Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Description:
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
Blondelle't Hofbrouwerijke8.0023.8
Space Cadet - Belgian Rye With Peaches10 Barrel Brewing Co.8.5013.71
Golden Strong105 West Brewing Company8.7013.5
Cerberus12Degree Brewing8.0024.04
Treachery12Degree Brewing ? 24.09
Alpha Kong3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.503624
Stack N Stabb3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.502403.8
Toxic Maltz3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.20683.94
Golden Boy30 Mile Brewing Co.9.1053.67
Audace32 Via dei birrai8.40103.35
Delacroix40 Arpent Brewing Company7.0073.24
Cherry Grand Cru49th State Brewing Company10.0023.85
Buried Copper49th State Brewing Company5.800-
Belge D'or7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery7.90373.76
Rendition8 Wired Brewing Co.7.5034.14
Rebel Kurt The French8th Street Ale Haus9.600-
Palabre Bombe De Soleil Grand Cru 17À l’abri de la Tempête8.2023.79
Abanddon AleA1A Aleworks ? 34
Hard TargetAardwolf Brewing Company8.7083.98
Devil's BluffAbandon Brewing Co.8.60133.85
Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Devil's BluffAbandon Brewing Co.8.0014.26
Golden StrongAbandon Brewing Co. ? 13.5
Ramée BlondeAbbaye De La Ramée8.00363.71
Leffe 9Abbaye de Leffe S.A.9.001863.69
Leffe RoyaleAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.501583.79
Leffe Royale MapucheAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.50133.48
Leffe Royale CrystalAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.5024.15
Leffe Royale Ella - Derwent Valley TasmaniaAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.5014.02
Mont Des Cats Biere TrappisteAbbaye Mont Des Cats7.601323.75
Abita Bourbon Street Belgian Style Golden AleAbita Brewing Co.9.5074
The GroupieAcoustic Ales Brewing Experiment8.00153.74
White Belgian Pale AleAdventure Brewing Company6.0013.59
Eye Of SauvinAeronaut Brewing Company7.1014.11
Tintin BlondAF Brew6.8014
China EquinoxAF Brew7.8014.02
Decadence Rosé BlendAgrarian Ales9.7013.85
Decadence Gin BlendAgrarian Ales9.700-
Total Observation ScooterAgrarian Ales8.500-
LeaenaAgrarian Ales8.1013.69
Trena De Nadal 2014Agribirrificio Luppolajo8.0012.63
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.001,0044.06
Plum In LoveAlesong Brewing & Blending7.500-
Alexander BlazerAlexander8.0013.6
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004993.92
Allagash Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004853.9
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.509354.04
Allagash James BeanAllagash Brewing Company10.405504.11
Allagash EvoraAllagash Brewing Company9.002144.02
Shangri-LaAllentown Brew Works8.0053.51
Iron Arm Belgian Golden Strong AleAlloy Brewing Company8.7014.49
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