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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Poors a golden yellow with a beautiful bloom of head. Extremely fragrant with flavors of orange, pear brandy, green apples and a slight, smooth dryness. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a pale golden with a big white head. Spicy and citris aroma. Had a champagne like mouth feel as it was was well carbonated and finished dry. Belgian spices and fruit taste. Good beer but not enough Belgian charactor that I have come to like in this style of ale. The alcohal is well hidden given the ABV.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
I dont mind saying that Im extremely disappointed with this beer. This is the first belgian that Ive had that I wont ever drink again. I compare this one to a crappy american macrobrew. I dont recommend this one at all.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RonS (1) - Petersburg, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2006 does not count
750 ml bottle poured with a nice long lasting white head. Fine lace. Spicy, malty, earthy, yeast and citrus aroma with a complex flavor with a slight alcohol finish. Very refreshing and suprisingly drinkable for the ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Golden and poured with a big head that took some time to dissapear.Slight bitterness and a strong presence of alcohol as you would expect.Slightly acidic but all round an impressive well balanced strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle first Belgian sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma of spices, citrus, yeast. Flavor is smooth, citrus, yeast, and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5369) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2006
Aroma has a lot - pepper, earthy, light fruits, dough, spices and more. Pours light gold with a light looking white head that stays around for a while. Medium / full bodied beer with a medium carbonation. Taste is peppery with nice rich malts. The finish has lots of earthiness from the yeast and a spicy kick. Some of the alcohol lets itself be shown on the finish. Wonderful beer that goes down way too easy for ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
This rating is way overdue. On tap at Cafeke in Uden. Pale yellowish pour, with a slight haze and big fluffy white head. Estery, fruity aroma with a tinge of yeast. Flavor is spicy, strong, complex with a fruity edge. Medium bodied with a spicy alcohol flavor to the very end. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 hazey light golden with nice white head, bubbly, foamy, very nice aroma, a bit dry, the hops help, a good beer i forgot how good it was.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2006
Pours a lightly hazy golden with an average foamy lacing and sustaining head. Aroma of citrus, banana, yeast and Belgian spices. First thing with the flavor was the carbonation in this one, very bubbly on the tongue. Flavor is also very citrusy, with some more of that distinct yeast and some spices. I can also pick up the Pilsner malts that the Commercial Description state. Actually the flavor kind of reminds me of a Belgian spiced Pilsner if there is a such a thing. Still torn as to if the carbonation makes me like the palate more or less...Ill give it a 4 and go on the "more" side of things.


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