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Style: American Strong Ale
Style Information
The term American Strong Ale is usually used as a "catch-all" category for any dark and strong beers that defy a traditional beer style description. This "style" shares characteristics with several beers style, including barleywines, old ales and even Double IPAs. Most examples of the style are dark in color, from dark amber to almost black. Hop presence in aroma and flavor can vary widely within the style. One notable factor of most examples of the style is a relatively high ABV, usually 7% or higher.

From Wikipedia:

"American strong ale is a broad category used in America to describe ales of 7.0% ABV or higher. Beers in this category may also be classified as double India Pale Ales, barley wines, or old ale depending on the style."

Recommend glassware for this style
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Top Consumed American Strong Ale
1. Batch 9000 by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe134
2. Nosferatu by Great Lakes Brewing Company54
3. Double Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Company43
4. Brown Shugga' by Lagunitas Brewing Company39
5. Arrogant Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Company33
6. Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company32
7. Good Humans by Short's Brewing Company30
8. 25th Anniversary Ale by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe26
9. Lukcy Basartd by Stone Brewing Company24
10. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale by Lexington Brewing Co.24

Top Reviews American Strong Ale
 BeerAvg Score
1. Serious Madness by Mad River Brewing Company90
2. Old Viscosity by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company90
3. Ten by Ithaca Beer Company89
4. Double Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Company89
5. Matt by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company88
6. He'Brew Jewbelation 12 by Shmaltz Brewing Company (He'Brew)87
7. He'Brew Jewbelation 13 Bar Mitzvah by Shmaltz Brewing Company (He'Brew)86
8. Life and Limb by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.84
9. Hairy Eyeball Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company84
10. Eccentric Ale 2006 (Released 2007) by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe84