What Product Categories are Accepted?

Please refer to the below categories. If your beers, ciders and meads do not fit into any of the below, email us a support@europeanbeerchallenge.org – we respond within 24 hours!

NumCategoriesOriginal
gravity
(° Plato)
% ADFAlcohol
by
volume
Bitterness
(EBC)
 Color
(EBC)
ALE
Pale Ale
A1Abbey / Trappist Style Blond13.1 - 1679 - 856 - 7.5 %15 - 3010 - 30
A2Altbier11.5 - 13.575 - 854.5 - 5.2 %25 - 5024 - 40
A3Amber11.25 - 1567 - 864 - 6 %20 - 4520 - 40
A4American Pale Ale11 - 12.473 - 814 - 6 %30 - 5012 - 28
A5Bitter8 - 9.571 - 813 - 4 %25 - 3010 - 25
A6Bières de Garde ambrée15 - 1977 - 886.5 - 8 %20 - 3025 - 40
A7Best Bitter9.5 - 11.581 - 844 - 5 %28 - 4012 - 28
A8Cream Ale4.2 – 5.6%10–22
A9Light Bitter Blond/Golden Ale12.5 - 1481 - 875.5 - 6.5 %15 - 4010 - 25
A10Bitter Blond/Golden Ale13.5 - 1775 - 886 - 8 %25 - 4515 - 25
A12Scottish Ale17.5-20.4 6.6%-8.5%25 - 3530 - 60
A13Scottish Light 60/-7.6 - 8.81.5 - 2.62.8 - 3.5%9 - 20
A14Scottish Heavy 70/-8.8 - 102.6 - 3.63.5 - 4.1%12 - 20
A15Scottish Export 80/-10 - 12.42.6 - 4.64.1 - 5.3%15 - 25
A16Strong/Extra Special Bitter11.5 - 1577 - 874.5 - 6 %25 - 4515 - 35
A17Strong Blonde/Golden Ale16 - 2382 - 957.5 - 10 %15 - 3525 - 40
IPA
B1American IPA14.5 - 1870 - 865.5 - 7.5 %40 - 7015 - 35
B2Australian IPA10 - 134.0 - 6 %15 - 406 - 20
B3English IPA12.5 - 18.7574 - 855 - 7.5 %35 - 6015 - 35
B4Pacific IPA14.5 - 1870 - 865 - 7.5 %40 - 7015 - 35
B5Belgian style IPA14.5 - 1870 - 865 - 7.5 %40 - 7015 - 35
B6Session IPA9.5 - 1271 - 863 - 5.5 %35 - 558 - 24
B7Imperial IPA18.75 - 2473 - 917.5 - 11.2 %55 - 10015 - 40
B8New England IPA14.5 - 1870 - 865.5 - 7.5 %40 - 708 - 14
Blonde Ale
C1English Golden Ale8.0 - 12.51.5 - 3.02.8 - 5.5 10 - 30
C2(Belgian style) Tripel / Quadruple16 - 2380 - 957.5 - 10.5 %20 - 4010 - 33
C3Kölsch11 - 12.583 - 884.5 - 5.5 %18 - 256 - 12
Amber/Red Ale
D1American Red Ale12 - 14.570 - 794.4 - 6.1 %30 - 4522 - 40
D2Californian Common Beer11.2 - 13.82.6 - 4.64.6 - 5.7 %35 - 45
D3Düsseldorf Altbier11 - 124.5 - 5 %
D4Irish Red Ale9 - 1275 - 854 - 5.5 %20 - 3025 - 40
D5Northern German Altbier11 - 124.5 - 5 %
D6Oud Rood (Flanders Red Ale)11 - 1765 - 874.5 - 7 %7 - 2060 - 90
Brown Ale
E1Brown Ale10 - 1565 - 804 - 6 %15 - 2535 - 70
E2Oud Bruin (Flanders Brown Ale)10.5 - 2075 - 914 - 9 %5 - 2040 - 100
Black Ale
E3Abbey / Trappist Style QUADRUPLE18-2373-799-12%24-3560-95
E4Abbey / Trappist Style Dubbel14.5 - 1872 - 896 - 7.5 %15 - 2540 - 100
E5Dark/Black IPA14.5 - 1873 - 836 - 7.5 %50 - 7060 - 100
E6Mild
E7Strong Dark Ale18 - 2477 - 888 - 13 %15 - 3540 - 100
Sour AleVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
E8Berliner Weisse7 - 82.5 - 3.0<10
E9Flanders Bruin or Red Ale11.0 - 13.82.1 - 4.14.8 - 6.6 %5 - 18
Strong Pale Ale
E10Barley Wine (by country)2 - 36 - 12 %35 - 70
E11Dubbel14.7 - 18.23.1 - 4.16.3 - 7.6%20-35
E12Old Ale14.3 - 21.13.6 - 7.66.3 - 9.1 %30 - 65
E13Triple17.1 - 227.1 - 10.1 %20 - 458 - 14
Porter
F1Baltic Porter16.5 - 2269 - 846.5 - 9 %20 - 4065 - 230
F2Brown Porter10 - 12.41.5 - 3.64.4 - 6.020 - 30
F3Porter10 - 16.572 - 804 - 7 %15 - 3575 - 125
F4Robust Porter11.2 - 14.72.1 - 4.15.1 - 6.6 %25 - 40
Stout
F5American Stout13 - 17.570 - 804.5 - 7.5 %40 - 8080 - 300
F6Dry Stout9 - 1277 - 844 - 5 %30 - 40115 - 200
F7Foreign Extra Stout14 - 18.85.5 - 6.5 %35 - 5030 - 40
Imperial Russian Stout18.7 - 28.88 - 12 %50 - 9030 - 40
F8Oatmeal Stout9.5 - 1465 - 783.8 - 6 %15 - 40115 - 200
F9Russian Imperial Stout18 - 2768 - 818 - 15 %35 - 95125 - 450
F10Stout export14 - 18.7573 - 845.5 - 8 %30 - 70115 - 250
F11Sweet Stout11.2 - 13.83.1 - 5.13.2 - 6.3 %15 - 25
Saison
G1Double Saison14 - 2085 - 896 - 9 %20 - 606 - 30
G2Modern Saison12 - 1685 - 895 - 7 %20 - 556 - 30
G3Traditional Saison8 - 1369 - 733.5 - 5.5 %20 - 356 - 30
Wheat Beer
H1Bavarian Hefeweizen11 - 144.3 - 5.6 %10 - 1814 - 23
H2Belgian Witbier11 - 12.41.5 - 2.14.8 - 5.6 %20 - 308 - 14
H3DubbelWit/ Imperial White13.6 - 18.478 - 826 - 8 %9 - 1710 - 25
H4Dunkel Weizen11.5 - 1478 - 844.5 - 5.9 %8 - 1830 - 55
H5Dunkel Weizen (doppel)bock16.1 - 19.370 - 776 - 8 %10 - 2040 - 80
H6Gose9 - 13.872 - 754.3 - 5.4 %9 - 158 - 18
H7Weizen11 - 1478 - 844.5 - 5.9 %10 - 206 - 25
H8Weizenbock16 - 22.56.5 - 9%15 - 306 - 25
H9Witbier11 - 12.575 - 864.3 - 5.5 %9 - 174 - 10
H10White IPA/Hoppy Weizen13.6 - 18.475 - 855.5 - 8.5 %35 - 7010 - 25
Rye Beer
I1Roggenbier16 - 274.5 - 6 %10 - 204 - 22
I2Other Rye Beer StylesVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
LAGER
Pilsener/Pilsner
J1American-Style Pilsner11 - 1577 - 844.5 - 6 %25 - 406 - 12
J2Bohemian-Style Pilsner11 - 1472 - 844 - 5.5 %30 - 4010 - 14
J3Czech Pilsner7 - 113 - 4.1 %20 - 353 - 6
J4German-Style Pilsner11 - 12.580 - 844.7 - 5.2 %28 - 455 - 10
J5International Style Pilsner11 - 12.579 - 904.7 - 5.3 %17 - 306 - 8
J6Ice10 - 1586 - 1024.7 - 6 %7 - 204 - 14
J7Helles11 - 12.579 - 864.6 - 5.1 %16 - 256 - 9
J8Session Beer8.5 - 101 - 2.63.5 - 5.0 %10 - 35
Light Lager
J9Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager9.5 - 11.41.5 - 2.64.1 - 5.1%9-18
J10Dortmunder Export12 - 144.8 - 6 %20 - 304 - 7
J11Lite American Lager7 - 12.52.8 - 4.2%8 - 122 - 3
J12Munich Helles11 - 134.5 - 6%16 - 243 - 5
J13Light Lager6 - 10.579 - 1063.5 - 4.5 %7 - 163 - 8
J14Premium American Lager10 - 134.2 -5.3 %8 - 122 - 3
J15Standard American Lager10 - 11.91.5 - 3.04.1 - 5.1 5-15
Amber Lager
J16Oktoberfest/Märzen12.4 - 14.73.1 - 5.15.1 - 6.0 %20 - 30
J17Vienna Lager11.4 - 13.83.1 - 4.64.8 - 5.4 %22 - 28
J18Hoppy Lager10 - 174.5 - 8.5 %35 - 705 - 10
J19India Pale Lager 12.4 - 15.92.1 - 4.15.6 - 7.0 %30-70
Bock
K2Doppelbock18 - 19.33.6 - 5.1 6.6 - 7.9 %17 - 27
K3German-Style Helles-/MaiBock/Doppelbock15 - 2275 - 836.5 - 10 %18 - 358 - 30
K4German-Style Dunkel Bock/Doppelbock15.5 - 20.468 - 856 - 8 %20 - 3530 - 60
K5German-Style Eisbock20.5 - 2873 - 838.5 - 13 %20 - 3530 - 100
K6German-Style Märzen12.5 - 14.776 - 835 - 6 %18 - 258 - 30
K7Kellerbier Dunkel11.0 - 13.91.5 - 3.04.5 - 6.2 %18 - 25
K8Kellerbier Hell11.0 - 13.91.5 - 3.04.5 - 6.2 %18 - 25
K9Kellerpils11 - 134.7 - 5.4 %20 - 353 - 7
K10Maibock /Heller Bock16.1 - 183.1 - 5.16.3 - 8.1 %20 - 38
K11Traditional Bock16.1 - 184.6 - 6.16.3 - 7.6 %20 - 30
Dark Lager
L1Dark American Lager10 - 12.42.1 - 3.14.1 - 5.6 %14-24
L2Dark/Dunkel (including Schwarzbier)11-1370-866.5%30-3230-100
L3Munich Dunkel11.9 - 13.83.6 - 4.64.8 - 5.3 %16 - 25
Lambic
M1Fruit Beer7.5 - 2664 - 912.5 - 12 %5 - 7010 - 100
M2Gueuze10 - 155 - 8 %0 - 103 - 7
M3Old style Gueuze-Lambic12.5 - 1882 - 1055 - 10 %5 - 3010 - 30
M4Old style Fruit-Lambic11.5 - 1865 - 903.5 - 8 %7 - 2520 - 60
Flavoured Beer
N1Chocolate7.5 - 2665 - 834 - 12 %15 - 405 - 230
N2Chili Beer7.6 - 25.91.5 - 7.62.5 - 13.3 %5-70
N3Coffee7.5 - 264 - 12 %15 - 40
N4Herb & Spice7.5 - 2650 - 922.5 - 12 %5 - 7010 - 100
N5Honey Beer7.5 - 272 - 9.5 %0 - 100
N6Pumpkin Ale7.5 - 262.5 - 12 %5 - 70
N7Smoked BeerVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
N8Sweet/Milk Stout11 - 1659 - 793.5 - 6 %15 - 40125 - 270
N9Wood/Barrel AgedVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
Alcohol Free Beer Varies widely<0.5 %Varies widelyVaries widely
O1Alcohol Free Beer (Bottom Fermentation)Varies widely<0.5 %Varies widelyVaries widely
O2Alcohol Free Beer (Top Fermentation)Varies widely<0.5 %Varies widelyVaries widely
O3Alcohol Free HefeweizenVaries widely<0.5 %Varies widelyVaries widely
O4Alcohol-free and low-alcohol beersVaries widely0 - 1.5 %Varies widelyVaries widely
Specialty Beer
P1Adambier17.1 - 21.62.6 - 5.19.0 - 11.0 %30 - 50
P2American-Style Pilsener11.2 - 14.7 3.1 - 4.64.9 - 6.0 %25 - 40
P3Barley Wine18.5 - 2862 - 898 - 12 %30 - 10035 - 80
P4Breslau-Style Pale Schoeps16.5 - 17.54.5 - 6.16.0 - 7.0%20 - 30
P5Breslau-Style Dark Schoeps16.5-17.5~6%20
P6Brut Beer18 - 2587 - 929 - 14 %10 - 3010 - 20
P7Dutch-Style Kuyt Beer12.4 - 19.31.5 - 3.74.7 - 7.9%25 - 35
P8Experimental BeerVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
P9Finnish-Style Sahti14.7 - 21.64 - 107.0 - 8.5%3 - 16
P10Ginjo Beer or Sake-Yeast Beer10 - 21.62.1 - 5 4.3 - 10.2%12 - 35
P11Gluten-Free BeerVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
P12Grodziskie7.1 - 91.5 - 2.62.7 - 3.7%15-25
P13Historical BeerVaries widelyVaries widelyNVT
P14Hybrid11 - 1471 - 814 - 6 %30 - 4515 - 35
P15Other Sour AleVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
P16Speciality beer (Higher than 7 ABV)Varies widely>7 %Varies widelyVaries widely
P17Speciality beer: Italian style Grape Ale10.7 - 22.54.5 - 11 %10 - 2010 - 70
P18Speciality beer (Less than 7 ABV)Varies widely0 - 7 %Varies widelyVaries widely
P19Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke10 - 12.42.5 - 3.55.5 - 6.5%15-25
P20Wild BeerVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
P21Winter AlesVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widelyVaries widely
MEADAll 8.75 - 42.53.5 - 18 %Varies widelyVaries widely
Traditional Mead
M1ADry Mead
M1BSemi-Sweet Mead
M1CSweet Mead
Fruit Mead
M2ACyser
M2BPyment
M2CBerry Mead
M2DStone Fruit Mead
M2EMelomel
Spiced Mead
M3AFruit and Spice Mead
M3BSpice, Herb or Vegetable Mead
Specialty Mead
M4ABraggot
M4BHistorical Mead
M4CExperimental Mead
PERRY
Flavoured Perry
PA1Botanicals & Spices Perry
PA2Flowers Perry
PA3Fruit Perry
PA4Hopped Perry
PA5Wood Fermented & Aged Perry
Speciality Perry
PB1Co-fermented Perry
PB2Experimental Perry
PB3Fortified Perry
PB4Ice Perry
Still Perry
PC1Modern Still Perry
PC2Traditional Still Perry
Sparkling Perry
PD1Carbonated – Modern Perry
PD2Carbonated – Traditional Perry
PD3Naturally Sparkling - Modern Perry
PD4Naturally Sparkling - Traditional Perry
Still Cider
CA1Modern Still Cider
CA2Traditional Still Cider
Sparkling Cider
CB1Carbonated – Modern Cider
CB2Carbonated – Traditional Cider
CB3Naturally Sparkling - Modern Cider
CB4Naturally Sparkling - Traditional Cider
Keeved Cider
CC1Keeved Cider
Sidra Natural
CD1Sidra Natural
Rosé Cider
CE1Rosé Cider Co-fermentation
CE2Rosé Cider Red Fleshed Apples
CE3Rosé Cider With Red Fruits
Flavoured Cider
CF1Botanicals & Spices Cider
CF2Flowers Cider
CF3Fruit Cider
CF4Hopped Cider
CF5Wood Fermented & Aged Cider
Speciality Cider
CG1Co-fermented Cider
CG2Experimental Cider
CG3Fortified Cider
CG4Ice Cider
CG5Low & No Alcohol Cider