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A Brief History of Belgian Beers

The wonderful Belgian brewing tradition includes a wide range of beer styles that are light and fruity, dark and malty, sour and funky. This article briefly examines their origin. Read More

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Chimay Première (Red / Rouge) Ale

Dubbel  •  Bières de Chimay

Chimay Première Red Ale is a Belgian Dubbel brewed by Bières de Chimay that balances subtle floral hops, pepper and clove spices along with stone and dark fruits. Read More

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Westmalle Tripel

Tripel  •  Westmalle Brewery

With the Westmalle Tripel, the Westmalle Brewery originated the Belgian Tripel beer style. The brew features an herbal warmth, complex palate, boozy warmth. Read More

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Dorée (Chimay Gold)

Belgian Pale Ale  •  Bières de Chimay

Dorée is a Belgian Pale Ale brewed by Bières de Chimay that’s light and refreshing with mildly bitter hops, fruity esters, and doughy bread. Read More

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Chimay Cinq Cents

Tripel  •  Bières de Chimay

Chimay Cinq Cents, a Tripel brewed by Bières de Chimay blends sweet pear and apple with bready malt and balanced by lemongrass, clove, and yeasty funk. Read More

Trappist Single

The modern iteration of the Trappist Single is actually relatively new. The current style was first brewed by the monks at Westvleteren in 1999. Its color ranges from straw to gold with excellent clarity. Tends to be crisp and dry with high attenuation. Its palate is hoppier than a Belgian Pale Ale with a similar bite of a German Pilsener. Floral and spicy hops mix with a light malt backbone of cracker or biscuit. Pronounced Belgian yeast character with fruity esters imparting citrus or stone fruit flavors. Read More


The Tripel is a pale, spicy, dry, strong Trappist ale with a rounded malt flavor and firm bitterness. Fruity aroma and alcohol combine with supportive malt. Read More


The Belgian Dubbel is amber in color, somewhat strong, malty, complex Trappist ale with rich malty flavors, dark or dried fruit esters, and light alcohol. Read More