Types and kinds of beer in England

Beer is the national drink of England, and it has been around for a long time. In fact, the oldest documented recipe for beer dates back to ancient Babylon, in what is now Iraq. It was a dark ale made with bread and dates! As you might imagine, there are many different types of beers available today—and every single one of them tastes delicious! Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones:

Mild ales

  • Mild ales are a low alcohol and low hop beer.

  • They’re made by using a mild strain of yeast, which is why they have a sweet malty flavour.

  • They have a golden colour, because they’re usually served with food and not on their own.

Golden ales

Golden ales are a hybrid between lager and ale. They are light in color, but not as light as lagers. Golden ales tend to be less bitter than other ales, although they still have a noticeable bitterness when compared to most lagers. They are usually served cold and can be found at pubs or bars that specialize in craft beers.

Porters and stouts

Porters and stouts are dark beers that originated in England. Both porters and stouts share the same color and taste, but they’re slightly different in terms of style.

Porters have a distinct roasted flavor that comes from the use of dark malts. They also have a higher alcohol content than most beers at around 5 percent ABV. Stouts originated as an offshoot of porters, with their name coming from “stout porter,” which was originally brewed by Guinness Brewery in Dublin before becoming popular outside Ireland.

Pale ales

A pale ale is a type of beer that has a golden color, and a bitter taste. It’s also made from malt, hops and water. Pale ales are usually stronger than other types of beer like lagers or pilsners.

Bitter Ales

Bitter ales are the most common type of ale in England, and they’re light to medium-bodied. You’ll find them served at room temperature, which is lower than the body temperature of other ales.

They are generally lower in alcohol content than other types of ale as well—4.5% or less by volume.


So there you have it, some of the most common types of beer in England. If you want to get into more detail on each type then go ahead. But if you’re looking for something quick and simple (and maybe a little bit fun!) this is perfect for you!

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