Top-rated Beer of Belgium
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 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
Aroma: Spicy and bittersweet
Flavour: Complex, rich, sweet, warm, and hop bitter
Finish: long, hop bitter
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
Aroma: Floral, a hint of sweetness, green apples, hop
Flavour: Sweet malt, hop character
Finish: Fresh, rich, and bitter
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
Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol
Flavour: Full-bodied, notes of chocolate, caramel, and alcohol
Finish: Long-lasting, bittersweet
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
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 is another nice beer from The Van Steenberge Brewery of Belgium. This deep and dark stout is very rich in character.
Colour: Deep dark
Aroma: Banana and chocolate
Flavour: Rich, strong, roasted grains
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