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

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RATINGS: 4300   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Pale golden color, very carbonated, with a white rocky head. This beer begins with a Pilsner-esque taste and moves into more sweet, Belgian yeast flavors. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Fluffy rocky head. Thick lacing. Golden pale color. Beautiful brew. Sweet apple smell, slight pale malt with Belgian yeast and alcohol smells. Smooth crisp taste. Belgian yeast taste with alcohol warming and nice carbonation tingle. This is a great beer. I hope I come across this again often.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2006
This is the bar for all other Belgian golden ales. Pours a very pale golden color with a massive rocky head. Flavors are nice and complex for a golden. You get your typical Belgian esters done in a good way. Almost over-carbonated though... itís very sharp on the tongue due to itís extremely high carbonation. If youíre in the mood for a belgian but donít want all the complexity of a quad then reach for this golden. Itís very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Almost killed my friend when I popped the bottle. Anyways, poured a golden color with an enormous frothy head, too big to drink out of. Sweet, yeasty, carbonated smell, pretty carbonated, with a sweet yeasty taste. Pretty unique stuff. Just finished and my entire glass is laced white as if it were covered in snow. Enjoyed it with both discerning friends and good-looking strangers.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
A really nice Belgian, this one poured from the bottle with a beautiful thick white head. Nice golden color and the head remained throughout the drinking. Aroma was sweet and a tad yeasty with a touch of honey. Flavor was similar, typical Belgian sweetness but a somewhat sharp finish. Somewhat champagne-like, as others have mentioned, and the alcohol was noticeable in the aftertaste. Expensive, but a nice treat.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stefaan (3) - Edegem, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2006 does not count
een heel goed bier, een typisch voorbeeld van een moordgat bier, het is toch nog beter als de vedett!!!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luxon (2) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 22, 2006 does not count
Aroma is sweet and refreshing. Long white head. Good balance. Very nice and impressive!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2006
Pours bright yellow with big white head. Foam very hoppy and tasty. Malty taste. Some citrus too. Very fresh, I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Aroma of carbonation! and hop. Maybe some citrus; maybe honey? Refreshing and clean. Hazy golden color. Flavor of alcohol and yeast. Tiny bubbles on the top of the tongue. Starts sweet, but a nicely astringent hop finish. Itís not sweetly complex like a number of belgians - must be the pilsner malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (7299) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2006
330 ml bottle. Thick white head, I mean thick thick thick. Long lasting as well. Nice flavor, and while 8.5, it doesnít seem too strong.


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