1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $14.99 (US/print only). Offer ends April 30. Subscribe now! (Because great beer deserves great stories AND readers.)

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

On the same path as the Belgian Dark Ale but obviously higher in alcohol with more of an all around character. The alcohol character can be deceivingly hidden or can be very bold and in your face. Look for lots of complexity within a delicate palate. Hop and malt character can vary, most are fruity and may have mild dark malt flavors. Phenols will range from minimal to high and most will be light on the hops. All in all most are spicy and alcoholic.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 7.0-15.0%   [ ? ] 

View the Top Rated Beers: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
You've rated 0 beers within this style.
Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 954) - Ordered by # Reviews
to view more.
Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Bières de Chimay S.A.9.004.36,96890
Trappistes Rochefort 8Brasserie de Rochefort9.204.324,686100
Trois PistolesUnibroue9.004.234,542100
Raison D'ÊtreDogfish Head Brewery8.003.664,23473
Tröegs Mad ElfTröegs Brewing Company11.003.873,56085
Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.243,41398
Brother TheloniousNorth Coast Brewing Co.9.403.792,65175
Delirium NocturnumBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.012,50694
Allagash BlackAllagash Brewing Company7.504.042,31392
La TerribleUnibroue10.504.162,012-
Delirium NoëlBrouwerij Huyghe10.003.871,73480
Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue)Brouwerij Het Anker11.004.31,655-
Collaboration Not Litigation AleAvery Brewing Company8.723.911,505-
Brooklyn Local 2Brooklyn Brewery9.004.051,287-
Monk's Blood21st Amendment Brewery8.303.811,256-
Raison D'ExtraDogfish Head Brewery18.004.041,250-
The Beast Grand CruAvery Brewing Company16.833.861,237-
Hell Hath No Fury AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.703.771,139-
SalvationRussian River Brewing Company9.004.091,097-
Ommegang Adoration AleBrewery Ommegang10.004.091,076-
Allagash OdysseyAllagash Brewing Company10.404.251,067100
Corsendonk Christmas AleBrouwerij Corsendonk8.504.151,05698
N'Ice ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe10.004.081,00993
Unibroue 17 Grande RéserveUnibroue10.004.22986-
McChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.003.9897588
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)9.003.71939-
Noel De CalabazaJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales9.004.03934-
De Dolle OerbierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers9.504.19840100
NostradamusBrasserie Caracole9.004.0683791
10 CommandmentsThe Lost Abbey12.003.9381890
Bush De NoëlBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.004.0379098
AleSmith Grand Cru AleAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.0578395
Gouden Carolus Noël / ChristmasBrouwerij Het Anker10.003.9476970
Gouden Carolus ClassicBrouwerij Het Anker8.504.174684
Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special BrownBrasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.9.004.21688-
Art Of DarknessBrewery Ommegang8.903.96653-
Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH)Kiuchi Brewery8.003.77646-
Allagash Grand CruAllagash Brewing Company7.204.0864492
Affligem NoëlBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.004.0855391
Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune]Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.9.004.22441-
Brasserie Des Rocs Triple ImpérialeBrasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.10.004.18438-
Allagash Bourbon Barrel BlackAllagash Brewing Company9.204.14430-
Green Flash Grand CruGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.103.79428-
Achel Trappist ExtraBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse9.504.29428-
GregoriusStift Engelszell9.703.85427-
Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale)Heavy Seas Beer9.003.6842092
FolkloreStillwater Artisanal Ales8.403.86393-
Smuttynose ZinnekeSmuttynose Brewing Company8.403.8371-
Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey AleNew Belgium Brewing9.503.9832594
to view more.