Belgian & French Ales are the historic everyday drinking beers of Belgium and France. This category includes the "low fermentation" beers, or lower alcohol beers that are closer to the alcohol content that Americans are used to in most beers. (higher alcohol beers are found in the Belgian Strong Ale category.)
Beers in this group are unique and possess a huge range of strengths, colors and flavors, making it difficult to place them into any formal style category. Whether strong or weak, light or dark, sour or sweet, they are always brewed with distinctive yeasts that contribute Moderate sweet aromas of pepper, fruit or spice, along with pleasant honey and/or vanilla flavor. Although the variety in this category is significant, many tend to be moderate-strength wheat-based ales.