We here at Kodiak LOVE!!!!! Belgium type of beers. Our favorite is the Belgian Dark Strong Ale in the Winter months and in the summer months we like to brew the slightly lighter style, the Belgian Tripple Ale, which is on the lighter side of color, with a hint of orange spices. The Belgian’s are enormously delicious beers, and to us, nothing compares!!! sure we like other style too, but we feel like a King of the Bears in the woods when we drink the Belgians!
It is also true that the Belgian’s are typically higher in Alcohol content, but I can’t imagine anyone complaining about that! If its good enough for a monk, it should be good enough for you!
Anyways, everything said – we really think it is important to understand the History of the different beer styles and regions they come from, especially if the Belgian’s are also your favorite beer too, because here specifically, there is a lot of History!
Wikipedia just so happens to have a great page already written about this and so without further delay here is the link, Cheers!