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
De Koninck Blond
Belgium
14
3.288
Unibroue Quatre-Centième (400)
Canada
14
3.653
Green Flash Rayon Vert
CA, United States
14
3.394
Bink Bloesem
Belgium
14
3.294
Unibroue 1837
Canada
13
3.650
Fantome BBB Dark White
Belgium
13
3.362
Brigand Belgian Ale
Belgium
13
3.425
Cigar City Guava Grove Ale
FL, United States
13
3.687
Lagunitas #10 (Formerly #9)
CA, United States
12
3.386
Het Kappitel Watou Blond
Belgium
12
3.294
Augustijn Blonde
Belgium
12
3.520
Pizza Port Mo Betta Bretta
CA, United States
12
3.854
Petrus Speciale
Belgium
12
3.086
Bink Bruin
Belgium
11
3.114
Brugse Straffe Hendrik Blond
Belgium
11
3.379
De Koninck Winterkoninck
Belgium
11
3.257
Wostyntje
Belgium
11
3.143
Cuvee Angelique
Belgium
10
3.223
Les Deux Brasseurs
Belgium
10
3.685
Unibroue Irrésistible Noire
Canada
10
3.246