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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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1877) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.204.214,726100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.553,31066
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.073,01498
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.021,510-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,34890
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.831,346-
Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.731,282-
Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.641,265-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,08675
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.11,04774
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.91,04294
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.497573
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31945-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04876-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.803.99872-
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.03775-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8677390
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.13762-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2575280
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7671884
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.77676-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.03619-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71609-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7657485
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.82527-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.6251790
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8448090
Bell's Mercury (The Winged Messenger)Bell's Brewery, Inc.4.803.51459-
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.86427-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4642080
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5240186
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.89389-
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.66384-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4838283
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9137890
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7734285
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7233188
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.5327-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.830489
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.55300-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.2292-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3428978
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7728689
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.88275-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7327282
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7126869
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.43259-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.51256-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.7254-
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