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Ales tend to have a higher alcoholic contents, more robust flavour and deeper hues than lagers. Colour characteristics range from amber to golden/copper. This style of beer is fuller-bodied with hints of fruit or spice. This beer is fermented with top fermenting yeast.
Amber Ale – A smooth full crystal malt flavoured beer, highly hopped with a light caramel aroma. A delicious ale, reddish in colour with a fine head, reminiscent of early Scottish red ales.
Bitter – A golden-brown or copper-coloured beer which is usually highly hopped, dry and lightly carbonated. Its strong refreshing flavour has made it a popular choice among those who appreciate the quality of this ruby coloured traditional beer.
Blonde - A light to medium hopped beer with a straw colour and light to medium-bodied.
Brown Ale – This lightly hopped ale is flavoured and coloured with roasted and caramel malts. It is sweeter and fuller-bodied than a mild ale.
Cream Ale – A gently balanced beer with a hint of creaminess, and a darker colour and fuller flavour that will satisfy both ale and lager lovers.
Dark Ale – This mild brown ale provides a full and flavoursome taste, for those who prefer a darker beer style. This beer is produced from the selection of superior roasted malts.
Heavy – A high gravity beer originating from Scotland, centuries ago, where small breweries began producing rich, dark, hoppy ales known locally as “Heavy”.
Honey Blonde Ale - A refreshingly smooth, full-bodied ale with a touch of all natural honey to create a slightly sweet finish. Golden in colour, with a rich, soft and round palate, pure clover honey is used to balance the satisfying ale character.
India Pale Ale – This ale has a copper/golden colour and medium aroma hops with a slightly higher starting gravity and hop rate as regular Pale Ale.
Pale Ale – An amber or copper-coloured beer similar to Bitter beer but drier, hoppier and lighter. The full strength flavour of this beer is a combination of the hops and malt used and the result of prolonged mashing time.
Porter – A very bitter, very dark, almost black and mildly alcoholic beer. Its dark colour is derived from roasted, unmalted barley and sometimes a dash of licorice.
Real Ale – Displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour, enhanced by a soft fruity character. A true Amber Ale in style and colour.
Stout – The rich and dark texture of this beer is produced by specially roasted black malt. This highly hopped beer has a bold roasted flavour with a strong hint of malt and caramel. Depending on the variety, this beer can range from sweet to dry and bitter.
Wheat – This beer is made with a high proportion of malted wheat. A light and refreshing German style Weisse beer with a tartness to its taste. It is made of 25-50% wheat malt.
Lagers are a light to medium-bodied beer, lightly hopped and resembles the pale golden colour of straw. This beer is fermented with a bottom fermenting yeast.
American Style – A pale, dry, lightly hopped beer, designed to be at its most refreshing when served chilled. Low alcohol beer with a golden straw colour and a smooth, mellow flavour.
Cerveza – Modelled after the classic beer of Mexico. This beer is light-bodied, crisp and clean.
Draught – A full and flavoursome beer displaying a clean crisp taste with a subtle hop flavour. Draught beer has slightly lower carbonation levels than other styles of beer and is therefore less filling.
Dry Lager – Golden crisp beer popular in northern Europe. Light and refreshing.
Light – This pleasant lightly hopped beer is light-bodied with a pale straw colour and mild flavour. Highly carbonated with very little bitterness, no aftertaste, fewer calories and lower alcohol content.
Munich Dark Lager – This rich, medium-bodied beer is characterized by a delicate sweet maltiness and a toasted nutty flavour. A variety of malts (Pale, Munich, Crystal Wheat, Chocolate) are combined to create this dark lager.
Pilsner – A medium to highly hopped beer with a golden straw colour. Light to medium-bodied with a sharp hop aroma and a typical lager malt character.
Pilsner Blonde – A European style dry lager with a full hop flavour and straw colour.
Pilsner Lager – A blend of Saaz and Hallertau hops. This light to medium-bodied beer is carbonated, lightly hopped and resembles the pale golden colour of straw.
Anniversary Ale – Rich and warming with an unmistakable “aged” flavour. This beer should ideally be served in small bottles.
Cider – A full flavoured , sparkling, medium-dry traditional English cider.