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 : Strong Dark

Alaskan Winter Ale
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Alaskan Winter Ale
80The piney additions enhance rather than dominate this sound, dark copper-coloured ale.

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
80A full and satisfying strong brown ale, made in part with caramelised brown sugar. Perhaps a touch too strong for its own good: the alcohol detracts a little from the complex dark malt character.

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
76A complex beer, packing contrasting, intriguing flavours, but perhaps a little too strong for its own good.

Exmoor Ales Brewery Beast

Exmoor Ales Brewery Beast
78The front label describes Exmoor Beast simply as a ‘strong ale', but when you read the small print on the reverse, its origins in the porter style are made clear.

Fuller's 1845

Fuller's 1845
73Not the most complex sample I've tasted of this successful, deep amber/reddish beer, which can age beautifully to become even more malty-dry and sherry like.

Haand Bryggeriet Odin's Tipple

Haand Bryggeriet Odin's Tipple
69A potent, near-black beer from an enterprising Norwegian microbrewery, with enough warmth to keep out a polar winter.

Hook Norton Twelve Days

Hook Norton Twelve Days
78An attractive ruby ale with a chocolate orange character.

Meantime Winter Time

Meantime Winter Time
80A new, bottle-conditioned creation not far removed from the same brewery's Chocolate and Coffee beers (see porters section). Flavour packed but perhaps just a touch cloying in places.

Oakham Hawse Buckler

Oakham Hawse Buckler
Aroma of grapefruit and toffee. Clean and uncompromising. Dry palate with plenty of cocoa and coffee

Robinson's Old Tom
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Dark Ale - Winner World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Strong Dark Ale - Winner World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Barley Wine Ale - Winner – Tied Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Robinson's Old Tom
80A complex and fascinating, award-winning red ale in an attractive new, chunkier bottle.

Theakston Old Peculier
Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Theakston Old Peculier
78A delightfully mellow yet complex old ale, but lacks the full character of the cask conditioned version.

Williams Brothers 80/-

Williams Brothers 80/-
79A well-rounded, ruby ale, a welcomingly autumnal beer in both colour and taste.

Wood's Christmas Cracker

Wood's Christmas Cracker
73A bottle-conditioned beer that seemed a touch young. Another month in the bottle may have helped round off the coarser alcohol notes.

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

Little big city
Laurent Mousson watches beer worlds collide (gently) in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

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

World Beer Awards 2011
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