by Brew By Numbers

Belgian Pale is a fairly broad category, which captures a vast range of beers.  Possibly the most famous member of the group is Orval, which really has no peers.  The group can also include beers such as Westvleteren Blonde, Palm Speciale and St Bernardus Extra 4.

In such a broad category the beer is open to the interpretation of the brewer, and the Brew By Numbers team attribute their inspiration to De La Senne’s Taras Boulba.  We had this beer way back in May 2014.  It is a very crisp, dry and bitter pale ale.

As with all the BBNo’s beers, the version of this particular style is second number, and this beer uses Crystal (think Rogue Brutal Bitter) and Tettnang (German aroma hops).  

The body is light, with a crisp grainy malt backbone supporting grassy and floral hop bitterness.  Belgian yeast characteristics blend in nicely, to add banana and citrus with a peppery spice and slight funk.  The beer finishes really dry with a pleasant lingering hop and spice bite.

 

Sign up for the monthly six pack »

See all of the March 2017 monthly six pack


Country
England
Alcohol
4.5%
Style
Belgian Pale Ale
Size
330ml

More Belgian Pale Ales

Arabier

by De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle's hoppy Belgian Pale Ale is an absolute cracker

Belgoo Luppo Extra

by Belgoo Beer

A Belgian Pale Ale dry-hopped for a grassy and floral bitterness

Belgoo Saisonneke

by Belgoo Beer

A beer that is a cross between a Belgian Pale Ale and a traditional saison

Brew By Numbers 20/04 Belgian Pale - Blanc & Mandarina

by Brew By Numbers

Another variation of BBNo's Belgian Pale style, this time featuring Hallertau Blanc and Mandarina Bavaria hops

Brussels Calling 2014

by Brasserie De La Senne

The 2014 vintage of De La Senne's commemorative brew - a ripper Belgian Pale Ale

Brussels Calling 2016

by Brasserie De La Senne

De La Senne's once-a-year birthday celebratory pale ale, this time using an experimental hop from Slovenia

Chouffe Soleil

by Brasserie d'Achouffe (Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat)

The spring time seasonal beer from La Chouffe

Cuvee des Trolls

by Brasserie Dubuisson

This is an unfiltered, naturally cloudy lager that bridges the gap between commercial beers and a Belgian Blond Ale

De La Senne Bruxellensis

by Brasserie De La Senne

A Belgian ale 100% fermented with a Brussels Brettanomyces yeast, conditioned for 4 months in the bottle before release

Den Herberg Cuvee Deville

by Den Herberg

This Belgian Pale Ale is referred to as an Orval clone

De Ranke Simplex

by Brouwerij De Ranke

A Belgian ale with an assertive hop bitterness, brewed to the character of an old style pilsner

Hertenheer

by HobbyBrouwerij Het Nest

A lovely blond bitter beer from one of Belgium's home-brewing success stories

Lupulus Hopera

by Brasserie Les 3 Fourquets

A slightly happier Belgian pale ale from Brasserie Les 3 Fourquets

Millevertus Pot'ame IPA

by Brasserie Artisinale Millevertus

A really well-balanced Belgian Pale Ale featuring Chinook hops

XX Bitter

by Brouwerij De Ranke

Belgium's hoppy beer, but there is more to this beer than just the hops

Also from Brew By Numbers

Brew By Numbers 01/25 Saison - Styrian Goldings & EKG

by Brew By Numbers

A simple but funky and interesting saison, with two old style hops for a fruity, dry and spicy character

Brew By Numbers 03/03 Porter - Traditional

by Brew By Numbers

The traditional style Porter from BBNo - no fancy additions, just a good ol' fashioned English Porter

Brew By Numbers 03/05 Porter - Willamette and Centennial

by Brew By Numbers

An American style Porter with all the traditional porter characteristics plus a definite fruit and grassy hop character

Brew By Numbers 20/04 Belgian Pale - Blanc & Mandarina

by Brew By Numbers

Another variation of BBNo's Belgian Pale style, this time featuring Hallertau Blanc and Mandarina Bavaria hops