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 Ratings > Score
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.205,4244.21
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603,9363.56
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.503,3664.07
Petrus Aged PaleDe Brabandere7.302,4854.07
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.151,6634.02
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.201,3733.98
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.801,2233.91
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.251,2183.34
Spencer Trappist AleThe Spencer Brewery6.501,1794.01
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.401,0893.31
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.801,0853.99
Karma Belgian Style Pale AleAvery Brewing Company5.209953.4
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.509534.04
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.809114.25
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.008813.87
Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.508283.78
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.008023.78
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.608013.13
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing6.807894.02
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.907403.76
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.707263.69
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.006013.82
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.305803.76
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)Brouwerij De Koninck NV5.205763.62
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.005703.85
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.505083.88
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.004943.54
Brugse ZotHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.004793.68
DoréeBières de Chimay4.804633.88
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.804513.86
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.204493.78
DemolitionGoose Island Beer Co.7.204473.83
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.804343.9
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.004283.46
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203953.49
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203853.72
JardinierThe Bruery4.903753.8
St. Bernardus Extra 4 Belgian Abbey AleBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV4.803663.95
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.003594.19
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003503.55
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803473.89
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803443.57
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903433.77
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203373.81
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203333.5
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503303.74
Allagash House BeerAllagash Brewing Company4.503253.93
AleSmith Lil' DevilAleSmith Brewing Company5.952973.75
Allagash Sixteen CountiesAllagash Brewing Company7.302904.05
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