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


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RATINGS: 3928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (596) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Pours a pale straw yellow with a mountainous fluffy white head. Chunks of lace left in it’s 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 isn’t real noticed until you about finish the bottle.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vanvenlo (1346) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (204) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1072) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1079) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2004
I’m surprised I have gone this long and not rated this one. Light yellow color with a billowing white head... fantastic appearance. Yeasty aroma with a hint of vanilla. Light and spicy taste. Grassy notes, pleasant finish with a hint of warming alcohol. Not very complex, but probably one of the most drinkable of the belgians. This one goes down smooth, but can kick your ass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
Enormous head. Golden colour with spicy fruity bite. Similiar to Fin du Monde but with longer aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2004
This brew pours an amazing translucient golden color with a perfect tall white head that stays forever in my duvel glass. Aroma has banana, hops, sweetness, and some good spice to it. Taste is very lively with lots of carbonation bringing it to life. A very smooth mouthfeel with a very good balance. Some good amounts of spice in the aftertaste and good finishing hops.

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