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Beer Styles

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Belgian-Style Pale Ale

These pale ales are gold to copper in color and can have caramel or toasted malt flavor. The style is characterized by low but noticeable hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. These beers were inspired by British pale ales. They are very sessionable.

Category: Belgian Styles

Food Pairings

  • Tempura Fried Fish and Chips
  • Taleggio
  • Savory Bread Pudding

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
40-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Gold to Copper

Clarity

Clear

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Not Detectable to Mild

Hop

Hop aroma and flavor are low but noticeable; noble-type hops are commonly used. Hop bitterness is low but noticeable

Malt

Caramel, Toast

Esters

Fruit (Pear, Orange)

Phenols

Spicy

Sensations

Body

Moderate

Carbonation

Medium

Finish Length

Short to Medium

Attenuation

High

Ingredients

Hops

Kent Goldings

Malt

Pilsner, CaraMunich, Biscuit

Water

Varies

Yeast

Ale

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