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.
2 Turtle Doves The Bruery 9.00
3 French Hens The Bruery 7.82
AleSmith Grand Cru AleSmith Brewing Company 8.00
Brother Thelonious North Coast Brewing Company 8.24
Collaboration Not Litigation Ale Avery Brewing 7.00
Evil Urges Short's Brewing Company 6.28
Hell Hath No Fury Ale Bell's Brewery, Inc. 7.53
Mad Elf Ale Tröegs Brewing Company 7.77
Maracaibo Especial Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales 8.00
Matacabras Dave's BrewFarm 9.06
Mercy Ale Asylum 8.00
Monk's Blood 21st Amendment Brewery 8.82