234 of the Best Belgian Style Ales, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

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Left Coast Brewing Company Asylum (74)

“This Belgian-style tripel has a golden color and a relatively light body. It has a sweet and spicy, fruity aroma and flavor derived from our Belgian yeast strain. Asylum finishes with a subtle, warming character.”

Left Hand Brewing Company St. Vrain Tripel (75)

“A Belgian-style golden ale with intricate aromas of fruit and spice.”

Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel (79)

“This pleasant golden blond beer is preferred by all who love heavier, some- what seasoned, and refreshing beer. The full-bodied flavor still quenches the thirst, thanks to a balanced hopping. Bottle-conditioned and all natural.”

River North Brewery Quandary (82)

“Sweet malt notes meld with dark fruit esters to hide this brew’s strength.”

Victory Brewing Company Golden Monkey (82)

“This golden Belgian-style ale glows with goodness. The richness of imported malts and Belgian yeast are tempered by a sparkling approach and light body. It has considerable depth of character with abundant herbal, fruity notes.”

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Brother David’s Double Abbey-Style Ale (83)

“A dark brown body and aromas of cocoa, banana, cloves, a toasted nutty character, and flavors of chocolate- covered cherries and candied fruits. Subdued hops profile. Spicy, herbal notes complement the warm, slightly sweet finish.”

Kannah Creek Apricot Sour (83)

“A session Belgian blonde ale soured with apricots. Pairs well with seasoned sour drinkers or those new to the style.”

Tallgrass Brewing Company Velvet Rooster (85)

“This Belgian tripel is smooth and care- fully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5 percent ABV, this bird has some spurs. This beer has a floral nose and a candy-like sweetness.”

Brasserie de Rochefort Trappistes Rochefort 6 (85)

“Reddish-brown color with amber-gold highlights; soft body leads to earthy flavors and an herbal character. Refined, soft spiciness in the bouquet finishes with a bit caramel. Bottle-conditioned for soft natural carbonation.”

Deschutes Brewery The Stoic (86)

“Four nuanced fermentations. Aged, sequestered, in select rye-whiskey and wine casks. Ergo a stoically brewed quad, with the spellbinding complexity of its medieval ancestors.”

Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers (86)

“98 percent ale and 2 percent ale with cherries added.”

Brouwerij Dilewyns Vicaris Tripel (86)

“A creamy white head billows above a honey-gold-colored beer. The nose has notes of malt, vanilla, and spice while a full body and long finish are perfectly balanced by a fine, dry hops bite.”

Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest Jack Of Spades (86)

“If you like beers with a fruity touch, try this La Chouffe–inspired tripel born out of the first brewing experiments. The use of coriander and Cascade hops gives the beer its fruity touch.”

Heavy Seas Beer Phantom Ship (87)

“Goldenrod in color with a dense head and creamy mouthfeel, this brew presents phenolic flavors of white pepper and peach skin from the warm fermentation, along with vanilla and subtle spiciness from the bourbon-barrel aging.”

Brouwerij Westmalle Tripel (87)

“A complex beer with a fruity aroma and a nuanced hops scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. And with a splendid long aftertaste.”

Four City Brewing Company Four City Brewing Company St Cloud Belgian Style Dubble (87)

“Our Belgian ale made with pilsner, pale, and Munich malt with a generous amount of dark Belgian candi syrup.”

Perennial Artisan Ales Saison de Lis (87)

"A straw-colored Belgian-style saison brewed with chamomile flowers."

Weyerbacher Brewing Co. Merry Monks (88)

“Pilsner malt combined with an abbey yeast strain yields a remarkable and complex flavor packed with notes of spice, banana, and pear. Nicely balanced, with a moderate to dry finish. 9.3 percent ABV.”

Brouwerij Affligem Affligem Dubbel (88)

“Ruby-brown with a firm, silky head and strong natural carbonation. Clove, anise, raisin, molasses, and banana aromas. A spicy clove flavor mellows into softer, caramel fruity taste. Silky, spicy mouthfeel. Balanced alcohol with hoppy dryness.”

Boulevard Brewing Long Strange Tripel (88)

“A golden-amber colored, full-bodied beer with an intense fruity aroma of bananas, a prominent sweet malt flavor containing a hint of toffee, and a low to medium citrusy hops flavor and bitterness.”

Perennial Artisan Ales La Boheme (88)

Belgian-style ale aged in wine barrels with Michigan tart cherries."

Light the Lamp Brewery Still Single (88)

“A Belgian- style single brewed with Mosaic and dry-hopped with Citra.”

Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel (89)

“La Trappe’s heaviest ale with an amber color. Aromas of banana, almond, vanil- la, and others. Its warm, intense flavor is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste.”

Brewery Ommegang Gnomegang (89)

“This blonde ale is a co-creation of Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five malts, two noble hops, and the Ommegang and Chouffe yeasts. Enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish.”

Devils Backbone Brewing Company Dark Abby (89)

“This Belgian beauty has a sultry flavor combination of brown sugar, plum, and spices in a dark burgundy hue. Abby has a deep, rich flavor and a strength that hides behind a light fruity finish.”

Perennial Southside Blonde (89)

“Southside Blonde is a sessionable Belgian-style blonde ale that is light-bodied and dry with a hint of fruitiness from the yeast. Southside is a friendly pairing with a variety of foods and an approachable choice for all types of beer drinkers.”

Sovereign Brewing Dissensus (89)

“Belgian-style strong pale ale, aged in oak_._”

Brouwerij St. Bernardus Abt 12 (90)

“Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. A fruity aroma, complex flavors, and a long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. A balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and an equilibrium among malty, bitter, and sweet.”

Smuttynose Brewing Company Gravitation (90)

“This is a deep chestnut, dark ale brewed using Belgian specialty malts. The resulting flavor is a viscous mix of dark fruit, rum, toffee, and raisins balanced with aromatic fruitiness of the Belgian yeast.”

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Rigor Mortis ABT (90)

“Strong brown ale inspired by Belgian Trappist beers. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavors, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavors.”

Broad Brook Brewing Company Biere de Pêche (90)

“A Belgian-style blonde ale brewed with peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla.”

50 West Brewing Doom Pedal (90)

“This Belgian-style white ale pours a hazy blonde. Coriander, orange peel, and grains of paradise come together to masterfully blend black peppery spiciness with crisp, sweet citrusy notes.”

pFriem Family Brewers Belgian-Style Dark Ale (91)

“Fig dipped in dark chocolate, ripe fruit, and toffee.”

Brouwerij Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne (91)

“Belgian top-fermented reddish-brown ale, a blend of 8- and 18-month-old beers following the careful maturation in oak casks.”

De Ranke XX Bitter (92)

“Very bitter but still balanced. Distinct hop taste.”

Green Flash Brewing Company Cellar 3 Natura Morta Cherry (92)

“This refined evolution of our Belgian-style saison is foeder-fermented with _Brettanomyces_, then aged and re-fermented in red wine barrels with sweet, dark cherry puree. After six months, a crimson ale with champagne effervescence is released, offering notes of ripe stone fruit and barrel-drawn tannins. Retaining hints of earthy wild yeast, Natura Morta Cherry finishes like a fine Beaujolais.”

Brasserie de la Senne Taras Boulba (93)

“Noble hop session beer. It develops fragrances of Noble hops in dry hopping, which give it herbal, floral, and light citrus notes.”

Wicked Weed Brewing Fille de Ferme (93)

“A tart farmhouse ale brewed in the rustic spirit of Belgian-style farm beers. Primary fermented with our house Brett culture and blended with golden sour ale. We then add honeysuckle and fresh orange peel and age the beer in our foeder.”

Deep Ellum Brewing Company Darkest Hour (93)

“We mash enough grain to overflow our mash/lauter tun, augment it with raw cane sugar and Belgian-style dark candi syrup, balance it with tasty hops, and then feed the resulting wort to our favorite ale yeast.”

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Table Beer (95)

“Hop-forward Belgian-style ale featuring Sterling, Saphir, Lemondrop, and dry-hopped with Cascade and Comet. An earthy, floral, and citrus hop character balanced by complex Belgian yeast flavors, which leads to subtle bitterness on the finish.”

Beachwood Blendery Latent Owl (95)

Belgian-style sour ale aged in gin barrels.

Telegraph Brewing White ale (96)

“A classic, unfiltered Belgian-style white ale brewed with coriander, orange peel, and locally grown chamomile flowers.”

Upland Brewing Wheat Ale (98)

“In the tradition of the Belgian wit–style, Upland Wheat Ale is unfiltered, allowing suspended yeast to create a cloudy, golden appearance. This is an everyday, every meal type of beer. It’s comforting on a cold winter day and refreshing on a hot summer evening.”

Beachwood Blendery Sketches of Senne: Apricot & Rhubarb (99)

Belgian-style sour ale fermented and aged in oak barrels with apricot and rhubarb.

pFriem Family Brewers Belgian Christmas Ale (99)

“Brewed with coriander in a rich, dubbel base, its toffee aromas and hints of fresh, ripe orange will leave Santa feeling generous.”