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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 1029) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
DuvelBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV8.504.267,081100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.135,02690
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.044,27998
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.123,392-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.033,015100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.152,59794
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.062,18694
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.212,16799
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.131,925100
MischiefThe Bruery8.503.991,614-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.771,50572
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.11,26989
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.84993-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.17910100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.05874100
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.803.96804-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0377992
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.504.01737-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7370994
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38708-
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.99621-
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8662091
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.761392
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0858197
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9564100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.63498-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.19486100
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.09462-
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.8445-
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.17443100
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4144187
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004417-
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.92410-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.89409-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.8390-
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.22378-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.936889
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.71364-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.97357-
Brewer's Art Beazly AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.02335100
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9233397
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.77332-
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91330-
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.504.0232397
Stochasticity Project: HibiscusicityStone Brewing Co.7.403.67315-
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.4331380
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.004.07307-
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.004.1229890
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.07296-
La GuillotineBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.9629594
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