Beer Styles and Flavors Style Description Abbey Strong, fruity, spicy, aromatic, complex. Altbier Bronze-colored, snappy bitterness, full malt flavor. Amber Color signals caramelized flavors in amber ales and lagers. Barley Wine Very strong, dark, bittersweet, malty, complex - a sipping beer. Bière de Garde Full-bodied, herbal, flavors of anise and earth. Bitter Fruity and racy, subtle, low carbonation, robust hopping. Bock Dark (usually), strong, malty, toffeeish, full-bodied, restrained bitterness. Brown Ale Dark, caramelized, fruity, light chocolate and coffee. Doppelbock Very strong, dark, toffeeish, with some sweetness. Dortmunder Export Golden, dry, bready, moderate bitterness. Dubbel Dark, fruity, complex, raisiny, spicy. Dunkel / Dunkles Dark, malty, juicy, bready, moderate bitterness. ESB "Extra special bitter", amber, fruity, slightly strong, hoppy. Framboise / Frambozen Beer made with raspberries; can be sweet or dry. Gueuze Pale, dry, funky, wildly complex, quite tart. Hefeweizen Wheat beer with yeast, light-bodied, spritzy, clovey, banana-like. Helles Golden, light-bodied, malty, bready, restrained bitterness. Imperial Stout Very strong, dark, roasty, coffeeish, chocolaty, robust. IPA "India pale ale", amber, strong, dry, robust hop bitterness and aroma. Kölsch Very pale gold, bready, lightly fruity, restrained bitterness. Kriek Beer made with cherries; can be sweet or dry. Lambic Fermented by wild yeasts, tart base for gueuze and fruit beers, funky. Märzenbier Amber, bready, round, malty, caramelized, juicy, medium-bodied. Mild Dark, lightly hopped, caramelized, raisiny, light-bodied. Oktoberfest Should be the same as "märzenbier", but sometimes paler. Old Ale Somewhat strong, dark, caramelized, fruity, balanced bitterness. Old Bruin "Old brown", dark, sweet-and-sour, fruity, juicy, raisiny, complex. Pale Ale Amber, snappy, dry, fruity, hoppy, with some caramel flavors. Pilsner If genuine…golden, dry, sharply bitter, flowery, bready, snappy. Porter Very dark, chocolaty, coffeeish, caramelized, hoppy. Rauchbier "Smoked beer"; smoky flavors and aromatics, juicy, caramelized. Saison Dry, sharp, spicy, complex, refreshing, hoppy, slightly strong. Schwarzbier "Black beer", dark, bitter chocolate, dry, caramelized, bready. Scotch Ale Dark, sometimes strong, malty, full-bodied, restrained bitterness. Stout Black, coffeeish, chocolaty; can be dry or sweet, strong or modest. Trappist Made by monks; strong, fruity, spicy, complex. Tripel Pale, strong, dry, fruity, complex, spicy, rummy, spirituous. Vienna-Style Bronze, sweetish, malty, bready, caramelized, light bitterness. Weisse / Weissbier Wheat beer, usually with yeast. See 'hefeweizen". Witbier Belgian wheat beer, hazy yellow, light-bodied, citric, spritzy, slightly tangy.