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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4313   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Very good beer. Poured from bomber into oversized wine glass. Probably the best appearance Iíve ever seen. Started out clear golden with a thick white pillowy head with excellent lacing. As the bottle progressed, the appearance turned more hazy amber, still with the same head. Fruity aroma was prevalent from the beginning. Taste seemed a mixture of the fruit and also a hint of spice, possibly clove. The 8.5% alcohol was very discreet; present but not tasted. A great finish topped off a very pleasant drinking experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Poors a golden yellow with a beautiful bloom of head. Extremely fragrant with flavors of orange, pear brandy, green apples and a slight, smooth dryness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a pale golden with a big white head. Spicy and citris aroma. Had a champagne like mouth feel as it was was well carbonated and finished dry. Belgian spices and fruit taste. Good beer but not enough Belgian charactor that I have come to like in this style of ale. The alcohal is well hidden given the ABV.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
I donít mind saying that Iím extremely disappointed with this beer. This is the first belgian that Iíve had that I wonít ever drink again. I compare this one to a crappy american macrobrew. I donít recommend this one at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RonS (1) - Petersburg, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2006 does not count
750 ml bottle poured with a nice long lasting white head. Fine lace. Spicy, malty, earthy, yeast and citrus aroma with a complex flavor with a slight alcohol finish. Very refreshing and suprisingly drinkable for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Golden and poured with a big head that took some time to dissapear.Slight bitterness and a strong presence of alcohol as you would expect.Slightly acidic but all round an impressive well balanced strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle first Belgian sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma of spices, citrus, yeast. Flavor is smooth, citrus, yeast, and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5886) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2006
Aroma has a lot - pepper, earthy, light fruits, dough, spices and more. Pours light gold with a light looking white head that stays around for a while. Medium / full bodied beer with a medium carbonation. Taste is peppery with nice rich malts. The finish has lots of earthiness from the yeast and a spicy kick. Some of the alcohol lets itself be shown on the finish. Wonderful beer that goes down way too easy for ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
This rating is way overdue. On tap at Cafeke in Uden. Pale yellowish pour, with a slight haze and big fluffy white head. Estery, fruity aroma with a tinge of yeast. Flavor is spicy, strong, complex with a fruity edge. Medium bodied with a spicy alcohol flavor to the very end. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 hazey light golden with nice white head, bubbly, foamy, very nice aroma, a bit dry, the hops help, a good beer i forgot how good it was.

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