Your Top 10 Beer Styles Stats

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  1. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,065) May 27, 2005 Missouri
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    In the wake of the new data breakdowns we can easily access on the website, I thought this would be fun.

    Not my top 10 favorite styles, but Schwarzbier, Russian Imperial Stouts, and Milk Stouts aren’t as plentiful as Saison agora example.
    1. American IPA 13.8%
    2. American Double/Imperial IPA 7.9%
    3. American Double/Imperial Stout 6.0%
    4. American Wild Ale 5.7%
    5. Saison/Farmhouse Ale 4.4%
    6. American Pale Ale 4.1%
    7. Pumpkin Ale (I will get some shit for this) 3.1%
    8. American Brown Ale 2.3%
    9. American Porter 2.2%
    10. American Stout 2%
     
  2. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,799) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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  3. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (5,376) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    An interesting addition I wasn't aware of. Cool and thanks @Franziskaner...and, like you, not necessarily my Top 10 styles (e.g., German pilsners and doppelbocks didn't quite make the
    cut, but if more were available, my styles ratings would certainly change)...

    Beer Stats: Styles (beta)
    Your beer ratings broken down by beer style.
    Ratings: 2390
    | Styles (97) | US States (48) | Countries (38)
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    1. American IPA | 255 | 10.67%
    2. American Double / Imperial IPA | 193 | 8.08%
    3. American Pale Ale (APA) | 113 | 4.73%
    4. American Double / Imperial Stout | 96 | 4.02%
    5. American Porter | 93 | 3.89%
    6. American Brown Ale | 69 | 2.89%
    7. Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 68 | 2.85%
    8. American Amber / Red Ale | 67 | 2.8%
    9. American Wild Ale | 58 | 2.43%
    10. Russian Imperial Stout | 57 | 2.38
     
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  4. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,102) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Good idea sharing this, OP. Nothing surprising here for me. So far everyones’ top two and almost everyones’ top 3 are the same. Will be very interesting to see some of the outliers.

    American IPA | 148 | 20.67%
    American Double / Imperial IPA | 113 | 15.78%
    American Double / Imperial Stout | 50 | 6.98%
    American Wild Ale | 41 | 5.73%
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 34 | 4.75%
    Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 24 | 3.35%
    American Porter | 19 | 2.65%
    Berliner Weissbier | 16 | 2.23%
    Russian Imperial Stout | 12 | 1.68%
    Gose | 11 | 1.54%
     
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  5. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,362) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Can't think of any top style I haven't tried but there are a few (Swartzbier, Roggenbier) that would be more represented on my list if I could get them.
     
  6. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,825) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Love it. I addressed my beer consumption habits in mid-June in a thread about psychological evaluation on personal taste of beers vs. styles reviewed. Here's my breakdown from then:

    I wanted to include that as a snap shot as a little comparison.

    Current list (1245 beers currently reviewed, an addition of 77 beers*):

    1 - American IPA | 187 | 15.02%
    2 - American Double/Imperial Stout | 159 | 12.77%
    3 - American Double/Imperial IPA | 132 | 10.6%
    4 - American Pale Ale | 47 | 3.78%
    5 - American Stout | 47 | 3.78%
    6 - Russian Imperial Stout | 45 | 3.61%
    7 - American Wild Ale | 45 | 3.61%
    8 - Milk/Sweet Stout | 43 | 3.45%
    9 - Saison/Farmhouse | 39 | 3.13%
    10- American Porter | 32 | 2.57%

    *I have about a dozen and half I have notes over, but haven't input a rating/review yet.

    I'll be curious to see if the IPA percentages take a hit during the colder months when my consumption tends to focus on darker beers.
     
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  7. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (21,869) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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  8. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (215) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Here's that shit you ordered :wink:
     
  9. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (2,260) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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  10. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (5,771) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I am a little surprised at my findings:

    1. American IPA - 541 13.65%
    2. American Pale Ale - 208 5.25%
    3. American Double IPA - 170 4.29%
    4. American Adjunct Lager - 163 4.11%
    5. Fruit/Vegetable Beer - 141 3.56%
    6. American Amber/Red Ale - 124 3.13%
    7. Euro Pale Lager - 110 2.78%
    8. Witbier - 95 2.4%
    9. American Pale Wheat Ale - 93 2.35%
    10. German Pilsener - 92 2.32%
     
  11. Amendm

    Amendm Defender (638) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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  12. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,028) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    @Franziskaner, I actually had this same thought yesterday morning. I had literally done the math right before the new options were unveiled. I suspect I will stand alone with AAL (& 2 lagers) in my top four...

    American IPA | 80 | 15.38%
    Märzen / Oktoberfest | 40 | 7.69%
    American Double / Imperial IPA | 39 | 7.5%
    American Adjunct Lager | 25 | 4.81%
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 23 | 4.42%
    American Double / Imperial Stout | 19 | 3.65%
    Russian Imperial Stout | 17 | 3.27%
    Light Lager | 13 | 2.5%
    German Pilsener | 11 | 2.12%
    American Porter | 11 | 2.12%

    This is out of 520 beers and 89 styles.
     
  13. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,565) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I don't have many beers in my list so I'm not going to list my breakdown because it is meaningless. However, I'll just pass along a thought -- this thread should do well to sell a lot of premium memberships. :wink:

    Now when Todd is able to program for the analytic info in the Places database, I'll be looking at that to see where my next vacation will be. I do know that Kansas is a void in my records, so a trip out there is happening in September. After that I think I have only CT, RI, NJ, AK and HI to go to get all states represented in my stats. I've had beer from all 50 states plus DC, but I didn't drink it there, and that's difference for my bucket list item.
     
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  14. Amendm

    Amendm Defender (638) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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  15. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,657) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Not a premium member, but to paraphrase a famous personality, "Fortunately, I keep my beers numbered for just such an occasion"... IOW, I have a spreadsheet!

    American Pale Ale | 43 | 14.7%
    American IPA | 40 | 13.7%
    American Double / Imperial IPA | 16 | 5.5%
    Märzen / Oktoberfest | 14 | 4.8%
    German Pilsener | 11 | 3.8%
    Kölsch | 10 | 3.4%
    American Double / Imperial Stout | 8 | 2.7%
    Witbier | 8 | 2.7%
    American Stout | 8 | 2.7%
    Extra Special Bitter | 7 | 2.4%
     
  16. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,565) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Wishful thinking because I'm not the first with something other than IPA on top. Here is my top line.
    American IPA | 28 | 16.28%

    I've had 53 different styles out of my 172 beers in the database, but IPA is the king of the hill. :wink:
     
  17. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (5,376) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    No need for a new thread, but thought it would be interesting to see what my "bottom 10" would be (plus my "haven't tried" catagory)...
    1. Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale | 2 | 0.08%
    2. English Pale Mild Ale | 2 | 0.08%
    3. Sahti | 2 | 0.08%
    4. Lambic - Fruit | 1 | 0.04%
    5. Euro Strong Lager | 1 | 0.04%
    6. Kristalweizen | 1 | 0.04%
    7. Braggot | 1 | 0.04%
    8. Black & Tan | 1 | 0.04%
    9. Japanese Rice Lager | 1 | 0.04%
    10. Kvass | 1 | 0.04%
    Of these "last 10", I certainly like "English Pale Mild Ale" and "Euro Strong Lager", but, alas, these styles are so under-represented on the beer emporium shelves...
    1. Low Alcohol Beer | 0 | 0%
    2. Gueuze | 0 | 0%
    3. Faro | 0 | 0%
    4. Lambic - Unblended | 0 | 0%
    5. American Dark Wheat Ale | 0 | 0%
    6. Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut | 0 | 0%
    7. Happoshu | 0 | 0%
    I'm sure I've tried 'Low Alcohol Beer" and a "Gueuze" and certainly an "American Dark Wheat Ale", but guess I can always go on a hunt for those last seven.
     
  18. Amendm

    Amendm Defender (638) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    MNale was the 1st, I guessed there would be 40 post before someone had something different for their top entry...wrong again.
     
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  19. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (8,567) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Here is my top 10 styles (similar to most others):
    American IPA | 856 | 13.25%
    American Double / Imperial IPA | 431 | 6.67%
    American Double / Imperial Stout | 356 | 5.51%
    Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 337 | 5.22%
    American Wild Ale | 299 | 4.63%
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 278 | 4.3%
    American Porter | 202 | 3.13%
    Fruit / Vegetable Beer | 158 | 2.45%
    American Stout | 131 | 2.03%
    Russian Imperial Stout | 117 | 1.81%

    Not super surprising though there are some other styles that I really enjoy but are not as readily available.

    Here are my bottom 10 styles (tried the least):
    Faro | 1 | 0.02%
    Japanese Rice Lager | 3 | 0.05%
    Happoshu | 3 | 0.05%
    English Pale Mild Ale | 3 | 0.05%
    Eisbock | 3 | 0.05%
    American Dark Wheat Ale | 4 | 0.06%
    Euro Strong Lager | 4 | 0.06%
    Braggot | 5 | 0.08%
    Lambic - Unblended | 5 | 0.08%
    Roggenbier | 5 | 0.08%

    I wish that I was able to find more English Pale Mild, Eisbock, Braggot, and Roggenbiers. I also wish I could find another Faro just so I could have another data point in the style.
     
  20. dcotom

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  21. StormAles

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  22. taxandbeerguy

    taxandbeerguy Poo-Bah (2,599) Jul 12, 2013 Ontario (Canada)
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    Not premium either, but no surprises here, other than the vast variety of mediocre lagers appearing on this list. I guess that and the fact that no one beer style makes up even 10% of my list.

    American IPA | 131 | 8.50%
    American Pale Ale | 83 | 5.39%
    American Double / Imperial IPA | 57 | 3.70%
    Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 54 | 3.50%
    Fruit / Vegetable Beer | 46 | 2.99%
    Euro Pale Lager | 44 | 2.86%
    American Adjunct Lager | 39 | 2.53%
    English Pale Ale | 38 | 2.47%
    German Pilsener | 35 | 2.27%
    Amber / Red Ale | 35 | 2.27%
     
  23. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,825) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    We're getting closer every day to more RIS options on the shelves.

    I just picked up a BA barleywine this past week, and I'm so excited!
     
  24. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (3,102) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I was shocked to see that IPA made my top 10 list (though just barely), given that I don't care for them. In the interest of keeping an open mind, I do keep trying them. Out of 582 reviews, not surprised that five of the top eight were stouts, comprising 41.06%. Ya, I like stouts, but I've reviewed 102 of 104 styles.

    American Double / Imperial Stout | 112 | 19.24%
    Milk / Sweet Stout | 45 | 7.73%
    American Porter | 37 | 6.36%
    Russian Imperial Stout | 35 | 6.01%
    American Stout | 32 | 5.5%
    Pumpkin Ale | 24 | 4.12%
    American Brown Ale | 16 | 2.75%
    Oatmeal Stout | 15 | 2.58%
    Märzen / Oktoberfest | 12 | 2.06%
    American IPA | 11 | 1.89%
     
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  25. Lahey

    Lahey Devotee (401) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    I assume the count on these lists are how many differently named beers of that style one has drank. Given that bit of info, you could drink a lot more stouts than IPAs but have these numbers skew it the other way. There are one-off IPAs being churned out in mass quantity, not as much with other styles. Of course, no one is keeping track of every serving of beer they drink, so my point is pretty much moot. Still posting it:grin:
     
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  26. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,657) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    After all that cred you built up with those stouts and porters, you let those pumpkin ales sneak in... sad... :wink:
     
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  27. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,753) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Love the new data breakdowns!

    American Double / Imperial IPA | 418 | 23.27%
    American IPA | 331 | 18.43%
    American Double / Imperial Stout | 170 | 9.47%
    Russian Imperial Stout | 63 | 3.51%
    American Barleywine | 41 | 2.28%
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 37 | 2.06%
    Tripel | 36 | 2%
    Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 36 | 2%
    American Strong Ale | 32 | 1.78%
    American Amber / Red Ale | 30 | 1.67%

    I'm pleased that my favorite 5 styles are the top five on the list... (though in my mind, I lump English and american barleywines together (English barleywines came in at 12 (1.61%)) and I also tend to lump the RIS with the "regular" imperial stouts, though the latter move skews the aesthetics a bit as I prefer tripels to APAs)...

    Also dug the state breakdown...
    New York | 495 | 27.56%
    California | 267 | 14.87%
    Massachusetts | 103 | 5.73%
    Illinois | 91 | 5.07%
    Colorado | 71 | 3.95%

    And the country breakdown...
    United States | 1481 | 82.46%
    Belgium | 56 | 3.12%
    United Kingdom | 34 | 1.89%
    Germany | 19 | 1.06%
    Canada | 16 | 0.89%

    Cheers...
     
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  28. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (3,102) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    :flushed:

    Actually, the high number of pumpkin beers is due to an unfulfilled quest to find the best. Several have been good or excellent, and Avery Pump[KY]n was near-outstanding, but I have yet to find pumpkin-pie-in-a-bottle. They all taste more like beer!
     
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  29. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,065) May 27, 2005 Missouri
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    You do fruit beers and I do pumpkin. I dig fruited lambics, but fruited ales are usually not my thing.
     
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  30. Lahey

    Lahey Devotee (401) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    There's nothing wrong with experimentation. I'm currently delving into sours a bit and the results are very mixed.
     
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  31. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Defender (664) Nov 3, 2014 Alabama

    1. Saison/Farmhouse Ale (72)
    2. American IPA (26)
    3. American Double/Imperial IPA (17)
    4. American Wild Ale (16)
    5. American Double/Imperial Stout (14)
    6. American Pale Ale (13)
    7. Belgian Quadrupel Ale (12)
    8. Belgian Tripel Ale (11)
    9. Russian Imperial Stout (10)
    9. Gueuze (10)
    10. German Pilsner (7)

    I wish I was able to review more of the styles I love the most, but I tend to review what I can get my hands on, and so the styles that show up here reflect that. Saison is easily my favorite style, but beyond that many of these styles are far from my top five. I wish I could review more Biere de Garde, but honestly they are hard enough to find as it is, especially taking into account that I very much prefer the traditional french take on the style.
     
  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (3,102) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Good point. Though 41.06% of the new-to-me beers I've reviewed are stouts, probably 85% of the beers I drink are stouts, and most of those are BBA or RBA. I rarely buy anything in quantity > 1 unless it is BBA/RBA stout or porter. I suppose we wouldn't see that in the numbers unless each beer we've reviewed had a +1 button. I doubt many would want that kind of drinking history/evidence/reality kept. :thinking_face:
     
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  33. marquis

    marquis Crusader (794) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Pale Ales, Mild Ales and Porters are the only styles I have drunk in any quantity. These of course include all the substyles such as IPAs (UK and US), barley wine and Stout
     
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  34. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,734) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    American IPA | 225 | 22.17%
    American Double / Imperial IPA | 127 | 12.51%
    American Double / Imperial Stout | 82 | 8.08%
    American Pale Ale (APA) | 59 | 5.81%
    Fruit / Vegetable Beer | 39 | 3.84%
    Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 34 | 3.35%
    Russian Imperial Stout | 29 | 2.86%
    American Wild Ale | 24 | 2.36%
    American Porter | 22 | 2.17%
    American Brown Ale | 21 | 2.07%

    I go down to number 12 to find pumpkin beers. I'm unashamed!!!

    Michigan | 176 | 17.34%
    California | 108 | 10.64%
    Arkansas | 90 | 8.87%
    Virginia | 73 | 7.19%
    New York | 52 | 5.12%

    I haven't lived in Michigan since 2005 and I've haven't been to California since 2011. But I currently live in Arkansas and lived in Virginia from 2013-2016.
     
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  35. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,515) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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  36. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (144) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    Mine would be English Pale Ale, followed almost equally by English Bitter, Belgian Pale, Witbier, American Blonde, Vienna, English Brown, and American Pale Lager...
     
  37. marquis

    marquis Crusader (794) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Pale Ale and Bitter are two names for precisely the same thing.If it was sold on draught in a pub it was called Bitter,the same brew sold in bottled form was labelled Pale Ale.
    I used to enjoy Youngs Bitter. But it didn't exist in the brewery records. Just PA.
     
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  38. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,825) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I agree wholeheartedly. I try to punctuate just how easy it is to 'tick' IPAs with the variety within the style in the perennial 'Why IPA' threads, but you've done a great job of condensing it.

    Someone could consume an entire case of Breakfast Stout, but as long as they rated half of the beers in a Sierra Nevada mix 12 pack, their BA total would make others believe they mostly consume IPAs. With all the one-off IPAs, or how every brewery seems to have at least one IPA offering, it would be easy for consumption by style stats to be thrown off.

    Still, it's intriguing stuff. I enjoy looking at what styles people have rated/reviewed. The data shown so far in this thread would help explain the reason the Top 250 are so IPA heavy.
     
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  39. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,657) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    The stats listed in this thread are using the beer styles listed on this site and which of those styles a beer is assigned.

    English ale styles on this site are:
    • Baltic Porter
    • Braggot
    • English Barleywine
    • English Bitter
    • English Brown Ale
    • English Dark Mild Ale
    • English India Pale Ale (IPA)
    • English Pale Ale
    • English Pale Mild Ale
    • English Porter
    • English Stout
    • English Strong Ale
    • Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
    • Foreign / Export Stout
    • Milk / Sweet Stout
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Old Ale
    • Russian Imperial Stout
    • Winter Warmer

    Individual beers are "assigned" a style by the person entering the beer. If the style is in error, a member can use the "beer tools>suggest edit" to correct the error.

    RB lists 80 styles.
    This site lists 104 styles.
    The Brewers Association lists 152 styles.

    All have a separate style listed for Bitter and English Pale Ale (although words slightly differ on the different lists).
     
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  40. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (7,156) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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