Sweeter, darker and less bitter than Pale Ales but usually lighter in colour and body than Porters.
A dark brown ale, sweet in palate. Also can be a reddish brown color.
In Britain there are styles of varying degrees of sweetness. Initially brewed to compete with the pale ales. These go well with desserts or nuts. Belgium has a sweet-sour type made around the town of Oudenaarde. This type is more often served as an aperitif. Both are served at 55F ;13C.