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

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RATINGS: 595   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 (32) - - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1800) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy earhtly notes and bitter hops flavor malts frutis citrus spicy some earhtly notes some yeast herbs and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1264) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a light golden color with a white head. The aromas are citrus, lemon/lime (like sprite) and a hint of grapefruit. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a light body and good carbonation. Very nice beer. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanne (34) - - APR 26, 2015
Looks like a regular duvel. Much more nose thanks to the hops. The hops have a nice grassy aroma. Taste is bitter, with hints of grapefruit and some graas/floral accents. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1254) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
(bottle 25/04-2015) large white head, clear yellow color, hoppy aroma, soft co2, hoppy taste, belgium yeast taste. BB date 10 2016.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
330 ml bottle from a four-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a straight-sided goblet. A 2014 vintage beer at 9.5% abv...this will be interesting! Pours a hazy witbier-like medium champagne color with a pearly off-white cap that leaves a few bubbly lace islands. Aroma is unmistakably fruity, fresh, fragrant hops - the entire fruit basket is in here, including stone, tropical, and dark berry - and with a wheaty malt backbone. The flavor is another big burst of fruits, quite sweet but not cloying, with more evident maltiness, spice, and a very faint alcohol warmth on the tongue and the way down. Full-bodied, creamy, and chewy, with a long-lived sweet/spicy aftertaste. Quite luscious and decadent; a real "dessert in a glass", just redolent with all manner of fruit. This is a truly celebratory beer, absolutely deserving of its "vintage" label.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (912) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
11.2oz bottle - pours a pale straw color with thick bright white head . Aroma is all tropical fruits . Taste brings a lot of tangy citrus with an astringent bitter finish . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meireteixeira (83) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 17, 2015
Cor dourada, turva. Espuma persistente. Aroma de frutas tropicais. Paladar de lúpulo intenso e frutas amarelas. Retrogosto amargo e alcoólico. Aroma e paladar diferenciados.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Over hyped! The usual Duvel super head. $5.29/11.2 ounces is bad value compared to all the American mosaic brews! 9.5% ABV is opposite to the trend to session beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
2015-04-01. Crisp yellow body with a nice white head. 3+ Aroma is interesting, lightly grassy with a lemon-lime like mineral character, mild fruit touches. 7+ Flavour is dry and relatively alcoholic on first sip, moderate bitterness throughout with mild lemon-lime like fruit as in the aroma, mild pale malt core. Finishes quite dry and fairly alcoholic. Average plus body is fairly effervescent. Tasty but like the regular Duvel I find that the dry prominence of the alcohol is a bit distracting. Bottle from the LCBO c/o Blankboy.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (9) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015 does not count
bottle from belgianbeerfactory.com cloudy look,coriander citrus,grapefruit aftertaste much better than the 2013 version


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