Description

These beers must portray the unique characters imparted by yeasts typically used in fruity and big BelgianStyle ales – These beers are not traditional Belgian styles which are already defined. They are unique beers unto themselves. Notes of banana, berry, apple, sometimes coriander spice-like and/or smoky-phenolic characters should be portrayed with balance of hops and malt character when fermented with such yeast. Hop aroma, flavor and bitterness not usually found in the base style, can be medium to very high and must show the characters of American hop varieties. Dark color falls in the deep amber/brown to black range. Roasted malts or barley may have a range of character from subtle to robust, and should be reflected in the overall character and balance of the beer. Esters should be at medium to high levels. Diacetyl should not be evident. Chill haze may be evident. Sulfur-like yeast character should be absent.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    16+
Flavor
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Varies
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Varies
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Varies
  • Malt
    Varies
  • Water
    Varies
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Crusted Goat's Cheese
  • Entrée
    Parma Ham, Bacon, Grilled Entrecôte, Salmon, Mussels and Oysters
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