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.6.205,5034.2
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.604,0373.56
Rare Vos Amber AleBrewery Ommegang6.503,4124.07
Petrus Aged PaleDe Brabandere7.302,5074.07
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.151,6744.02
BPABrewery Ommegang6.201,3743.98
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.801,2393.91
Spencer Trappist AleThe Spencer Brewery6.501,2254.01
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.251,2183.33
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.401,0953.31
Fleur De Houblon Summer AleBrewery Ommegang6.801,0913.99
Karma Belgian Style Pale AleAvery Brewing Company5.209963.4
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.509594.04
Trappist Westvleteren BlondBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.809304.25
DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.009253.86
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing6.808154.02
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.008033.78
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)5.608033.13
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.707513.69
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.907413.76
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.006073.81
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.305893.76
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)Brouwerij De Koninck NV5.205823.62
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.005753.85
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.505233.88
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.005033.54
Brugse ZotHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.004953.69
DoréeBières de Chimay4.804883.88
Belgian Style Amber AleDark Horse Brewing Company5.504663.47
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.204623.77
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.804533.86
DemolitionGoose Island Beer Co.7.204493.83
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.804473.9
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.004283.46
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203953.49
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203863.72
JardinierThe Bruery4.903823.8
St. Bernardus Extra 4 Belgian Abbey AleBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV4.803753.94
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003643.57
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij Brasserie De Ranke7.003634.19
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803503.89
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803493.57
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903463.77
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503413.75
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203393.8
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203333.5
House BeerAllagash Brewing Company4.503293.93
Sixteen CountiesAllagash Brewing Company7.303194.05
Lil' DevilAleSmith Brewing Company5.953093.76
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