Belgian Pale Ale

Learn more about the Belgian Pale Ale style of beer.

The Belgian brewing scene is littered with Belgian Pales, which were initially brewed to compete with Pilseners during the WWII era. Traditionally, they differ from other regional Pale Ales by being less bitter, using aged hops for a delicate hop finish, and having sweet 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 various amber hues. Most will be crowned with thick, clinging, rocky white heads. Flavors and aromas will vary. Some have natural spice character contributed by yeast and hops, while others are deliberately spiced. There's also a more recent trend to make hoppier Pale Ales to entice the US market and its hopheads. See: De Ranke XX Bitter.

ABV: 4.5–7.0% | IBU: 20–30 | Glassware: Tulip

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Orval Trappist Ale
Brasserie d'Orval S.A.
6.205,8744.202-22-2024
Rare Vos Amber Ale
Brewery Ommegang
6.503,5184.0702-06-2024
Samuel Adams Belgian Session
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
4.251,2223.3310-15-2019
Palm / Palm Speciale
Brouwerij Palm NV
5.201,1493.3207-05-2023
Karma
Avery Brewing Company
5.209993.411-18-2021
Luciérnaga
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
6.509784.0403-07-2022
A Little Crazy
Revolution Brewing
6.808574.0206-03-2023
Blue Moon Rounder Belgian-Style Pale
Blue Moon Brewing Company
5.608093.1302-19-2020
Hop House
Brewery Ommegang
6.008073.7812-29-2019
Raftman
Unibroue
5.507983.8607-17-2023
Verboten
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
5.907423.7602-01-2023
Stone Soup
New Glarus Brewing Company
5.306283.7703-06-2023
Liquid Gold
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
6.006173.8111-07-2021
Dorée (Gold)
Bières de Chimay
4.806003.8812-23-2023
Brugse Zot
Brouwerij De Halve Maan
6.005933.7202-18-2024
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)
Brouwerij De Koninck NV
5.205923.6309-01-2023
Taras Boulba
Brasserie de la Senne
4.505863.8801-25-2024
The Citizen
DC Brau Brewing Co.
7.005103.5408-10-2020
Belgian Style Amber Ale
Dark Horse Brewing Company
5.504843.4709-03-2021
Singel
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
6.204843.7708-04-2023
Saint's Devotion
The Lost Abbey
6.804543.8603-23-2023
Extra 4
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.804163.9402-20-2024
Cuvée Des Trolls
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
7.004073.5912-09-2023
Bruegel Amber Ale
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
5.204023.4903-18-2023
Jardinier
The Bruery
4.903973.809-09-2022
Sixteen Counties
Allagash Brewing Company
6.503674.0510-07-2023
Hommel Bier
Perennial Artisan Ales
5.903603.7701-21-2024
House Beer
Allagash Brewing Company
4.503543.9411-04-2022
Fatty Boombalatty
Furthermore Beer
7.203423.804-04-2022
Hoppy Table Beer
Allagash Brewing Company
4.803274.0107-31-2022
Zinnebir
Brasserie de la Senne
6.002983.9102-08-2024
Hell's Belle
Big Boss Brewing
7.002963.5401-12-2024
Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
6.002903.7305-09-2021
Saranac Belgian Ale
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
5.902903.3407-02-2017
It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine
Russian River Brewing Company
5.202493.8811-10-2023
Trappist Extra
Brouwerij Westmalle
4.802264.0402-08-2024
It's Alright!
Mikkeller ApS
4.502093.0605-13-2020
Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier
The Musketeers Brouwerijcafé
7.001903.9908-30-2019
Bière Du Boucanier Red
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
7.001893.812-21-2023
Fleur De Lehigh
Philadelphia Brewing Company
4.501893.3403-20-2018
The Harlot
Societe Brewing Co.
5.601873.7805-09-2023
Joey Pepper
Evil Twin Brewing
7.001863.6909-01-2017
Seef Bier
Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie N.V.
6.501853.704-15-2023
River Trip
Allagash Brewing Company
4.801843.902-17-2024
Levon
Omnipollo
6.501823.8708-10-2022
Petit Ardennes
Lost Nation Brewing
4.201813.9408-30-2022
Belgian Golden Ale
The Schlafly Tap Room
7.001803.7111-17-2018
Monks' Ale
Abbey Brewing Co. (Monastery Of Christ In The Desert)
5.101733.509-27-2019
Birdhouse Pale Ale
The Brewer's Art
5.001613.7804-12-2022
Sho' Nuff
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
4.901613.4609-19-2019
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