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Breslau-Style Schoeps

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Category: Ale

Style Description

This is the description of how the Breslau-Style Schoeps style of beer should taste, feel and look. However, there may be perfectly fine beers in this style that fall outside of these ranges and descriptions. This information is just to show the most commonly accepted ranges for the Breslau-Style Schoeps beer style.

Traditional German wheat beer yeast is not used in this style of beer. When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, competition organizers may choose to create subcategories which reflect pale and dark versions.

  • Color: Straw to black
  • Body: Full
  • Malt Flavors & Aromas: Malt sweetness is medium to medium-high with a pronounced malt character. A high proportion of pale or dark wheat malt (as much as 80 percent) is used to brew these beers as well as Pilsener and other pale, toasted or dark specialty malts. Paler versions may have bready, aromatic biscuit malt attributes. Darker versions may exhibit roast malt bitterness at low levels, and toasted or nutty malt attributes. Caramel-like malt attributes are not present.
  • Hop Flavors & Aromas: Very low
  • IBUs/Bitterness: Medium-low to medium
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters may be present as these beers are fermented with ale yeast as opposed to wheat beer yeast. Diacetyl and phenolic aromas and flavors should not be present.

Brewing Properties of Breslau-Style Schoeps

These are the functional brewing properties of Breslau-Style Schoeps beers, as descided by the Brewers Association. These guidelines reflect, as accurately as possible, the historical significance, authenticity or a common profile in the current commercial beer market.

The alcohol by volume is shows the amount of alcohol this style of beer should have.
6.0 - 7.0%
The International Bittering Units (IBU) scale is used to approximately quantify the actual (not perceived) bitterness of beer.
20 - 30 IBUs
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM grains impart a pale straw color while higher values mean it will add a darker color to the wort. Learn more »
2 - 40+ SRM
(4 - 79 EBC)
Original Gravity
Original Gravity (OG) is a measure of the sugar content in the wort before alcoholic fermentation has started to produce the beer.
1.067 - 1.072
Final Gravity
The Final Gravity (FG) is how much sugar is left over in the beer when fermentation is complete.
1.016 - 1.024

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Based on Brewers Association 2020 Beer Style Guidelines with changes. Used with permission of Brewers Association.