Distinct from Belgian blondes and strong golden ales, Belgian Pale is yet another example of the country's knack for skillful balance in brewing. Belgian Pale has the dubious honour of being one of the country's least well-defined styles, with its label applied on ratings websites to beers as varied as Orval, Westvleteren Blonde, De Ranke XX Bitter and De La Senne's Taras Boulba.

Using the same saison yeast strain that we use for other Belgian styles, in this instance we lowered the fermentation temperature to 24 degrees C (as opposed to the low thirties that our saisons ferment at), so there's less fruity ester character, but the same crisp carbonation and texture the style needs. The subtle interplay between the yeast and hops provides a gentle spiciness alongside firm bitterness, to really cleanse the palate.