Belgian Strong Dark Ale

On the same path as the Belgian Dark Ale but obviously higher in alcohol with more of an all around character. The alcohol character can be deceivingly hidden or can be very bold and in your face. Look for lots of complexity within a delicate palate. Hop and malt character can vary, most are fruity and may have mild dark malt flavors. Phenols will range from minimal to high and most will be light on the hops. All in all most are spicy and alcoholic.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 7.0-15.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Bières de Chimay9.004.287,75290
Trappistes Rochefort 8Brasserie de Rochefort9.204.35,280100
Trois PistolesUnibroue9.004.24,948100
Raison D'ÊtreDogfish Head Craft Brewery8.003.664,29473
Gulden DraakBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.23,93298
Tröegs The Mad ElfTröegs Brewing Company11.003.853,92885
Brother TheloniousNorth Coast Brewing Co.9.403.793,01770
Delirium NocturnumBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.952,81494
Allagash BlackAllagash Brewing Company7.504.012,65094
La TerribleUnibroue10.504.162,218-
Delirium NoëlBrouwerij Huyghe10.003.891,95180
Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue)Brouwerij Het Anker11.004.291,828-
Collaboration Not Litigation AleAvery Brewing Company8.723.921,630-
Raison D'ExtraDogfish Head Craft Brewery18.0041,493-
Monk's Blood21st Amendment Brewery8.303.81,412-
Brooklyn Local 2Brooklyn Brewery9.004.031,410-
SalvationRussian River Brewing Company9.004.091,237-
Allagash OdysseyAllagash Brewing Company9.004.251,232100
Corsendonk Christmas AleBrouwerij Corsendonk8.504.131,21098
N'Ice ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe10.004.061,20093
Unibroue 17 Grande RéserveUnibroue10.004.241,140-
Ommegang Adoration AleBrewery Ommegang10.004.071,12893
McChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.003.971,11088
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)9.003.771,065-
Noel De CalabazaJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales9.004.041,020-
De Dolle OerbierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers9.504.15990100
10 CommandmentsThe Lost Abbey12.003.9492690
AleSmith Grand Cru AleAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.0691395
NostradamusBrasserie Caracole9.004.0690891
Gouden Carolus ClassicBrouwerij Het Anker8.504.1188184
Bush De NoëlBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.004.0187998
Gouden Carolus Noël / ChristmasBrouwerij Het Anker10.503.9786967
Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special BrownBrasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.9.004.2732-
Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH)Kiuchi Brewery8.003.77730-
Allagash Grand CruAllagash Brewing Company7.204.0964892
Affligem NoëlBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.004.0856991
GregoriusStift Engelszell9.703.84530-
Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune]Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.9.004.21499-
Achel Trappist ExtraBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse9.504.27476-
Brasserie Des Rocs Triple ImpérialeBrasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.10.004.17472-
FolkloreStillwater Artisanal Ales8.403.89457-
Green Flash Grand CruGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.103.79450-
Allagash Bourbon Barrel BlackAllagash Brewing Company9.204.09442-
Smuttynose Zinneke (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.403.81407-
Gouden Carolus AmbrioBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.82358-
Leute BokBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.7.503.77336-
Grand Cru Abbey AleNew Belgium Brewing9.503.9833394
St. Feuillien Cuvée De NoëlBrasserie St. Feuillien9.00433077
Monk's MistressMidnight Sun Brewing Co.11.504.0631989
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