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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.6.204.24,260100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.552,85866
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.072,66898
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.041,393-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,29290
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.841,289-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,02476
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.1196574
Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.74958-
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.9291294
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.3988272
Myron's Walk - Collaboration With Allagash Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.65859-
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31803-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04781-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.01767-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.253.8668890
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2768780
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7667084
Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.75611-
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.12553-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.7552-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7654885
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.648290
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.76468-
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.83450-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.02450-
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.04432-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8541990
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4739480
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.663.87391-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4737483
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.9361-
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.67328-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5232786
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9632590
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.51319-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3328578
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.7927089
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.22262-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7325982
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.56258-
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.44252-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7323969
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.71235-
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7223488
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.91230-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.53224-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7922389
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.52223-
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