Considered one of the major beer style groups, Pale Ale often has a rather deceptive name.
Pale Ale traditionally are not actually pale, especially when compared to other beers available on the market today.
They are pale if compared to the Black and Brown Ales that were popular at the time when Pale Ales were developed.
Pale Ale distinction
Pale Ale tends to have an amber hue and a full body Flavour and a stronger character when compared to a Lager for example. However as they are so popular and wide ranging Pale Ale is difficult to define.
Having become a bit of a benchmark beer, it is almost essential that every good brewer include a pale ale of some sort in their selection.
In Australia at the moment, Pale Ales are going through a bit of a revival, becoming increasingly popular in the market, bringing extra competition to the long established Coopers Pale Ale that has dominated the market for so long.
Pale Ale Sub-Styles
- American Pale Ale
- India Pale Ale
- Irish Red Ale
- Amber Ale
- English Bitter
Pale Ale Reviews
Below are reviews of pale ales in Australia: