Hierarchy by Types

Hierarchy by Types

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

Scotch Ale

These sweet, heavy-bodied ales represent a style which originated in the British Isles. Light amber to deep brown, these sometimes smoky ales are malty with little-to-no hop flavour. With the Scotch-ale malty finish, notes of caramel may be evident. The high malt content often leaves this style on the low end of the ABV scale, typically around four percent.   ... see all Scotch Ale 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