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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: 4304   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Iím glad I got this in Europe so I didnít have to pay the inflated cost it costs over here. Not bad, but I didnít find it to be anything special, fairly smooth, maybe a bit of a spice flavor, with some malt to it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
messymatt (36) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2006
Nice and tasty, lots of flavour and gets you where you want to be, fast. Not a good breakfast beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2006
This is a great conversation beer, when just hanging out with friends. I always have a bottle handy. Bright yellow in color. Light aroma of malt or bread, slight alcohol. Tastes of bananas and slight hop bitterness. Tastes like a Belgian version of a Pilsner. Very thirst quenching and refreshing.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jrohn92 (105) - USA - AUG 14, 2006
Sour aroma and a large head of foam. Suprisingly good flavor for 8.5%. One of my favorites by far.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 bottle. murky pale yallow color. looks great in its glass. fruity sour aroma. very pleasant. citrussy and spicy yeast.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hateh2s (5) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2006 does not count
The most accomplished mass produced beer on the planet. Great clarity colour aroma flavour. Consistently excellent despite expansion of the brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 750 ml bottle. The aromas really come alive in its bodacious head (please pardon my retro lingo). First thing you notice when drinking is the almost champagne like carbonation, followed by the perfect blend of spiciness, citrus, and hops along with a great finishing taste. For some reason the 750 ml tastes better than the 330 ml to me.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3434) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Finally rating this one officially. One of the first big beers I had and definitely did not appreciate it then. Appreciate it way more now. Big fruity and yeasty aromas. Smooth bread and citrus taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - AUG 10, 2006
Pretty standard BSA...rich golden yellow, but it does have a huge fluffy head...almost too huge. Aroma is candi and bread. Flavor is candi, bread, spicey yeast, and a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is a bit wet and has a fairly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
bottle. brownish yellow. very carbonated, tons of lacing and mammoth foam head. smells like a wit. tastes like bananas and huge bittering finish. sour. not particularly pleasant, but the abv is cool.


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