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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Duvel Belgian Golden AleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV8.504.287,916100
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.504.085,73090
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.003.984,73598
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.754.123,807-
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.6043,370100
Don De DieuUnibroue9.004.132,87594
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.004.162,55599
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.042,45294
Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.004.092,076100
MischiefThe Bruery8.504.011,822-
Pauwel KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.403.751,75572
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.504.091,56989
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.004.121,047100
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.04998100
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.504.0393192
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.803.96911-
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.504.01785-
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.503.98745-
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Craft Brewery7.003.38722-
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.803.771894
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.003.6570692
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.003.8466591
De Dolle ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.004.0665597
Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style AleEpic Brewing Company11.003.56643-
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.003.89614100
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.203.68571-
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.504.16546100
As FollowsStillwater Artisanal Ales9.004.09535-
Allagash James BeanAllagash Brewing Company10.404.09531-
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.81517-
De Dolle BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.13512100
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.93495-
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.003.87482-
Grand CruNorth Coast Brewing Co.12.903.58473-
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.003.4246787
Struise TsjeesesDe Struise Brouwers10.004.01458-
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij De Ranke7.003.8449-
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.003.74414-
SaxoBrasserie Caracole8.003.9140389
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504.21403-
Brewer's Art Beazly Golden AleThe Brewer's Art7.304.02402100
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.004399-
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.003.8739497
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company11.304.1939290
La GuillotineBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.9137794
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603.73370-
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.503.9936897
Alpha Kong3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.503.99362-
Brainless RaspberriesEpic Brewing Company9.703.67354-
Trader Joe's Providential Golden AleTrader Joe's Brewing Company7.503.91353-
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