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NAME/NOMENABREWERY/CASA PR.ALC VPLATO
WORLD WIDE STOUTUSADOGFISH HEAD18.0
SAMUEL ADAMS TRIPLE BOCKUSABOSTON BEER Co.17.540.0
MAELSTORM BARLEYWINE (1)ITASTARBESS - ROME16.032.0
DOMESDAY IIENGDEVENISH15.932.7
BELZEBUTH (2)FRAJEANNE D'ARC15
SAMICHLAUS (3)SUIEGGENBERGER1427.3
XIAOYUITABALADIN13.0
CAESAURUSSUIHURLIMANN12.6
WEYERBACHER QUADUSAWEYERBACHER12.1
BUSH BEERBELDUBUISSON1224
BUSH NOELBELDUBUISSON1224
THOMAS HARDY'S ALE (4)ENGELRIDGE POPE1229.2
BIERE DU DEMONFRAENFANTS DE GAYANT1221.7
FORTATORGERENGEL12
ROCHEFORTOISE WINTERBELROCHEFORTOISE1226.3
KASTEELBELVAN HONSEBROUCK12
IMPERIAL STOUTUSAROGUE11.826
MONSTER BARLEY WINEUSABROOKLYN11.8
CRIPPLE DICKENGST. AUSTELL11.7
HARVEST ALEENGLEES11.7
OLD STOCK ALEUSANORTH COAST11.4
OLD CRUSTACEANUSAROGUE11.326
ROCHEFORT 10BELTRAPPIST ABB. ROCHEFORT11.324
RIDLEY'S 27 (5)ENGRIDLEY(11.3)27
BLITHERING IDIOTUSAWEYERBACHER11.1
GULDEN DRAAKBELBIOS - VAN STEENBERGE11
BIERE DU BOUCANIERBELBIOS - VAN STEENBERGE11
KULMINATOR URTYP HELLGERERSTE KULMBACHER ACTIENB.1129.5
EDELBIER FEUERFESTGERSCHAFF1124
WESTVLETEREN 12 (6)BELTRAPPIST ABB. WESTVLETEREN1123
KASTEEL TRIPLEBELVAN HONSEBROUCK11
HY ORIGINAL SUPER BEERBELZAGO11
HY CUVEEBELZAGO11
PERBACCO(7)ITABALADIN11
OLD HORIZONTALUSAVICTORY11
IMMORT'ALEUSADOGFISH HEAD11


These are the strongest beer (by alc. vol%) I ever tasted. I selected the ones above 11%
Of course there could be many beers that I never tried with a very high alcoholic strength.
At times even stronger beers have been produced, e.g. Baz's Super Brew, by Parish Brewery, U.K.: 23% alcool vol. (scarce information about this ale, no longer produced. I don't know if the strength data is confirmed).
Lately in USA there is sort a competition on the strongest beer: Boston Beer Company featured Samuel Adams Millenium (19.5% alc. vol.) produced only once, just for the Millenium, available at astonishing price; and later went on with Samuel Adams Utopia (more regularly brewed but still extremely rare and expensive) at 24% and then 25% ABV.
Dogfish Head brewery after an oaccasional Raison d'Extra at about 20% abv, is brewing Wide World Stout (first at 18% and now 23%) and 120 Minutes IPA (about 21%). This beer are less rare and sold at more reasonable prices.

Notes:

Sugar content is expressed in degrees Plato, i.e. degrees by weight. If the sugar content is expressed in % by volume, the value is larger (ex. Domesday, 32.7 Plato, 37.3 by volume!)
The alcohol content of some beers has changed during the years. For example, I tasted Eku 28 both at 11% and 12% a.b.v., but it looks like it has been brewed both stronger and weaker than these values.
Beers in italic are out of production
(1)The brewery ceased production, a few bottles may still be available around.
(2)Now brewed at "only" 13% abv.
(3)Originally produced by Hurlimann (SUI). At the beginning two versions (pale and dark) were available.
(4)Last brewed in 1999; it has come back brewed by another brewery (O' Hanslon's)
(5)Alcohol content not known but extimated from sugar content
(6)Alcohol content decreased in latest batches, oscillating between 10.8% and 10.2%
(7)"Prototype" beer, still unreleased commercially.


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