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Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
 
Style Information
Belgian Strong Pale Ales range in color from pale yellow to medium golden. These beers are often brewed with light colored candy sugar. This gives the aroma a slight sweetness along with complex fruit and malt tones. Hop notes should be very limited. The taste also has limited hops notes, with the malt and candy sweetness notable. Alcohol should also be noted, although should not be overly strong. The feel should be light to medium. This ale is sometimes flavored with spices to add to the aroma and taste. ABV should be in the range of 7% to 11%. IBUs should be low to medium and range from 20 to 50.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Goblet A goblet (or chalice) is a large, stemmed, bowl-shaped glass. The distinction between goblet and chalice is typically in the glass thickness. Goblets tend to be more delicate and thin, while the ... [more]
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Wine Glass Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be div... [more]
Tulip A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large
heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top
flares out to form... [more]

Top Consumed Belgian Strong Pale Ale
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Matilda by Goose Island88
2. Belgian Blonde by Central Waters Brewing Company32
3. Horny Devil by AleSmith Brewing Company25
4. La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue23
5. Duvel by Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV22
6. Damnation by Russian River Brewing Company22
7. Gift Of The Magi by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company19
8. Don de Dieu by Unibroue16
9. Mischief #3 by The Bruery15
10. 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale by Stone Brewing Company14

Top Reviews Belgian Strong Pale Ale
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Spéciale Noël (Reserve Special - USA) by Brasserie La Binchoise92
2. Veritas 004 by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company91
3. Grand Cru by Southampton Publick House90
4. Gift Of The Magi by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company89
5. Hellion Beer by Gigantic Brewing Company88
6. Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) by Russian River Brewing Company88
7. Toronado 20th Anniversary by Russian River Brewing Company87
8. Ozzy by Brewer's Art86
9. K-O Blond Beer by De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)86
10. Bos Keun by Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers86