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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
12 oz bottle. Almost clear golden yellow. Moderate white head with some left after receding. Interesting nose of granny smith and spicy perspiration. Leather, dentist office and sour warheads. Taste is a little sour and some funk. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Why am I thinking Colt-45? Initial carb dissipates into a smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1324) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
Clear light yellow color with ever lasting head! Definately a disappointment! Too much carbonation and fruity flavor turns bitter when the aftertaste settles, damn!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2006
Served in a stylish (Burgundy?) Duvel glass at Blå Rock Cafe in Tromsø (10.03.2006). Bright golden colour topped with a dense, rocky white foam. Crispy and aromatic. A powerful and hoppy drink, full of fresh fruit. Slightly alcohol in the palate. Lasting dryness finish. On a very warm summer day at the Dam-place in Amsterdam in late June 05, I also remembered this ale as a very tasteful thirst-quencher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
A classic. A standard by which to compare so many other beers. And a standout, always.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
330mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours to a pale gold, massive white head that refuses to die. Aroma is of malt and citrus, with a slight hint of skunk, and something that almost smells musty. Taste is wonderful - malt, fruit, spice, and something else I’m not sure how to describe, with a perfect touch of hops at the end. Mouthfeel is also excellent, carbonation is right around where I like it, and although the beer is rich, it’s still quite refreshing. Overall, a spectacular beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
1. On Tap at the Knott Fringe Bar, Manchester 26/10/2001 Golden coloured with some sour fruit aroma. Full hop finish. 2. Bottle 30/08/2004 Straw golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Some hoppy and sour fruit aromas. Hint of bitterness in a creamy malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jephavn (9) - DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006 does not count
750 mL Bottle, fine subdued aroma. Nice golden color. A very good beer that i will have to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2006
750 ML Bottle-Pours a beautiful, cloudy golden color w/a HUGE pure white foamy head that lasts forever. Citrus, hoppy aroma, but not overpoweringly so. Definate hopps up front, but smooth & flavorful, not overpowering or offensive.Great lacing, long, full, creamy finish. This was a good beer, smooth, well balanced, flavorful, & dangerous, because it does pack a punch

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcmole (28) - USA - MAR 5, 2006
Nice strong ale, but not my favorite. Lacks depth of other strong ales. Not much aroma on the nose, but bitterness does come through. Deceptively potent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 A beer with a strong alcohol taste, not so subtle. Don’t be fooled by the name. I will try it again. Re-rate: my feelings about this beer remain the same.

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