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


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RATINGS: 4142   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steprous99 (28) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Golden is really the right name for this beer. Not a trappist type of beer. This reminds me of a sweet budweiser, maybe this is what bud should have been. But I think itís more like bud from a bottle lots of bubbles but without the crappy bud aftertaste. Good, not really my type of beer but pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swebri (16) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours light golden with a generous head, bout 3 to 4 fingers. A powerful flower and bread smell. Spice/malt flavor that finishes dry. This is what Budwiser should taste more like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HungChad (13) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
This beer just didnít get it done for me. There is basically no aroma - no off smells, but nothing particularly interesting either. Bit of dry malt and very light horseblanket. Visually - think Budweiser with a better head (although my son, whose favorite color is gold, found it more visually appealing than me). Just about the only real defining character points are the carbonation and strong alcoholic flavors, which I found offputting in this beer. It just doesnít have the flavor richness, palate or overall character to pull off the high alcohol content. For the price, I would not buy this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Deep golden blond beer, huge white foam. Fresh citrus aroma, dry malty accents, fine hoopyness. Beer is very lively and the taste is full boddied and dry with a fine hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Hints of fruit, citrus comes to mind. Big olí white head, served in a glass is excellent. Nice golden color, a deep gold. It comes corked, giving you a special little feeling when you open it. You kinda want to shake it around and pour it on people when you open it. But itís $8 so you dont. An overall good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tommylove (2) - USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
Okay, this beer is a little over-rated. It has a great flavour and typical Belgian greatness, but I feel that the taste has been somewhat sacrificed for the overwhealming strength. Some beers can manage the 8% plus alcohol content without tasting too harsh, but this isnít one of them. Itís a strong beer and tastes like it. Enjoyable for one, but too much after a couple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Nice pour from a bottle with a generous, lasting head with lacing and a yellow-gold color. Sweet licorice, vanilla and dates in the aroma. Flavor is fruit and spice and everything nice. Nice dry cleansing finish. Another great Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 12, 2005
Excelent beer. Well balanced, with fruit and herbs present throughout. Really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Pours golden with a large white head. Smell is floral with fruity notes. Taste is crisp and refreshing with smooth hoppy undertones and a hint of green apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
Oh thatís good, nice colour, nice taste, nice after effect, very quaffable. Iíd recommend this to anyone, but watch your legs if youíre sitting down to drink it, theyíll wobble.

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