Brew Masons Beer Guide:

Our beer guide conveniently breaks down beer into it’s base elements so that you may have maximum control over the flavour of your beer. The main attributes that dictate the style and flavour of your beer are; Maltiness, Roastiness, %ABV, Premium Sugars, Hopiness, Bitterness, Hop Types their intensity and the carbonation. Please refer to our Beer Charts for specific attributes for each of our 133 Beer Styles.

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Style / Colour:

  • Ale
  • Lager
  • Wheat Beer
  • Ginger

*Please note that these are general styles and that there are over 130 sub-styles of beer that fall under the general categories.

Please click here to view our Beer Charts and each sub-style along with all their attributes.

Ginger Intensity (For Ginger Beers Only)

  1. Lowest
  2. Very Low
  3. Low
  4. Fairly Low
  5. Slightly Low
  6. Slightly Medium
  7. Medium
  8. Very Medium
  9. Slightly High
  10. Fairly High
  11. High
  12. Very High
  13. Highest

Maltiness (Body)

  1. Lowest
  2. Very Low
  3. Low
  4. Fairly Low
  5. Slightly Low
  6. Slightly Medium
  7. Medium
  8. Very Medium
  9. Slightly High
  10. Fairly High
  11. High
  12. Very High
  13. Highest

Roastiness (Malt Profile)

  1. Lowest
  2. Very Low
  3. Low
  4. Fairly Low
  5. Slightly Low
  6. Slightly Medium
  7. Medium
  8. Very Medium
  9. Slightly High
  10. Fairly High
  11. High
  12. Very High
  13. Highest

The roastiness refers to the amount of roasted malt that is in the beer. It is closely related to colour where the darker beers are more roasted.

% ABV (Body)

  • Ale 3.5-13%
  • Lager 4-9%
  • Wheat 3.5-9%
  • Ginger 3.5-8%

*Please refer to the Beer Measurements Chart for the specific % ABV of each sub-style of Beer.

Premium Sugars (Optional)

  • Rice Syrup
  • Golden Syrup
  • Demerara
  • Muscovado
  • Treacle
  • Lactose

*Please refer to the premium sugars chart in order to determine how each type of sugar will affect the taste of your beer.

Hoppiness

  1. Lowest
  2. Very Low
  3. Low
  4. Fairly Low
  5. Slightly Low
  6. Slightly Medium
  7. Medium
  8. Very Medium
  9. Slightly High
  10. Fairly High
  11. High
  12. Very High
  13. Highest

Hop intensity ranges from very low akin to Pale Ales & Session Lagers all the way to very high such as an Imperial IPA or Stout.

Bitterness

  1. Lowest (Sweet)
  2. Very Low
  3. Low
  4. Fairly Low
  5. Slightly Low
  6. Slightly Medium
  7. Medium
  8. Very Medium
  9. Slightly High
  10. Fairly High
  11. High
  12. Very High
  13. Highest (Bitter)
Type of Hops: Flavour Profile: Typical Styles:
Goldings Citrus, Spicey All English-style ales, ESB, bitter
Fuggles Wood, Herbal, Floral All English-style ales, ESB, bitter, lager
Cascade Floral, Citrus, Spicey Pale ale, IPA, porter, barleywine
Stryrian Goldings Earthy (wood), Spicey All English-style ales, ESB, bitter, lager
Saaz Flora, Citrus, Spicey, Herbal Pilsner, lager, wheat
Hersbrucker Earthy (wood), Citrus Lager, pilsner, bock, wheat
Target Herbal, Citrus, Spicey All ale and lager
Chinook Citrus, Spicey, Wood Pale ale, IPA, stout, porter, lager

Flavour Hops (Optional)

  • Hop
  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Herbal
  • Wood
  • Spice
  • Rose

Our flavour hops cover the entire hop aroma array allowing you to build a similar profile to any hops on the market. These hops also allow you to invent your own aroma profile.

Dry Hop Aroma (Intensity)

  1. Lowest
  2. Very Low
  3. Low
  4. Fairly Low
  5. Slightly Low
  6. Slightly Medium
  7. Medium
  8. Very Medium
  9. Slightly High
  10. Fairly High
  11. High
  12. Very High
  13. Highest

Hop intensity ranges from very low akin to Pale Ales & Session Lagers all the way to very high such as an Imperial IPA or Stout.

Carbonation

  • Flat
  • English Ale
  • American Ale
  • Lager
  • Wheat Beer

“Please select how carbonated you would like your beer. The range goes from flat to wheat beer in terms of the amount of fizz.

Flavours

We have a wide range of over 50 flavours that can be used in any of our kits including the beer. 

Please click here to see the our full range of flavours available.