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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.6.204.24156100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.54274366
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.06257498
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.041348-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.99128390
Rayon VertGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.003.841273-
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.3396976
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleCoors Brewing Company5.403.1293774
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.9287794
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.484972
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.3768-
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.04766-
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.01698-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2767180
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.253.8666890
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7765784
Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.74605-
RaftmanUnibroue5.503.8759699
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7754285
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.71528-
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.12519-
De KoninckBrouwerij De Koninck NV5.003.647790
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing Company6.804.02438-
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.83434-
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.8540690
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.77403-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.4838480
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.663.88380-
Spencer Trappist AleSpencer Brewery6.504.04375-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4736983
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.9351-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5231986
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.51318-
Brugse ZotBrouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.66310-
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9830990
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company5.903.3328578
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.826189
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7325782
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.22253-
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.44251-
Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.303.79248-
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.57243-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.71232-
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7223069
Troubadour Blond AleBrouwerij De Musketiers6.503.99218100
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.71214-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.821289
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52211-
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.53209-
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.93206-
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