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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of spice and light yeastiness. Sweet malt, some fruit, light citrus, and some yeast in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2006
330 ml - Big hiss when opened. Pours a golden color with a good size WHITE head. Aroma is of Belgium yeast. Flavor is full of esters. Has a wheat beer character. Light to medium body. Decent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottle, into a Duvel tulip. Not many beers absolutley have to be sipped from the brewery specific glass. This helps immensely with Duvel. Huge head threatens to overtake the rim of the glass. As it settles a block-type D forms on the head, a result of the D etched on the bottom of the glass and the torrent, tornado of bubbles that form in the center of the glass. Very reminesent of Grand Brut Champagne. This beer drips of pear sweet malt and citrusy hop spice. The beer dances on the palate with itís carbonation and the sweetnesss of sugar and alcohol are quickly masked and balanced by the generous hop addition. There is nothing like this in the world. Many have tried. Just a classic to behold. The worst part of this beer is the craving that I have for another glass as soon as oneís finished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cweb7 (39) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Bottled - Poured a nice golden yellow that had a huge head. Had a nice taste of melting yeast and hops and was a perfect sipping beer while I watched movies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rane (1005) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
Not the most interesting belgian beer. Pale golden colour with huge head. Not very much aroma. yeast. Taste yeast but not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Very good beer. Pours a golden color with a HUGE white head. Tastes very yeasty, almost wheaty with dry alcohol finish. Hops are almost undetectable. A very tasty beer, but not as complex as Iíd like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2869) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Not a grand style of belgian. Too simplistic. Pours pale yellow with a thick white head with nice retention. Mostly yeast in the nose along with banana. Very carbonated, but doesnít interfere with the palate. Palate is oh so dry with an iron sort of taste and hops. Finish remains dry. No hint of alcohol anywhere even with the 8.5% of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KoenRamone (4) - Bocholt, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2006 does not count
bottle, nice head, very much CO2, it explodes on your tounge. Very delicate taste, hoppy, a little too sweet, less bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a giant white head.Sweet apple,yeast and spices in the aroma.. Sweet apple ,yeast,alcohol and spices in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 By no means my favourite belge. A little too sweet on the nose and taste. next

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