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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 1023) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
DuvelBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV8.504.267,047100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.135,00490
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.044,24698
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.123,366-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.032,992100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.152,58794
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.072,17494
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.212,15499
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.131,919100
MischiefThe Bruery8.503.991,604-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.771,49372
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.11,25889
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.84990-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.17902100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.05873100
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.803.96799-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0377692
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.504.01733-
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38708-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7370894
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8661691
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.99611-
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.760992
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0857897
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9562100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.63497-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.19484100
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.09457-
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.8443-
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4144187
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.18435100
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004417-
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.92408-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.89407-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.8390-
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.22377-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.936889
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.71359-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.97355-
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9233397
Brewer's Art Beazly AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.02332100
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.77331-
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91330-
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.504.0232197
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.4331380
Stochasticity Project: HibiscusicityStone Brewing Co.7.403.67309-
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.004.07306-
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.07296-
La GuillotineBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.9629594
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.004.1329590
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