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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Orval Trappist AleBrasserie d'Orval S.A.6.204.185,286100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.593,80166
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.043,30298
Petrus Aged PaleDe Brabandere7.304.012,42498
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.051,630-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,37190
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.461,21475
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.91,19694
Spencer Trappist AleThe Spencer Brewery6.5041,12580
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.051,069-
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31,059-
KarmaAvery Brewing Company5.203.499073
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.05946-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2588080
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8786090
Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.85821-
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.17799-
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.82798-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing6.803.98747-
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7974184
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.68707-
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.88588-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7757985
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)Brouwerij De Koninck NV5.203.6256590
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.82556-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5348786
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9480-
Brugse ZotHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.65459-
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.95449-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7843586
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.55428-
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.91425-
DoréeBières de Chimay4.803.87408-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4839283
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7238488
JardinierThe Bruery4.903.81364-
St. Bernardus Extra 4Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV4.804345-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.17341-
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.56340-
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.91335-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.8633489
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.54333-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.52332-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.8432989
Allagash House BeerAllagash Brewing Company4.503.9531295
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7231169
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.903.3428978
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.56288-
Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloBrouwerij Slaghmuylder6.003.7428382
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