The GOLDEN ALE

 

The GOLDEN ALE

While tangy, zesty and citrussy, the key to a Golden Ale is a balance of flavours.

GOOD AS GOLD

Around the world golden ales are known by a variety of names, but they all share the distinct orange-gold colour that comes from only using pale malt.

LOW ON FIZZ

This pale malt gives a lighter carbonation than other ales, so it’s the perfect beer to drink if your tummy doesn’t cope with bubbles.

THE BACKSTORY

How do you turn a lager lover into an ale aficionado? With a golden ale! A few brewers created the style in the 1980s when they didn’t own the proper equipment to make lager, but wanted to introduce younger drinkers to the fuller flavours of ale. Golden ale caught on, and has never looked back.

It’s since become a stepping stone for many lager drinkers who want to branch out into a world of beer that holds a little bit more flavour.

FOOD MATCHING

With its refreshing flavours, golden ale is a fantastic partner for light summer meals like cold prawns, Caesar salads or margherita pizza.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Citrus flavours are present in most golden ales, as well as a little bit of sweetness, fruitiness and a floral aroma. The colour is clear and golden.