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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 2359) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.204.185,051100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.593,60666
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.043,19298
Petrus Aged PaleDe Brabandere7.304.012,33498
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.051,604-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,36590
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.911,355-
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.91,13394
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.441,10175
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.221,06874
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.051,015-
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31,013-
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.50499480
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.499073
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.05928-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2583680
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8883090
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.16790-
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.82772-
Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.85764-
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7973784
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.803.97674-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.69669-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7757885
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.89558-
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)Brouwerij De Koninck NV5.203.6255290
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.81520-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5446486
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.95443-
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.91432-
Brugse ZotHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.64430-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.55424-
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.9415-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7740686
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4838883
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7136988
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.54330-
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.54325-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.8432089
DoréeBières de Chimay S.A.4.803.84320-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.17318-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.8631889
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.51298-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7229669
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.91289-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.903.3428978
Extra 4Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV4.804.01288-
JardinierThe Bruery4.903.81285-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7428082
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