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

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RATINGS: 3824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1016) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2004
I had high expectations for this one, and I was not disappointed. Sloooow pour due to foam overload, but worth the wait. Flavor galore - spice, banana, yeast, hop, wheat, etc. It’s all in there, and it’s done so well. Creamy texture, great drinkability, and nice finish. Drink it carefully ’cause you forget you’re drinking a strong one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Pale gold in color topped with sticky, white cotton candyish froth. Sweet, hop aroma and Belgian yeasty nose. Carbonation high, tingly, and broad on te palate assists the beer in its smooth, peppery complexity. A classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Pour was very carbonated. THick white foamy head. Smell of barley, very strong hoppiness. Had the same feeling as a sparkling wine. Strong hop taste, little bitterness. Lite caramel and roast. Thanks Bück Dich! Happy Birthday!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foglemark (42) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2004
Malty aroma. Flavour of pepper and saaz hops. Very dim texture and fitting head. Golden ale at its best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Pale straw in color, a little hazy. Incorporates a nice wheat flavor in a generally bitter belgian ale. Quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
Beautiful appearance,perfectly golden ale with a huge white frothy head and lots of carbination.Delicious hoppy taste,but with a definate kick to it.It doesnt taste like it has such a big alcohol content though - I could drink this all night.First time tonight,but not the last!!!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2004
nice golden color.. lots of carbonation, thick white head on pour and lots of it... smelled of a mild fruitiness.. Carried a sweet taste clean going down.. no bitterness at all... it had hints of lots of fruits although I could’nt identify them...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kelvinator (32) - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - JUN 18, 2004
Almost champagne-like bubbles. Explosive head (not too thick) gone after a few seconds. Very hoppy and spicy, resembling white fruits, tastes clean and strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
I had this in The Cellar, St.Andrews, Scotland. Gold Coloring. Fruit. Floral. Very smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (1923) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Ok I have decided to try a foray in to Belgian beers in the next few months, as I have overlooked them in my ratings..so heres a good start an old fav. Duvel.Love the bottle! Poured into a chalice its an attractive beer , after the fury of the pour is over..its light golden with livelly carbonation and a large frothy white head. Nice spicy coriander aroma..also bananas come to the fore..over ripe. Nice smooth malts followed lightning fast by the spiciness..then a long slow sugary finish..alcohol well hidden. Very nice on the tongue,,invigorating. Very drinkable for one so strong..I will buy this again.


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