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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HammerheadLazy Beach Brewing ? 15
Kelpius KaveWissahickon Brewing Company ? 15
Sinister GrinScratchtown Brewing Company10.1034.84
Fahrenheit Habanero BelgianBunsenbrewer ? 14.8
Dry Hopped Belgian Golden StrongBoom Island Brewing Company8.5014.75
RatioMystic Brewery7.5014.73
Eskilstuna / La Quince Columbus Goes NorthEskilstuna Ölkultur8.6014.57
Golden DeliciousStaas Brewing Company9.3044.51
Brass MonkPowerhouse Restaurant And Brewery9.0024.5
Iron Arm Belgian Golden Strong AleAlloy Brewing Company8.7014.49
Last ResortRed Cypress Brewery9.0014.48
Panty DropperSanford Brewing Company10.0024.44
AngelicusFiretrucker Brewery11.0014.44
BeachcomberBreakside Brewery9.2034.43
Edição Especial De Aniversário 10 AnosOPA Bier9.5014.42
Belgian CenturyJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House8.4014.42
GatekeeperBlack Acre Brewing Co.9.2024.39
Prissy WicksSlack Tide Brewing Co.10.3034.38
The Light Of TartnessTustin Brewing Company6.8064.38
DenurideTelluride Brewing Co.8.5024.38
JezebelGoose Island Beer Co.10.9014.37
Bush De CharmesBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl10.5034.36
King Of The BongoVintage Brewing Company10.6014.36
Hommage à 1755Distillerie Fils du Roy7.0014.35
Devil DollMad Mouse Brewery8.3024.35
Trappist Achel 7° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse7.0014.35
The Belgian HoneypotLorelei Brewing Company10.5034.35
Devil's Fruit BasketSteamworks Brewing Co.9.5014.34
Local's Stash Zinfandel Barrel Aged Old Soul Belgian Style AleCrazy Mountain Brewing Company7.5024.32
Belgian Sunset Grand CruStewart's Brewing Co.8.3044.31
Winter GoedenachtDraai Laag Brewing Company9.5014.31
DeliriousBald Man Brewing10.0024.31
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale (Sakura Barrel)Kiuchi Brewery7.0024.31
Brewer's ExperimentAle Series #26: Bartley's Rocket WaxBent Brewstillery9.3014.3
Iron PawDave's BrewFarm8.3014.3
Mischief - Dry-Hopped With Citra And MotuekaThe Bruery8.5054.3
Raven Sugar DaddyPivovar Raven7.0024.29
Noma NovelMikkeller ApS8.5024.28
T-MINUS BelgianWavelength Brewing Company8.5014.27
OurceliumFonta Flora Brewery7.5034.27
OraHenniker Brewing Co.8.5094.27
Trail Magic #15: Belgian Strong Aged In Sherry Barrels W/ ElderberriesNantahala Brewing Company10.0014.27
52 PickupBluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant7.6024.27
O PaleDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant7.0014.27
SuccubusOdd13 Brewing8.5264.26
ResolutionBanded Horn Brewing Co.10.5024.26
Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Devil's BluffAbandon Brewing Co.8.0014.26
Collaborative EvilFat Head's Brewery & Saloon8.5054.26
Belgian Ale (Seasonal)Seven Bridges Grille And Brewery8.5034.26
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