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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: 4092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
bottle-This beer poured out a cloudy yet golden color,with a nice head.The aroma was sweet and the taste was fruity with hints of banana and vanilla.This is a truely great Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2005
11.2 oz. bottle. Best before: November 2007. A slightly hazy pale-gold pour with a HUGE fluffy white head. Chunky lace all the way down my Duvel glass. The yeasty aroma is quite fruity and spicy. Thin body. No surprises taste-wise. Sweet and fruity with spices throughout. Bready with hints of banana and vanilla. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Sweet, candy aroma. Pours clear blonde with a huge fluffy head. Sharp at first, candy, sugar, sweet, yeast, and a dry finish. Very carbonated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle. Pours brilliant gold with a huge white head. Excellent flavor really belies the high alcohol content. Silky smooth.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmanthe (12) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
The perfect beer. I lived in Belgium and have tried all 450+ that I know of, and this is the best. Light body, full flavor, nice fruity aroma and crisp tart finish, with an estery yeasty note of the alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Brew HaHa - over carbonated body really detracted from what could be a wonderful drinker. All the elements of a great Belgian are there, but the spritzy mouthfeel made them hard to enjoy. Will look to re-rate in a more controlled setting in the future. Rerate - bottle, absolutely massive head turns to pure meringue atop a layer of bubble bath bubbles. The aroma is dessert - sugary sweet peaches and baked cookie. Silky soft mouthfeel delivers more peach, apple and banana body. Light, soft finish. Really great!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcastillo81 (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2005 does not count
I enjoy this beer alot. Pretty strong but you can’t really tell. Goes down smooth! If your at a dive, people might look at you funny if your drinking it out of a Duvel glass though :)

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
Pours a light yellow with solid white head and excellent lace. Aroma is of bananas, mincemeat, alcohol etc. Flavour is far smoother and maltier than aroma, what a lovely and effervescent delight!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (929) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2005
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a hazy, pale gold with thick creamy white head that lasts. Leaves a nice lacing behind. Aroma is spicy and fruity. Yeasty, bread-like flavor with a touch of spice. Highly carbonated and very intense. The alcohol is definitely noticeable. I’ve never been a fan of belgians in the past but I may have to begin trying more of them. A respectable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
A pretty damn good Belgian, though with so many great ones, why keep coming back to this?


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