Our Top Ten Belgian Beers for Summer
We love our Belgian beers, probably more than is healthy. The darker, the richer, the more complex, all the better. However, it’s a bit difficult to feed our addiction during the summer. Many brewing styles coming out of Belgium sport a level of alcohol and sugar that are best in the darker and cooler months, not at this time of year.
Fortunately, there are plenty of Belgian beers that are perfect for warmer weather. This includes a number of the unique brewing styles, including Wallonian Saisons and Flemish Sours. These are very different from the typical Trappist ales that most Belgian beer drinkers in the USA are familiar with: they offer up some really fantastic bright and fresh flavors that are perfect for summertime drinking.
Of course, we did add a few of the bigger brews at the end. Just make sure to drink them in a cool and dark spot!
A farmhouse Pilsner with a clear golden body, a crisp taste and slight hoppiness.
Palm Speciale Ale
A session beer that is exceptionally fresh, with aromas of toasty malt and a bitter-orange palate
Blanche de Bruxelles
A Wheat beer accented with coriander and orange peel.
Has a wonderful rhubarb palate balanced with rich toasty malt.
The classic Saison farmhouse ale.
Petrus Aged Pale Ale
Offers up caramel and chocolate along with a deep lactic sourness.
The landmark brew of the style, a dark, reddish-brown Trappist beer.
A classic Trippel that is earthy and floral, with a bit of sweet grass on the finish.
A unique Strong Brown Ale with flavors of licorice, chocolate and port wine.
Thanks to the Philly Beer School!