Beer Style

Beer, ale, lager and stout styles and categories

Beers, ales and lagers come in many types, styles and variations. Please choose from the styles listed to find more of the beers you like.

Dark Ale : Brown

 Newcastle Brown Ale

Newcastle Brown Ale
69Sweetness lingers for a while but the finish is generally dry, bitter and malty, with more liquorice.

Brooklyn Brooklyn Brown Ale

Brooklyn Brooklyn Brown Ale
78An ocean apart from British brown ales, this ruby coloured beer is a good example of the American take on the style, spiked with zesty hops. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Cains Cains Dragon Heart

Cains Cains Dragon Heart
75A solid enough brown ale, with decent flavours, but tired tasting on this evidence.

Cains Dragon Heart

Cains Dragon Heart
58A chestnut-coloured brown ale that doesn't really deliver, especially in the finish.

Deschutes Buzzsaw Brown
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Standard Dark Ale - Winner World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Brown Ale - Winner

Deschutes Buzzsaw Brown
Sweet, lactic, dry. Sweet, toffees, ‘soap powder' but in a good way. Malt, balanced palate. Oxidised note at first, full body. Good linger. Balanced. Bright. Pleasant, rounded palate.

Harvey's Lewes Castle Brown Ale

Harvey's Lewes Castle Brown Ale
Aroma of liquorice, grape and toffee. Very balanced and pleasant.

Joseph Holt Manchester

Joseph Holt Manchester
75Full flavoured for the strength, but perhaps a touch too astringent in the finish. A Lowry scene features on the label.

Joseph Holt Manchester Brown Ale

Joseph Holt Manchester Brown Ale
70Disappointing: the dryness and lack of body detract from the malt and hop flavours, and it all tastes rather tired. I didn't enjoy it as much as the last time I drank it, just over a year ago.

Samuel Smith Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale

Samuel Smith Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
79A well-balanced but not particularly striking beer that delivers more in the finish than in the taste.

Thwaites Good Elf

Thwaites Good Elf
76This is a brown ale for Christmas, so is hardly going to be at its freshest at this time of the year. Nevertheless, it's obvious that this is a tasty, satisfying beer with interesting, balanced flavou...

Wye Valley The Best 4x4

Wye Valley The Best 4x4
78An easy-drinking beer that doesn't, however, lack character. Brewed to celebrate 60 years of Land Rover production.

Wye Valley Two Swans

Wye Valley Two Swans
75A refreshingly malty alternative to the current wave of golden, hoppy ales. Brewed to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, whose ‘two swans' logo was designed ...

Top of the chocs (Beer & Chocolate)
Ben McFarland gets all gooey at a beer and chocolate tasting

Toronto the good
Canada is a major player in the beer revolution that is sweeping North America. Robert Hughey seeks out the beer venues in its largest city.

Belgium - Beer country
Charles D cook explores Belgium, the ultimate destination for any beer fan.

The Netherlands - Beer in the Netherlands
Des de Moor shows that the Dutch have more to offer than just Grolsch and Heineken

Hampshire, Kent and Sussex: In the garden of England
Andrew Catchpole looks at the brewers of Hampshire, Sussex and Kent

Beer Styles and Definitions
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World Beer Awards 2011
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