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Belgian Strong Pale Ale Beer Reviews


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Allagash Evora
Allagash Evora is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale aged for 16 months in Portuguese Brandy barrels with Brettanomyces. Got to try this thanks to the hard work of Paul, Michael and the rest of the Your Pie crew, cheers! The beer pours with a lovely light golden color, while the smell […]

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Ter Dolen Armand
Ter Dolen Armand is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Got this on the crazy cheap ($5 for a 750!?!, uh yeah I’ll try it!) from Habersham Beverage after Quality Distribution got out of the beer business. The best by date on the cage was mostly rubbed away, but I could […]

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Brooklyn Wild Streak
Brooklyn Wild Streak is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale aged for several months in second-use bourbon barrels, then re-fermented with blend of priming sugar, Champagne yeast and the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces. This review is for Blend #5. I’m pretty shocked by the aroma on this, VERY reminiscent of champagne. […]

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Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged
Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The brewery description is as follows: Ale brewed with mustard seeds and aged for 6 months in Calvados barrels that contained cognac for 10 years and calvados for 8 years. The barrels were found at a local farm in France. […]

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Allagash Victoria
Allagash Victoria is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed with white wine grapes added directly to the mash. This review is for the fresh 2014 vintage. Without a doubt the grapes are the strongest element to this beer. Still a beer, but the kind of thing I’d offer to a big wine […]

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Great Divide 20th Anniversary Belgian Style Ale
Great Divide 20th Anniversary Belgian Style Ale is fermented with Viognier grape juice. Great Divide started changed the style of their Anniversary Ale last year (it had been the same Wood Aged Double IPA previous years), but I somehow missed out on trying it. This year I made sure to grab a […]

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Struise Tsjeeses
Struise Tsjeeses is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. TSJ11 – 2012 Vintage, opened March 2014. The carbonation is high on this beer. The foam quickly started coming up from the neck of the bottle, you might want to open this over the sink! Slightly murky pour, but that isn’t too surprising […]

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Van Steenberge Gulden Draak – The Brewmasters Edition 2013
Van Steenberge Gulden Draak – The Brewmasters Edition 2013 is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale aged in Whiskey Barrels. This smells like a typical “Belgian” beer. Don’t let the quotation marks fool you because that is an amazing thing, sweet and sugary with a bit of banana, spice and booze. The […]

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Stone Reason Be Damned
Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Strong Pale Ale aged in red wine barrels. This was originally released on August 9, 2013 at the Stone Company Store for growler fills only. How a keg ended up in the inventory of our Georgia distributor in December I can’t say, but I’m glad that […]

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Allagash Fluxus 2012
Allagash Fluxus 2012 is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Brewed with spelt and spiced with green and pink peppercorns. It was fermented with the same strain of yeast that DeDolle (Belgium) uses. I never got a chance to try this fresh, but we had this on tap at our Allagash tap […]


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