Looking for a lighter color ale, if not lighter in taste and alcohol, we recently brewed up a Brewer’s Best Belgian Golden Ale kit. The kit ran about $32 and made a case of 16 oz returnable Genny bottles plus another dozen or so 16 oz flip tops and 12 oz bottles.
The beer is an amber in color with a silky white head that leaves a lace along the side of the mug. The scent is sweet and spicy and the taste is a bit funky like most Belgian ales. The alcohol percent is around 9.6%, a little stronger than the reported level from BB.
I think our ale matches well with this NYT article reviewing a bunch of the style. Now, if I just had my own fryolator so I could make some Belgian frites to go with this. A Le Creuset full of hot oil just doesn’t quite cut it, as much as I love those crazy heavy pots.