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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.6.204.24,405100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.553,00166
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.072,77098
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.031,438-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,31690
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.841,312-
Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.731,160-
Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.641,148-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,05576
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.199474
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.9195594
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.3993772
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31851-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04821-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804817-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.253.8671590
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2769880
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7668484
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.12637-
Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.74623-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71574-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7755685
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.76551-
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.03511-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.6149590
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.83466-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.03465-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8544190
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4640680
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.663.86405-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4737583
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.89374-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5234986
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9534690
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.67344-
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.51322-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3428678
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.828589
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.56280-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.22268-
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7126588
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7326382
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7725785
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.44255-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7725089
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7324269
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52239-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.71239-
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.52235-
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