When preparing a standard grilled steak, a red ale would be a good match. Red ales are heavy with a roasted aroma allowing them to enhance the taste of the grilled juicy meat.
Porters are also a good pair with a steak, especially a porterhouse steak. The full flavour of a porter is able to compete with the rich meaty texture of a steak from rare to well done.
Rare steak and steak tartar is best paired with a stout. The smoothness of the stout compares with the texture of raw meat and is strong enough to enhance the flavours.
Steak is a heavy dish rich with different flavours making it a great combination with heavier beers. Whichever way it is prepared, it will need to be paired with a beer that can match its intensity.