Pale Commonwealth Beer

BJCP 2021:


The Pale Commonwealth Beer category is a collection of pale beer styles that originated from countries within the British Commonwealth, showcasing their shared brewing heritage and ingredients, but also reflecting regional preferences and influences. This category is distinct in its embrace of English brewing traditions combined with local adaptations, which gives rise to unique variations in flavor, strength, and appeal. Beers within this category typically exhibit a balance between malt and hops, with neither completely dominating the beer's profile.

These beers stand apart from other categories through their particular expression of pale malts balanced by varied hopping rates; they are often less bitter than American Pale Ales but more assertive than many traditional British ones. Moreover, the influence of local water profiles often imparts a regional distinctiveness that further differentiates these beers within their category.

Distinct beer styles within this category:



In Database
4.0 < 5.5 < 7.7 %


In Database
20 < 45 < 68 IBU


In Database
6 < 14 < 29 EBC
3 < 7 < 15 SRM

Original Extract

In Database
9.7 < 13.5 < 18.3 °P
1.039 < 1.055 < 1.076 OG

Final Gravity

In Database
1.5 < 3.2 < 5.3 °P
1.006 < 1.013 < 1.021 FG

Popularity Over Time

Most Used Yeasts

Most Used Hops

Dosage of Hops

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