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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.204.23883100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.54253066
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.06234898
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.041233-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.99123390
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.841221-
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.1390274
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.9282994
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.3478976
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.4178272
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04716-
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.3703-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2762980
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.253.8662190
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7661784
Smuttynose Star Island SingleSmuttynose Brewing Company4.703.43596-
Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.74569-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7651385
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.03506-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71498-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.645290
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.13429-
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.86392-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8437790
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4836283
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.01362-
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.663.88329-
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.9325-
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.51313-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4829780
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.64285-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3428278
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9828090
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.08279-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5426686
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7425482
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.45247-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.824689
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.22236-
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.58224-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7221769
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.71217-
Troubadour Blond AleBrouwerij De Musketiers6.504213100
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.74213-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52192-
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.55189-
It's Alright!Mikkeller ApS4.503.01183-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.8218289
Kasteel BlondBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.7.003.917896
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