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

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RATINGS: 4068   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wxman (1575) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Eggwhite-like head that stays. This is one you donít want to pour too fast - - itís volatile. Clear, pale yellow American lager color. Sour (but pleasant) citrusy hop aroma. Taste of pale malt and spicy hops; almost like an ale version of a pilsener. 8.5% abv doesnít make itís presence known, surprisingly. Very intriguing and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 Pours a golden color with huge fluffy white head. Smells of dark fruit and spice, almot peppery. Tastes of clove, fruit, banana, and spice. At some points I was tasting banana and at other times it tasted more like dark fruit. As it warms in the finish it almosts tastes like an unripened banana. This was an excellent beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Bright hazed golden yellow, monstrous rocky white head. Nose was really nice with loads of spices, candied fuzzy fruit, and pear, with more subdued tones of citrus and pepper. Super well balanced with spiced fuzzy fruit tones receiving a sugared hop bite in the end. 8.5% seemed well hidden. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, spiced bittersweet finish. Why it took so long for me to try this is beyond me. Just a classic Belgian brew in my book...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novedyarg (56) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Pours a nice golden color with a thick white head. Fruity aroma with yeast mixed in. Has a smooth refreshing fruity taste with a bitter hoppy yeast finish.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zipgun (2) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005 does not count
One of the worlds greatest beers. Absolutely sublime! 8.5% and you can barely taste the alcohol. Make sure you drink it in the correct glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2005
(Bottled at Het Amsterdammertje, Gothenburg) Pours straw yellow with a thick, creamy, rocky white head. Yeasty nose. Slight acidic flavour with hints of vanilla. Small notes of banana. Chewy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Sour-ish and bitter in the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Perhaps the most perfect-looking beer Iíve ever seen--stately gold with a huge billowing head. Excellent yeasty and malty aroma; earth tones, fruits, and Belgian spices are all present before a subtle hop background. All of those are also in the flavor, which had a sourness that I found clashing with the rest of it. Still a fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Pours a golden yellow color with an insane head. Looks like a crap lager thatís overcarbonated. Aroma is peppery, yeasty, spicy, and alcoholic. Flavor is much the same. Enjoyable, comlex, and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 Hazy amber supporting a tall and fluffy white head with good lacing. Strong aroma of malt, candied apples, some hay and plenty of hops. Very flavorful ale with a sweet but crisp malty center, citrus, pepper (alcohol), spice and more hops. Pretty clean finish with plenty of bitterness. Overall, this is a good ale but I did the sense that the flavors and layers didnít play as well together as they should.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2005
Itís not a bad brew. Itís somewhat complicated, you got to look through the surface and taste the fruits and spices. Do not be scared away by the sour taste.


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