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Beer Styles

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Specialty Beer

Special ingredients used in this style should be distinctive and evident in either the aroma, flavor or overall balance of the beer. This style category is a catch-all. Any specialty beer that does not fit other specialty beer styles would be appropriately considered here. Examples can include sahti, roggenbier, steinbier, white IPA, session IPA and more.

Category: Specialty Beers

Food Pairings

  • Varies
  • Varies
  • Varies

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Snifter
45-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Varies

Clarity

Varies

Carbonation (Visual)

Varies

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Varies

Hop

Varies

Malt

Varies

Esters

Can be present

Phenols

Can be present.

Sensations

Body

Varies

Carbonation

Low to High

Finish Length

Varies

Attenuation

Varies

Ingredients

Hops

Varies

Malt

Varies

Water

Varies

Yeast

Lager or Ale

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