Fruit Beer Variants

BJCP 2021:


The Fruit Beer category includes a broad range of beers that are brewed with the inclusion of real fruit or fruit juices at any point during the fermentation process. This addition imparts distinct fruit flavors and aromas, which should complement, rather than overpower, the base beer. These beers can vary greatly depending on the type and quantity of fruit used, as well as the timing of its addition.

The styles within this category demonstrate a harmony between the base beer and the fruit character. They can range from lighter pale ales or wheat beers with subtle fruit nuances to robust stouts or porters where the fruit plays a prominent role. The key is for the added fruit to enhance rather than overshadow the inherent qualities of the original beer style. This category is set apart from others due to its requirement for actual fruit additives as opposed to mere flavorings or adjuncts that only mimic fruity notes. Each resulting beverage offers a unique tasting experience that both reflects the essence of the base style and showcases the complexity introduced by its fruity counterpart.

Distinct beer styles within this category:



In Database
2.9 < 5.6 < 11.1 %


In Database
3 < 21 < 72 IBU


In Database
4 < 11 < 71 EBC
2 < 6 < 36 SRM

Original Extract

In Database
7.5 < 13.5 < 24.0 °P
1.030 < 1.055 < 1.102 OG

Final Gravity

In Database
0.8 < 3.3 < 6.8 °P
1.003 < 1.013 < 1.027 FG

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