Pale ale is a kind of ale, a top-fermented beer made with predominantly pale malt.
The higher proportion of pale malts results in a lighter colour.
The term first appeared around 1703 for beers made from malts dried with high-carbon coke, which resulted in a lighter colour than other beers popular at that time.
Different brewing practices and hop levels have resulted in a range of different tastes and strengths within the pale ale family.
Golden Ale - rounded and smooth, it is an American classic known for its simplicity. Sometimes referred to as “golden ale.” these beers can have honey, spices and fruit added, and may be fermented with lager or ale yeast.