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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 NV8.504.265814100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.12378690
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.03317599
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.122609-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.022348100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.14218495
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.2166199
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.141629100
MischiefThe Bruery8.504.011235-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.76117371
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.1189890
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.83843-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.18772100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.02692100
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38668-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7365194
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey9.004.03603-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0456792
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.9.004.01555-
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8653991
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.504499-
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.6949792
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0848897
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9458100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.63419-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.2403100
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4239787
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 Anker8.003.8338-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.81325-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.97318-
Lips Of Faith - PaardebloemNew Belgium Brewing9.003.57315-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.9131389
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91302-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.91299-
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.1297-
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.72296-
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.4329580
Brewer's Art Ozzy AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.03281100
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.94281-
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 Hoegaarden8.504.0126697
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9126098
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.004.07254-
Ommegang Duvel RusticaBrewery Ommegang8.503.92246-
Bière Du Boucanier GoldenBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.11.003.8123889
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