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

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RATINGS: 604   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (75) - - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 Mooi lichtgeel kleurtje, heerlijk fruitig aroma. Geuren van bessen, citrus. Prachtige balans tussen fruitig en het bittere van de hop. (Veel) lekkerder dan een gewone duvel.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
11.2 oz stubby bottle best by 07 2016. Nose is extremely and pleasantly floral with a nice medium spicy kick, golden and grassy with faint citrus rind and fainter vanilla. Pours rich golden with a soapy white head. Taste golden and again very floral, citric malt squeezed out with fruit and a touch of grain, low-level warming, a green-vegetal component and lots of fresh hay and straw. Full body attenuated with hop juice sweetness, otherwise dry and satisfying, but fizzy at times. Very, very low level of bitterness, and instead of tropical fruit, I’d say this is more like candis; as for the advertised blueberry, it’s there deep in the bg, but not something obvious if you’re not looking for it. I’d say this is a bit of a step down from the normal Duvel with a mild case of hops clash, but still a pleasant drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kto (67) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head and little lacing. lime and grass notes in the nose. taste sweet oranges, champagne, spices. strong carbonation. fruity hoppy finish. like!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4640) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear, pale golden colour with average to huge, frothy, osteoporosing, minimally lacing, crystal-white head. Spicy yeasty and citrusy hoppy aroma, grassy, herbal and floral notes as well, some liquorice, sweet mustard, pineapple. Taste is citrusy bitter hoppy, sweet-ish floral, hints of mustard seed, a touch of liquorice, pineapple. Complex, spicy, with flavours full of rousing, jolting energy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of yeast, hops, quite fruity, banana, bread, citrus, light resin, malts. Light bitter flavour, malts, yeast. Quite fizzy. Fruity finish, hops, light gouda, banana yeast.
(from 33cL bottle shared @ home. Project Empty the Cellar)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2948) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy pale straw coloured with a floral citrus and tropical fruit flavour, a warming peppery hop and spicy fruity body followed by more warmth, lemon, blueberry and an alcoholic kick on the finish. Very Nice indeed!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (381) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Fresh slightly hoppy aroma. Too bitter for me but still a good beer. Once is enough though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (424) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Shared bottled with Jeppe. Aroma of yeast, estery, herbal hops. Pours clear golden with big white head, not lasting. Taste is moderate bitterness, light sweetness, alcohol sweetness. full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (780) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Catty, grassy, lemony hop aroma from a hazy pale yellow body with a billowy white head. Taste is very much like a strong saison with dry hay and barnyard notes along with lemony citrus flavors. Good balancing honeyed sweetness. Alcohol is noticable but totally in tune with the flavors here. More orange and lemon at the end and there really is a bit of a blueberry flavor in there. Finishes dry and sweet with a lasting alcohol bite. Excellent and unique beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings87 (1) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2015 does not count
Bottiglia. Giallo pallido, torbida. Odore fruttato intenso. Ottima birra, esageratamente beverina in realzione ai 9,5 gradi. Grusto fresco, molto fruttato, poi subentra l’erbaceo che lascia un retrogusto amaro e persistente. Davvero valida.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1820) - 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


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