Belgian Ale

Belgian Ale

1772 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
Westvleteren Blonde
Belgium
28
3.832
Great Divide Hades
CO, United States
26
3.248
La Trappe Blond
Netherlands
24
3.700
Witkap Pater Abbey Singel Ale
Belgium
23
3.588
Troubadour Blond
Belgium
22
3.496
Leute Bok
Belgium
21
3.475
De Ranke Père Noël
Belgium
21
3.529
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga
MI, United States
21
3.709
Gouden Carolus Ambrio
Belgium
21
3.459
Het Kapittel Watou Pater
Belgium
21
3.575
Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté
Canada
20
3.752
Chimay Dorée (Black)
Belgium
20
3.400
La Trappe Isid’or
Netherlands
20
3.483
New Glarus Stone Soup
WI, United States
20
3.387
Lost Abbey Devotion
CA, United States
20
3.478
Vapeur Cochonne
Belgium
20
3.174
Petrus Winterbier
Belgium
19
3.468
Russian River Redemption
CA, United States
19
3.763
Jolly Pumpkin Fuego Del Otono
MI, United States
19
3.586
Val-Dieu Blonde
Belgium
18
3.581