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 : Old / Vintage Ale / Oud Bruin

Arundel Old Knucker

Arundel Old Knucker
78A ruby-coloured old ale from Sussex that stumps up plenty of flavour and would wash down a chocolate pudding a treat. I'd love to try a bottle-conditioned version, which would add a touch of lightness...

Brouwerij Slaapmutske Slaapmutske Bruin

Brouwerij Slaapmutske Slaapmutske Bruin
78Not the most complex of Belgian browns but well made and enjoyable. Fairly bitter in the finish for the style.

Fuller's Gales Prize Old Ale Editors Choice - Winner

Fuller's Gales Prize Old Ale
85This is the last batch of Prize Old Ale brewed at Gale's, now packaged at Fuller's in a bigger bottle than before and with a conventional cap rather than a cork. It much more lively and acidic than pr...

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2009

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2009
82A bit sticky and sweet at this early stage in its long life, but already a beer to seek out. It will dry and improve in time.

Greene King Old Crafty Hen Recommended - Winner

Greene King Old Crafty Hen
81A variation on a theme. This beer takes the oak-aged Old 5X that Greene King normally blends with a young beer to create Strong Suffolk and marries it with Old Speckled Hen.

Harvey's Quatercentenary Ale Recommended - Winner

Harvey's Quatercentenary Ale
80An explosive ale to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot.

Roman Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold

Roman Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold
77An easy-drinking, tasty, Belgian ruby ale, in which the generous natural condition makes all the difference to the drinkability.

Sharp's Massive Ale Recommended - Winner

Sharp's Massive Ale
80Not the most complex of barley wines but deftly done.

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