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 > Ratings Avg
Ghost DeerBrewDog28.00153.43
Straw BuriedChannel Brewing Co14.0014.22
RequitedBatch Brewing Company14.0014.1
Better With TimeUnion Brewing Company13.1014.25
Craftsman Aurora BorealisCraftsman Brewing Co.13.00152.85
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.004673.42
Moon Phase BelgainFort Point Beer Company13.0012.57
La Perle "Mondiale"Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.13.0023.64
Bush PrestigeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl13.001654.02
Extraomnes Kerst Reserva 2011Extraomnes13.0013.87
Grand CruNorth Coast Brewing Co.12.904743.7
Bike Built For TwoJagged Mountain Craft Brewery12.8033.67
Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bike Built For TwoJagged Mountain Craft Brewery12.8023.86
All ZeroesGoose Island Beer Co.12.6633.9
HellionBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant12.50143.36
The ProphetWhite Pony Microbrewery12.5023.89
Ultra Omega ChickenEthereal Brewing12.5013.79
The Honey BadgerMishap Brewing Company12.5014
Clockwork MonkNoon Whistle Brewing12.2013.75
Serenity NowLynLake Brewery12.1012.5
Belgian Strong GoldenSwamp Rabbit Brewery & Tap Room12.0033.93
Scaldis AmberBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.00484
Pays D’ErpignyPicobrouwerij Alvinne12.0013.8
AbsolutionDoc G's Brewing Co.12.000-
De Dolle Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.001,0564.18
Bush AmbréeBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.006703.86
Bonne Nuit (Barrel Aged Brett)Holy Mountain Brewing Company12.0024.17
Goldie Bourbon Barrel-AgedSmog City Brewing12.00134.01
Bush Ambrée TripleBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.00283.77
Peach Grand CruGreat Divide Brewing Company12.001623.57
Belgian StrawberryTrinity Brewhouse12.00144.09
Barrel-Aged Project 2016 (Blond Ale) - CalvadosBrouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal12.000-
Barrel-Aged Project 2016 (Blond Ale) - JuraBrouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal12.000-
Portsmouth Grand CruPortsmouth Brewery11.90304.14
The BelgianLucky Star Brewery11.9014.02
Belgian Golden Strong (Vikre Aquavit Barrel Aged)Dangerous Man Brewing11.8014
Belzebuth 11,8Brasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)11.8093.12
Belgian Style Golden AleHenHouse Brewing11.7093.73
Raisin The BarGreen Flash Brewing Co.11.5014.25
A Honey Of A SaisonBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub11.501533.43
Pisgah BaptistaPisgah Brewing Co.11.50853.95
Duvel Barrel AgedBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV11.500-
Morning StarMraz Brewing Company11.5023.87
Gouden DonderBRIM Kitchen + Brewery11.500-
Melchior Bourbon Barrel Oak AgedPicobrouwerij Alvinne11.500-
Aux Mensonges VertueuxBeryllium Erbium Brewery11.5023.25
Super GirlBagby Beer Company11.5014.09
Cherry BlobIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant11.5024.1
Golden Super BrettYachats Brewing11.400-
Golden Collaboration Belgian Golden Strong Ale (w/ Nokomis Brewery)Black Bridge Brewery11.3024.12
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