Archive for the 'Belgian Strong Ale' Category

Boulevard Brewing The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale

Boulevard-Brewing-The-Sixth-Glass-Quadrupel-AleFrom the Brewer – “”Do you know what dwells in a glass?” asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’sThe Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass…

Hops: Bravo, Saphir, Saaz
Malts: Pale Malt, Cara 300, Munich, Malted Wheat
Original Gravity: 21.5° Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 22
Alcohol by volume: 10.5%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Year Round


Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve

Flying-Fish-Grand-Cru-Winter-ReserveFrom the Brewer – “This Belgian-style strong golden ale showcases a variety of the ingredients and brewing methods that help differentiate Flying Fish beers. The Grand Cru is fermented at a higher temperature than our other beers adding an undercurrent of fruitiness and clove (although there is no fruit or spice in the beer). Grand Cru exhibits complex mouthfeel, strong malt flavors, a spicy hop presence and a soothing alcohol warmth, followed by a clean, dry finish. It is excellent with food as well as served by itself.”

Pairs well with richer dishes like, meats, cheeses, stews, smoked foods, or as an after-dinner drink.

Hops: Styrian Golding, Columbus
Yeast: Belgian Abbey Style
Malts: Two-Row Pale, Cara-8, White Wheat, Demerera Sugar, Acidulated
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 10.4
Original Gravity: 15.7 plato
Alcohol by volume: 6.9%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Winter

Fegley’s Rude Elf’s Reserve

Fegley's-Rude-Elf's-ReserveA Belgian style Holiday Ale with attitude!

From the Brewer – “After being harassed by elves in the toy workshop and the reindeer in the stables, Rudy found his true calling in Santa’s brew house. Keeping his edge and focusing his talents, this elf created a spicy holiday brew that became a Christmas legend of its own.

Hops: German Tettnang
Malts: 2-row pale & caramel
Original Gravity: 1.100 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 25
Alcohol by volume: 10.5%
Format: 4 Packs
Seasonality: Winter

Scaldis Noël Strong Golden Ale

Scaldis-Noel-Strong-Golden-AleFrom the Brewer –  “It is the custom in Belgium custom to brew a beer a bit bolder and stronger as a holiday gift to loyal patrons. At 12.5% ABV, the little Scaldis Noël bottle contains one giant beer. It has a burnished ruby-copper color and a spicy aroma with notes of caramel and marzipan and peach. The taste is round, with hints of anise leading to a long warming finish. If it is snowing and you have a Yule-tide log—fire it up and sip a Scaldis Noël—Pieter Breughel couldn’t paint a more Belgian scene!

Great when served with Triple crème cheeses, Christmas goose, Bûche de Noël, Tarte Tatin with butterscotch cream.

Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Format: 4 packs
Seasonality: Winter

Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre

Dogfish-Head-Raison-D'EtreFrom the Brewer – A deep mahogany, Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins and Belgian-style yeast.

We began brewing this one at our pub in 1996 (we began packaging and selling it sometime in 1998) as the answer to the question, “What beer should I enjoy with a wood-grilled steak?” Raison D’Etre fits the bill. It’s as tasty and complex as a fine red wine.

In the Quick Sip Clip video below, Sam talks about Raison D’Etre inside the new cellars for our 600-bbl fermentation tanks. The cellars were designed specifically to allow sterile yeast management. The system also allows us to automatically dose the yeast into the fermentation tanks. At Dogfish, we use multiple strains of yeast for our different beers, so we are acutely aware of all that can go wrong when you don’t love and protect the yeast.

Great with steak, duck, game, wine-reduction sauces, blue cheese, goat cheese, ham, mussels.

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 25
Alcohol by volume: 8%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza

From the Brewer – “Brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales.  Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and the beguiling influence of wild yeast.”

Best served with: The strong carbonation of this blond would lift the oils from a rosemary salmon, leaving the flavors to mesh and melt on the palate.


#1 Rated Belgian Golden in the World, New York Times

Alcohol by volume: 8%
Format: 750 ml Bottles
Seasonality: Year Round

Ruckus Brewing Euphoria Ale

From the Brewer – “Using a true classic Belgian yeast strain, the highest quality candy sugar and European hops, Euphoria achieves a complex palate in the true Belgian style. With hints of banana and fragrant spice, it is best served in a goblet or wine glass and boasts an ABV one would expect from its name.

This psychedelic, strong ale is great with roasted chicken, sea bass, sausage, brie, and fruit desserts.

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 22
Alcohol by volume: 9%
Format: 22 oz. Bottles
Seasonality: Year Round

Buffalo Bitter Belgian Ale

From the Brewer – “Buffalo Bitter is a blonde ale with lots of lemony/grassy hop aroma, very rich white foam and small crisp feel bubbles. Full of spicy, fruity flavors with a heart warming body.”

Serve cold with Parmigiano Reggiano or Gorgonzola.

Alcohol by volume: 8%
Format: 750ML Bottles
Seasonality: Year Round

Harpoon Leviathan Quad

From the Brewer – “Yeasts.  A mixture of two-row pale malts, caramel malts, and special aromatic malts gives the Quad its richness and texture. The subtle hop flavor imparted from Brewer’s Gold hops lingers in the background and provides just enough bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.  The addition of imported Belgian Dark Candi Syrup rounds out the beer, giving the Quad its full body and deep auburn color.  Expect notes of honeyed dry fruit with peppery phenols in the aroma, a velvet-like mouthfeel, and a superbly drinkable beer.”

Original Gravity: 26.2 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 44
Alcohol by volume: 11.75%
Format: 4 packs
Seasonality: Limited Release

Corsendonk Christmas Ale

Corsendonk Christmas Ale is brewed every year during the holiday season and is available from November until the end of February. For this reddish-brown Christmas beer, the Corsendonk brewer uses roasted special malts, the finest hops and selected yeasts, spiced up with a touch of coriander. With its delicate malty nose, Corsendonk Christmas Ale has everything what only the very best Christmas beer could possibly offer: a round, balanced taste with a dry and refined aftertaste.

From the Brewer – “On the palate this silky smooth ale is predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes, and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty.”

Great with barbecue cuisine. Sharp, blue, cheddar, pungent, gorgonzola, Limburger cheeses. Grilled Meat & Beef.

Alcohol by volume: 8.1%
Format: 6 packs, 750 ml bottle
Seasonality: November to February

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