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Belgian Pale Ale

Belgian Pales consume the Belgian brewing scene, and were initially brewed to compete with Pilseners during the WWII time frame. They differ from other regional Pale Ale varieties, by traditionally being less bitter, using aged hops for a delicate hop finish, and boasting sweetish to toasty malt overtones. They should be decanted properly, leaving the yeast in the bottle. This will showcase their brilliant color range from pale straw yellow to amber hues. Most will be crowned with thick, clinging, rocky white heads. Flavors and aromas will vary. Some have natural spice characters from yeast and hops, while others are spiced.

There's a recent growing trend to make much more "hoppy" Pale Ales, to entice the US market and its hopheads. See De Ranke XX Bitter.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.204.24,498100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.553,10666
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.072,84098
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.031,472-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,33190
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.831,326-
Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.731,223-
Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.641,213-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,06776
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.11,01474
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.998195
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.3995072
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31880-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04841-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804840-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8673690
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2671681
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7669685
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.12682-
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.75585-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71585-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7656686
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.02560-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.6150191
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.82479-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.03472-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8544890
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.86415-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4641280
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.89378-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4737784
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5236687
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.67357-
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9435390
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.5326-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.829190
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.55289-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7628985
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3428879
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7228488
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.21277-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7326583
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.43258-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7725890
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7125069
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.91244-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.7242-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52241-
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.52240-
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