No other beer offers the finesse of a Belgian Ale. Enriched by a myriad of fruity esters and spicy phenols, Belgian ales display a fluffy, eternal head, a hearty body, and a gloriously mellow, soft and round finish.
Examples: Click here to find Belgian ales available in your neighborhood.
History: The inclement grape growing regions of Belgium provide an ideal environment for barley farming and hop growing. While France lauds its wine, Belgium celebrates over a millennium of innovation and passion for brewing inspiring ales.
Food: Generally speaking, Belgian ale is a gastronomic miracle. The delicate spicy and fruity nature of these ales, accentuated by the distinctive Belgian yeast strains, pairs beautifully with lamb, mussels, and semi-soft cheeses such as gouda, havarti, and tilsit.
Recommended Glassware: Goblet or Chalice
Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 – 1.110
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 – 1.024
Alcohol Content (ABV): 4.8 – 13.0%
Bitterness (IBU): 15 – 35
Color (SRM): 8 – 25º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 50º F