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Top-rated Beer of Belgium

02/07/2019

Belgium beers - recommended by beer sommeliers, beer writers, and other on trade beer buyers.

Belgian Beers! They are full of diversity of original beer styles. Pale lager, amber ales, lambic beers, Flemish red ales, sour brown ales, strong ales, and stouts are a few to name. While Belgium already boasts of its brewing heritage, its new brewers are coming up with new innovations based on the traditions. For beer lovers, Belgium is sure as heaven. So, let's take a look at some of the top-rated beer in Belgium.

Piraat

Piraat

Piraat is a strong Belgian ale, created by The Van Steenberghe brewery in 1988. It is created on the success of its Gulden Draak. The same unique wine yeasts as in Gulden Draak are used in Piraat which give this beer a very drinkable and strong character. With this beer, Jozef Van Steenberghe takes you to a tour of some unique flavours showing off brewery’s traditions.

Colour: Slightly amber with a full, white head

ABV: 10.5%

Aroma: Spicy and bittersweet

Flavour: Complex, rich, sweet, warm, and hop bitter

Finish: long, hop bitter

Averbode

Averbode

Averbode Abbey Beer is an honour to the history. To produce the new abbey beer, the abbey chose Brouwerij Huyghe which has its own history. 

Colour: Golden with a fine head

ABV: 7.5%

Aroma: Floral, a hint of sweetness, green apples, hop

Flavour: Sweet malt, hop character

Finish: Fresh, rich, and bitter

Gulden Draak

Gulden Draak

Gulden Draak originated in 1986 at the Van Steenberge brewery. Its name refers to the glided dragon statue at the top of the Ghent Belfry. The strength of this beer is spoken its unique glass, made with a purpose to give tribute to the legend of the glided dragon.

Colour: Dark, Caramel-coloured head

ABV: 10.5%

Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol

Flavour: Full-bodied, notes of chocolate, caramel, and alcohol

Finish: Long-lasting, bittersweet

Delirium Tremens

Delirium Tremens

Delirium Tremens is an international award winning strong Belgian ale. In the current year, this beer has received a medal at the London Beer Competition.

Colour: Pale blonde, fine and stable head

ABV: 8.5%

Aroma: Slight malty, spicy, hints of alcohol

Flavour: A sound shot of alcohol, warm

Finish: Strong, long-lasting, and dry bitter

Gulden Draak Imperial Stout

Gulden Draak Imperial Stout

Gulden Draak Imperial Stout is another nice beer from The Van Steenberge Brewery of Belgium. This deep and dark stout is very rich in character.

Colour: Deep dark

ABV: 12%

Aroma: Banana and chocolate

Flavour: Rich, strong, roasted grains

Finish: Bittersweet

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