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

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RATINGS: 3861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Bottle: Pours bright, hazy, very light colored yellow with a huge, rocky, thick white head. Yeasty aroma with hints of fruit (apples, pear, grape), citrus, a little bit of grain, and spice. I love the taste of this beer. Itís sweet, but in a very subtle way, fruity, yeasty, malty, and finishes spicy and dry with just a touch of alcohol. This beer has character without being excessive in any way. Always a good choice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Close to perfection in the definition of the style. A beautiful Belgian Strong Ale! Pale amber color with a billowing white head. Yeasty aroma with a hint of vanilla. Malt hits you initially, but ALCOHOL hits you in the finish. No hop notes evident. Exemplary!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Thick head that resembles cottage cheese with lacing that lasted until the glass had to be washed. Yeasty aroma with hints of tart, green apples. Perfectly carbonated with a smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. Spicy, fruity taste with a long lasting finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Poured a large bright white, rocky and retentive head that lasted to the end. The color is a bright yellow color. It is a little hazy with a good showing of effervescence. Smell is fruity, earthy, and citrus. Taste is sweet, fruity and with a dry peppery finish. It has a great balance of tastes, mouth feel, and a crisp finish. A very distinctive character.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
Rich thick head. Creamy mouthfeel with sweet flavors. Oatmeal, spice, and citrus. Always a favorite.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (561) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Pours a pale straw yellow with a mountainous fluffy white head. Chunks of lace left in itís wake. Aroma is kind of grainy, kind of yeasty. Flavor is kind of lemony, kind of apple, sweet/tart, A crisp refreshing brew. The alcohol kind of sneaks up on you, the 8.5 isnít real noticed until you about finish the bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is wheat beer-like, fruity and estery, sweetish hops and spice. Taste is strong, slightly alcoholic after swallow, and a weird sweet-but-dry aftertaste. This is a very good, strong, yet refreshing beer. Interesting mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 8 May 2004 - Fruity pear malt aroma. Hazy golden colour, white head and excellent lacing. Light sweet malt, intense fruit complexity, slight pear and wheat flavour. Long lingering taste and full bodied. A beer that is light but yet disguises the alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (203) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2004
pours a light golden color with a large white fluffy head. great clarty and champagne like carbonation. aroma is cidery, champagne like, sweet and floral, with grapes and apples. taste was a nice balance of sweet and tart . flavors of malt, grapews, apples, and light hoppiness on the end. wonderfully complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2004
poured golden with a big soapy head. aroma yeast , citrus on the lemon side a hint of alcohol. flavor lemon, orange,light yeast and malts as it warmed got some sweetness.usually when the yeast and citrus are the 1st thing that hits my nose I get this feeling I am not going to like this beer but this one was good


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