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

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RATINGS: 4231   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bijl (63) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
Oude klassieker....al zo vaak gedronken en verveelt nooit! Goudgeel, enorme witte schuimkraag, volle parelende CO2 en glashelder als je hem niet per ongeluk leegkiepert. Aroma is grassig, citrus fruitig (scherp). Het geurt bij opwarming verweg ook naar de bekende Belgische gist.....banaan bubbelgum. Smaak is fris een direct citrus zuurtje met navolgend een beste bitter....deze gaat weer over in zoet. Gevoel is heel fris en zomers.. De alcohol is goed verborgen. Rustig schenken en je hebt een prachtig bier! Een dikke ja voor deze welbekende!

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (102) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2016
An old friend revisited. Pours slightly hazy gold, thin head. More carbonation than I remembered. Less aroma than you might expect - hints of yeast and orange. Loads of orange on the taste, and a nice lingering warmth from the abv. Nice balance of yeast and fruit. Still great, nearly 30 years after I first tasted it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (84) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
Flesje gedronken (tht 12-2015). Heerlijke hoppige geur . Helder goudgeel bier met mooie witte schuidmkraag die lang blijft. Bitter in de mond met een fruitige, volle nasmaak.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
schavuitje (27) - apeldoorn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
Vertrouwde smaak , stevig hop ; grassig gedroogde bloemenboeket en een bessen/ cassis

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamVimes21 (105) - - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle at British oak a nice hoppy bitter from belgium not one of my favorites but a nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlueGaljoen (64) - FRANCE - MAR 24, 2016
Très belle bière jaune. Mousse généreuse et persistante. Carbonatation importante. Du houblon, de l’amertume, de l’acidité sur le citron et le coing. Une légende pour tous les instants.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ynotnitram (16) - - MAR 20, 2016
beautiful aroma, intense yet refined. one of Belgium’s better blond ales (yes i would classify it as an ale, not a pils!). taste so different to looks in this case.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balabuska (9) - SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Pours kinda bright straw-colored yellow with a big white foamy head. Very good retention, good lacing. At this point I’d guess it was some watery wheat beer. The flavor is radically different from what the aroma and looks would suggest - it is very intense and flavorful. Malt, wheat and yeasts, fruitiness and some spice and a "belgian" winey touch, somewhat sour (lemon-like), ends with mild to medium, ’noble’ hoppy bitterness. Finish is also slightly spicy. It’s full-bodied, oily, has fairly high carbonation, alcohol hidden. In a way it feels like an extremely supercharged wheat beer. It’s incredibly drinkable. It completely surprised and amazed me. Definitelly gonna repeat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Originally rated on 5/29/08. Monster white head that you gotta dig through to get the ale, pleasant scent of citrus and malt. Flavor was slightly spicy almost piney, good full body, alchol taste was noticeable. Not my favorite belgian out there but its still worth a try.


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