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Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Like a Belgian Pale Ale, the strong versions will also be pale to golden in color. What sets them apart is a much higher alcohol content that can range from hidden to spicy to devastatingly present. Expect a complex and powerful ale, yet delicate with rounded flavors and big, billowy, rocky, white head. Hop and malt character can vary, most are fruity and quite hoppy, but hop flavor and aroma will generally be within the low range and artfully balanced.

Duvel is the quintessential example of this style, and many others have tried to imitate it with similar references to the devil.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 7.0-12.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1004) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
DuvelBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV8.504.266,377100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.134,26390
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.033,63699
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.122,955-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.032,602100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.152,34495
Piraat AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.071,91995
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.211,85999
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.141,735100
MischiefThe Bruery8.5041,393-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.771,29971
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.11,02690
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.83905-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.17797100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.04764100
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38689-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7368394
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0467392
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.9.003.98669-
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey9.004.03654-
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8756891
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.754492
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.99540-
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0851497
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9498100
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.2434100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.63431-
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4241487
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.18391100
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.8389-
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004.01379-
Grand CruNorth Coast Brewing Co.12.903.63373-
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.1371-
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.23364-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.9363-
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.92358-
Lips Of Faith - PaardebloemNew Belgium Brewing9.003.58356-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.97336-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.8335-
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.71330-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.9132989
Brewer's Art Beazly AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.02314100
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91313-
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.4230680
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.504.0228497
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.1283-
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9227898
Quatre-Centième Brassin CommémoratifUnibroue7.503.927874
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.004.07271-
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.77265-
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