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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1925) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.204.24,773100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.553,33666
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.073,04098
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.021,512-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,35190
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.831,349-
Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.731,285-
Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.641,267-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,09175
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.91,05294
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.11,05274
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.497773
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31953-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.803.99894-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04881-
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.03805-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8678090
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.13768-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2575880
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7672184
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.77691-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.03634-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71615-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7657485
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.82532-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.6152190
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8548890
Bell's Mercury (The Winged Messenger)Bell's Brewery, Inc.4.803.5471-
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.86429-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4642080
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5241086
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.89395-
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.66387-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4838383
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9138290
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7734985
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7233688
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.5327-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.830489
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.56304-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.19293-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3428978
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7628789
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.88275-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7327382
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7127269
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52264-
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.43259-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.7259-
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