Beer guide

ALES; Generally robust and complex with a variety of fruit and malt aromas, ales come in many varieties. They could include Bitters, Milds, Abbey Ales, Pale Ales, Nut Browns, etc.

Ale Sub-Types;

Barley Wine; It ranges amber to darker shades of black. It is a very fruity and flavorful beer but with a high alcoholic content. Click here to buy Barley Wine!

Blonde; Blonde ales are very pale in colour and tend to be clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops and some sweetness from malt.

Brown; Dark amber or brown in colour, brown ale have evidence of caramel and chocolate flavours and may have a slight citrus accent or be strong, malty or nutty, depending on the area of brewing.

Cream; A very mild, sweetish, golden style of ale.

Dark; Dark ale is a British type beer, combining hops, yeast and a blend of malts. It's a medium chestnut brown colour, with a delicate fruity smell and robust, malty character

Fruit; Most fruit beers are ales however, they typically do not carry an ale character. In order to allow for the fruit flavor to come through nicely, the malt’s flavor is not dominant and there is a low bitterness level to the beer.

India Pale Ale; A hoppier version of pale ale. Originally brewed in England with extra hops to

Pale; Pale ale has a fruity, copper-coloured styler. It originiated from England. Pale ales are robust beers that can be enjoyed with strongly spiced foods.survive the journey to British troops stationed in India.

Porter - this is a type of extremely Dark Ale, brewed from heavy-roasted malt. It is medium-bodied and has a crisp taste. Jack Porter is a famous example of Porter.

LAGERS; Crisp and refreshing with a smooth finish from longer aging, lagers are the world's most popular beer (this includes pilseners).

Lager sub types;

Bock – It is a tasty, dark lager with origins in Germany. Bocks do vary from malty-flavored lagers to darker, hoppy-flavored bocks, popularly referred to as Helles bocks. Two common examples of bocks are Shiner Bock and Michelob Amber Bock.

Dunkel – lager is the premier variety of German lager beer. It is dark in color with a modest alcoholic strength and tastes often suggestive of chocolate, coffee and licorice.

Marzen – also known as Oktoberfest beer, traces its roots in Munich. It is full-bodied and dark brown in color. A popular type of Marzen beer is Samuel Adams Octoberfest.

Pale Lager – They are popular types of alcoholic drinks worldwide. They are straw-colored; contain a malty taste besides being filtered and crisp. They are very carbonated though lacking high alcohol content. Pilsner lagers are prime examples of pale lager.

Munich Dark Pale –  traces its origins in Munich. It is a dark lager with fiery blend of malt and coffee taste.

DoppleBock – a stronger version compared to Bock. It is full-bodied and malty. It is typically dark with increased caramel as well as chocolate malts.

Light; Extremely light in colour and mild in flavour. Light beer has fewer calories and/or lower alcohol content.

Pilsner; Made with neutral and hard water. Tend to be golden in colour with a dry, crisp, and somewhat bitter flavour. Pilsner stands out from other lagers due to its more distinctive hop taste.

Specialty; Speciality beers include a wide variety of styles such as Strong beers, fruit beers, honey beers, bock beers. These beers range in alcohol content from 5.0% - 9%.

Wheat; Light and easy to drink with very little aftertaste. Wheat provides a soft character to beer and is sometimes hazy or cloudy with a touch of spice notes.

STOUT BEERS; Dry or sweet, flavoured with roasted malt barley, oats or certain sugars, stouts and porters are characterized by darkness in colour and rich roasted malt flavour. Porter is an ale brewed with a special combination of malts to create a heavier flavour, aroma and colour. To complement this heavier flavour, Porters generally have a fuller body and a slightly sweeter taste.

Stouts often use a portion of unmalted roasted barley to develop a dark, slightly astringent, coffee-like character. Stout features a rich, creamy head and is similar to a dark Porter, but is usually less sweet-tasting and more heavily hopped.