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


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RATINGS: 3993   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 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
75 cl Bottle. Nice dense white head above a Golden Ale. Good aroma of hops. Wonderful balance of flavor between hops, alcohol and malt. It ends up with a good aftertaste. Some bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Kinda a rauchbier aroma, but less pronounced. Some maltiness. Pale golden in color. The head rioted in my glass. After calling in the authorities it settled down somewhat, but continued to stand around leering at me. malt profile with some tickling alcohol and pear notes. Mild spice, but much less than many Belgian Strong Ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nycbronchart (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
alcohol, smoke, woody, golden, clear, rocky head, heavily sour, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LawofCreation (8) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2005 does not count
Bottled. Drank from glass. Pours very dark golden color with a 1 inch head, that dissapates to about 1/8 of an inch after a minute. Never dissappears. Should drink very cold, mine is semi warm, but not bad at all. Would definitely drink this again. This beer has zippo carbonation going on also which is a plus as well. Got it in Memphis for about 3 bucks for 11.2 oz (330 mL) at Buster’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
75 cl bottle. Oh! an old friend of mine. I will try to rate this neutrally, even though it brings back a lot of good memories. Hazy, pale yellow beer with the most beautiful head you’ve ever seen! Tight like whipped egg whites. The aroma is full of green apples and hops. On the palate it is very carbonated and rather thin - making it the perfect thirst quencher. The flavor is dry and hoppy with perfect balanced malt-sweetness. This is an easily drinking beer, but with many of the nice aspects from Belgian beers. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22584) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a solid and lasting white head. Spicy aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Fruity flavour with notes of spices and yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kristof (1) - Koersel, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
Very nice blond beer, strong beer, but very tasty. Like the way it sees in the glasses, the white head and the gold under it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 1, 2005
Beautiful cloudy golden colour with a nice thick meringue-like head. Aroma is very fruity, a little grassy and yeasty. Citrus fruit, prunes and raisin flavours with an alcohol and fairly bitter finish. Too bad I only got to enjoy half of it - My glass got spilled....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Poured a big thick white head, and a had a golden appearance. Aroma was spicey and semi sweet. Flavor was semi sweet but not over powering, and it went nicely with the alcohol. I liked the bitter finish, but was smooth as well. Good brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (890) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 27, 2005
750 cm3 bottle - June 2005 Pours lively golden. The head is ok, big and white, maybe it should last more before vanisihing. The colour is what catches my attention, it seems like liquid honey, it´s the most vividly golden brew i have ever had. Arome is of peas and sugar. Flavor is sweet at the beging with peas and honey dominatig, it then goes somewhat bitter and leaves a lingering dry aftertaste. It hides amazingly well it´s 8,5 % bv, and i can feel the kick after finishing the bottle.

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