Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Like a Belgian Pale Ale, the strong versions will also be pale straw to deep golden in color. What sets them apart is a much higher alcohol content that can range from deliciously hidden to devastatingly present. Expect a complex and powerful ale, yet delicate with rounded flavors and a big, billowy, rocky, white head. Hop and malt character can vary, although most are fruity and quite hoppy. In general, hop flavor and aroma will be within the low range and artfully balanced. Duvel is the hallmark of this style, and many other breweries have tried to imitate Duvel Moortgat's quintessential example with similar references to the devil.

ABV: 7.0–12.0% | IBU: 20–40 | Glassware: Goblet (or Chalice)

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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Duvel Belgian Golden AleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV8.508,1914.25
Delirium TremensBrouwerij Huyghe8.506,0324.13
MatildaGoose Island Beer Co.7.004,8984.03
DamnationRussian River Brewing Company7.753,8894.12
PranqsterNorth Coast Brewing Co.7.603,4974.04
La ChouffeBrasserie d'Achouffe8.002,7384.21
PiraatBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.502,5474.07
Local 1Brooklyn Brewery9.002,1084.12
MischiefThe Bruery8.501,9063.99
KwakBrouwerij Bosteels8.401,8323.79
GnomegangBrewery Ommegang9.501,6234.09
Stille NachtBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers12.001,0914.18
Horny DevilAleSmith Brewing Company10.001,0344.06
Confluence AleAllagash Brewing Company7.509494.04
668 Neighbor Of The BeastNew England Brewing Co.7.809203.96
Inferno AleThe Lost Abbey8.507904.01
La Trappe Isid'orBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.507773.99
Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleKiuchi Brewery7.007563.7
Scaldis AmberBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl12.007273.86
Faithfull AleDogfish Head Craft Brewery7.007253.39
Hades AleGreat Divide Brewing Company7.807213.74
ArabierBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers8.006834.07
Brainless On PeachesEpic Brewing Company11.006673.6
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.006173.9
Grand Cru Winter ReserveFlying Fish Brewing Company7.206023.64
Moinette BlondBrasserie Dupont sprl8.505674.18
LuciferBrouwerij Het Anker8.005463.81
BoskeunBrouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.005364.15
Victoria AleAllagash Brewing Company9.005023.92
Victor AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004893.89
Grand CruNorth Coast Brewing Co.12.904823.71
Tsjeeses Belgian X-Mas AleDe Struise Brouwers10.004744
BelzebuthBrasserie Grain d' Orge (Brasserie Jeanne d'Arc SA)13.004723.42
De Ranke Père NoëlBrouwerij Brasserie De Ranke7.004643.79
Brainless On CherriesEpic Brewing Company10.104333.39
It's Alive!Mikkeller ApS8.004203.72
BeazlyThe Brewer's Art7.254184.01
Malheur 10°Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV10.004143.98
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Brasserie Lefèbvre SA8.004053.92
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company11.304054.14
Southampton Grand CruSouthampton Publick House9.504034.2
La GuillotineBrouwerij Huyghe8.504013.94
Brainless RaspberriesEpic Brewing Company9.703803.65
Trader Joe's Providential Golden AleTrader Joe's Brewing Company7.503793.92
Hoegaarden Grand CruBrouwerij van Hoegaarden8.503794.02
Local SpeciesBlue Mountain Brewery6.603763.77
Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood (Red)Brouwerij Het Anker10.003704.09
Alpha Kong3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.503684
SeigneurialeUnibroue7.503453.9
St. Feuillien Grand CruBrasserie St. Feuillien9.503423.96
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