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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.

Wheat Beer : Dark

Erdinger Dunkel
Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Erdinger Dunkel
90Delicious, easy to drink and perfectly balanced. Teasingly understated in the finish, which makes it very moreish.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
75Well-constructed and reliable beer from the world's oldest brewery (AD 1040).

Weizenland Weissbier Dunkel

Weizenland Weissbier Dunkel
73Unusual and adventurous but just fails to set the palate alight.

Beer off a duck's back
Can beer really hack it at the poshest of dinner tables? Ben McFarland books into tthe three Michelin star eaterie Fat Duck and finds out

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

A salt on the senses (Beer & Seafood)
Beer can make a great accompaniment to salty seafood. Ben McFarland reports

Capital combinations (London)
Where in London can you eat good food and drink great beer at the same time? Ben McFarland found out

Beer vs wine
Beer and wine go head to head at the Ra!n Bar in Manchester, at an event organised by JW Lees brewery. Sally Toms was there.

In hop heaven
Ben McFarland asks a panel of experts for their food pairings with the eminently hoppy India pale ales

Perfect with porter
In the latest of our series on beer and food, Ben McFarland looks at what to eat with porter.

Truly madly Munich
Relaxing with a few beers – oh, and maybe a chicken – is part of the Bavarian way of life for men and women, young and old. Andrew Burnyeat reports

If you're gong to San Francisco
There's more to this Californian city than meets the eye. Jeff Pickthall reports on a thriving beer culture

Parisian style
Adrian Tierney-Jones scouts out the best beers and the best bars in the French capital

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.

Drinking cerveja in the sun
Joe Strange goes beer hunting in Lisbon, which isn't as difficult as you might think.

Everything you need to know about... malt
In the latest in his series on the ingredients of beer Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of malted barley

Ireland: Stout to the top
Ireland's beer consumption has been dominated by stout in general and Guinness in particular. But as the country changes through new wealth, are its drinking patterns changing too?

Germany - All around the world
Planning a trip to the World Cup? Richard Jones provides a guide as to what to drink and eat

Germany - Read Alt about it (Altbiers)
Altbiers are the dark, top-fermented ales popular in Düsseldorf and the Rhineland, as Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

Belgium - The Belgian Selection
Belgium produces the most varied collection of beers in the world; Roger Protz reveals what the beer lover will find there

Germany - I'll have a bitter, bitte
Alright , so it might not be a German beer but we just love puns. Sally Toms gets to grips with some of the true beer styles of Germany

The Baltics - Baltic blitz
The Eastern European countries of Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Latvia are still producing some exciting beers. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

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

Czech Republic - Thank you for the pilsner
The Czech Republic gave the world its most popular beer style. Alastair Gilmour sends his thanks

The Baltics - Eurostars
Adrian Tierney-Jones gives us the low down on some exciting Baltic countries producing excellent beers.

Germany - A very stately brewery
Roger Protz visits German brewery Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world.

Germany - Bier culture
Andy Neil reveals all about the beer styles and culture of one of the world's greatest brewing nations.

South West: Beer booming in Hardy country
The South West of England is associated with cider production but it has a thriving brewery industry too. Adrian Tierney-Jones acts as tour guide

London calling
Andrew Catchpole looks at the beers and breweries of Greater London, Middlesex and Surrey

Scotland's true new Irn brews
Scotland has undergone a real ale revolution in recent years. Dominic Roskrow reports

Northern exposure
Prosaic images of England's north west – rain, flat caps, black pudding, Vimto, hot-pot, meat-and-potato pies – are easy to bring to mind but are evidence of lazy thinking. Exploration of the nort...

God's own country
It covers 6,000 square miles, but does its beer measure up? Alastair Gilmour sets off for Yorkshire.

Scotland's new national drink
The opportunity to drink a few beers in Scotland has Alastair Gilmour on a ‘high'.

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World Beer Awards 2011
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