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Beer Styles – SRM Color Chart

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

NOTE: This chart has been updated with the latest BJCP style guidelines; please see the new chart here: Beer Styles – SRM Color Chart – 2017 Update

Beer comes in a wide range of colors, from yellow golden to amber to opaque black. This chart shows the BJCP beer styles and their SRM colors in bar graph format. SRM stands for ‘Standard Reference Method’, a scale devised by scientists to describe how light or dark a beer is.

beer style color chart

Data for this chart comes from the the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).

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