|Belgian Ale - Pale / Golden
The Belgian Blond Ale is a moderate-strength golden ale that has a subtle fruity-spicy Belgian yeast complexity, slightly malty-sweet flavor, and dry finish. Often has an almost lager-like character, which gives it a cleaner profile in comparison to many other Belgian styles. Similar strength as a Dubbel, similar character as a Belgian Strong Golden Ale or Tripel, although a bit sweeter and not as bitter. The Enkel, also known as Trappist Single, is a pale, bitter, highly attenuated and well carbonated Belgian ale, showing a fruity-spicy yeast character, a spicy-floral hop profile, and a soft, supportive grainy-sweet malt palate. Like a top-fermented Belgian interpretation of a German Pils – pale, hoppy, and well-attenuated, but showing prototypical Belgian yeast character. Has less sweetness, higher attenuation, less character malt, and is more hop-centered than a Belgian Amber Ale. More like a much smaller, more highly hopped tripel than a smaller Belgian Golden Ale.
Top Beers of the Style
Hill Farmstead E. (3.95406)
Westvleteren Blond (3.885496)
De la Senne Bruxellensis Reserva (3.835745)
Dieu du Ciel! Dernière Volonté (Pinot Noir) (3.817234)