Belgium has a long tradition of delicious dark beers, brewed with the best roasted malts. These beers are characterized by their full and round flavor, the distinct aroma of caramel and chocolate and the warm feeling they give you when drinking them. Some of these beers, called ‘quadruple beer’ even have an alcohol content of up 12%. These dark beers are ideal to keep you warm on a cold winter day. Quite a few of these beers have already proven their popularity in Belgium as well as abroad. Gouden Carolus Classic, for instance, was elected best dark beer in the world at the World Beer Awards in 2012. Other well-known beers in this category are Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel by Brewery De Halve Maan in Bruges, Kasteelbier Dark and Kasteelbier Rouge by Brewery Van Honsebrouck, Gulden Draak by brewery Van Steenberghe, the Malheur beer with 12% alcohol content, Bon Secours Brune and many others.
Besides those well-known beers, there are also some less known beers from smaller breweries that are absolutely worth mentioning. Beers like Prearis Quadrupel, Alpaide and Loterbol will definitely not disappoint you.