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 NV8.504.292,663100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.061,59090
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.121,25694
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.003.971,19798
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.603.981,173100
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.121,082-
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.0299294
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.08903100
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.1483699
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.7366572
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.82523-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.09499100
MischiefThe Bruery8.504.02486-
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8240591
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.140289
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.6737394
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.01370100
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.504.01338-
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.6231592
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0531197
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.89305100
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.16299100
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.25287-
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4228687
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.97270-
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.13267100
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.35243-
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91239-
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.12237-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0323692
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004.01231-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.9222989
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.004.01224-
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.68220-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.82219-
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.803.97211-
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.50418597
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.75183-
Bière Du Boucanier GoldenBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.11.003.8718189
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.8616097
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.3815980
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.87154-
WostyntjeBrouwerij Smisje7.003.55145-
Caracole AmbréeBrasserie Caracole8.003.95144-
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.95144-
Holy Mackerel Special Golden AleHoly Mackerel Brewing8.503.3614151
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.004.01140-
De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale (w/Jason Perkins)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.18140-
Brewer's Art Beazly AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.03130100
Super BaladinBirrificio Le Baladin8.003.8712685
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