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

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RATINGS: 614   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.


Swank's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swank (34) - - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of yeast, floral hops, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, floral hops, some fruit, and citrus; High carbonation; Nicely balanced; Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Appearance: Light golden, slightly hazy. Huge amounts of creamy, white head.
Aroma: Hops and citrus fruit, floral.
Taste: Lots of hops, fruits, citrus. Warming.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €3.30
Info: 19/6-2015, 82/300M, BB: 30/9-2016

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle at home. High fluffy and long lasting white head. Cloudy light yellow body. Mild and rather sweet aroma of tropical fruits Solid malt base with tropical fruit flavors on top of a dusty hops bitterness as well as a good deal of alcohol. Low caronation. Long bitter finish. Blueberries? Well I guess they have let me down with my bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Golden with two finger head. Lightly sweet with lively carbonation. Fruity with citrus and apple. Medium bitterness. virtually no booze.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (218) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
I drank this beer together with the 2015 edition, to make a good comparison between the to. The 2014 edition is one ore two tints darker. It has a rather light yellow color and is almost clear. It has a minimal cloudiness, slightly more than the 2015 edition. The beer has layer of rough foam. The bulk of the foam disappears in a few minutes, but a little layer remains on top of the beer. The foam on the 2015 edition remains a little longer. Just like the 2015 edition, the smell is strong and good. The hop aroma’s are again prominent. You can clearly smell that both beers have a different aroma. To express the difference in words is another story. The hop aroma is les citrusy and has a more floral/herbal appearance. It also has some pine aroma’s. The smell between the 2014 and 2015 editions are equally good, but totally different. The taste of the 2014 edition is slightly better. It has a less prominent alcohol smell. It has the same nice bitter taste, together with some sourness, which balance each other out. The little alcohol aroma balances the sweet ’n sour with its sweet taste. The mout sensation is very pleasant. Both beers are strongly carbonated. This results in a massage for the inside of the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2135) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
helder licht geel met witte kraag. Aroma van hop, citrus, iets den, gist. Smaken zijn zwak zoet, iets zepig in de mond, zwak bittertje, gist, prikkelende co2, kruidig, en fruitig, medium body, redelijk typisch Duvel bier met andere hop...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (220) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -hazy yellow-golden with a foamy white head,which quickly dissipates -medium carbonation visible S: -lemon,cat pee,spices and stinging nettles T: very bitter,grassy,lemons,spices,nettles,bubble gum,residual sugar,finishes very dry F: -medium carbonation,medium body,no alcohol detectable O: much better than the regular Duvel,still doesnt blow me away though

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Neptune (36) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Great appearance, like all Duvels have. However in the aroma and the taste I found some rather unpleasant grassiness and even a hint of rotten eggs. It had a nice grapefruit finish though.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours light yellow with loads of white head. Aroma is high: pomelo, bread, roses. Fizzy, fresh, thin. Long bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HippieFee (142) - - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle - Thick white head from all the bubbles. Very cloudy gold color. Floral notes. Lots of carbonation. Tangy fruit flavor. Not a fan of Belgium beer and even though this has more hops, still has that spicy floral taste to it.


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