Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bottle: Unfiltered.
Launched 2007. Retired 2011. Replaced with an annual release, starting in 2012, using a different hop each year.
Made with three kinds of hops: Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Amarillo. Dry hopped with more Styrian, and an extra dose of malts to hold up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Wow Wow wow, so happy to have had this. Chris of Ebenezer’s broke this bad boy out of his personal cellar for me, my girflriend and some other beer geeks from BA. Pours yellow with a bright white 1 finger head. Nose hoppy and really great. Taste is hoppy and spicy and killer, wow what a combo of duvel and hops into a great new beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11984) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle. Damn, this looks good - in both box and bottle (even better outside it).
Pours a super beautiful golden with a gigantic, creamy, white head. Brilliant lacing and a looooong duration. Beautiful. Aroma is very hoppy, grass, viniousness, light yeast, apples and grapes. Low carbonation, leaving plenty of mouthfeel for the expanded hops note. Very creamy mouthfeel. Stunning flavour, lightly tart, oranges, apples. Good viniousness and a great, grassy hoppiness. Some sweetness and grape/white wine notes. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17292) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Yellow color, nice white head. Floral aroma, hoppy, some marcipan and perfume, mailky and a bit fruity. Hoppy, fruity, floral, citric and spicy flavor. Grapefruit notes and with some soap. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 75cl, Vintage 2010, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, not easy to drink, hazy, rocky head, beautiful bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2008
Bottled. Hazy golden with a large, white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with flowery citrus and notes of marcipan. Spicy, yeasty flavour with sourish notes. Medium, dry, hoppy, grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
Bottled. Has that typical rocky white head of its weaker sibling atop its clear light gold body. The aroma is spicy and yeasty. Sticky lemons. The taste is spicy and bitter. Nettle notes. Bigger alcohol but not necessarily bigger hops than regular Duvel. Some sharp lemony notes and an unbalanced complexity. Retronasal. Certainly not worth all that extra money, but worth the experience I suppose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22988) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
Bottled, thanks rickgordon! Lightly hazy golden, lasting head. Rich hoppy grassy nose with fruit and doughy malt underneath. A deep mouthfilling flavour of buttery malt and black currant. Hops are evident but not assaulting. Long grassy finish. Very good - one of the better of these new wave hoppy Belgian beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2008
Thx for another great tasting, Kim (beljohansen). Ligth amber, long typical duvel head, notes of fruit, citrus, hops, yeast, malt and peach..Sweet and bitter in good harrmony. Alcohol in finnish. You never go wrong with a Duvel!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/22/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, drippy sheets of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity esters, lots of spicyness, fresh hop with touch of citrus,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, touch of citrus, well balanced spicyness, light bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty, honey, grainy, and lots of peppery hops. Flavor is malty, grain, honey and a very bitter peppery hop finish.

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