Ranges of Alcohol by Volume (ABV) by Style

StyleMin. ABVMax. ABV
1A – American Light Lager2.81.4
1B – American Lager4.21.1
1C – Cream Ale4.21.4
1D – American Wheat Beer41.5
2A – International Pale Lager4.61.4
2B – International Amber Lager4.61.4
2C – International Dark Lager4.21.8
3A – Czech Pale Lager31.1
3B – Czech Premium Pale Lager4.21.6
3C – Czech Amber Lager4.41.4
3D – Czech Dark Lager4.41.4
4A – Munich Helles4.70.7
4B – Festbier5.80.5
4C – Helles Bock6.31.1
5A – German Leichtbier2.41.2
5B – Kölsch4.40.8
5C – German Helles Exportbier4.81.2
5D – German Pils4.40.8
6A – Märzen5.80.5
6B – Rauchbier4.81.2
0.01.53.04.56.07.59.010.512.013.56C – Dunkles Bock7A – Vienna Lager7B – Altbier7C – Kellerbier: Pale Kellerbier7C – Kellerbier: Amber Kellerbier8A – Munich Dunkel8B – Schwarzbier9A – Doppelbock9B – Eisbock9C – Baltic Porter10A – Weissbier10B – Dunkles Weissbier10C – Weizenbock11A – Ordinary Bitter11B – Best Bitter11C – Strong Bitter12A – British Golden Ale12B – Australian Sparkling Ale12C – English IPA13A – Dark MildAlcohol by Volume % (ABV)

StyleMin. ABVMax. ABV
6C – Dunkles Bock6.30.9
7A – Vienna Lager4.70.8
7B – Altbier4.31.2
7C – Kellerbier: Pale Kellerbier4.70.7
7C – Kellerbier: Amber Kellerbier4.80.6
8A – Munich Dunkel4.51.1
8B – Schwarzbier4.41
9A – Doppelbock73
9B – Eisbock95
9C – Baltic Porter6.53
10A – Weissbier4.31.3
10B – Dunkles Weissbier4.31.3
10C – Weizenbock6.52.5
11A – Ordinary Bitter3.20.6
11B – Best Bitter3.80.8
11C – Strong Bitter4.61.6
12A – British Golden Ale3.81.2
12B – Australian Sparkling Ale4.51.5
12C – English IPA52.5
13A – Dark Mild30.8
0.01.53.04.56.07.59.010.512.013.513B – British Brown Ale13C – English Porter14A – Scottish Light14B – Scottish Heavy14C – Scottish Export15A – Irish Red Ale15B – Irish Stout15C – Irish Extra Stout16A – Sweet Stout16B – Oatmeal Stout16C – Tropical Stout16D – Foreign Extra Stout17A – British Strong Ale17B – Old Ale17C – Wee Heavy17D – English Barleywine18A – Blonde Ale18B – American Pale Ale19A – American Amber Ale19B – California CommonAlcohol by Volume % (ABV)

StyleMin. ABVMax. ABV
13B – British Brown Ale4.21.2
13C – English Porter41.4
14A – Scottish Light2.50.7
14B – Scottish Heavy3.20.7
14C – Scottish Export3.92.1
15A – Irish Red Ale3.81.2
15B – Irish Stout40.5
15C – Irish Extra Stout5.51
16A – Sweet Stout42
16B – Oatmeal Stout4.21.7
16C – Tropical Stout5.52.5
16D – Foreign Extra Stout6.31.7
17A – British Strong Ale5.52.5
17B – Old Ale5.53.5
17C – Wee Heavy6.53.5
17D – English Barleywine84
18A – Blonde Ale3.81.7
18B – American Pale Ale4.51.7
19A – American Amber Ale4.51.7
19B – California Common4.51
0.01.53.04.56.07.59.010.512.013.519C – American Brown Ale20A – American Porter20B – American Stout20C – Imperial Stout21A – American IPA21B – Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA21B – Specialty IPA: Black IPA21B – Specialty IPA: Brown IPA21B – Specialty IPA: Red IPA21B – Specialty IPA: Rye IPA21B – Specialty IPA: White IPA22A – Double IPA22B – American Strong Ale22C – American Barleywine22D – Wheatwine23A – Berliner Weisse23B – Flanders Red Ale23C – Oud Bruin23D – Lambic23E – GueuzeAlcohol by Volume % (ABV)

StyleMin. ABVMax. ABV
19C – American Brown Ale4.31.9
20A – American Porter4.81.7
20B – American Stout52
20C – Imperial Stout84
21A – American IPA5.52
21B – Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA6.23.3
21B – Specialty IPA: Black IPA5.53.5
21B – Specialty IPA: Brown IPA5.52
21B – Specialty IPA: Red IPA5.52
21B – Specialty IPA: Rye IPA5.52.5
21B – Specialty IPA: White IPA5.51.5
22A – Double IPA7.52.5
22B – American Strong Ale6.33.7
22C – American Barleywine84
22D – Wheatwine84
23A – Berliner Weisse2.81
23B – Flanders Red Ale4.61.9
23C – Oud Bruin44
23D – Lambic51.5
23E – Gueuze53
0.01.53.04.56.07.59.010.512.013.523F РFruit Lambic24A РWitbier24B РBelgian Pale Ale24C РBi̬re de Garde25A РBelgian Blond Ale25B РSaison25C РBelgian Golden Strong Ale26A РTrappist Single26B РBelgian Dubbel26C РBelgian Tripel26D РBelgian Dark Strong Ale27 РGose27 РKentucky Common27 РLichtenhainer27 РLondon Brown Ale27 РPiwo Grodziskie27 РPre-Prohibition Lager27 РPre-Prohibition Porter27 РRoggenbier27 РSahtiAlcohol by Volume % (ABV)

StyleMin. ABVMax. ABV
23F – Fruit Lambic52
24A – Witbier4.51
24B – Belgian Pale Ale4.80.7
24C РBi̬re de Garde62.5
25A – Belgian Blond Ale61.5
25B – Saison52
25C – Belgian Golden Strong Ale7.53
26A – Trappist Single4.81.2
26B – Belgian Dubbel61.6
26C – Belgian Tripel7.52
26D – Belgian Dark Strong Ale84
27 – Gose4.20.6
27 – Kentucky Common41.5
27 – Lichtenhainer3.51.2
27 – London Brown Ale2.80.8
27 – Piwo Grodziskie2.50.8
27 – Pre-Prohibition Lager4.51.5
27 – Pre-Prohibition Porter4.51.5
27 – Roggenbier4.51.5
27 – Sahti74

Data for these charts come from the the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).