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The following are some more helpful guidelines for choosing the right beer for a particular meal Pale ales with a high hop content pair perfectly with full-fat cheeses or other rich, fatty foods. Brown ale complements most fish or chicken dishes. High alcohol content, sweet-flavoured, malty beers go well with spicy hot foods or even sushi. In general, sweet desserts cry out for an even sweeter beer. Rich chocolate or coffee flavoured desserts can cope with an oatmeal stout’s deep chocolaty flavour. Robust British real ales bring out the best in most red meat dishes. Irish stout is the traditional accompaniment for oysters and complements a surprisingly wide range of seafood recipes. Oriental style lagers or traditional brown ales are fantastic with Thai cuisine. Food Beers Vegetable Soup Pale bitters, Porter, Brown ale, Pale ale, Pilsner lager, Vienna-style lager Meaty Soup Maltly Ales Shellfish Stouts, Porters, Belgian wheat beers Fish German lagers, light bitters, Belgian wheat beers, Dry porter, oatmeal stout, best bitter, German Pilsner Pâté Milds, Strong dark lagers Quiches & Soufflés Light bitters Beef Full-bodied bitters, Fruity ale, Indian pale ale, British brown ale, Porter, Bock Pork Pilsners, Bavarian wheat beers, strong dark lagers Lamb Spicy malty ales, dark lagers Chicken Lagers, wheat beers Turkey Malty ales Duck Kriek Game Malty ales, Trappist ales Sausages Full-bodied bitters, dark lagers, Bavarian wheat beers, German Weizen, Oktoberfest, German Rauchbier Meat Pies Full-bodied bitters Barbecue Smoked beers, dark lagers Oriental Wheat beers, ginger & spiced beers Curries & Mexican Strong IPAs, premium lagers, Vienna-style lager, Hoppy Pilsner, golden ale, wheat beer Salads Floral-hopped bitters, nutty, malty ales, wheat beers, Pilsner, Belgian Witbier, amber ale Pizza & Pasta Malty lagers, Vienna-style lager, hoppy American pale ale, Lambic beer Ploughmans Hoppy, fruity bitters Egg Dishes German weissbier, Belgian witbier, oatmeal stout, wheat beer Mild Cheese Light bitters Medium Cheese Full-bodied ales Mature & Blue Cheese Trappist ales, old ales, barley wines Chocolate & Coffee Porters, stouts, Belgian fruit beers Red Berries Porters Apple & Banana Bavarian wheat beers Creamy Stouts Spiced Bavarian wheat beers

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