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 : Fruit

Brewery Huyghe Floris Apple

Brewery Huyghe Floris Apple
70Not as horrible as it sounds, but I wouldn't want to drink this on its own. It could work quite well with apple puddings, though.

Brewery Huyghe Floris Framboise

Brewery Huyghe Floris Framboise
75Over-the-top fruit flavour, but reasonably drinkable on the whole. Another beer for the dessert course. The colour of cherryade.

Harpoon UFO Raspberry
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Harpoon UFO Raspberry
80An unfiltered wheat beer, laced with raspberries. Very nicely balanced, clean and refreshing.

Meantime Meantime Rasberry Grand Cru

Meantime Meantime Rasberry Grand Cru
81A refreshing, challenging, golden beer with a red blush, displaying skilful and well judged use of fruit.

Meantime Raspberry Grand CRU
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Flavoured Wheat Beer - Winner Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Meantime Raspberry Grand CRU
78This is a stronger version of the pleasant Taste the Difference Raspberry Wheat Beer that Meantime brews for Sainsbury's. But it's fuller, it's sweeter and it has a better balance and a kinder finish ...

Oettinger Oettinger Weizen & Grapefruit

Oettinger Oettinger Weizen & Grapefruit
69There's not much sign of beer in this cloudy orange confection but it's clean, fresh and better than spirit based alcopops. Perhaps there's a market among Pimms drinkers but it's not going to be of mu...

Van Diest Fruli Strawberry Beer

Van Diest Fruli Strawberry Beer
72Remember Cresta, the soft drink advertised by the polar bear in shades back in the 70s? That's what this reminds me of. It's frothy, man.

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

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

A very British dish
Few things are as well matched as beer and curry, but is it as simple as that? Sally Toms finds 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

Wonderful wheat
Ben McFarland looks at wheat beers in all their forms, and how to pair them with different dishes.

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

The sweetest thing
This issue, our panel of experts look at how you can partner fruit beer with food.

Out and about in the heart of Belgium
Ben McFarland hits the road in rural Belgium in search of the perfect pint

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.

Everything you need to know about... yeast
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role yeast plays

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

Everything you need to know about... fruit
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role fruit can play in the production of quality beers from around the world

Everything you need to know about cereals
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston considers grains other than barley that can be used in beer

Belgium - Drink in styles
More and more people are taking the Eurostar train to Belgium to sample its beers at first hand. So how do you make sense of its many styles? Lewis Eckett reports

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

Japan - Land of the rising sun
Although the big brewers still dominate, new regional brewers are springing up all the time, reports Andrew Burnyeat

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

The Netherlands - Refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach
Roger Protz goes behind the scenes at the gigantic Heineken brewery in Amsterdam

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

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

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...

The beers of Eire
Iorwerth Griffiths explains that there's more to Ireland than stout.

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

No ordinary Smith
Zak Avery goes behind the scenes at Samuel Smith's, Britain's most clandestine brewery.

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

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