Beer Styles

BJCP 2015 and 2008 Style Guidelines for beer, cider & mead

The 2015 and 2008 beer, cider, and mead style guidelines from the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).

The style guidelines describe what each style of beer, cider, and mead should taste, look, and smell like.

The guidelines include vital stats such as OG (original gravity), FG (final gravity), IBU (bitterness), SRM (colour), and ABV readings as well as descriptions for aroma, appearance, flavour, and mouth feel.

In Beer Styles all the vital stats have been given a visual representation to make it easier to fathom the differences in styles.