Ale Style Guide

New to the world of cask ale? This style guide by Magpie Brewery is a great way to get yourself acquainted with the different flavours and tastes.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

Due to the recent health concerns in the UK, we have taken the decision to postpone the Nottingham Ale Trail. This isn't a decision made lightly and we appreciate your understanding at this time. We will be sure to update this page and our social media pages the moment we have any news about when the event will be rescheduled.

British Pale and Golden Ales

  • Pale, blonde or golden in colour
  • Typically range from 3.5% to 5% strength
  • Easy drinking, moderate hop flavour.
  • Typically features American and New Zealand hops.
  • Try: Magpie Brewery - Hoppily Ever After 3.8% (Endeavour hops)

New World Pale and Golden Ales

  • Pale, blonde or golden in colour
  • Typically range from 3.5% to 5.8% strength
  • Hoppy and tropical flavour
  • Typically features American and New Zealand hops
  • Try: Magpie Brewery - Tread Lightly 4.9% (New Zealand Rakau hops)

Traditional Bitter

  • Brown, copper or ruby in colour
  • Typically range from 3.8% to 5% strength
  • Typically have a malty or biscuity taste with less hop flavour
  • Try: Magpie Brewery - Magpie Best 4.2%

Dark Beer

  • Black / dark in colour
  • Generally a Stout or Porter
  • A roasted, smoky, rich flavour
  • Typically range from 3.8% to 5.5.% strength
  • Try: Magpie Brewery - Raven Stout 4.4%

Now you've got a good idea of what's on offer, why not pick out some ale trails to try? 

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