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
t IJ Paasij
Netherlands
6
3.433
Dogfish Head Snowblower Ale
DE, United States
6
3.300
De Dolle Oeral
Belgium
6
3.478
Ommegang Fleur de Houblon
NY, United States
5
3.663
Achilles Serafijn Celtic Angel
Belgium
5
3.263
Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk
MA, United States
5
3.313
Capital Prairie Gold
WI, United States
5
3.275
Sierra Nevada / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan The Great
CA, United States
5
3.163
Stillwater Artisanal Existent
MD, United States
5
3.688
Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Ambree
Canada
5
3.350
De La Senne Zinne Bir
Belgium
5
3.325
Gouyasse Tradition
Belgium
5
3.125
Harpoon Belgian Pale Ale
MA, United States
5
3.075
Two Brothers Prairie Path Belgian-Style Golden Ale
IL, United States
5
3.013
Budels Capucijn
Netherlands
5
3.125
Ename Blond
Belgium
5
3.263
De La Senne Zinnebir
Belgium
5
3.400
Biere Darbyste
Belgium
5
3.638
La Rulles Cuvee Meilleurs Voeux
Belgium
5
3.475
La Gauloise Ambree
Belgium
5
3.425