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

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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


kareljandebacker's rating

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kareljandebacker (18) - Balgerhoeke, - MAY 11, 2014
Quite different from the former trippel hops by duvel. A little too much citrus for my taste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
[7179-20150401] Bottle. Grass hops and straw white wine aroma. Clear, pale yellow tan body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grapes, like a mild white wine Chardonnay apple flavour. Light-medium body. Good, simple. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (609) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle at Den Engel, Leek. Pours a clear straw colour with a thick, fizzy white head. Aroma of bready malt, grass, lemon, elderflower, some mango, straw, herbs and floral hops. Taste of bready malt, subtle caramel, lemon, mango, subtle blueberry, mango, slight pineapple, straw, light pepper, some yeast funk, grass and herbal hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A harsh, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Quite an aggressive beer which I wasn’t expecting. It’s hoppy and earthy though. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Poured from their disctinctive 330ml Belgian brown bottle into a snifter glass. Golden colour, slight haze, white foam, long-lasting with lace. Typical Duvel baseline aromas and flavours: pilsner graininess, hint of black pepper, clove, bubble gum, spicy Saaz and Styrian hops...except spoiled by poor handling. Musky and oxidized, unpleasant solvent taste and fusel alcohols, most likely light-struck and/or over-heated. Any beneficial Mosaic dry-hopping traits were dissipated or masked. I just bought this bottle, but it was poorly kept somewhere for the last year.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2242) - Chicago, 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 (1645) - 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 (7787) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4149) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 30, 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 (283) - 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 (2263) - 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 (278) - 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


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