About UK Beer

Beer in the United Kingdom is all about British beer and the various style crafted over the years, styles that have influenced other brewers in many parts of the world (see entry on England).
Top Picks for United Kingdom
212551
Newcastle
"Foreign Extra" IPA
Bright golden amber color. Lively, earthy, grassy herbal aromas of tropical fruit pastry, flan, and saltine with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length peppered greens, citrus peels, pine, and spiced nuts finish. A bright zesty English ipa with a fruity nod to the states.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219924
Strongbow
Gold Apple Hard Cider
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced apples, banana nut muffin and taffy, and watermelon candy with a silky, tangy, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting apple sorbet and orange sherbet finish. A very tasty and well made, crowd pleasing off-dry cider.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216576
Strongbow
Hard Apple Honey Cider
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity, sweet aromas of apple and peach sorbet, apple strudel, and candied lime with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length fruit salad and white grape finish. A very fruity, crowd pleasing cider.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215519
Thatchers Cider Co.
"Green Goblin" English Cider
Brilliant amber color. Mild, fruity, earthy aromas of dried apple, earth, and nuts with a silky, lively, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a smooth, captivating, breezy caramelized apple, nectarine, grass, and nutskin finish. A clean, well-rounded English cider.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
212552
Newcastle
Scotch Ale
Clear bronze color. Lively, attractive aromas of chocolate nuts, fig pastry, and spice with a glycerous, crisp, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long lemon peppercorn muffin, roasted grains and nuts, peppered greens, and minerals finish. A superbly balanced and vivacious Scottish ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219927
Strongbow
Honey Hard Cider
Bright gold color. Fruity, floral aromas of orange blossom and pineapple, sliced apples, sweet pea, and pomegranate with a round, crisp, effervescent, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length mango finish. A sweet and aromatic cider for daytime sessions.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215518
Thatchers Cider Co.
"Gold" English Cider
Bright light gold color. Mild aromas and flavors of potting soil, apple core, rubber eraser, and cotton with an even, bright, fizzy, fruity light body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length quince, clementine, grass, and bamboo shoot finish. A rock solid English cider with delicate fruit and nice astringency.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208169
London Velvet
Porter Ale & Cider
Brown black color. Bright aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, rye toast, honeyed fig, and roasted nuts with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an astringent, interesting, medium-length finish that shows nuances of bitter greens, grilled apples, and coffee. An interesting marriage of deeply roasted malt porter and lightly fruit cider.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219925
Strongbow
Cherry Blossom Hard Cider
Light brilliant ruby pink color. Interesting, candied aromas and flavors of hibiscus and fruit punch with a velvety, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length Washington apple, grape bubblegum, and raspberry hard candy finish. A sweet and cheery cherry sipper for festive occasions.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216732
Dragon’s Breath
Hard Cider & Ginger
Brilliant gold color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of crystallized ginger and cola with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, light-to-medium body and a seamless, amusing, medium-length honeyed green apples and lemons, fresh tropical fruit punch, and earth finish. A fun gingery cider with good balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab