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.

Pale Ale : Blonde / Golden

Adnams East Green Carbon Neutral

Adnams East Green Carbon Neutral
78A nicely balanced celebration of ecofriendly brewing from the green guys in Southwold. It's not as hoppy as other recent Adnams additions such as Explorer and Innovation, but pleasant nonetheless. The...

Adnams Explorer

Adnams Explorer
78Flavour-loaded, dark golden beer designed to be served chilled.

Adnams Innovation
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Adnams Innovation
85A mighty, limited-edition beer. ‘Serve chilled', says the label, and the flavours are so robust that you can really get away with it. The name celebrates the brewery's advances in energy-efficient p...

Anchor Liberty Ale
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Anchor Liberty Ale
85A full-value, golden ale showcasing the best of American hops.

Arkell's  Swindon Pride

Arkell's Swindon Pride
75A golden beer with fine summery flavours. The bitterness of the finish may daunt some drinkers.

Arundel Sussex Gold

Arundel Sussex Gold
75A golden ale with good, interesting flavours if you like a hop bias to your beers.

Atlas Brewery Nimibus Blonde

Atlas Brewery Nimibus Blonde
78A smooth and mouthfilling beer in the continental blonde style rather than following the trend for golden ales with a citrus accent. The diacetyl note (butterscotch, as it is technically known) will n...

Badger England's Gold

Badger England's Gold
78A truly fruity, golden ale that will happily outlast England's less than golden performance in the World Cup. An easy-drinking showcase for the First Gold hop, with a useful bar chart on the label sh...

Badger First Gold

Badger First Gold
75Robust and surprisingly challenging.

Badger Golden Glory

Badger Golden Glory
73It contains peach blossom and tastes too contrived for my liking, but I know this beer does have plenty of fans. The fruitiness would make it worth mixing and match with food.

Batemans Summer Swallow

Batemans Summer Swallow
75A pleasant, clean, very light drinking bitter with an informative back label where a bar chart – similar to the one used by Badger – graphically displays the flavour profile of the beer.

Bockor Omer Traditional Blond

Bockor Omer Traditional Blond
85A cracker-dry, Duvel-esque Belgian blond that would make an ideal aperitif.

Brasserie Caulier Bon Secours Blonde

Brasserie Caulier Bon Secours Blonde
76A chunky, golden Belgian ale that is too woolly and alcoholic to be very enjoyable.

BrewDog Trashy Blonde

BrewDog Trashy Blonde
78The bitterness in the finish is a just a little harsh but otherwise this is an impressive, golden beer with plenty of body and, as you'd expect from Brew Dog, no shortage of taste.

Brouwerij Slaapmutske Slaapmutske Tripel

Brouwerij Slaapmutske Slaapmutske Tripel
78A clean, efficient, golden tripel that is rather delicate and drinks all too easily for its strength.

Caledonian Golden Promise
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Experimental Beer - Winner

Caledonian Golden Promise
75One of the first organic ales, although the strain of barley that gives the beer its name is no longer used in the brew. After a full malty aroma and taste, the finish is refreshingly delicate.

Caledonian Golden Promise

Caledonian Golden Promise
78A ground breaker: Britain's first ever organic beer and still on good form. A little thick in the finish, perhaps, but there's plenty of character here.

Castle Rock Elsie Mo

Castle Rock Elsie Mo
75A golden ale, crisp and refreshing – providing you like strong citrus flavours. The name comes from the type of malt used: Low Colour Maris Otter (LCMO).

Cervesera Montseny Malta

Cervesera Montseny Malta
75A Spanish take on a pale ale. Not as richly malty as the name suggests, with hops having the greatest say.

Cerveza Patagonia Patagonia

Cerveza Patagonia Patagonia
66Lager brewers do not normally favour such a strong diacetyl note, but it may be what this Argentinian brewery is trying for. If you like toffee, then you'll be happy with this golden beer. Interesting...

Daas Blonde

Daas Blonde
74A fresh and clean tasting, pale yellow Belgian ale, but it lacks the depth to keep you interested for long.

Duchy Originals Summer Ale

Duchy Originals Summer Ale
75No shortage of flavour but perhaps not crisp enough for a summer drink.

Eisenbahn Pale Ale

Eisenbahn Pale Ale
75An unusual pale ale. Not as crisp as most British or American versions, with a creamy texture throughout.

Exmoor Brewery Gold

Exmoor Brewery Gold
75One of the longest-established golden ales, dating back to the mid-1980s. Enjoy the rich, smooth maltiness.

Freeminer Harvest Ale

Freeminer Harvest Ale
75A very clean and quaffable, copper-coloured beer with quality malt and hop characteristics.

Fuller's Discovery

Fuller's Discovery
78A delicate but tasty beer designed to draw lager drinkers into the ale fold, using American Liberty hops for a citrus character and Czech Saaz for soft bitterness.

Fuller's Organic Honey Dew

Fuller's Organic Honey Dew
73An easy-drinking golden ale that is very versatile and accommodating when it comes to food pairing.

Haand Bryggeriet Ardenne Blond

Haand Bryggeriet Ardenne Blond
82Fresh and quaffable, despite its strength.

Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
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Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
80A remarkably tasty, bright yellow beer that can be comfortably chilled right down for hot days. Worth trying with a fruity salad like pear and stilton.

Hawkshead Gold

Hawkshead Gold
78A good, unfussy, hoppy British best bitter, light amber in colour: clean, interesting and, most importantly, eminently drinkable.

Het Anker Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor

Het Anker Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
83The latest extension to the Gouden Carolus range, a yellow beer with a deep, dense foam of tiny bubbles. It features four types of hops but is typically Belgian in its challenging strength, musty yeas...

Holden's Brewery Golden Glow

Holden's Brewery Golden Glow
75An interesting, tasty golden ale from a long-established Black Country family brewery.

Hook Norton Cotswold Lion

Hook Norton Cotswold Lion
75A full-flavoured golden ale contributing 5p a bottle to preserve the Cotswold Area of Natural Beauty. The Cotswold Lion is a type of sheep with a long mane.

Hook Norton Haymaker

Hook Norton Haymaker
78Full flavoured, crisp, dry and nicely refreshing. One of a number of quality golden ales from this revered Oxfordshire family brewery.

Hook Norton Hooky Gold

Hook Norton Hooky Gold
78A good value, full-flavoured yet nicely balanced golden ale that includes American Willamette hops.

Hop Back Summer Lightning

Hop Back Summer Lightning
75Easy-drinking but surprisingly bitter, bright golden strong ale.

Jacobsen Saaz Blonde

Jacobsen Saaz Blonde
75A full-flavoured, smooth beer that drinks quite light for its strength. It's great to see a global giant experimenting.

Joseph Holt Maplemoon

Joseph Holt Maplemoon
75A well-balanced, tasty, dark golden ale with an enjoyable citrus prominence.

Les Brasseurs De Gayant La Biere du Demon

Les Brasseurs De Gayant La Biere du Demon
72A strong-tasting, golden beer that has plenty of punch but doesn't really deliver in character. The palate dries rather quickly, preventing a true roundness of flavour.

Moorhouse Blond Witch

Moorhouse Blond Witch
75A pleasant and suppable golden ale that trades under the name of Blond Bitch in the United States.

Nottingham Brewery Extra Pale Ale

Nottingham Brewery Extra Pale Ale
78A surprisingly robust and hoppy golden ale, not dominated, as so many beers of this type are, by citrus fruit.

Ossett Excelsior

Ossett Excelsior
75A full-flavoured golden ale from Yorkshire with American Cascade hops in evidence but kept nicely in check.

Ossett Old Gurners

Ossett Old Gurners
80A very tasty, well-made golden beer, subtle in some respects and bold in others. Clean and satisfying. There's an explanation of the art of gurning (face pulling) on the label.

Port Brewing The Lost Abbey Devotion
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Port Brewing The Lost Abbey Devotion
85The inspiration is clearly Belgian but there is more than a suggestion of American-style IPA in this welcome arrival. Whatever it's meant to be, it's very good and is presented – like 10 Commandment...

Purity Farmer's Harvest

Purity Farmer's Harvest
75A dark golden ale brewed to mark the centenary of the National Farmers' Union. It claims to be the first beer to carry the ‘red tractor' logo, authenticating the provenance of the ingredients.

Purity Pure Gold

Purity Pure Gold
78A fine, tasty, golden ale with a good citrus-hop character.

Randalls Wycked

Randalls Wycked
73An interesting golden ale that could, perhaps, be just a touch cleaner.

Ringwood Seventy Eight

Ringwood Seventy Eight
75An old-fashioned, orange-amber beer brewed to celebrate 30 years of brewing at Ringwood. It's not nearly as fruity as most of Ringwood's beers, and it's not bottle conditioned either, which takes away...

Sainsbury's So Organic Blonde Ale

Sainsbury's So Organic Blonde Ale
73An interesting golden ale with a surprisingly estery character for its strength. Brewed by Wychwood for Sainsbury's.

Saltaire Goldings Ale

Saltaire Goldings Ale
An unpasteurised brew, based on the Golding hop: for those who like dry, bitter, hoppy ales.

Shongweni Robson's East Coast Ale

Shongweni Robson's East Coast Ale
78An intriguing, bottle-conditioned golden ale with almost weissbier flavours.

Springhead Roaring Meg

Springhead Roaring Meg
73A full-flavoured blonde ale named after a cannon that was used by Roundheads to destroy Goodrich Castle, near Monmouth, in the Civil War. The overall impression is that it's a touch too bitter and cou...

St Peter's Golden Ale

St Peter's Golden Ale
75A tasty, pleasant golden ale with an unusual hop character.

Theakston Paradise Ale

Theakston Paradise Ale
73A nicely dry, delicate beer featuring American Cascade hops. Perhaps too delicate to be pasteurised for the bottle and sure to be even better on draught.

Thornbridge Kipling
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Thornbridge Kipling
80Described as a ‘South Pacific pale ale', thanks to the inclusion of rare Nelson Sauvin hops. Another first-class beer from Thornbridge, although perhaps a bit too intensely flavoured for some.

Thwaites Double Century Celebration Ale

Thwaites Double Century Celebration Ale
No shrinking violet – a veritable potpourri of flowery, fruity flavours from the blend of Golding and Fuggles hops, with Bramling Cross added late for maximum, perfumed impact. A little too sweet in...

Thwaites Wainwright

Thwaites Wainwright
41A quaffable golden ale in memory of the Lakeland rambler-writer Alfred Wainwright.

Traditional Scottish Ales Albannach

Traditional Scottish Ales Albannach
77A good, flavoursome, dark golden beer that could easily have become cloying in the finish but didn't.

Traditional Scottish Ales Albannach Scottish Blonde Beer

Traditional Scottish Ales Albannach Scottish Blonde Beer
73A bright golden, tasty, organic beer, brewed like the other Albannach beers featured here by Traditional Scottish Ales in Stirling.

Traditional Scottish Ales Lomond Gold

Traditional Scottish Ales Lomond Gold
78An attractive, shiny-golden beer in a strikingly labelled bottle. Perhaps the alcohol shows through a little too obviously, but it's a good beer, substantial and enjoyable.

Wadworth St George & The Dragon

Wadworth St George & The Dragon
45An enjoyable, bright-amber coloured ale that was also bottled recently under the name of DW60, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

Wells & Youngs Bombardier Burning Gold

Wells & Youngs Bombardier Burning Gold
75Along with a stout called Satanic Mills, this is the latest extension of the Bombardier brand, a golden ale featuring Fuggles and Golding hops.

Wells & Youngs Champion Live Beer
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Wells & Youngs Champion Live Beer
80A clean, refreshing, enjoyable golden beer with a summer accent.

Williams Brothers Birds & Bees
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Williams Brothers Birds & Bees
80A tasty deviation from the citrus golden ale theme: this one is honeyed and moreish, even though elderflowers and lemon zest are added.

Williams Brothers Harvest Sun

Williams Brothers Harvest Sun
80A pure and simple, zesty beer that hits the spot for anyone looking for a dry, hoppy and crisp session ale with plenty of body.

Williams Brothers Joker

Williams Brothers Joker
78A well-balanced, tasty golden ale from Scotland with a full finish. Good summer drinking.

Windsor Castle Sadler's Thin Ice

Windsor Castle Sadler's Thin Ice
74A refreshing and tasty, pale golden beer from Worcestershire.

Woodforde's Sundew

Woodforde's Sundew
The essence of summer in a bottle: like walking through a colourful English garden. Nevertheless, it's very much a true bitter when it comes to the finish.

Wychwood Goldwing

Wychwood Goldwing
73An ‘English blonde beer', exclusive to Sainsbury's. Tasty, but perhaps a touch too dry. A little more sweetness would help, especially in the finish.

Wychwood Oxford Gold
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Wychwood Oxford Gold
80Formerly known as Brakspear Organic Beer. A crisp and rewarding, bottle-conditioned beer with an excellent track record in what – because of the unpredictable quality of the ingredients – is a dif...

Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale

Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale
78A clean and refreshing pale beer.

Wye Valley Mighty Morgan

Wye Valley Mighty Morgan
70A tasty golden beer (the label says ‘chestnut') named after the Morgan sports car company.

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    Harviestoun Brewery
  • Alva Industrial Estate. Alva. Clackmannanshire. Scotland. FT12 5DQ
  • Tel : +44 1259 769 100
    La Pettite Brewery
  • St Peter Port. Guernsey. Channel Islands. GY1 3JG
  • Tel : +44 1481 720 134
  • Fax : +44 1481 713 233
    Theakston Brewery
  • Masham. Ripon. North Yorkshire. England. HG4 4YD
  • Tel : +44 1765 684 300