Hierarchy by Types

Hierarchy by Types

Strong Ale
Grand Cru
Oud Bruin
Pale Ale
Red Ale
India Pale Ale
Barley Wine
Scotch Ale

Barley Wine

Barley wine"s name is inspired by the high alcohol content of the beer, normally between 9 and 12 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Other than getting better with age, the beer itself has little else in common with wine, although it may, over time, gain a sherry-like aroma. Barley wines have a low hop flavour and, because of their alcohol content, are very malty. Fruit and caramel flavours may be present.   ... see all Barley Wine beers

Strong Ale

Even though these are sometimes considered specialty beers on account of addition of coloured candy sugar, they still belong to the ale family. Typically between 6-percent and 11-percent ABV, these beers are malty and sweet. Belgian ales range in colour from very pale amber to deep burgundy. They also have little hop taste and are sometimes spiced with other herbs.   ... see all Strong Ale beers


Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewers" yeast. Most ales contain hops, which impart a bitter herbal flavour that helps to balance the sweetness of the malt and preserve the beer. Ale yeast works best in moderate temperatures between 15C and 25C. Ale starts maturing after a few days of fermenting and lasts around two weeks. The warm conditions needed tor ale yeast to ferment allow the yeast to create esters and other secondary flavour and aroma products, and the result is often a beer with slightly "fruity" compounds resembling apple, pear, pineapple, banana, plum, or prune, among others creating full body, soft and round effect. Belgium produces a wide variety of specialty ales. In most of the cases Belgian ales characterize with relatively are high alcoholic content due to the addition of sucrose, which provides an alcohol boost with an essentially neutral flavour.   ... see all Ale beers

Brugse Zot blond from Brewery De Halve Maan is available in the Beer Store