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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.6.204.24,530100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.553,15366
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.072,87498
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.031,479-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,33690
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.831,331-
Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.731,243-
Myron's Walk: Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.303.641,227-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.321,07376
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.11,02774
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.999395
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.3995472
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31894-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04849-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.803.99847-
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8674490
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2672881
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.12705-
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7670085
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.76599-
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71589-
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.03583-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7656786
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.6150491
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.82489-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.03480-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8545390
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.86417-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4641680
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.89383-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4737884
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5237287
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.67364-
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9335790
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.5326-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7729985
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.829390
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7129288
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.55289-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3328979
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.2281-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7426683
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.7726190
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.43259-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7225469
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.9251-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52246-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.7245-
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.52241-
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