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 NV8.504.267,105100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.135,04690
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.034,29798
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.123,410-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.033,033100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.152,60394
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.062,20094
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.212,17999
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.131,932100
MischiefThe Bruery8.503.991,621-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.771,51172
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.11,27789
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.84995-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.18915100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.05880100
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.803.96810-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0378292
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.504.01739-
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38710-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7371094
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.99626-
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8662291
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.761992
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0758297
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9565100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.63500-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.19486100
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.09466-
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.8448-
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.17445100
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4144387
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004419-
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.92413-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.89411-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.8390-
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.22381-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.936889
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.71365-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.97360-
Brewer's Art Beazly AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.02340100
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9233497
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.77332-
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91330-
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.504.0332497
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 Anker10.004.07308-
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.004.1230090
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur)De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.504.07297-
La GuillotineBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.9529794
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