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Beer Tasting Theme - Golden ales

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Golden ales

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...

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.

Exmoor Brewery Gold

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

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.

Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

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.

Hoggley's Northamptonshire Bitter

Hoggley's Northamptonshire Bitter
73Pleasant, if a little chewy, with a notably bitter finish. From a tiny Northamptonshire brewery.

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 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.

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.

Orkney Brewery Northern Light

Orkney Brewery Northern Light
75A pleasant, full-flavoured session ale with an informative back label.

Peak Ales Bakewell Best Bitter

Peak Ales Bakewell Best Bitter
75A robust and characterful, orange-golden bitter from Derbyshire that tastes stronger than the ABV suggests.

Saltaire Cascade Pale Ale

Saltaire Cascade Pale Ale
78A hop feast that also includes the Centennial hop alongside the one celebrated in the beer's name.

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.

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.

Westerham Brewery Little Scotney Pale Ale

Westerham Brewery Little Scotney Pale Ale
75A robust, full-flavoured but very dry bitter featuring Target hops from the National Trust's Scotney Castle farm in Kent.

Williams Brothers Gold
Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Williams Brothers Gold
80A good-value, refreshing Scottish bitter using seven types of malt. Lots of clean flavours for its modest strength.

Everything you need to know about cask conditioning
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of the cask in production

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 - 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

Australia - The brewers of Oz
For years we've been told that Australians wouldn't give a XXX

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

Border brews (Cumbria and Northumberland)
Adrian Tierney-Jones discovers the beers of England's most northerly counties, Cumbria and Northumberland

Tiger in the tank (Everards)
Everards is a family brewery with lots of plans. Dominic Roskrow paid it a visit

Scotland's biggest little brewery
Ben McFarland visits Harviestoun, a brewery at the forefront of craft brewing in Scotland.

    Harviestoun Brewery
  • Alva Industrial Estate. Alva. Clackmannanshire. Scotland. FT12 5DQ
  • Tel : +44 1259 769 100
    Theakston Brewery
  • Masham. Ripon. North Yorkshire. England. HG4 4YD
  • Tel : +44 1765 684 300