Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale

Similar to a Belgian Trippel in looks, Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale is pale in colour and features a relatively high level of carbonation. However, you’ll notice that Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale is certainly paler than a Belgian Trippel and, once you taste it, you’ll find it has a more bitter flavour.

Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale might have been around since the early 20th century, but that makes it a new contender in a country that’s being brewing beer since the 1100s. It was Albert Moortgat who first developed Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale as we know it today after he travelled to England in a bid to find the perfect yeast for his own recipe.

Working with famous brewing scientist, Jean de Clerck, Moortgat set about creating a beer that would leave its mark on Belgium, and it certainly didn’t disappoint!

While the first iterations of Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale were fairly dark in colour, it wasn’t until the 1980s that Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale got its pale hue we’re now so familiar with. Using pilsner malt and hops to create a slightly spicy, floral flavour, Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale is delectably drinkable (but don’t overlook the ABV!).

Why Try a Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale?

With a light to medium body and smooth feel, Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale seems deceptively simple yet it’s a superb craft beer that’s hard to beat when it’s done well. The fizzy carbonation, dry finish and lingering malts combine to make a truly exceptional ale that outperforms so many others.