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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4091   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 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 pours a very white, big head. While Ďreducingí it stays thick and looks like shaving cream or whipped cream. Color is gold/yellow and shows itís carbonation with little rivulets of CO2 streaming to the surface. Aroma is a bit of sourish barley/grain. Taste is dry and alcohol, mild. Not bad, but less than I was building up for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Poured a cloudy golden color with a large fluffy white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma.. Flavor is orange, lemon, yeast and banana. medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Cloudy lemon yellow color with a medium foamy head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. A sweet flavor of banana that slides into a slight bitter taste. I am not a big Belgain fan but this one is rather good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle. Nice clear gold pour with an amazing rocky foamy white head that likes to stick around. Nice clean aroma, with hints of pear to me. Good malty dry flavor, and very well balanced. Body may be a bit thin, but I find it appropriate for the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2005
Light golden, Very cloudy Beer with an extremely long lasting dense white head. Very fruity aroma with some strong yeast notes and malt also. Very complex aroma and flavour. Average hop flavour, fairly sweet but extremely well balanced with a high level of bitterness. A bit spicy. Best enjoyed at about 10 DegC from a glass simlilar to the one in the photo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2005
This is a pretty tastey belgian brew. I liked the appearance a lot, the nice color and cloudiness was appealing. The foamy head was very nice looking. Really like this beer. The flavors are nice, but the like others have said i think the mouthfeel is a little lacking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Golden color, somwhat hazy. Super lacey head of various sized bubbles. Somewhat sour aroma of apple and other fruits. Slightly sweet with banana and spiciness coming on later in the taste. Palate seems a bit thin.


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