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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4268   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13980) - 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.

3
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle best before 09/2008. Poured a clear golden color with a tall, frothy, pure white head that left big chunky lacing in the glass. The aroma was of spices, citrus, and maybe a hint of banana. The flavor followed the same with spices, light citrus and fruits. Medium body, dry, but smooth. A good one to have around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle. Golden color, ample white head. This beer had an aroma of malt, mild spice and yeast. A clean flavor and finish. Good light drinking ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2006
A gorgeous pour, huge lasting creamy head atop clear golden liquid. This beer is extremely fragrant. Aromas of flowery hops and some fruity citrus, perhaps orange. A very smooth beer considering the high alcohol content. Hints of pear or apple appear before a finishing dryness.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Very good beer. Poured from bomber into oversized wine glass. Probably the best appearance Iíve ever seen. Started out clear golden with a thick white pillowy head with excellent lacing. As the bottle progressed, the appearance turned more hazy amber, still with the same head. Fruity aroma was prevalent from the beginning. Taste seemed a mixture of the fruit and also a hint of spice, possibly clove. The 8.5% alcohol was very discreet; present but not tasted. A great finish topped off a very pleasant drinking experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - 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 donít mind saying that Iím extremely disappointed with this beer. This is the first belgian that Iíve had that I wonít ever drink again. I compare this one to a crappy american macrobrew. I donít 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.


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