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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 1028) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
DuvelBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV8.504.267,060100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.135,01490
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004.044,25698
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.123,375-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.604.033,001100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.152,59094
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.062,18094
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.212,15999
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.131,922100
MischiefThe Bruery8.503.991,607-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.771,49972
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.11,26489
SalvationAvery Brewing Company9.003.84992-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.17906100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.05874100
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.803.96801-
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0377892
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.504.01734-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.7370994
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Brewery7.003.38708-
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8661791
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.98613-
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.761192
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0857897
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.9563100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.63497-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.19486100
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.09459-
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.8443-
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4144187
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.18438100
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 House9.504.22378-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.936889
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.72361-
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.003.97355-
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.9233397
Brewer's Art Beazly AleThe Brewer's Art7.254.01333100
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.77331-
La SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503.91330-
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.504.0232297
Lips Of Faith - Super CruNew Belgium Brewing10.003.4331380
Stochasticity Project: HibiscusicityStone Brewing Co.7.403.67311-
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-
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company10.004.1329690
La GuillotineBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.9629594
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