Belgian and French Ales: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Notes: These beers are often (though not always) brewed with dark Belgian candy sugar. Herbs and spices are sometimes used to delicately flavor these strong ales. These beers are typically well attenuated with a deceptive alcoholic strength.

  • ABV: 7.1%-11.2%
  • ABW: 5.6%-8.8%
  • IBU: 20-50
  • Color (SRM): 8-35
  • Color (EBC): 16-70
  • Original Gravity: 1.064-1.096
  • Original Gravity °P: 15.7-22.9
  • Final Gravity: 1.012-1.024
  • Final Gravity °P: 3.1-6.1

Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.

16 Belgian Dark Strong Ale Reviewed

Beer Brewery Rate Avg.
Noel de Calabaza Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales 8.00
Salvation Russian River Brewing Company 8.12
Sinners Blend 2009 The Lost Abbey 8.06
The Dark Side Belgian Style Imperial Stout Terrapin Brewing Company 7.00