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.6.204.185,344100
Leffe BlondeAbbaye de Leffe S.A.6.603.593,84566
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.504.043,33198
Petrus Aged PaleDe Brabandere7.304.012,44898
RedemptionRussian River Brewing Company5.154.051,647-
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Brewery Ommegang6.203.991,37190
Belgian SessionBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.253.461,21575
Affligem BlondBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem6.803.91,20394
Spencer Trappist AleThe Spencer Brewery6.503.991,14780
Fleur De HoublonBrewery Ommegang6.804.051,079-
Palm / Palm SpecialeBrouwerij Palm NV5.403.31,072-
Karma Belgian Style Pale AleAvery Brewing Company5.203.499273
Luciérnaga, The FireflyJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales6.504.05947-
Trappist Westvleteren BlondeBrouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)5.804.2589280
Devotion AleThe Lost Abbey6.303.8886990
Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneBrewery Ommegang6.503.85823-
Hop HouseBrewery Ommegang6.003.82801-
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style PaleCoors Brewing Company5.603.17799-
A Little CrazyRevolution Brewing6.803.99780-
VerbotenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.5.903.7974184
Grimbergen BlondeBrouwerij Alken-Maes6.703.68711-
Liquid GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.003.88593-
Stone SoupNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.7757985
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)Brouwerij De Koninck NV5.203.6256790
Maredsous 6 - BlondeBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.003.82563-
The CitizenDC Brau Brewing Co.7.003.5449386
Taras BoulbaBrasserie de la Senne4.503.9488-
Brugse ZotHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan6.003.65469-
Saint's DevotionThe Lost Abbey6.803.95450-
DemolitionGoose Island Beer Co.7.203.84445-
SingelHardywood Park Craft Brewery6.203.7844386
DoréeBières de Chimay4.803.88434-
Duvel SingleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV6.803.91430-
Spring BlondeNew Belgium Brewing6.003.55428-
Bruegel Amber AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.5.203.4839483
AriaPerennial Artisan Ales7.203.7238588
JardinierThe Bruery4.903.82371-
St. Bernardus Extra 4 Belgian Abbey AleBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV4.804.01352-
Cuvée De RankeBrouwerij De Ranke7.004.17346-
DefenestrationRussian River Brewing Company6.803.92342-
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleUinta Brewing Company6.803.55341-
Cuvée Des TrollsBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl7.003.53339-
Hommel BierPerennial Artisan Ales5.903.8633889
SpringboardNew Belgium Brewing6.203.54333-
Fatty BoombalattyFurthermore Beer7.203.8433189
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.6.503.7232069
Allagash House BeerAllagash Brewing Company4.503.9531695
Hell's BelleBig Boss Brewing7.003.56290-
Saranac Belgian AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.903.3428978
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