Beer Styles – Original Gravity and Final Gravity ChartWednesday, February 4th, 2009
NOTE: This chart has been updated with the latest BJCP style guidelines; please see the new chart here: Beer Styles – Original Gravity and Final Gravity Chart – 2017 Update
Beer comes in a wide range of malt/hop flavor balance and alcohol level. This chart shows the BJCP beer styles and their original gravity and final gravity in bar graph format.
Original gravity (OG) measures how much sugar is present in the wort before it is fermented. The final gravity (FG) is how much sugar is left over when fermentation is done. For a beer to fit into a certain style, each of these numbers must be within the specified range as the chart depicts.
A lower final gravity indicates a dry or crisp flavor, while a higher final gravity indicates a sweet or malty flavor.
The size of the gap between OG and FG can be used to calculate how much alcohol the beer contains.
Data for this chart comes from the the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).
3 Responses to “Beer Styles – Original Gravity and Final Gravity Chart”
For the first time, I made an all-grain beer which called for a pre-boil 8 gallons. My brewing pot however, only holds about 7 so with the 13 1/2 pounds of grain I had about 6 gallons of water. I’m not sure if this affected the OG which is a mere 1.020 out of there was something else that may have led to this. The only deviation that I made from the recipe was adding the secondary hops at 45 minutes vs 30 and I replaced cocoa with 2 ounces of dark chocolate and a couple of ounces of coconut flakes boiled in a few ounces of water. I’m in it for the taste not the ABV which I assume will be less than the targeted 5.8. Any thoughts?
By Scott Morton on Feb 3, 2022
Very informative page. I used Brewer’s Best Americal Cream Ale home brewing kit. Being a novice and not having read enough, I completed the storing for primary fermentation (in progress).
The OG was 1.090, which i now realize is very high. Is there something I can do to achieve the ideal FG?
By Vinu on Dec 16, 2022