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Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Style Information
Belgian Pale Ales are light to medium ales that have a mild aroma and low hops bitterness. The color is usually light golden to amber in color, occasionally even a darker amber. The aroma has minimal hops notes, with a mild malt and fruity sweetness. There may even be a mild spicy tone in the aroma. The taste also has minimal hops bitterness. The mild malt sweetness is also notable in the flavor, along with a minor caramel or toasted grain taste. Feel should be on the low to medium side. ABV ranges from 4% to 6%. IBUs are generally low and range from 20 to 30.

Recommend glassware for this style
Goblet A goblet (or chalice) is a large, stemmed, bowl-shaped glass. The distinction between goblet and chalice is typically in the glass thickness. Goblets tend to be more delicate and thin, while the ... [more]
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Tulip A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large
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Top Consumed Belgian Pale Ale
1. Orval Trappist Ale by Brasserie d'Orval S.A.48
2. R&D Golden Ale by New Glarus Brewing Company44
3. Rayon Vert Belgian-Style Pale Ale by Green Flash Brewing Co.36
4. Lolita by Goose Island34
5. Last Minute BPA by Tip Top Brews25
6. Fleur by Goose Island22
7. Redemption by Russian River Brewing Company22
8. 668 - Neighbor Of The Beast by New England Brewing Co.21
9. Union Series #1: Meridian Belgian Session Ale by Summit Brewing Company20
10. Shenanigans Summer Ale by Indeed Brewing Company18

Top Reviews Belgian Pale Ale
 BeerAvg Score
1. Trappist Westvleteren Special 6 by Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)94
2. Abbey Single by Southampton Publick House90
3. Brotherhood by Pipeworks Brewing Company90
4. 668 - Neighbor Of The Beast by New England Brewing Co.90
5. Block 15 Wellspring by Block 15 Brewing Company90
6. Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Grand Reserve by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales88
7. Lolita by Goose Island86
8. Unique by Bullfrog Brewery86
9. A Little Crazy by Revolution Brewing86
10. R&D Golden Ale by New Glarus Brewing Company85