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
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian Style Pale Ale
CO, United States
8
3.145
Grottenbier Flemish Ale (formerly Blond)
Belgium
8
3.436
Unibroue Irrésistible Blonde
Canada
8
3.173
Westmalle Extra
Belgium
8
3.418
Big Hole Mythical White Grand Cru
MT, United States
8
3.582
New Belgium Porch Swing Single Ale
CO, United States
8
3.246
Palm Dobbel
Belgium
8
3.191
BFM La Meule
Switzerland
8
3.491
Hellekapelle Artisanal Belgian Blond
Belgium
8
3.264
Mikkeller Its Alright!
Denmark
7
3.530
Pizza Port Synergy
CA, United States
7
3.490
Dupont Biolegere
Belgium
7
3.340
New Belgium Rolle Bolle Ale
CO, United States
7
3.210
Weyerbacher Verboten
PA, United States
7
3.460
Struiselensis
Belgium
7
3.600
Choc Brewmasters Signature Biere de Garde
OK, United States
7
3.590
Goose Island Fleur
IL, United States
7
3.620
BJ's Grand Cru
CA, United States
7
3.520
Reinaert Amber
Belgium
7
3.430
Dogfish Head Snowblower Ale
DE, United States
6
3.300