December 16, 2016
Confused about all the different types of beer? This is an easy guide to a couple of the common types.
Light in body, crisp and clean. They generally go well with fast foods.
Light amber in colour with a clean, yeasty fruitiness and a dry hoppy finish. They go with light meats and cheddar cheese. Serve at 13 °C. Example Bass Ale.
Can be either sweet or medium dry. Serve with beef stews, dessert or assorted nuts. Serve at 13 °C. Example Newcastle Brown Ale.
Dark, almost black ale exhibiting coffee and chocolate tones. Dry and slightly bitter. Serve chilled but not too cold. Example Guiness Pub Draught.
Usually made with 30 - 60 % wheat, the rest is barley. It is crisp with aromas of fresh bread. Very good in hot weather with a slice of lemon. Serve well chilled. A Belgian type of wheat beer made with yeasts and often flavoured with cherries or raspberries. Serve chilled with sharp cheeses or as an appetizer.
Usually made with the addition of flavoured extracts rather than fermenting the actual fruit. Examples Alley Kat Aprikat and Wild Rose Wraspberry.