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

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RATINGS: 3899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlassBrass440 (123) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
Complex aroma of wheat, candies, spicy phenols, and sulfur. Flavor is of hard candies, wheat malt and sulfur.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured into a wine glass in late 2013. A: Very bubbly. Amber/caramel. Cloudy with yeast. Head retains well. T: Very fruity. Complex. Pear. M: Crisp and bubbly like champagne. O: This was a great beer. Beautiful, complex, balanced, and fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (302) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Cloudy gold with a big, bubbly white head that disappears pretty quickly. Nose is all malt/Belgian yeast - banana bread and a bit of spice. Taste is a sweet malt, lots of pungent yeast, and a finish that’s incredibly crisp, and slightly dry. High carbonation helps this stuff go down way too easy, and the alcohol is barely noticeable. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kolo269 (7) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
piekna biala gesta piana,oblepiajaca szklo,cienka warstwa zostaje do samego konca,zapach slodowy z lekka nuta owocowa,kolor jasnoslomkowy przywodzacy na mysl eurolagery,smak wspanialy,czuc owoce i lekka kwasowosc,z lekkim opoznieniem czuc bardzo lekka goryczke,przy sporej mocy nie czuc alkocholu

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quorce (61) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Brown color, small head. Medium body and high carbonation. Nice alcohol tastes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (253) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Disig ljusgul kulör med doft av citron, äpple, hö och fuktig jordkällare. Smaken drar åt äpplekart vin, hö läder. Väl kolsyrad, torr och fruktig

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
billiejoece (7) - BRAZIL - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
Aparência linda, dourada, de turbidez média a alta, no aroma caramelo, toffe e frutas caramelizadas, além de crosta de pão, bastante pronunciados, no fundo um cítrico bem menos perceptível (à medida que esquentou percebi mais evidente). No sabor caramelo e um pouco de chocolate amargo; amargor final do lúpulo. No paladar: encorpada, adstringente e álcool perceptível em consonância com o ABV.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
christhoel (235) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
A classic beer, spawning several imitators. A strong heavily hopped, triple fermented ale. Has a big rocky and firm head that last for the whole glass and clings to the sides. A pale, slightly cloud golden color disguises this rich and highly alcoholic beer (6.8 wt, 8.5 vol). Flavor is yeasty and hoppy, but malts are detectable. Remarkable easy to finish for a high alcohol beer. Can either be served at cellar temp like an ale or cold like a lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (212) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2015
Pour from 330 ml bottle. big foamy white head.straw colour, clear. Aroma is Belgian yeast. flavour is not at all sweet, dry and alcohol finish. restrained for a Belgian, fruity esters are subtle, the balance is nice. very high carbonation mouth feel, I prefer a little less. Moderate bitter finish. Very drinkable for 8.5%. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (202) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Malty aroma. Pee like appearance with a white head made of mainly tiny bubbles with sporadic large bubbles. Constant buzzing noise of bursting bubbles. Two main characteristics. The alcohol taste. And what I call the "duvel" taste which is very much metallic. Which I subconsciously learnt to fear when I was a kid cause I realized it would lead to a bad hangover.


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