A rich and creamy stout, like a Guinness, complements the smokiness of grilled steaks and enhances the flavors of marinades and rubs.
Porters are often dark and malty, with a roasted flavor profile that pairs nicely with the charred exterior of a well-grilled steak.
Brown ales have a mild sweetness and nutty notes, which can be a good match for grilled steaks, especially those with a slightly sweet glaze.
The hoppy bitterness and citrusy flavors of an IPA can contrast with the richness of a steak and provide a refreshing balance.
A red ale combines malt sweetness with a moderate hop character, making it a versatile choice for various steak preparations.