Strong European Beer

BJCP 2021:


The Strong European Beer category embraces a collection of robust, often high-alcohol brews that hail from various regions of Europe. These beers are characterized by their rich flavors, significant malt presence, and varying degrees of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness imparted by the malts. The alcohol strength in these beers is typically noticeable, contributing warmth and complexity to the overall drinking experience.

Within this grouping, one can find beer styles such as the Doppelbock, a luscious and malty German lager with toasted bread or caramel tones. What sets this category apart from other categories is not only the higher alcohol content but also the depth and intensity of flavors that are often achieved through traditional European brewing techniques specific to each style's origin.

Distinct beer styles within this category:



In Database
5.7 < 7.4 < 10.1 %


In Database
14 < 25 < 45 IBU


In Database
15 < 46 < 66 EBC
8 < 23 < 34 SRM

Original Extract

In Database
14.4 < 18.5 < 23.8 °P
1.059 < 1.077 < 1.101 OG

Final Gravity

In Database
2.3 < 4.7 < 7.2 °P
1.009 < 1.019 < 1.029 FG

Popularity Over Time

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