Beer Styles – SRM Color ChartSaturday, 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.
Data for this chart comes from the the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).