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.
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.