About Belgian Style Golden Ale

About Belgian Style Golden Ale
Belgian style golden ales are pale gold to deep gold in color with a deceptive alcoholic punch, ranging from 7-10.5%. These beers are heavily hopped, resulting in floral aromas and a tangy, fruity finish. These brews typically undergo three fermentations, the final one being in the bottle, resulting in fine champagne-like carbonation and a huge rocky white head when poured. Often such beers can be cellared for six months to a year to gain roundness. These beers are best served chilled to minimize the alcoholic mouthfeel. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Duvel, Unibroue Don De Dieu and Delirium Tremens.

Top Picks for Belgian Style Golden Ale

pFriem Nectarine Barrel-Aged Golden Ale
93 points
Hazy sedimentary golden yellow color. Attractive aromas and flavors of honeyed peach skin and flesh, creamy hawaiian bread pudding, and panettone with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, sweet-and-sour medium-to-full body and a seamless, captivating, medium-long finish that shows notes of apple-kiwi relish, honeyed white grapefruit, wheat wafer, and edible flowers finish. A delicious and pure peachy Belgian ale that will be great a s summer sipper or at the table.
North Pier Brewing Company The Conjurer Belgian Golden Strong Ale
93 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of egg croissant, dried peach and citrus, delicate spice and herb muffin, and grain with a slightly chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, very long finish conveying notes of orange soufflé, pepper bread, chestnut honey, and radicchio finish. An exceptional rich, chewy and appetizing Belgian golden ale with a lovely hop profile.
Unibroue 25e Blonde de Lenfer
86 points
Hazy old gold color. Aromas of watermelon, bell pepper, eucalyptus, and cardamom with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity medium body and a tingling, brisk chocolate-mint creme finish. An off-dry ale with a funky combination of flavors; distinctive and fun.