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

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RATINGS: 4066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Golden color with a huge rocky white head. Alcohol, some graininess, and spicy yeast esters in the aroma. Malt is balanced by muted noble hops that complement the yeast ester profile. Finish again is slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is smooth yet full.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - JUL 8, 2005
11.2 oz bottle from Haggen Grocery in Bellingham What a head! Clear golden pilsner look. I should have followed the label pouring directions. Great fruity flavor with a bit of alcohol back bite. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
Poured a huge head that just wouldn’t go away. Aroma is full of hops and a touch of alcohol, with the flavour also yielding some citrus and malt. A little bitterness on the finish, but quite pleasant. Very tidy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
75 cl Bottle. Nice dense white head above a Golden Ale. Good aroma of hops. Wonderful balance of flavor between hops, alcohol and malt. It ends up with a good aftertaste. Some bitterness at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Kinda a rauchbier aroma, but less pronounced. Some maltiness. Pale golden in color. The head rioted in my glass. After calling in the authorities it settled down somewhat, but continued to stand around leering at me. malt profile with some tickling alcohol and pear notes. Mild spice, but much less than many Belgian Strong Ales.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nycbronchart (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
alcohol, smoke, woody, golden, clear, rocky head, heavily sour, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LawofCreation (8) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2005 does not count
Bottled. Drank from glass. Pours very dark golden color with a 1 inch head, that dissapates to about 1/8 of an inch after a minute. Never dissappears. Should drink very cold, mine is semi warm, but not bad at all. Would definitely drink this again. This beer has zippo carbonation going on also which is a plus as well. Got it in Memphis for about 3 bucks for 11.2 oz (330 mL) at Buster’s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
75 cl bottle. Oh! an old friend of mine. I will try to rate this neutrally, even though it brings back a lot of good memories. Hazy, pale yellow beer with the most beautiful head you’ve ever seen! Tight like whipped egg whites. The aroma is full of green apples and hops. On the palate it is very carbonated and rather thin - making it the perfect thirst quencher. The flavor is dry and hoppy with perfect balanced malt-sweetness. This is an easily drinking beer, but with many of the nice aspects from Belgian beers. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23502) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a solid and lasting white head. Spicy aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Fruity flavour with notes of spices and yeast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kristof (1) - Koersel, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
Very nice blond beer, strong beer, but very tasty. Like the way it sees in the glasses, the white head and the gold under it.


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