About Flavored Ale

About Flavored Ale
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Flavored ales may be flavored with, or affected by, the addition of unusual ingredients including chocolate, coffee, chili peppers or even juniper. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, Southern Tier Pumking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.

Top Picks for Flavored Ale

Fireforge Crafted Beer Pecan Artist English Style Brown Ale
93 points
Big roasted malt flavor with a pleasingly bitter coffee nut note atop a rich earthy nutty backbone.
Awards: 2024 World Beer Championships - Best Flavored Ale
Locken’s Tropical Pineapple Kolsch
92 points
A refreshing tropical pineapple sipper for those that love tropical fruit pastries.
92 points $7.99
Ike & Oak Brewing Co. Broken Carabiner Green Tea Ale
87 points
A bit unusual but perhaps the ideal beer for the back 9.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Grapefruit Flavored Sour Ale
86 points
Lots of grapefruit intensity.