Pale Ales simply refer to their colours varying from straw to golden, but even in this category the variances in aroma, strength and flavour can vary massively depending on what ingredients are used.
ABV 4.2% Cask, ABV 4.5% Bottle
Taste Note:Atlantic is a deep golden colour. The aroma of Pale Ale is a blend of stunning citrus notes, juicy tropical fruits and fresh-picked hops with a touch of candy floss. The flavour has a delicate sweetness with fruity succulence and citrus spice to the fore. The finish is sweet at first becoming dry and lingering with hop zest.
AwardsBrussels Beer Challenge Gold 2015, International Beer Challenge Bronze 2016, International Brewing Awards Bronze 2015
The IPA is so called (legend has it), because as the British shipped beer to India in the 18th century, it was only the strong and hoppy beers survived the gruelling journey.
Thought long lost to the history books, the IPA has been revitalised over the last 20 years, with a new generation of brewers now producing hard hitting beers with huge hop flavours and increasing bitterness. The IPA now seems to be leading the way in this beers renaissance, pioneered by American Craft brewers but using native hops rather than British.
ABV 4.5% Keg, ABV 4.8% Packaged
Taste Note:Wolf Rock is a fusion of Red Ale and IPA styles and combines Noble and New World hops with our finest special malt to deliver its distinctive flavour and enticing red hue.
AwardsBrussels Beer Challenge Silver 2014, International Beer Challenge Silver 2016
Taste Note:Big citrus aroma and a cloudy haze, Chieftain IPA has a medium bitterness at the front, evenly balanced by the rich sweetness from the malt with a light, hoppy finish.
The same rule as the Pale ale applies to its amber ale counterpart; the style is depicted by the colour. The Amber colour will be created by speciality malts such as roasted barleys, chocolate malts and high colour caramel malts. Not only do these speciality ingredients change the colour but they’ll affect the taste as well providing vanilla, chocolate and toasted flavours.
Bottle ABV 4.3%, Cask ABV 4%
Taste Note:An enticing aroma of resinous hop, sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a balanced, complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The finish is dry and refreshing.
AwardsBrussels Beer Challenge - Pale & Amber Ale - Bitter Bronze 2013, Brussels Beer Challenge Bronze 2015, Food Reader Awards Best Drink 2014, International Beer Challenge Bronze (Design and Packaging) 2014, Publican's Choice Award National Cask Ale brand 2013, Taste of the West Award Bronze 2013, Taste of the West Award Silver 2014
Wheat/Wit or Weiss beers, are generally top fermented so technically an ale, though commonly (and incorrectly) categorised as lagers.
A 400-year-old Belgian beer style that like the great Pilsners adopted and developed by the Bavarians specifically brewed and held for Bavarian royalty. As the name suggests all Wheat beers contain wheat.