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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.6.204.24,324100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.552,94166
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.072,70898
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.031,414-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,30490
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.841,299-
Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.741,067-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,03876
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.1198074
Myron's Walk - Collaboration With Allagash Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.65962-
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.9193194
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.491172
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31829-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04801-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804790-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.253.8670290
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2769480
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7667684
RaftmanUnibroue5.503.8664199
Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.74618-
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.12592-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.7562-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7655185
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.76499-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.648990
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.04468-
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.83460-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.02460-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8543390
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4640080
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.663.88393-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4737583
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.89368-
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.67333-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5133386
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9533290
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.51320-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3428678
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.827789
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.55267-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.22265-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7326282
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.44253-
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7224388
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7324169
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.71235-
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.9233-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7823289
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52231-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7623185
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