Belgian Strong Ale

Belgian Strong Ale

1677 beers | 3.782 Avg Score

Like regular Belgian ales, the Belgian strong ales also can range in color from pale to dark varieties. Regardless of the color, however, the Belgian strong ales are significantly stronger in alcohol content (7% and higher) and more complex than their weaker counterparts, although the good examples are not harsh. Flavors for the pale colored varieites include earthy, yeasty, fruity, peppery, sweet, and spicey attributes, while the dark colored varieties include caramel, bready, dark fruits (figs, prunes, raisins, plums), sweet, and spicey character. Belgian strong ales are also normally fermented with an addition of candi sugar. The resulting mouthfeel is typically moderate, often deceivingly lighter than their malt and alcohol content would suggest, due to the added candi sugar and high carbonation levels. The pale and golden varieties of Belgian strong ales normally differ from abbey tripels (which could be considered a subcategory of golden Belgian strong ales) in their lower bittering levels than the tripels, while the dark strong ales differ from dubbels in their malt and alcohol levels, but often overlap with the Abbey Quadrupels on both malt and alcohol levels (Abbey Quadrupels could be considered a subcategory of dark Belgian strong ales).

Beer | Location Reviews Score
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Canada
0
0.000
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2
3.300
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0
0.000
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1
2.950
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OR, United States
0
0.000
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OR, United States
0
0.000
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NY, United States
0
0.000
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1
3.200
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CA, United States
1
3.450
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Canada
0
0.000
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DC, United States
0
0.000
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CT, United States
0
0.000
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Canada
0
0.000
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Canada
0
0.000
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0
0.000
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0
0.000
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0
0.000
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Canada
0
0.000
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Canada
0
0.000
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IL, United States
1
3.050