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1995 National Homebrew Competition Rules & Regulations

PART IV: 1995 Style Guidelines Chart

This file contains the chart from the 1995 National Homebrew Competition Rules & Regulations. Please note that this chart is wider than 80 columns, so either wide paper or small fonts must be used when printing.

Original Gravity
(Balling/Plato)
Final Gravity
(Balling/Pl)
% alcohol
w/v (v/v)
Int'l
Bittering
Units
Color
SRM (EBC)
Ale
1. Barley Wine
a) Barley Wine 1.090-120 (22.5-30) 1.024-32 (6-8) 6.6-9.4 (8.4-12) 50-100 14-22 (35-90)
2. Belgian and French Ale
a) Flanders Brown 1.044-56 (11-14) 1.008-16 (2-4) 3.8-4.1 (4.8-5.2) 15-25 12-18 (40-90)
b) Dubbel 1.050-70 (12.5-17.5) 1.012-16 (3-4) 4.7-5.9 (6-7.5) 18-25 10-14 (25-40)
c) Tripel 1.060-96 (17.5-24) 1.016-24 (4-6) 5.5-7.9 (7-10) 20-25 3.5-5.5 (7-11)
d) Belgian Ale 1.044-54 (11-13.5) 1.008-14 (2-3.5) 3.2-4.9 (4-6.2) 20-30 3.5-12 (8-30)
e) Belgian Strong Ale 1.064-96 (16-24) 1.012-24 (3-6) 5.5-8.6 (7-11) 20-50 3.5-20 (8-80)
f) White (Wit) 1.044-50 (11-12.5) 1.006-10 (1.5-2.5) 3.8-4.1 (4.8-5.2) 15-25 2-4 (5-10)
g) Biere de Garde 1.060-80 (15-20) 3.5-6.3 (4.5-8) 25-30 8-12 (16-30)
3. Belgian-style Lambic
a) Faro 1.044-56 (11-14) 1.000-10 (0-2.5) 3.9-4.7 (5-6) 11-23 6-13 (15-33)
b) Gueuze 1.044-56 (11-14) 1.000-10 (0-2.5) 4.0-5.0 (5-6) 11-23 6-13 (15-33)
c) Fruit (Framboise, Kriek, Etc.) 1.040-72 (10-17.5) 1.000-20 (0-5) 4.0-5.5 (5-7) 15-21 n/a
4. Brown Ale
a) English Brown 1.040-50 (10-12.5) 1.008-14 (2-3.5) 3.3-4.7 (4-5.5) 15-25 15-22 (35-90)
b) English Mild 1.030-38 (7.5-9.5) 1.004-08 (1-2) 2.7-3.2 (3.2-4.0) 10-24 8-34 (16-135)
c) American Brown 1.040-55 (10-14) 1.010-18 (2.5-4.5) 3.3-4.7 (4-5.9) 25-60 15-22 (35-90)
5. English-style Pale Ale
a) Classic English Pale Ale 1.044-56 (11-14) 1.008-16 (2-4) 3.5-4.2 (4.5-5.5) 20-40 4-11 (10-25)
b) India Pale Ale 1.050-70 (12.5-17.5) 1.012-18 (3-4.5) 4.0-6.0 (5-7.5) 40-60 8-14 (16-35)
6. American-style Ale
a) American Pale Ale 1.044-56 (11-14) 1.008-16 (3-4.5) 3.5-4.3 (4.5-5.5) 20-40 4-11 (10-25)
b) American Wheat 1.030-50 (7.5-12.5) 1.004-18 (1-4.5) 2.8-3.6 (3.5-4.5) 5-17 2-8 (4-16)
7. English Bitter
a) English Ordinary 1.033-38 (8-9.5) 1.006-12 (1.5-3) 2.4-3.0 (3-3.7) 20-35 8-12 (16-20)
b) English Special 1.038-45 (9.5-11.5) 1.006-12 (1.5-3) 3.3-3.8 (4.1-4.8) 28-46 12-14 (30-35)
c) English Extra Special 1.046-60 (11.5-15) 1.010-15 (2-4) 3.8-4.6 (4.8-5.8) 30-55 12-14 (30-35)
8. Scottish Ale
a) Scottish Light 1.030-35 (7.5-9) 1.006-12 (1.5-3) 2.2-2.8 (2.8-3.5) 9-20 8-17 (16-40)
b) Scottish Heavy 1.035-40 (9-10) 1.010-14 (2.5-3.5) 2.7-3.1 (3.5-4) 12-20 10-19 (20-75)
c) Scottish Export 1.040-50 (10-12.5) 1.010-18 (2.5-4.5) 3.1-3.5 (4-4.5) 15-25 10-19 (20-75)
9. Porter
a) Robust Porter 1.044-60 (11-15) 1.008-16 (2-4) 3.9-5.1 (5-6.5) 25-40 30+ (120+)
b) Brown Porter 1.040-50 (10-12.5) 1.006-10 (1.5-2.5) 3.5-4.7 (4.5-6) 20-30 20-35 (80-135)
10. English and Scottish Strong Ale
a) English Old Ale/Strong Ale 1.055-75 (14-19) 1.008-20 (2-5) 4.7-6.3 (6-8) 30-40 10-16 (20-35)
b) Strong Scotch Ale 1.072-85 (18-21) 1.016-28 (4-7) 4.9-6.3 (6.2-8) 25-35 10-47 (20-100)
11. Stout
a) Classic Dry Stout 1.038-48 (9.5-12) 1.008-14 (2-3.5) 3-3.9 (3.8-5) 30-40 40+ (150+)
b) Foreign-style 1.052-72 (13-18) 1.008-20 (2-5) 4.7-5.9 (6-7.5) 30-60 40+ (150+)
c) Sweet Stout 1.045-56 (11-14) 1.012-20 (3-5) 2.4-4.7 (3-6) 15-25 40+ (150+)
d) Imperial Stout 1.075-95 (19-23.5) 1.020-30 (4-7.5) 5.5-7.1 (7-9) 50-80 20+ (80+)
Lager
12. Bock
a) Traditional German Bock 1.066-74 (16.5-18.5) 1.018-24 (4.5-6) 4.7-5.9 (6-7.5) 20-30 20-30 (70-120)
b) Helles (light) Bock 1.066-68 (16.5-17) 1.012-20 (3-5) 4.7-5.9 (6-7.5) 20-35 4-10 (10-20)
c) Doppelbock 1.074-80 (18.5-20) 1.020-28 (5-7) 5.1-6.3 (6.5-8) 17-27 12-30 (30-120)
d) Eisbock 1.092-116 (23-29) n/a 6.8-11.3 (8.6-14.4) 26-33 18-50 (42-200)
13. Bavarian Dark
a) Munich Dunkel 1.052-56 (13-14) 1.014-18 (3.5-4.5) 3.5-3.9 (4.5-5) 16-25 17-20 (40-80)
b) Schwarzbier 1.044-52 (11-13) 1.012-16 (3-4) 3-3.9 (3.8-5) 22-30 25-30 (100-200)
14. German Light Lager
a) Dortmund/Export 1.048-56 (12-14) 1.010-14 (2.5-3.5) 3.8-4.7 (4.8-6) 23-29 4-6 (8-13)
b) Munich Helles 1.044-52 (11-13) 1.008-12 (2-3) 3.5-4.3 (4.5-5.5) 18-25 3-5 (7-12)
15. Classic Pilsner
a) German 1.044-50 (11-12.5) 1.006-12 (1.5-3) 3.1-3.9 (4-5) 30-40 2.5-4 (6-10)
b) Bohemian 1.044-56 (11-14) 1.014-20 (3.5-5) 3.1-3.9 (4-5) 35-45 3-5 (7-14)
16. American Lager
a) Diet/Lite 1.024-40 (6-10) 1.002-08 (0.5-2) 2.3-3.3 (2.9-4.2) 8-15 2-4 (4-7)
b) American Standard 1.040-46 (10-11.5) 1.006-10 (1.5-2.5) 3-3.5 (3.8-4.5) 5-17 2-4 (4-7)
c) American Premium 1.046-50 (11.5-12.5) 1.010-1.014 (2.5-3.5) 3.4-3.9 (4.3-5) 13-23 2-8 (4-16)
d) Dry 1.040-50 (10-12.5) 1.004-08 (1-2) 3.5-4.4 (4.5-5.6) 15-23 2-4 (4-7)
e) Cream Ale/Lager 1.044-55 (11-14) 1.004-10 (1-2.5) 3.5-5.5 (4.5-7) 10-22 2-4 (4-10)
f) American Dark 1.040-50 (10-12.5) 1.008-12 (2-3) 3.5-4.3 (4-5.5) 14-20 10-20 (25-80)
17. Vienna/Oktoberfest/Märzen
a) Vienna 1.048-55 (12-13.5) 1.012-18 (3-4.5) 3.5-4.7 (4.4-6) 22-28 8-12 (16-30)
b) Märzen/Oktoberfest 1.052-64 (13-16) 1.012-20 (3-5) 3.8-5.1 (4.8-6.5) 22-28 4-15 (10-35)
Mixed Style (Lager-Ale)
18. German Style Ale
a) Dusseldorf-style Altbier 1.044-48 (11-12) 1.008-14 (2-3.5) 3.4-3.9 (4.3-5) 25-48 11-19 (30-45)
b) Kölsch 1.042-46 (10.5-11.5) 1.006-10 (1.5-2.5) 3.5-3.9 (4.4-5) 20-30 3.5-5 (8-14)
19. Fruit Beer
a) Fruit Beer 1.030-110 (7.5-27.5) 1.006-30 (1.5-7.5) 2-9.4 (2.5-12) 5-70 5-50 (10-200)
b) Classic-style Fruit Beer (refer to individual styles)
20. Herb Beer
a) Herb Beer 1.030-110 (7.5-27.5) 1.006-30 (1.5-7.5) 2-9.4 (2.5-12) 5-70 5-50 (10-200)
b) Classic-style Herb Beer (refer to individual styles)
21. Specialty Beer
a) Specialty Beer 1.030-110 (7.5-27.5) 1.006-30 (1.5-7.5) 2-9.4 (2.5-12) 0-100 1-100 (3-400)
b) Classic-style Specialty Beer (refer to individual styles)
22. Smoked Beer
a) Bamberg-style Rauchbier 1.048-52 (12-13) 1.012-16 (3-4) 3.4-3.8 (4.3-4.8) 20-30 10-20 (20-80)
b) Classic-style Smoked Beer (refer to individual styles)
c) Other (varies widely)
23. California Common Beer
a) California Common Beer 1.040-55 (10-14) 1.012-18 (3-4.5) 2.8-3.9 (3.6-5) 35-45 8-17 (16-40)
24. German-style Wheat Beer
a) Berliner Weisse 1.028-32 (7-8) 1.004-06 (1-1.5) 2.2-2.7 (2.8-3.4) 3-6 2-4 (5-10)
b) Weizen/Weissbier 1.048-56 (12-14) 1.008-16 (2-4) 3.8-4.2 (4.8-5.4) 10-15 3-9 (8-16)
c) Dunkelweizen 1.048-56 (12-14) 1.008-16 (2-4) 3.8-4.2 (4.8-5.4) 10-15 16-23 (35-95)
d) Weizenbock 1.066-80 (16.5-20) 1.016-28 (4-7) 5.1-5.9 (6.5-7.5) 10-20 7-30 (14-120)
Mead
25. Traditional Mead and Braggot
a) Sparkling Traditional Mead 1.050-90 (12.5-22.5) 3.9-8.6 (5-11) 0 0-4
b) Still Traditional Mead 1.090-140 (22.5-35) 8.6-11.8 (11-15) 0 0-5
c) Sparkling Braggot 1.050-90 (12.5-22.5) 3.9-8.6 (5-11) 0 0-4
d) Still Braggot 1.090-140 (22.5-35) 8.6-11.8 (11-15) 0 0-5
26. Fruit Mead
a) Sparkling Melomel 1.050-90 (12.5-22.5) 3.9-8.6 (5-11) 0-15 __
b) Still Melomel 1.090-140 (22.5-35) 8.6-11.8 (11-15) 0-20 __
c) Sparkling Cyser 1.050-90 (12.5-22.5) 3.9-8.6 (5-11) 0-15 __
d) Still Cyser 1.090-140 (22.5-35) 8.6-11.8 (11-15) 0-20 __
e) Sparkling Pyment 1.050-90 (12.5-22.5) 3.9-8.6 (5-11) 0-15 __
f) Still Pyment 1.090-140 (22.5-35) 8.6-11.8 (11-15) 0-20 __
27. Herb Mead
a) Sparkling Metheglin 1.050-90 (12.5-22.5) 3.9-8.6 (5-11) 0-15 __
b) Still Metheglin 1.090-140 (22.5-35) 8.6-11.8 (11-15) 0-20 __
c) Sparkling Hippocras 1.050-90 (12.5-22.5) 3.9-8.6 (5-11) 0-15 __
d) Still Hippocras 1.090-140 (22.5-35) 8.6-11.8 (11-15) 0-20 __
Cider
28. Cider
a) Still 1.045-53 (11.3-13.3) 5.5 (7) __ __
b) Sparkling 1.045-61 (11.3-15.3) 6.3 (8) __ __
c) New England-style 1.061-105 (15.3-26.3) 6.3-11 (8-14) __ __
d) Specialty Cider 1.045-105 (11.3-26.3) 4.6-11 (5.8-14) __ __
Saké
29. Saké
a) Saké (Japanese rice beer) 9.4-15.7 (12-20) __ __
b) Sparkling Saké 9.8 (12.5) __ __
c) Other Oriental Rice Beers (varies w/style) __ __


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