Belgian Ales

Ale brewed in Belgium is designated as either a Trappist beer, or an Abbey. Trappist ales are brewed by monks, and an Abbey is basically a general license to brew beer outside of the monastery.

Belgian style ales are extremely popular in the United States craft beer movement. Belgian yeast strains are used, which produce aromas of fruit and spice when phenols and esters are released during the brewing process.

The laundry list of Belgian style ales include Witbier (White), Dubbel, Trippel, Quadrupel (Quad), Lambic, and Saison, aka Farmhouse Ale.

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