Belgian Ale

Belgian Ale

1771 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
153
4.104
Westvleteren 6
Belgium
6
3.889
Pizza Port Mo Betta Bretta
CA, United States
12
3.854
Westvleteren Blonde
Belgium
28
3.832
Russian River Sanctification
CA, United States
17
3.810
Ommegang Rare Vos
NY, United States
80
3.791
Spencer Trappist Ale
MA, United States
10
3.785
Russian River Redemption
CA, United States
19
3.763
Ommegang Brasserie D'Achouffe Gnomegang
NY, United States
15
3.761
Ommegang BPA Belgian-style Pale Ale
NY, United States
16
3.753
Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté
Canada
20
3.752
Russian River Deviation (Bottleworks IX)
CA, United States
3
3.750
Goose Island Matilda
IL, United States
45
3.740
New Belgium 1554 Brussels Black Ale
CO, United States
81
3.725
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga Grande Reserve
MI, United States
5
3.713
Sierra Nevada / Allagash Beer Camp Myron’s Walk
CA, United States
6
3.711
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga
MI, United States
21
3.709
La Trappe Blond
Netherlands
24
3.700
Stillwater Artisanal Existent
MD, United States
5
3.688
Cigar City Guava Grove Ale
FL, United States
13
3.687