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 NV8.504.257,182100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.135,10690
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.034,36298
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.123,455-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.033,082100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.152,62694
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.062,22694
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.212,21599
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.131,943100
MischiefThe Bruery8.503.991,640-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.771,52972
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.11,30489
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.831,004-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.18926100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.06895100
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.803.97825-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0479692
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.504.01742-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7371194
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38710-
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.99642-
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.762692
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8662591
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0858797
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9573100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.63502-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.19497100
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.09476-
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.17456100
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.8456-
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4144587
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.91428-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.89422-
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004419-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.8391-
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.21383-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.937389
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.71373-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.97363-
Brewer's Art Beazly AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.01349100
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.77339-
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9233897
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91330-
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.504.0332697
Stochasticity Project: HibiscusicityStone Brewing Co.7.403.67324-
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.4331480
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.004.07312-
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.004.1330890
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.07305-
La GuillotineBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.9630394
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