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
Urthel Novicius Vertus
Belgium
6
3.278
5 Seasons Kartoon Brune
GA, United States
6
3.555
Van Den Bossche Buffalo 1907
Belgium
6
3.178
t Smisje Blond
Belgium
6
3.289
Duvel Green
Belgium
6
3.433
Dogfish Head Pearl Jam 20 Faithfull Ale
DE, United States
6
3.200
Russian River Deification
CA, United States
6
3.611
Meteor Wendelinus
France
6
2.922
Russian River Rejection
CA, United States
6
3.433
Petit Orval
Belgium
6
3.522
Unibroue La Gaillarde
Canada
6
3.355
Brugse Blond
Belgium
6
3.267
Ciney Blonde
Belgium
6
3.411
Westvleteren 6
Belgium
6
3.889
Bell City Lenoir Belgian Ale
Canada
6
3.011
t IJ Paasij
Netherlands
6
3.433
Sierra Nevada / Allagash Beer Camp Myron’s Walk
CA, United States
6
3.711
St. Bernardus Extra 4
Belgium
6
3.322
Brooklyn Antwerpen Ale
NY, United States
6
3.211
Dogfish Head Snowblower Ale
DE, United States
6
3.300