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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcinG (210) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Z?ote w kolorze o obfitej bia?ej pianie. Widaç jak to piwo zyje w odpowiedniej szklance pieknie "buzujac". W zapachu czuc drozdze lekkie cytrusy i banany. Piwo wydaje sie lekkie mimo 8,5 procenta bogate smakowo i swietnie zbalansowane. W smaku czuc banany cytrusy kolander i delikatny chmielowy finisz. Swietny przyklad belgiskiego piwa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow with a large white head with good retention and lace. Nose has honey, grass, hay, golden bread. Flavour follows: honey, dry flowers, golden bread, white pepper, hay, dry grass, apricot, peach. Medium body, lively carbonation, mild sweet with matching bitterness. Crisp finish with lingering honey. The alcohol doesn’t show and it drinks all too easy. Perhaps the flavours could be a bit brighter, but the mouthfeel and finish is very pleasant. Fine beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2016
The purest white pillow of everlasting dense foam on top of clear straw color. Aroma is slight citrus zest and mild spice. Yeasty esters dominate the taste. It’s fairly dry, and very carbonated. with a bit of a tart finish I enjoy Delirium more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (134) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 22, 2016
Ah... the alcohol. Only the alcohol make this beer just "Good". The Belgian yeast character is very strong, mostly fruity characters like apples, pears, peaches, etc... A little bit of ester like honey, some maltiness. Boozy, light and drinkable, great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lionus (11) - , Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Love everything about this beer except the appearance. The slight cloud from bottle conditioning makes it a "tweener" where it is not quite clear and not quite cloudy, and combining that with the straw yellow color gives the beer the look of unhealthy urine.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vernonmw (16) - BRAZIL - JAN 16, 2016
Sem dúvidas, uma cerveja que está no meu top 5. Recomendo a todos, independente de preferir esse ou aquele tipo de cerveja

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
A nice dark Belgian ale. Bitter tones prevail, even in the aftertaste. You do really need to sit down for this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tokyo9 (46) - GERMANY - JAN 11, 2016
- Big carbonation, long lasting white head
- Aroma of citrus
- Very clear, dry, bitter finish
- Subtle, and well balanced sweetness

Very refreshing
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle split two ways. Clear golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of caramel, hay, green grass, yeast, sweet syrup and some grains.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (180) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
330 ml bottle poured at home. Pours hazy golden color with a crazy white head that died quickly (overflow upon opening cap). Smell was hard to place but yeast seems to be dominant. Taste was peppery and carbonated with a touch of sweet. Good but I don’t see why this is rated so highly.


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