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Belgian style

Belgian beer styles encompass a wide range of flavors, colors, and alcohol content, making them some of the most diverse and unique beers in the world. The country's rich brewing heritage, combined with the influence of monastic brewing traditions, has led to the creation of many distinctive beer styles exclusive to Belgium. At the heart of Belgian brewing are the Trappist breweries, where monks craft some of the most coveted beers in the world.

Belgian style beers are characterized by their complex flavor profiles, often derived from unique yeast strains that produce esters (fruity flavors) and phenols (spicy notes). Some common Belgian beer styles include Dubbel, Tripel, Quadrupel, Witbier, Saison, and Lambic. These styles range from pale, hazy wheat beers with notes of coriander and orange peel, to rich, dark ales displaying flavors of caramel, toffee, and dried fruits. Belgian beers are renowned for their balance, drinkability, and creativity with ingredients and brewing techniques.

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