Belgian Ale

Belgian Ale

1719 beers | 3.503 Avg Score

The Belgian ale category captures the regular, every day, yet distinctive ales characteristic of Belgium. These ales are the most "drinkable" of the Belgian styles (analogous to the range of ales between pale, amber, and brown of England or the U.S.) and are characterized by good balance and a relatively low alcohol content of less than 6%. The pale varieties often feature fruity, spicey, yeasty, and light malt aromas and flavors with light to medium bodies and a noticeable to prominently hopped finish. The dark varieties generally reveal more malty character, some darker fruits, along with a lower hop presence. Belgian ales can range in color from pale golden to a rich amber for the pale versions, and from amber to brown-red for the dark versions. These beers can pour with huge heads, generally lace the glass well, and leave behind yeast sedimentation in the bottles from which they are poured.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Orval
Belgium
152
4.105
Leffe Blonde
Belgium
97
3.615
New Belgium 1554 Brussels Black Ale
CO, United States
81
3.725
Ommegang Rare Vos
NY, United States
80
3.791
North Coast PranQster
CA, United States
63
3.576
Affligem Blonde
Belgium
54
3.398
Goose Island Matilda
IL, United States
45
3.740
Unibroue Chambly Noire
Canada
45
3.581
St. Bernardus Pater 6
Belgium
44
3.610
New Belgium Skinny Dip
CO, United States
40
3.270
Allagash Grand Cru
ME, United States
39
3.679
Bruegel
Belgium
38
3.132
Avery Karma Ale
CO, United States
37
3.128
De Koninck
Belgium
37
3.278
Blue Moon Full Moon Winter Ale
CO, United States
34
2.940
Grimbergen Blonde
Belgium
31
3.597
Grottenbier Bruin
Belgium
30
3.685
De Ranke XX Bitter
Belgium
29
3.637
Maredsous 6 Blond
Belgium
29
3.578
Palm Speciale
Belgium
28
3.232