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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 2354) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.56280-
Augustijn BlondBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.69268-
LoftNew Belgium Brewing4.003.5260-
Allagash House BeerAllagash Brewing Company4.503.9525895
Troubadour Blond AleBrouwerij De Musketiers6.503.98244100
ZinnebirBrasserie de la Senne6.003.99221-
Kasteel BlondBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.7.003.8822195
Petrus BlondDe Brabandere6.603.48213-
It's Alright!Mikkeller ApS4.503.03204-
High Striker SingleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.66190-
White Birch Belgian Style Pale AleWhite Birch Brewing6.403.58188-
Fleur De LehighPhiladelphia Brewing Company4.503.44184-
Abbey's SingleDESTIHL Brewery4.903.61181-
Lips Of Faith - Le Fleur Misseur?New Belgium Brewing6.503.76179-
Bière Du Boucanier RedBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.7.003.79178-
Val-Dieu BlondBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu6.003.8717896
Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey PepperEvil Twin Brewing7.003.86177-
Schlafly Belgian Golden AleThe Schlafly Tap Room7.003.72174-
AleSmith Lil' DevilAleSmith Brewing Company5.953.83173-
Beer Table - Table BeerStillwater Artisanal Ales4.704.06172-
Antigoon By Robert WiedmaierBrouwerij De Musketiers6.804.0717190
The HarlotSociete Brewing Co.6.403.82163-
Stone Reason Be DamnedStone Brewing Co.8.203.92162-
Monks' AleAbbey Beverage Company (Monastery of Christ in the Desert)5.103.49157-
Extra Pale AleAlmanac Beer Co.6.003.55155-
Petit ArdennesLost Nation Brewing4.204.08153-
Seef BierAntwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.6.503.73152-
Flat Earth Belgian-Style Pale AleFlat Earth Brewing Company5.203.72144-
Soul ShineStarr Hill Brewery5.203.58143-
X-Mas ZinnebirBrasserie de la Senne6.503.76142-
Porch Swing Single AleNew Belgium Brewing5.203.69140-
Jersey Summer Breakfast AleCricket Hill Brewing Co.5.503.45133-
Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale AleLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery5.503.5713290
HopluiaSpilker Ales5.603.5413286
Blonde Hunny AleWild Wolf Brewing Company6.803.36130-
Bink BlondBrouwerij Kerkom5.503.812997
La Rullés Estivale (Bière De Gaume)Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL5.203.85128-
California AleTelegraph Brewing Company6.203.52127-
Allagash BlondeAllagash Brewing Company6.864126-
MarisolGoose Island Beer Co.6.103.85126-
Single FinKane Brewing Company5.003.89125-
Belgian Style Pale AleUpslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill7.503.71124-
DouzeBFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)6.504122-
P2Penrose Brewing5.403.89115-
Winds Of Change Brett Pale AleO'so Brewing Company & Tap House5.003.88113-
Triton Sin Bin AleTriton Brewing Company6.203.29112-
Kapittel BlondBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.6.503.6111-
Petrus Speciale AleDe Brabandere5.503.21109-
Saint Druon De Sebourg (French Abbey Ale)Brasserie Duyck6.003.410762
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