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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Four generations of the Moortgat family have brought together Pilsner malts, Bohemian hops, and a unique yeast strain to create this intense, aromatic and beguiling ale. This Belgian favourite is best enjoyed chilled (40 - 50 F) with discerning friends or good-looking strangers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
12-SEP-2015, bottle @small café in Brussels, with Ulkløbben. Almost clear golden with lasting White head. This is the standard belgian ale. This taste exactly like most of them. Yeast, sweet malt, over carbonated. Very fine but I never really get it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jawlo (185) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Aromat: słodkie brzoskwinie, banan, przyprawowowść. Wygląd: barwa słomkowa, piana poteżna, prawie nie opada. Smak: brzoskwienie i banany, goryczka średnia, alkohol nie wyczuwalny. Tekstura: piwo niezbyt pełne, dość wytrawne, nagzowanie wysokie. Ogólne wrażnie: bardzo dobre piwo z fajnym aromatem, świetna piana i idelanie ukryty alkohol. Wysoko pijlane, przy tym zabójcze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jopolis (13) - - SEP 13, 2015
classic brew many time with always the same pleasure. Perfect appearance, spicy aroma and taste, bitter finish with noble alcohol warmth. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuszek (616) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 13, 2015
I have drunk this classic brew many time with always the same pleasure. Perfect appearance, spicy aroma and taste, bitter finish with noble alcohol warmth. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hippoman (239) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Gilesgate, Durham, £2/330ml. Pours hazy golden, a little like a scrumpy cider but with obvious carbonation. The head is white and starts foamy but quickly diminishes to a thin, slightly scummy looking layer. I’ve never been to Belgium but this is what I like imagine the whole country smells like and it’s fantastic. It’s a hugely dense, complex aroma that promises wheat with layers of banana esters, bubble gum and almonds. You’d never know it’s an 8.5% beer from the nose. Taste is sweet and a little resinous, tacky on the lips. Marzipan, caramel, wheat, cough drop and banana flavours combine beautifully. A truly great beer, but with its strength and sweetness, I like it best as an occasional treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NiekHart (5) - Haren, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
Nice special yeast aroma, Looks verry clear whit a nice white head. It’s one of the best belgian beers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (424) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
-really sweet fruits hit first,lime,orange and sweet malt -off flavors with cheap candy and dextrose energy -Very noticeable alcohol -low carbonation -decnt hoppy finish didnt impress me tbh,tasted like a beefed-up Radler

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (707) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of yeast, apple and pears, spices, white wine. Taste is citrus, grass, yeast and a touch of alcohol. Kinda boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (130) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2015
Bière belge par excellence. Goût cerealier mais finalement corps plutôt léger. Houblonnage timide mais agréable. Loin d’être une grande bière. Pas de surprise ni de grande subtilité. Un classique indémodable à prendre pour ce qu’il est.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fjb (33) - BRAZIL - AUG 27, 2015
Excelente cerveja. Espuma farta. Cristalina. Facil de beber apesar da alta graduaçao alcoolica.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 411

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50