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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4252   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
This had a huge white head of long lasting merange.quite annoying.Color light gold.aroma was yeasty and hops.Tasted like yeast and hops.somewhat bubbly like champagne.I thought it tasted alot like the Schiltz malt liqour,but mild,and better balanced.I didnít care much for this.Sour aftertaste.Probably wonít buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2006
33 cl. Bottle. Pours a hazy(if your not careful with your pour) light golden with a huge fluffy white meringue head and sticky lacing. Sweet fruit (pair & apple), and yeasty bread dough in the nose. Great combo of malt, yeast, fruitiness that is sweet but not cloying. The texture is creamy and the alcohol is well hidden to make it very drinkable. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
burrhead (1) - mt. airy, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006 does not count
i donít know exactly why but i love this beer. gold! belgian gold! wow what a head. hops are just right.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours a beautiful slightly hazy golden amber with a white cloud like head.Aromas of spice and light citrus and yeast with a balance ofmaltiness that goes down so good and smooth with a nice finish.A very nice beer that I will have many more times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 Nose is of pears and malts, Golden color with a thick, long-lasting white head, flavor is spicy malts with a little hoppiness in the background. The 8.5% is well covered. 8/3/8/3/16 3.8 7/12/06 Rerate 2/21/12 330ml (BB 12 2013) from BevMo Salinas in my Orval chalice. Nose is yeast, green apples, slight notes of sweet caramel, and floral hops. Clear yellow gold with a moderate, heavily lacing, white that is barely tinged with yellow, head. Flavor is white peppery spices, light bitterness, contrasting light sweetness, and a dose of yeasty white bread. 8/4/8/4/16 4.0

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 12, 2006
My first belgium beer consumed in Dec. 1978 before heading out to see "Itís a Wonderful Life". It was wonderful also.Have consumed many more since then. Golden color with a lasting head that drinks deceptively easy for the amount of alcohol in it.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Bottle. A cloudy, deep golden color. Thick, lasting, creamy white head with foam that sits on top until your last sip. Sweet fruit aroma. Moderate to full body beer - creamy consistency. Taste is sweet then fairly warm and spicy. Heats up your throat a few seconds after you swallow - in a good way. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed - weíll be back to this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Donít let the color fool you. Pale yellow with big white head; fruity aroma. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Golden color and a huge white head that laces nicely on the glass. Fruity smell... rasperries, pears and maybe some apricot. Sweet tasting but not particularly complex. Surprisingly refreshing for an 8.5% beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2006 Pale yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is clove, sugar, pear, yeast. Flavor is sweet, with fruit and clove notes. Finish is a bit bitter but not as bitter as delirium tremens but stonger than leffe. Has enough of a bitter kick to keep it from being too cloying. Nice warmth from the alcohol as you finish the bottle.


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