The first modern Golden 'single malt' Ale, Exmoor Gold appeared in 1986. Straight away this was a stunning counter-balance to the traditional view of beer (i.e it had to be as brown as an old sideboard or as coal black as Irish Dry Stout).
Exmoor Gold, though, is the colour of Chardonnay or Carling, sparkling in the glass and appealing to both ale drinkers and lager lovers. As well as looking good, it tastes good, starting bitter-sweet, finishing dry and intensely hoppy.
Brewed at Wiveliscombe, Somerset. 5%