Dorée is a Belgian Pale Ale brewed by Bières de Chimay that’s light and refreshing with mildly bitter hops, fruity esters, and doughy bread.
About the Belgian Pale Ale
The Belgian Pale Ale style is also known as the Belgian Blond Ale and its a relatively new style when compared to the history of Belgian brewing. The style was introduced as an alternative to consumers seeking lighter European Pilsner-style beers. Its color is pale to deep gold with good clarity. Its feel is effervescent with medium-high to high carbonation and a medium body that might be slightly creamy. Its alcohol strength is moderate and can lend a slight warmth to the feel. Should have a mildly dry finish. The aroma can consist of grainy sweet malt, a subtle yeast character, and light hops that can be earthy or spicy. The palate follows the nose and can add spicy phenols and a sugar or honey sweetness.
Monk de Soleil Belgian-style Pale Ale by Barrel of Monks Brewing and 7venth Sun Brewery brilliantly mixes fruit, yeast in this highly carbonated brew.
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