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

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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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For this 2014 edition, our brewers have selected Mosaic. This new US hop variety enhances the beer with a tangerine sweetness, hints of tropical fruit and an interesting blueberry flavour.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swank (24) - - MAY 18, 2014
Nice take on a classic beer. The extra hop gives it a nice twitch but also makes it quite high on alcohol. Good beer to try if you like Duvel, but personally I didn’t find it worth trying again.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (44) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2014
Robe blonde pale troublée légèrement.Mousse blanche abondante à grosse bulles se dissipant à vitesse moyenne.Je conseille encore une fois de bien faire mousser la bière au service : les Belges, et la Duvel particulièrement est à mon goût trop effervescente (profiter de cet inconvénient pour en tirer avantage en oxygénant votre bière sans crainte de finir avec une bière "plate").Fin col persistant à grosse bulles aérées. Nez très aromatique de houblon, palette d’arômes restreinte due au "simple houblon" mais permettant d’apprécier les qualités propres de ce houblon "Mosaic".Arômes fruités de fruits frais difficilement identifiables, senteur herbacée, levures typique des triples blondes Belges. Sur le palais, attaque citronnée légèrement acide, amertume, levures et note de fin assez longue sur un délicieux panier de myrtilles (fruits noirs des bois). Très sympa.Souffre malheureusement de la comparaison que je peux faire (peut-être à tord) avec les meilleures IPA. Excellente Belge décemment houblonnée.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (370) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Yes, there are bucket loads of hops in this, but there is an odd metallic \chemical taint to this. I was expecting a classic, but left disappointed.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AtronSeige (654) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 28, 2014
Aroma: Medium hops, subtle spice and fruity, berries. Light cat piss. Appearance: Body: Clear, light yellow. Head: Large, rocky, white, good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, very dry finish. Medium-high berries, Medium alcohol, peppery. Light fruity, banana. Mouthfeel: Medium-high warming, Light body. High carbonation. Overall: The alcohol is slightly harsh. The hops is a good experience. Not easy drinking. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Alan. 23. Specialty Beer 18D. Belgian Golden Strong Ale

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheFoamhead (9) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
Since a couple of years, the Moortgat brewery launches each season a new ’Triple Hop’, every time with a new, thrilling comination of three hop types. The 2014 edition is a blend of Saaz, Styrian and Mosaic hop. And this turns out to be a real delight for lovers of hoppy beers. Try to get one before they’re gone. They won’t come back.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (391) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange. Little head, more like a film. Tropical fruit, hoppy but not bitter. Decent offering.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (952) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy yellow color, medium white head. Sweet hops and fruit aroma. Medium body with a fruit and hops flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at De Kelk, Brugge, 17/10/14. Clear golden yellow with a decent white covering. Nose is skunky mosaic, straw, apricot, tropicana, light pine, citric peel. Taste comprises juicy citrics, more skunky mosaic, tangerine, straw, pineapple chunks, caramel light, tangerine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a good hop bellow. Solid stuff, nice mosaic character and drinks well below the ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1282) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2014
An interesting beer all the way around. Solid Belgian yeast notes; surprisingly light color; carbonated in the continental tradition. The American hops add a certain edginess and springiness to this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (133) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
330 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours clear light golden colour with healthy white head. Well carbonated. Nose is melon, Belgian yeast, banana, some funk, bit of piney/citrus hops. Taste is similar, fruity, yeasty, some lime and tartness on the back end. Bright and refreshing, but packs a wallop. Booze is stealthy. Really nice ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (55) - - OCT 21, 2014
Guldfärgad med vitt skum. God och fräsch men lite tunn doft. Alkoholstark öl men med god styrka. Humlig, fruktig, söt, jästig, kryddig. Bra beska. Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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