About UK Beer

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

Dragon’s Breath Spiced Ginger Cider
92 points
Brilliant gold color. Attractive aromas of ginger beer and apple tart with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length grilled apple and tangerine salad, nut brittle, and white tea with ginger finish. A very attractive, refreshing and pure ginger cider to drink all summer long.
Newcastle "Foreign Extra" IPA
91 points
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.
Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider
90 points
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.
Strongbow Hard Apple Honey Cider
90 points
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.
Thatchers Cider Co. "Green Goblin" English Cider
90 points
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.
Newcastle Scotch Ale
90 points
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.
Strongbow Honey Hard Cider
89 points
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.
Thatchers Cider Co. "Gold" English Cider
89 points
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.
London Velvet Porter Ale & Cider
89 points
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.
Strongbow Cherry Blossom Hard Cider
88 points
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.