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


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RATINGS: 4048   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
romolime (78) - - JUN 10, 2015
La più classica delle strong ale belga, ottima birra che risulta essere un pò frizzate, nonostante la gradazione alcolica si beve molto bene. Corposa e molto piacevole da bere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keukeman (22) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
.33l bottle poured in a glass Golden colour with whitehead that diminishes quickly. Citrus-like flavour. doesn’t feel too heavy, for it’s 8% vol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rhombic (12) - SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle, served in tulip glass. Herbal aroma, with a yeasty "aftersmell" (~aftertaste). The aroma is already quite fully developed, increasing the pleasant anticipation. The appearance is golden, with a dense head. The delightful taste is complex and developing, with a bitter ostinato and various sweet tones to it, with peach-like flavour and strong finish. The carbonation is medium to high. The texture is rather creamy... similar to other Belgian ales, for that matter. Overall, a very nice experience with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (663) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
Pale gold, a little hazy, with a fluffy white head. Banana, yeasty, funky, lemon aromas, a little spicy. Taste is a little tart, lemon, funky, biscuity, finishes with a little bitterness too

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (69) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Złote piwo z obfitą pianą zdobiącą szkło, która opada do cienkiej warstewki. Aromat owocowy, głównie winogrona i gruszki. W smaku owocowo, ale w wytrawny sposób. Goryczka średnia, owocowa, przyjemna. Ogólnie bardzo udane belgijskie piwo w mocniejszym wydaniu, punkt obowiązkowy dla każdego fana piw belgijskich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachneger (385) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
Honinggeel kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Smaak zoet met een vleugje citrus. Gedronken met Bryan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (438) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Liquide blond pâle légèrement trouble surmonté d’un épais col de mousse blanche. Effervescence élevé. La dentelle est intense et une croûte de mousse se solidifie sur le verre. Arômes de levures belges, citron, pelure de banane, coriandre, sauge, persil. Un peu florale. En bouche, citron frais, chair d’orange, pamplemousse, levures. Les épices sont encore présentent mais bien dosées. Un goût amer de pamplemousse s’acroche aux palais longuement. Une bonne blonde belge typique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (47) - , HONG KONG - JUN 3, 2015
A 330ml bottle dated best before November 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with maybe just under a two finger creamy white head that dissipated slowly leaving nice stringy lacing. Main aromas of citrus lemon and banana with slight funk followed by some lighter grassy and flowery smells. Tastes starts with bitter, tart and slightly sour citrus lemon, pear and apple followed by banana and honey sweetness. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation and a dry finish. Overall this was not a bad beer. But if I was to compare to others in this style, off the top of my head I do prefer both Delirium Tremens and La Chouffe before Duvel and unfortunately for Duvel, both of them are as widely available in Hong Kong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierfanaat31 (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
One of the best specialty beers on the market , but it has too much carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanderings878 (35) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore giallo pallido, con abbondante schiuma bianca di media/breve durata. Aroma che si rivela piano piano, tipico lievito belga, banana, leggermente erbaceo e fruttato. Gusto debolmente dolce, con l’amaro del luppolo che prevale, anche se ben bilanciata. Carbonatazione vivace, birra secca e beverina. Buona!

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