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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4252   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CDBrDisappear (6) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2006 does not count
This beer gives great head! The label warns it should be poured unhurriedly. I say any impatience in pouring will result in a glass of foam. My first impresasion of this ale was that it was distinctive. As the glass emptied however I found myself wanting more. I went back to the store and got a 4 pack. The flavor of this ale is adictive. The more I drink it the more I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike4aker (27) - USA - JAN 6, 2006
Personally, the beeer that I judge other beer by. Love the large foamy head. Bitter but not overly. Great aroma and is almost fruity in flavor. Well worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2006
bottle at Beer House in Santo Domingo. pours a kinda cloudy golden color, big head. flavor was nice, light and clean yet flavorfull. had this a while ago so i canít remember alot of the specific flavors, but i do remember i liked this alot. it was quite refreshing on a 80 degree day, yet didnít dissapoint in the flavor department.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
An immediate favorite. Pours very carbonated but the head disapated slowley to a small froth. Crisp clean tast. Almost like a combination of beer and a zesty white wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours golden with a giant white foamy head and tiny carbonation bubbles that wonít quit. A very lemony aroma dominates with apples, green grapes, and other light fruits following through to the taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
progrock (21) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Massive, long-lasting white head. Slight citrus and clean, yeasty aroma. Moderte carbonation. Crisp, malty, slightly lemony finish. Very well balanced and very, very drinkable. A classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
I really thought I was going to like this beer more, given all the hype surrounding it, but it was just boring. Pleasant lemony smell, lovely malty fruity taste, some stuff in there I couldnít distinguish (this was last night, so I donít remember, either). Perfect mouthfeel, just the right carbonation (the bubbles tickle). But it was missing that oomph I was expecting. Oh well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
uart (10) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Possibly one of the finest ales I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. When I first tried it in Edinburgh, I didnít know what to expect, a friend had advised me to order it. When it was poured, I looked at the color and immediately formed an impression of what to expect -- and boy was I wrong. The color is golden, but the taste is much closer to a Scottish Ale, although itís also fruity with a unique carbonation. I nearly jumped out of my seat; upon first taste I was in love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2005
[750 ml. bottle] Pours a bright golden color.. with a huge, white head. Aroma is excellent, with banana and spices. Taste is quite sweet, but very complex.. finishing with a nice, slight alcohol burn and bitterness. This is a very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2005
From the bottle.

Pours a light hazy goal with a voluptuous white head; the nose provides great big aroma of golden raisins, banana, warm grass, and spice (coriander?). The flavor follows; sweet at first touch, a slight burn of alcohol (surprisingly scant for 8.5%), banana and bubblegum and and a sour lemon twist with enough bitter follow-through to really round the whole thing out nicely.

A fine beer.

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