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What Does Your Beer Say About You?

With beer as our national drink, it’s only right that the beer we choose is the one that would choose us if it could. For different types of food, the changing seasons, and even more changeable British weather... There's a beer for that.

1. Bitter

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You're traditional and don't stray far from the original plan. You either still live in the town you grew up in, or you're living abroad and are too homesick for words, so only the familiar taste of good 'ol British bitter will do.

2. Blonde

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You like things that are a little bit fancy. You know, glassware, a ceremony, and when the barman does that skooshy thing with the water and the glass before he pours your beer. You'll probably go for a nice dinner after this and order starters AND dessert before getting a cab home. Can we come?

3. Stout

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You love cold nights and warm fires, and if you could have anything you wanted for dinner tonight, you would probably opt for "pie" or "stew". If given the option between drinking in a beer garden and a pub that looks like an old library, you'd opt for the old library.

4. India Pale Ale

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Light in colour but full of hoppy flavour, the IPA is just as complex as you are. You like to know how things work, how they're put together, and, if something's too easy to understand, you're probably already trying to find something more interesting.

5. Amber Ale

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An amber ale is a balance of caramelly sweetness and light fruitiness, and if you're into this sort of thing, you're clearly a person who likes a mix, is easily bored, and likes stuff with depth and layers that make you think.

6. Wheat Beer

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One of the oldest styles of beer still around today, you like history and things that come with one. You probably have a mental list of weird museums and old pubs and like to combine the two on weekends.

7. Pilsner Lager

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You're more summer than winter, and you love picnic in the park. You probably have really nice trousers and a well-ironed white shirt, but your Casual Friday game is strong.

8. Honey Beer

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You like to keep it cool, but you also have a sweet side. It doesn't matter how late you are for a thing, you will always stop to pat a cat on the way if you see one. And you probably pay for dinner way more than is strictly fair.

9. Non-Alcoholic Beer

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A good non-alcoholic beer tastes as great as the real thing – which means you don't have to miss out on the taste if you're the designated driver for the night. You're probably everyone's really useful friend that they can call about tax advice and DIY that actually works.

10. Black IPA

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A relatively new style of beer, it's for dark, complex characters who like to brood in a toasty warm pub. You probably have a big coat full of pens and Penguin Classics. Your barman will never know your "usual" off by heart; he's far more likely to tell you about a new thing that just arrived (which is probably how you found out about the Black IPA in the first place).

11. Saison

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You are all about adventure. You go everywhere on your bike and google pictures of Amsterdam in the quiet moments at work. Your holidays are better than anyone else's holidays and you take mean picture of a sunset. #NoFilter

12. Brown Ale

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Strong and malty, you like to do things properly. Your tolerance for nonsense is low, you're down to earth, you tell it like it is, and you're always around for a chat if someone wants to bend your ear.

13. Fruit Beer

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A fruit beer comes in different colours and tastes and simply cannot be pigeonholed. If this is your order at the bar, you're probably fun, interesting, tell loads of rude jokes, laugh the loudest, and are always the one who suggests dancing or karaoke next.

Beers are as diverse as people. They're just a friend you haven't drunk yet. Follow @BeerForThat on Twitter and find them on Facebook to discover more awesome beers.

Please drink responsibly. For the facts visit drinkaware.co.uk.