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 Chimay9.004.287,78390
Trappistes Rochefort 8Brasserie de Rochefort9.204.35,297100
Trois PistolesUnibroue9.004.24,965100
Raison D'ÊtreDogfish Head Craft Brewery8.003.664,29973
Gulden DraakBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.23,95198
Tröegs The Mad ElfTröegs Brewing Company11.003.853,93385
Brother TheloniousNorth Coast Brewing Co.9.403.793,03070
Delirium NocturnumBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.952,82594
Allagash BlackAllagash Brewing Company7.504.012,66294
La TerribleUnibroue10.504.162,222-
Delirium NoëlBrouwerij Huyghe10.003.891,95480
Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue)Brouwerij Het Anker11.004.291,831-
Collaboration Not Litigation AleAvery Brewing Company8.723.921,631-
Raison D'ExtraDogfish Head Craft Brewery18.0041,503-
Brooklyn Local 2Brooklyn Brewery9.004.031,415-
Monk's Blood21st Amendment Brewery8.303.81,414-
SalvationRussian River Brewing Company9.004.091,243-
Allagash OdysseyAllagash Brewing Company9.004.251,233100
Corsendonk Christmas AleBrouwerij Corsendonk8.504.121,21398
N'Ice ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe10.004.061,21093
Unibroue 17 Grande RéserveUnibroue10.004.241,142-
Ommegang Adoration AleBrewery Ommegang10.004.071,12993
McChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.003.971,11988
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)9.003.771,066-
Noel De CalabazaJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales9.004.041,020-
De Dolle OerbierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers9.504.15996100
10 CommandmentsThe Lost Abbey12.003.9493090
AleSmith Grand Cru AleAleSmith Brewing Company10.004.0692095
NostradamusBrasserie Caracole9.004.0691191
Gouden Carolus ClassicBrouwerij Het Anker8.504.1188684
Bush De NoëlBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.004.0188098
Gouden Carolus Noël / ChristmasBrouwerij Het Anker10.503.9786967
Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special BrownBrasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.9.004.2735-
Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH)Kiuchi Brewery8.003.78732-
Allagash Grand CruAllagash Brewing Company7.204.0964992
Affligem NoëlBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.004.0856991
GregoriusStift Engelszell9.703.84536-
Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune]Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.9.004.21503-
Achel Trappist ExtraBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse9.504.27479-
Brasserie Des Rocs Triple ImpérialeBrasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.10.004.17473-
FolkloreStillwater Artisanal Ales8.403.89458-
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 Company8.403.81408-
Gouden Carolus AmbrioBrouwerij Het Anker8.003.82360-
Leute BokBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.7.503.77337-
Grand Cru Abbey AleNew Belgium Brewing9.503.9833494
St. Feuillien Cuvée De NoëlBrasserie St. Feuillien9.00433177
Monk's MistressMidnight Sun Brewing Co.11.504.0632389
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