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
Val-Dieu Blonde
Belgium
18
3.581
Heavyweight Lunacy
NJ, United States
17
3.620
Michigan Brewing Celis Grand Cru
MI, United States
17
2.975
Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
CO, United States
17
3.140
Russian River Sanctification
CA, United States
17
3.810
Jacobsen Saaz Blonde
Denmark
16
3.053
Mongozo Palmnut
Belgium
16
3.137
Ommegang BPA Belgian-style Pale Ale
NY, United States
16
3.753
Blue Moon Pale Moon Belgian Pale Ale
CO, United States
16
3.005
Saranac Belgian Ale
NY, United States
16
2.843
Avery Fifteen
CO, United States
16
3.306
De La Senne Taras Boulba
Belgium
15
3.500
Ommegang Brasserie D'Achouffe Gnomegang
NY, United States
15
3.761
Brugse Zot Blonde
Belgium
15
3.373
Samuel Adams Belgian Session
MA, United States
15
3.223
Petrus Blond
Belgium
15
3.323
Bink Blond
Belgium
15
3.089
Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve
NJ, United States
14
3.159
De Koninck Blond
Belgium
14
3.288
Liefmans Jan van Gent
Belgium
14
3.365