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Style: Belgian Amber Ale
 
Style Information
The Belgian Amber Ale is similar to English and American Amber Ale styles. However, the hop presence should be notably muted compared to those two styles. There should also be a slight spicy note apparent, due to the use of the Belgian yeast.

From Wikipedia:

"These are beers similar to the traditional pale ales of England, although somewhat less bitterly hopped. A notable example is the 5% abv De Koninck brand, with its distinctive spherical glasses (called 'bollekes'). It is popular in its native city of Antwerp. Another is Palm Speciale. Some, such as Vieux Temps, were based on British styles to please troops stationed in Belgium during World War I. Others were introduced by the UK-born brewer George Maw Johnson in the late 19th century.

Wallonian amber or ambrée ale, such a La Gauloise Ambrée, is considered to be somewhat distinct by some beer writers, and to be influenced by the French style of ambrée."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Goblet A goblet (or chalice) is a large, stemmed, bowl-shaped glass. The distinction between goblet and chalice is typically in the glass thickness. Goblets tend to be more delicate and thin, while the ... [more]
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Wine Glass Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be div... [more]
Tulip A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large
heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top
flares out to form... [more]

Top Consumed Belgian Amber Ale
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Cold Front by Ithaca Beer Company34
2. Solitude Abbey Ale by Brewery Vivant11
3. Altared Amber by Saint Arnold Brewing Company3
4. Hero Squad by The Brewing Projekt2
5. Rood by Independence Brewing Company1
6. Stimulus by Eagle Rock Brewery1

Top Reviews Belgian Amber Ale
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Altared Amber by Saint Arnold Brewing Company82
2. Cold Front by Ithaca Beer Company81
3. Solitude Abbey Ale by Brewery Vivant50