About Belgian Style Amber Ale

About Belgian Style Amber Ale
Belgian style amber ales are amber in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. This is not a classic style but represents various beers of similar Belgian theme. These beers are fruity and moderately strong with a classic Belgian yeast character. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brewery Ommegang Rare VOS, Unibroue Maudite and New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale.

Top Picks for Belgian Style Amber Ale

Unibroue Lune de Miel
92 points
Cloudy amber color. Floral, earthy, herbal aromas and flavors of herb garden, jasmine, lavender and sage, spiced citrus, and exotic spice honeycomb with a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, long finish with accents of banana soufflé, spiced nuts, watercress, and pears in cream of wheat finish. A complex and captivating Belgian amber ale with beautifully balanced floral spice and herb notes.
Collesi Rossa Belgian-Style Amber Ale
90 points
Reddish mahogany color. Aromas of caramel-drenched coffee beans, lemon peel preserve, molasses, and chinese 5 spice with a velvety, bright, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length chestnut honey, palo santo wood, rum raisin, chocolate-malt, and espresso bean finish. A very roasty take on a Belgian-Style amber ale.
Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl Collesi "Rosso"
90 points
Bright reddish mahogany color. Rich, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of caramelized figs and orange, chocolate, and fruit cake with a satiny, bright, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish displaying notes of spiced bananas and yams, watercress, and honeyed nuts finish. A nicely layered and appetizing amber ale.
Palm Breweries Palm Amber Ale
88 points
Copper color. Aromas of toasty fig bar, boysenberry preserve, caramel milk steamer, and distant coffee with a satiny, lively, fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long toasted pecan pieces, cassis, cola nut, pressed flowers, and ginger finish. A super solid Belgian-style Amber ale with complex fruitiness balanced by hints of roasty nuance.
Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl Collesi "Ambrata"
88 points
Minutely hazy copper color. Mild, baked, boozy earthy funky aromas and flavors of banana nut muffin and roasted corn with an even, bright, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of date bread and kiwi soufflé finish. A rock solid Belgian amber ale with lots of pairing possibilities.
Hawai’i Nui Brewing "Southern Cross Red" Ale
84 points
Hazy sunburst color. Bright, sour, tropical phenolic meaty aromas and flavors of caramelized peaches and citrus, banana bread, and berry vinaigrette with a velvety, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish manifesting overtones of chocolate cherries, honeyed clementine, rubber, and grassy earth finish. A fruity and lightly sour amber ale.