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

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.