Beer drinking is a connoisseur’s pastime in Belgium and it comes in a dazzling array of guises and flavors. The country has more than 100 breweries producing over 400 beers. Main varieties include pilsners; the lager-like dark dubbel beers and their stronger relation the trippel; hoppy strong white and fruity strong dark ales; or naturally fermented golden yellow lambic beers, traditionally brewed around Brussels and normally high in alcohol content.
Many Belgian beers are bottled rather than draught, some mature for more than six years, and others are made in tiny quantities. They are usually served cold and are often carefully paired with particular dishes in restaurants. Here are some of the best.
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