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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
DuvelBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV8.504.265780100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.12377090
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.03316199
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.122592-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.022334100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.14217895
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.2164899
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.141621100
MischiefThe Bruery8.504.011231-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.76116771
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.1189490
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.83841-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.17771100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.02690100
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38668-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7365094
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey9.004.03600-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0456592
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.9.004.01551-
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8653891
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.504497-
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.6949592
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0848697
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9456100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.64415-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.2402100
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4239587
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.24357-
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004.01353-
De Dolle Bos KeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.19346100
Grand CruNorth Coast Brewing Co.12.903.62345-
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.8332-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.81325-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.98317-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.9131189
Lips Of Faith - PaardebloemNew Belgium Brewing9.003.57310-
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91301-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.91299-
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.72296-
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.09296-
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.4329580
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.94280-
Brewer's Art Ozzy AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.04278100
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.11275-
Quatre-Centième Brassin CommémoratifUnibroue7.503.927174
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.504.0126597
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9126098
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.004.06252-
Ommegang Duvel RusticaBrewery Ommegang8.503.93245-
Bière Du Boucanier GoldenBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.11.003.8123889
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