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
Lagunitas Nuevo Noir
CA, United States
10
3.308
La Binchoise Blonde Tradition
Belgium
10
3.454
Spencer Trappist Ale
MA, United States
10
3.785
La Caracole Ambree
Belgium
10
3.592
The Bruery Black Orchard
CA, United States
10
3.377
Russian River Perdition
CA, United States
10
3.408
Florisgaarden Chocolat Gardenbeer
Belgium
9
2.442
La Rulles Estivale
Belgium
9
3.475
Stone Symposium Ale
CA, United States
9
3.450
Smuttynose Star Island Single
NH, United States
9
3.250
Uinta Monkshine
UT, United States
9
3.258
New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur
CO, United States
9
3.633
Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty
WI, United States
9
2.883
AleSmith Li'l Devil
CA, United States
9
3.509
Pizza Port Dubbel Overhead Abbey Ale
CA, United States
9
3.592
Florisgaarden Honey
Belgium
8
3.145
Michigan Brewing Celis Pale Bock
MI, United States
8
3.236
Big Hole Mythical White Grand Cru
MT, United States
8
3.582
New Belgium Porch Swing Single Ale
CO, United States
8
3.246
Hellekapelle Artisanal Belgian Blond
Belgium
8
3.264