: 10-18
Commercial Examples: Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Ayinger Ur-Weisse,


SRM: 12-25
ABV: 6.5-8.0%
IBU: 15-30
Commercial Examples: Schneider Aventinus Eisbock, Mahr's Der Weisse Bock, Victory Moonglow Weizenbock

Berliner Weisse

SRM: 2-3
ABV: 2.8-3.8%
IBU: 3-8
Commercial Examples: Southampton Berliner Weisse, Great Divide Berliner Weisse

Düsseldorf Altbier

SRM: 11-17
ABV: 4.5-5.2%
IBU: 35-50
Commercial Examples: Schumacher, Schlösser Alt, Frankenheim Alt

Flanders Brown/Oud Bruin

SRM: 15-22
ABV: 4-8%
IBU: 20-25
Commercial Examples: Liefman’s Goudenband, Liefman’s Odnar, Liefman’s Oud Bruin

Bière de Garde

SRM: 6-19
ABV: 6-8.5%
IBU: 18-28
Commercial Examples: Lost Abbey Avante Garde, Southampton Bière de Garde

Baltic Porter

SRM: 17-30
ABV: 5/5-9.5%
IBU: 20-40
Commercial Examples: Zywiec Porter (Poland), Baltika #6 Porter (Russia), Nøgne ø porter (Norway), Southampton Imperial Baltic Porter

Old Ale

SRM: 10-22
ABV: 6-9%
IBU: 30-60
Commercial Examples: Avery Old Jubilation, Great Divide Hibernation Ale

Irish Red Ale

SRM: 9-18
ABV: 4.0-6.0%
IBU: 17-28
Commercial Examples: Smithwick's Irish Ale, Beamish Red Ale, Kilkelly Irish Beer, Murphy's Irish Red (lager)

Light American Lager

SRM: 2-3
ABV: 2.8-4.2% ABV
IBU: 8-12
Commercial Examples: Miller Lite, Bud Light, Coors Light

Premium American Lager

SRM: 2-6
ABV: 4.6 - 6%
IBU: 15-25
Commercial Examples: Miller Genuine Draft, Red Stripe, Heineken

Flute Glass

Use for: Bock, Eisbock, Flanders Oud Bruin, Flanders Red Ale, German Pils, Gueuze, Lambic, Maibock/Helles Bock, Munich Dunkel Lager, Munich Helles Lager, Schwarzbier, Vienna Lager, Weizenbock

Goblet (Chalice)

Use for: Belgian Strong Dark Ale,, Berliner WEissbier, Dubble, Quad (Belgian Specialty), Tripel

Ein Mass (full-liter serving size - 33.8 oz)

Lager Stein

Weizen glass

American Dark Wheat Ale
American Pale Wheat Ale

Footed Pilsner glass (Pokal)

Stange (6.7 oz)

Czech Pilsener
Lambic - Fruit
Lambic - Unblended
Rye Beer

Pilsner glass

Becker or Willie Becker

Dimpled Pub Mug (Seidel, Stein)

Use for: American Amber, Blonde Ale, American Brown Ale, American IPA, American Stout, Baltic Porter, Bock, CA Common, Cream Ale, Doppelbock, English Bitter, English Brown, German Pils, Irish Dry, Irish Red, Maibock, Marzen, Sweet Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Rauchbier, Scottish, Vienna Lager, Witbier

Classic Nonic Imperial Pint OR Slim Nonic

Tulip Pint


Use for strong beers

American Barleywine
American Double / Imperial IPA
American Double / Imperial Stout
American Strong Ale
Belgian Dark Ale
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
English Barleywine
Flanders Oud Bruin
Flanders Red Ale
Foreign / Export Stout
Lambic - Fruit
Old Ale
Quadrupel (Quad)
Russian Imperial Stout
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Stemmed Thistle Glass

Use for Scottish and Scotch Ales

American Double / Imperial IPA
American Wild Ale
Belgian Dark Ale
Belgian IPA
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Bière de Garde
Flanders Oud Bruin
Flanders Red Ale
Lambic - Fruit
Quadrupel (Quad)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy