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Belgian Strong Pale Ale Beer Reviews


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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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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Price Is Wrong
The Price Is Wrong is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. This is the latest offering from Sweetwater’s Dank Tank Series. Not sure this really hits the style mark but I really love the flavor profile. Lots of sweet mango and passion fruits are mixing with Belgian candi sugar. I found this […]

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New Belgium Paardebloem (Lips Of Faith Series)
Yet another Lips Of Faith beer from New Belgium, this time a collaboration with Red Rock Brewery. Paardebloem is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed with peaches, grains of paradise and dandelion greens then aged on oak. Not a big fan of peaches in beers, but the peaches are very subtle […]

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Unibroue Don De Dieu
Unibroue Don De Dieu is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. They refer to this as a Tripel Wheat on the bottle, so I am guessing that means it is a Tripel with a good bit of wheat added. Things start with some slightly funky yeast upfront. I’m getting a lot of […]

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Van Steenberge St.Stefanus
Van Steenberge St.Stefanus is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Amazing label art and dedication to aging notes. Not only is there very clear cellar release date (April 2012 for this bottle), but there is also some fairly complex notes on what to expect with age. These notes come complete with a […]

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Allagash Victor
Allagash Victor is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. This is the 2012 vintage, enjoyed on June 4th 2013, I believe this has been aged just over 1 year. Brewed with over one hundred pounds of Cabernet franc grapes, this is the counterpart to Victoria (brewed with Chardonnay grapes). This has a […]

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Goose Island Matilda
Goose Island Matilda is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Bottled 3/1/2012, aged just over one year. This is nice, I like what the age has done to it. Very biscuit malts are mixing with some fruit flavors, getting notes of apricot and grape. Simple yet flavorful. I hope we start seeing […]


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