Category Archives: Strong Ale

Fuller’s Golden Pride Strong Ale

8.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleFuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. – http://www.fullers.co.uk/London, England Here’s a pretty powerful Pride, like drinking two London Pride in one glass.  If you’re in a hurry, maybe that’s what you need.  Ah, but a stronger beer … Continue reading

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Fuller’s Past Masters XX Strong Ale

7.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleFuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. – http://www.fullers.co.uk/London, England I’m stealing this from the bottle notes:  “Since 1845, every Fuller’s Head Brewer has kept a hand written book of brews.  The Past Masters series uses this precious … Continue reading

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Harviestoun Ola Dubh Ale

8% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleHarviestoun Brewery – http://www.harviestoun.com/Hillfoots Village, Scotland Harviestoun makes a dark ale called “Old Engine Oil” for its black colour.  “Ola Dubh” means “black oil”, and the “12” on the bottle tells you that this blacker-than-night porter … Continue reading

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La Belge Blonde Strong Ale

7% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleFerme brasserie Schoune – http://www.schoune.com/St-Polycarpe, Québec, Canada I have yet to drink a beer from Schoune that celebrates its West Québec provenance.  We seem to be going the opposite direction, and heading across the sea to … Continue reading

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Reb’Ale Rousse

6.9% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleFerme brasserie Schoune – http://www.schoune.com/St-Polycarpe, Québec, Canada I’m glad that Schoune labels are not always about positive Québec stereotypes and clichés.  Here’s a strong ale featuring the drawing of a red-haired biker chick in a provocative … Continue reading

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Duvel Strong Ale

8.5% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat – http://www.duvel.be/Puurs, Belgium I’m drinking this, but not necessarily loving it.  Duvel was one of the first strong imports I’d ever tried, and I didn’t like it then either.  Oh, it was a … Continue reading

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Old Peculier Strong Ale

5.6% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleT&R Theakston Ltd. – http://www.theakstons.co.uk/Masham, England This is the beer that made Masham famous, although to be fair I’ve never heard of Masham.  I’ve heard of Yorkshire, though.  What a peculiar approach to spelling!  This “peculier” … Continue reading

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