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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: 4242   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bcbeer (10) - CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
Wow. Smells like rasperries. Large head. Such a mix of interesting flavours, different in every mouthful. Fruity and sweet, and slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Even my girlfriend, a non-beer drinker found this beer to be delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Golden hazy colour with a huge white mostly lasing head. Heavy aroma of hops, yeast, fruits and spices. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
benfergy (243) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Pale yellow appearance, large head. The aroma is both reminiscent of a lager and of a wheat beer. The flavor, wow, pleasently herbal , sweet but not too sweet, a little sour. As for palate, this is the smoothest beer Iíve had. An excellent beer, it is one of those I would recommend to any beer fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Poured a super pale effervescent yellow with a copious white foamy head that would lace beautifuly. A grainy yeast aroma with a spiciness indicative of rich aromatic herbs. You can certainly detect those sweet spices in the flavor which finishes with a subdued bitterness. Sort of reminds of a strong hefe in some ways. Exceptionally smooth, almost creamy with a slight warming sensation that is a nice touch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbiere (101) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
In terms of appearance, this is my reference: nuclear head leaving the finest lace, incredible carbonation, golden color. Wow! The nose is fruity, pears, yeasty and spicy, pepper. Flavor is very well balanced sweet a little sour and moderate bitterness. I get the pepper a lot more in the flavor. A beer I keep drinking over and over and still find it interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Tall, thick, lasting white head Pale yellow in appearance. Aroma was a balanced blend of hops and yeast. Thirst quenching. Slightly sour taste. Pretty complex. Different from any ale I have had. Certainly does not taste like a 8.5% ABV. Deceivingly smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Extremely fluffy and unrelenting head, aromas of malt, citrus, wheat...had it not been printed on the label I would have had no idea that this beer was 8.1%abv. Ultra refreshing, extremely drinkable, awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2006
what a wonderful surprise this beer was. It has a crisp/sweet taste and very large head. This was a very refreshing beer to say the least!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1161) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2006
Very crisp beer, 8.5% well hidden and well used. The alcohol that does come up, comes up at the end, giving a nice flavorful and memorable aftertaste. You all know this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
This is beer candy, and the wrapper doesnít even make that annoying plastic sound, the 8.5 doesnít show itís face in the flavor or in the bloodstream, must be magic, smiply put, beer magic. We should do some witch trials on this beer because it horrifies me, i really think that it is a witch or that it may be conjured by witches, either way iíll drink it, all the while looking over shoulder for demonic woodland creatures and swooping gargoyles, tread lightly fellow beer seekers


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