For those beer clubs who wished to judge beers and train their pallets for competition, below is the BJCP’s official category list. The attached document has details on what to expect in each guideline.

  • Light Lager
    • American Light Lager
    • American Lager
    • International Pale Lager
    • Munich Helles
    • Helles Exportbier
  • Pilsner
    • German Pils
    • Czech Premium Pale Lager
    • Historical Beer (Pre-Prohibition Lager)
  • European Amber Lager
    • Vienna Lager
    • Märzen
  • Dark Lager
    • International Dark Lager
    • Munich Dunkel
    • Schwarzbier
  • Bock
    • Helles Bock
    • Dunkles Bock
    • Doppelbock
    • Eisbock
  • Light Hybrid Beer
    • Cream Ale
    • Blonde Ale
    • Kölsch
    • American Wheat Beer
  • Amber Hybrid Beer
    • International Amber Lager
    • California Common
    • Altbier
  • English Pale Ale
    • Ordinary Bitter
    • Best Bitter
    • Strong Bitter
  • Scottish and Irish Ale
    • Scottish Light
    • Scottish Heavy
    • Scottish Export
    • Irish Red Ale
    • Wee Heavy
  • American Ale
    • American Pale Ale
    • American Amber Ale
    • American Brown Ale
  • English Brown Ale
    • Dark Mild
    • Historical Beer (London Brown Ale)
    • British Brown Ale
  • Porter
    • English Porter
    • American Porter
    • Baltic Porter
  • Stout
    • Irish Stout
    • Sweet Stout
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Foreign Export Stout
    • American Stout
    • Imperial Stout
  • India Pale Ale (IPA)
    • English IPA
    • American IPA
    • Double IPA
  • German Wheat and Rye Beer
    • Weissbier
    • Dunkles Weissbier
    • Weizenbock
    • Historical Beer (Roggenbier)
  • Belgian and French Ale
    • Witbier
    • Belgian Pale Ale
    • Saison
    • Bière de Garde
    • Clone Beer (Belgian styles only)
  • Sour Ale
    • Berliner Weisse
    • Flanders Red Ale
    • Oud Bruin
    • Lambic
    • Gueuze
    • Fruit Lambic
  • Belgian Strong Ale
    • Belgian Blond Ale
    • Belgian Dubbel
    • Belgian Tripel
    • Belgian Golden Strong Ale
    • Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Strong Ale
    • Old Ale
    • English Barleywine
    • American Barleywine
  • Fruit Beer
  • Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
    • Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
    • Winter Seasonal Beer
  • Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer
    • Rauchbier B.
    • Classic Style Smoked Beer
    • Wood-Aged Beer
  • Specialty Beer
    • Czech Pale Lager
    • International Amber Lager
    • Czech Amber Lager
    • Festbier
    • Czech Dark Lager
    • German Leichtbier
    • Kellerbie
    • British Golden Ale
    • Australian Sparkling Ale
    • Specialty IPA (all)
    • Irish Extra Stout
    • Tropical Stout
    • Trappist Single
    • English Strong Ale
    • American Strong Ale
    • Wheatwine
    • Historical Beer
    • Brett Beer
    • Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer
    • Soured Fruit Beer
    • Fruit and Spice Beer
    • Specialty Fruit Beer
    • Autumn Seasonal Beer
    • Alternative Grain Beer
    • Alternative Sugar Beer
    • Specialty Smoked Beer
    • Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
    • Clone Beer (non-Belgian styles)
    • Mixed-Style Beer
    • Experimental Beer

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Ankur

21 years of experience in Home Brewing and author of Arishtam (India's first homebrew Guide Book).

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