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Belgium

While the Belgian beer tradition covers the gamut, heady (and heavy) Trappist and Lambic beers are of particular note.

About Belgium Beer

Belgians have been making beer for over 5,000 years — including some beers which follow the original recipes of medieval monasteries. Because of this strong tradition, there is a wide variety of Belgian beers: From Lambics and Saisons to Belgian Pale Ales and Trappist Ales. Most of these brews are fermented at a higher temperature, which allows carefully selected yeast strains to yield more vibrant, fruity flavors and aromas. Belgian beers feature hops less prominently and thus tend to have a less bitter characteristic than other styles.