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 Score
Blondelle't Hofbrouwerijke8.0023.8
Space Cadet - Belgian Rye With Peaches10 Barrel Brewing Co.8.5013.71
Unsane101 North Brewing Company12.0000
Golden Strong105 West Brewing Company8.7013.5
Cerberus12Degree Brewing8.0024.04
Treachery12Degree Brewing ? 44.09
Super Frequency3 Disciples Brewing7.0000
Alpha Kong3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.503674
Stack N Stabb3 Floyds Brewing Co.8.502423.8
Roll Out The Barrel - Chardonnay Barrel-Aged3 Sheeps Brewing12.40344.09
Shadows on the Sun3 Stars Brewing Company8.6000
Golden Boy30 Mile Brewing Co.9.1063.74
Audace32 Via dei birrai8.40103.35
Cherry Grand Cru49th State Brewing Company10.0023.85
Buried Copper49th State Brewing Company5.8000
Mystery Beer5 Seasons Westside ? 14.25
Sloth Belgian7 Sins Brewery8.6013.64
Belge D'or7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery7.90373.76
Rendition8 Wired Brewing Co.7.5044.22
Rebel Kurt The French8th Street Ale Haus9.6000
Palabre Bombe De Soleil Grand Cru 17À l’abri de la Tempête8.2023.79
Palabre Bombe De Soleil Grand Cru 28À l’abri de la Tempête8.1013.8
Abanddon AleA1A Aleworks ? 34
Hard TargetAardwolf Brewing Company8.7083.98
VengeanceAardwolf Brewing Company9.2024
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 Ramée8.00373.71
Leffe 9Abbaye de Leffe S.A.9.001943.68
Leffe RoyaleAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.501683.79
Leffe Royale MapucheAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.50143.48
Leffe Royale Ella - Derwent Valley TasmaniaAbbaye de Leffe S.A.7.5033.66
Leffe CaractereAbbaye de Leffe S.A.9.0032.77
Mont Des Cats Biere TrappisteAbbaye Mont Des Cats7.601373.75
Abita Bourbon Street Belgian Style Golden AleAbita Brewing Co.9.5074
Vanilla Oak Belgian Ale (VOB v1.0)Abjuration Brewing Co.15.0033.75
The GroupieAcoustic Ales Brewing Experiment8.00163.79
White Belgian Pale AleAdventure Brewing Company6.0013.59
Tintin BlondAF Brew6.8014
China EquinoxAF Brew7.8014.02
Decadence Rosé BlendAgrarian Ales9.7013.85
Decadence Gin BlendAgrarian Ales9.7000
Total Observation ScooterAgrarian Ales8.5000
LeaenaAgrarian Ales8.1013.69
Trena De Nadal 2014Agribirrificio Luppolajo8.0012.63
Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.001,0224.06
Plum In LoveAlesong Brewing & Blending7.5000
Alexander BlazerAlexander8.0033.2
Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.005003.92
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