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Periodic Table of Beerstyles 12 years 7 months ago #1

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12 years 7 months ago #2

Cool. I think I might have seen it before but it was back in my pre-brewing days so I didn't really have a clue. I printed off a copy to stick into my Brew Log Folder.

It would make a nice addition to the knowledge Base too I reckon.

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12 years 7 months ago #3

did exactly the same atticus. All the info on there is in beertools, but nice to have something that you can just glance at and it gives you all the information.

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12 years 7 months ago #4

It would make a nice addition to the knowledge Base too I reckon.[/quote:3fxwkic3]Yep. Just wait for my dead body to appear, then simply pass it over it.

I'm sure there's plenty of useful information here, but as a reflection of beer in the real world, it's nonsense. Extra Special Bitter is [i:3fxwkic3]one beer[/i:3fxwkic3], not a style. Likewise Foreign Extra Stout. Historically, "Mild" is what "English Brown Ale" is called on draught.

"Robust Porter", "Bohemian Pilsner" -- these are terms invented by the BJCP for their own self-referential classification system.

Oh, and I see K├Âlsch (Period XIV) is an Alt. That's a new one on me. At least it's not labelled a "German Ale" <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

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12 years 7 months ago #5

Extra Special Bitter is [i:376uso0g]one beer[/i:376uso0g], not a style. [/quote:376uso0g]

Oh good yea, bloody Americans never appear to get that one!!!!

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12 years 7 months ago #6

It never ceases to amaze/amuse me how many knickers get in a twist over the BJCP <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

I think the BJCP style guides are useful, mostly because there seems to be little else out there that attempts to analyse the characteristics of groupings of similar beers. Sure they're not historically accurate and some of the categorisations are wrong and some have simply been invented but I don't subscribe to the notion that they're evil - they're an imperfect attempt to document styles, they are not rules to live by.

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