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Belgian Pale Ale

Description:
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.6.204.24,600100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.553,20866
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.072,92198
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.031,490-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,33890
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.831,337-
Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.731,256-
Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.641,240-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,07676
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.11,03574
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.91,00894
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.496472
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31908-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04861-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.803.99857-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8674990
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2673880
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.13724-
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7670684
RaftmanUnibroue5.503.8669099
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.03651-
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.77626-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71596-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7656785
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.04529-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.6150890
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.82499-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8546590
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.86421-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4641880
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.89383-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5338086
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4738083
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.67369-
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9236590
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.5326-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7731085
Bell's MercuryBell's Brewery, Inc.4.803.5308-
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7130288
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.829789
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.55289-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3328978
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.2285-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7426782
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7626789
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.43259-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7225769
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.9256-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.7248-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52247-
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