Hierarchy by Types

Hierarchy by Types

Strong Ale
Grand Cru
Oud Bruin
Pale Ale
Red Ale
India Pale Ale


Specialty beer is made with or processed using an ingredient or method that is outside convention. For starters, beer with additions of fruit, herbs, spices and the like can be considered a specialty brew, particularly, if the special ingredient is a key component in the overall experience of the product. As well, additions or modifications to the brewing process, such as fermenting ale yeasts at a warm temperature and maturing the resulting brew at cooler lager temperatureees, can also create a specialty beer. Basically, specialty beers are nothing sort of fantastic. Their interesting additions and modes of preparation create unique flavour profiles, colours and aromas that are sometimes a welcome alternate from the everyday.   ... see all Special 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