These beers are usually pale to golden in color with a complexity and delicacy unmatched by other styles. They are light in body often with a champagne sparkle, yet high in alcohol at around 8.5 percent alcohol by volume. It is this style of beer that usually carries the devilish names - perhaps because of their seductiveness. Duvel, the most famous of all, is fermented three times and bottle-conditioned.
There is a wide array of examples of this style of beer which is characterized by high alcohol content, a deep amber to chestnut color, and a full body. A rich, sweet flavor with a warming finish make these great dessert companions or after dinner beers. Some commercial examples available in the United States are Scaldis and Gouden Carolus.