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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 2228) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.204.174,975100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.593,54166
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.043,16298
Petrus Aged PaleDe Brabandere7.304.012,29698
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.051,586-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,36490
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.911,354-
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.91,11394
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.441,10075
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.221,06774
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.041,008-
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.311,000-
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.498773
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.50494680
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.05920-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2582680
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8882290
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.16787-
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.82756-
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7973284
Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.84715-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.803.98661-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.69655-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7757885
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.89555-
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)Brouwerij De Koninck NV5.203.6254890
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.81511-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5445486
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.96440-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.55424-
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.92424-
Brugse ZotHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.64423-
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.9408-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7740086
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4838783
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7136488
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.54329-
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.54320-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.8431889
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.17314-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.8630989
DoréeBières de Chimay S.A.4.803.85304-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7129269
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.903.3428978
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52288-
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.91280-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7427882
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.55274-
Extra 4Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV4.804.01274-
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