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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.6.204.24115100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.54270866
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.06254198
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.041331-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.99127490
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.841265-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.3495276
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.1293074
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.9287294
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.484272
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04761-
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.3759-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.02674-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2766980
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7765784
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.253.8665790
Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.74601-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7653985
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71524-
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.12506-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.647490
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.83433-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.02433-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8540390
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.77382-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4837780
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.663.88376-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4736983
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.04364-
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.9344-
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.51317-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5231286
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.65305-
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9830590
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3328578
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.826189
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7325782
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.44251-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.22251-
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.58240-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.71232-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7222769
Troubadour Blond AleBrouwerij De Musketiers6.504216100
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.821189
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52210-
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.52208-
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.71205-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7619985
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.94199-
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