Belgian beers range from lower-calorie pale ales to the calorie-dense lambic beers. Pale ales tend to have less alcohol, and the more alcohol in a beer, the more calories it has, according to Health.gov.
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Types of Belgian beer include lambic ale, which is often flavored with fruit; dubbel, a malty beer; witbier, a wheat beer; sour ale; pilsner, a pale lager; specialties; and brown ale. They also include pale ales such as amber ale, strong golden ale and saison, according to BelgianStyle.com. Lagers tend to be the most popular, according to Brussels-Belgium-Travel-Guide.com.
A Euro pale lager may have around 140 calories per 12-oz. beer, according to Calorie-Counter.net. A 12-oz. witbier will likely have around 175 calories, according to the website MyFitnessPal. A 12-oz. Belgian pale ale may have around 200 calories. A Belgian strong dark ale may have around 200 calories per 12 oz. A dubbel beer may have around 200 calories per 12 oz.
Keep alcohol intake moderate to prevent problems like cirrhosis of the liver, inflammation of the pancreas and damage to the heart and brain. Moderate is considered one drink per day for women, and up to two drinks per day for men.