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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Rebelle Strong Ale

6.5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseur de Montréal – http://www.brasseursdemontreal.ca/Montréal, Québec, Canada In Québec, rather than celebrate Queen Victoria during a national holiday in May, they would rather celebrate “Journée nationale des patriotes” (National Patriots Day).  The “patriots” in question were … Continue reading

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La Saison Haute Ale

8.5% alc./vol., 750 ml bottleLes Brasseurs du Temps – http://www.brasseursdutemps.com/Gatineau, Québec, Canada A “saison” is a season, and this sort of seasonal beer would have been brewed in the late summer and fall.  Beer is full of energy and vitamins, … Continue reading

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La Corne et la Muse Scotch Ale

9% alc./vol., 750 ml bottleLes Brasseurs du Temps – http://www.brasseursdutemps.com/Gatineau, Québec, Canada A Scotch ale is a variety of pale ale, when it’s this strong sometimes called a “wee heavy”.  This beer name is a Scotland-related pun in French.  The … Continue reading

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