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Belgian Ale - Belgian Pale Ale


A moderately malty, somewhat fruity, easy-drinking, copper-colored Belgian ale that is somewhat less aggressive in flavor profile than many other Belgian beers. The malt character tends to be a bit biscuity with light toasty, honey-like, or caramelly comp

Flavor Profile: Has an initial soft, smooth, moderately malty flavor with a variable profile of toasty, biscuity, nutty, light caramel and/or honey notes. Moderate to moderately high fruitiness, sometimes orange- or pear-like. Relatively light (medium-low to low) spicy,

Ingredients: Pilsner or pale ale malt contributes the bulk of the grist with (cara) Vienna and Munich malts adding color, body and complexity. Sugar is not commonly used as high gravity is not desired. Saazer-type hops, Styrian Goldings, East Kent Goldings or Fuggles

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Belgian Pale Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Unibroue's Raftman clone
5 gal 5.36% 19.62 1.052 1.011
All Grain 7534
2015 Belgian Pale
6.5 gal 5.63% 26.93 1.055 1.012
All Grain 5880
Affligem Blonde Clone
5.5 gal 7.54% 27.19 1.065 1.008
All Grain 5781
DeKoninck Clone
6 gal 4.78% 27.26 1.049 1.012
All Grain 3615
Patjesbier
6 gal 5.64% 39.98 1.051 1.008
All Grain 3579
Belgian Ale
24 L 5.75% 25.58 1.058 1.014
All Grain 3533
Honey Lavender Belgian Pale Ale
5.5 gal 5.19% 30.79 1.050 1.011
Partial Mash 2658
The 10th Palm
5 gal 5.72% 25.32 1.058 1.014
All Grain 2305
Belgian Wheat
5.5 gal 5.84% 32.51 1.056 1.011
All Grain 1908
A Little Crazy Clone
5.5 gal 6.8% 40.67 1.062 1.010
All Grain 1691

Newest Belgian Pale Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Belgian ale230124
20.8 L 5.65% 12.62 1.053 1.010
All Grain 69
Simple and Good
19 L 5.05% 34.85 1.051 1.013
All Grain 10
8 Minus 1 Equals 7
5.5 gal 5.24% 0 1.053 1.013
All Grain 19
벨지언에일
20.8 L 5.65% 26.91 1.053 1.010
All Grain 15
Belgian Pale
310 gal 5.14% 14.79 1.052 1.012
All Grain 21
7.5% Wheater
220 gal 6.95% 33.96 1.076 1.023
All Grain 86
Belgian Pale Ale
20 L 5.15% 27.65 1.055 1.016
All Grain 21
Belgium Pale Ale_BPA_3
23 L 5.18% 24.22 1.051 1.012
BIAB 35
Belgian Blonde Ale
13.5 L 6.6% 20.8 1.064 1.014
All Grain 33
Belgian IPA
5.5 gal 7.45% 44.22 1.063 1.006
All Grain 38

Fermentables Used In Belgian Pale Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Belgian - Pilsner 323 Belgian Grain base malt 1.6°L
37 69% 9% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 203 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 6% 1% - 80%
BE - Pale Ale 172 BE Grain base malt 3.4°L
38 62% 5% - 100%
German - Pilsner 161 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 69% 8% - 100%
American - Pilsner 117 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 2% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 116 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 61% 7% - 100%
Flaked Oats 115 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 7% 1% - 34%
Munich - Light 10L 114 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 16% 2% - 60%
Munich 114 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 21% 2% - 100%
Belgian - CaraMunich 95 Belgian Grain crystal malt 50°L
33 7% 1% - 27%

Hops Used In Belgian Pale Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 346 3.5 35% 1% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 167 5.5 34% 2% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 139 5 41% 3% - 100%
Cascade 137 7 32% 0% - 100%
Magnum 136 15 29% 2% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 110 3.75 43% 5% - 100%
Citra 106 11 28% 6% - 100%
Fuggles 89 4.5 36% 5% - 100%
Amarillo 74 8.6 27% 4% - 100%
Perle 73 8.2 39% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Belgian Pale Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Belgian - Biscuit 19 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 31% 12% - 60%
Belgian - CaraMunich 9 Belgian Grain crystal malt 50°L
33 52% 13% - 100%
Belgian - CaraVienne 7 Belgian Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 42% 17% - 67%
American - Victory 7 American Grain roasted malt 28°L
34 35% 15% - 50%
Belgian - Special B 6 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 28% 14% - 50%
Belgian - Aromatic 6 Belgian Grain roasted malt 38°L
33 40% 11% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 6 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 61% 44% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 64% 20% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 6 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 40% 11% - 67%
Aromatic Malt 5 Grain specialty malt 20°L
35 40% 15% - 67%

Yeasts Used In Belgian Pale Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safbrew - Specialty Ale Yeast T-58 106 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Belgian Ardennes 3522 86 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 74% 65°F 85°F
White Labs - Belgian Ale Yeast WLP550 79 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 81.5% 68°F 78°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - General/Belgian Yeast S-33 75 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 72 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Mangrove Jack - Belgian Ale Yeast M41 66 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Medium 85% 64°F 82°F
Mangrove Jack - Belgian Abbey M47 63 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 75% 64°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Abbaye Yeast BE-256 60 Fermentis / Safale Ale .11 High 82% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 43 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Belgian Golden Ale Yeast WLP570 38 White Labs Ale High Low 75.5% 68°F 75°F

Other Ingredients Used In Belgian Pale Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 159 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 92 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 92 Other Boil 61% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 87 Fining Boil 64% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 67 Water Agt Mash 66% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 67 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 57%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 45 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 37 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 64%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 27 Water Agt Boil 41% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 27 Other Mash 71% 0% - 100%

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