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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: 4233   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
1. On Tap at the Knott Fringe Bar, Manchester 26/10/2001 Golden coloured with some sour fruit aroma. Full hop finish. 2. Bottle 30/08/2004 Straw golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Some hoppy and sour fruit aromas. Hint of bitterness in a creamy malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jephavn (9) - DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006 does not count
750 mL Bottle, fine subdued aroma. Nice golden color. A very good beer that i will have to try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2006
750 ML Bottle-Pours a beautiful, cloudy golden color w/a HUGE pure white foamy head that lasts forever. Citrus, hoppy aroma, but not overpoweringly so. Definate hopps up front, but smooth & flavorful, not overpowering or offensive.Great lacing, long, full, creamy finish. This was a good beer, smooth, well balanced, flavorful, & dangerous, because it does pack a punch

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcmole (28) - USA - MAR 5, 2006
Nice strong ale, but not my favorite. Lacks depth of other strong ales. Not much aroma on the nose, but bitterness does come through. Deceptively potent beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 A beer with a strong alcohol taste, not so subtle. Donít be fooled by the name. I will try it again. Re-rate: my feelings about this beer remain the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9176) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2006
750ml Bottle from Sainsburyís. Very good Belgian beer that is a golden in colour, has a huge frothy head. I slightly disagree with some of the other reviewers in that I consider that the strength of this was something that was present with every sip, though unlike some it didnít suffer the harshness that too much alcohol can give to a beer. This is a very drinkable with yeasty, hoppy tastes rushing to the fore.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewfriesen (23) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
One of the best beers Iíve ever had. So amazing. Itís my favorite Belgian strong ale by far. Big pillowy that ainít goiní nowhere. Beautiful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whateveralesme (22) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2006
750ml bottle, poured into a glass (not the right kind though). Large head that formed shapes of clouds. Color is very golden, and will make your mouth water. Taste is very smooth, maybe a little citrusy. Can barely notice that this is 8.5%, tastes like 5%. A fantastic beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6181) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Crystal clear golden color with a hyperactivity seldom seen in beer. Massive crown. Spicy aroma thatís not unlike some cheeses. Nice spicy flavors ... almost peppery, corriander maybe. Classic.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (6011) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2006
Bright golden with a large head that disappeared quickly. Fruity and spicy aroma. A slightly sour shortlived aftertaste. The strength is well hidden. Refreshing.


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