Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 31, 2006
had on tap. very light golden color, clear, with a white head. fruity and sweet, a bit apply, with a bit of a white wine taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (6033) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2006
Light golden amber, fine pearling carbonation, big fluffy lacing head. Tropical fruit and mineralic yeast aroma. Harsh phenolic entry, fermented fruit, chocolaty notes , earthy mineralic, spicy. Strikes me as unharmonic. Velvety mouthfeel, light pearling. Old fruit aftertaste. Now this was disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Golden colour with a fizzy lance head. Aroma of alcohol, spice and some yeast. Flavour of spice and malt that ends in a warm alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
Another from my escipades in belgium(2002). Aroma is apricots and some sort of sweetish funkiness, though not that bad. Taste is orange peel with spices and a sweetish finish, with alcohol having a wee say all though the beer. Not bad maybe needs more aging or needs to be drunk fresh, but have nothing to compare with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2005
[bottle from dorstvlegel] Pours hazy orange colour. Aroma is peaches, pear, slightly spicey, yeast. body is nice, there is a slightly off taste of wet leaves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 Yellow colour emerging from below the huge white Duvel-like head. Delicious spicy and green apples aroma. Also yeasty. Flavour starts with soft malty sweetness, gradually drying up to a finish with yeasty notes.Very fizzy. It looks like a Duvel, but it tastes more like a confused blond,. The alcoholic warmth reveals its strength, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2005
Huge, creamy, white head which dwarfs the small orange-yellowish hazy body. (Half of an 0.33l bottle.) Big, fruity aroma of banana and apples with typical Belgian yeast notes. Taste is surprisingly harmonic and subdued compared to the aroma, but is essentially more of the same. Let it stand a little over the best before date, which probably explains the aftertaste being somewhat off. Don’t think this is a definitive tasting of this one. It’s a good beer, but a little boring, as though something’s missing. Not at all what I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2005
duvel-like belgian stong ale. aroma: flowery, bit malty. taste: sourrish, fruity, bit bitter. full bodied with good carbonation. alcohol warming finish, slightly bitter. nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
diabel (1621) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle at Waagstuk, Antwerp, Belgium Nose of flowers and herbs and alcohol. Frothy, white head, which lasts mostly. Flat yellow body. Lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Fully bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2005
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Good tripel, at the very light coloured Duvel end of the spectrum. Good natural sparkle and big rocky white head. Aroma of herb and spice, complex yeast profile. Slips over nicely, belying its strength. Thumbs up.

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