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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 3727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2004 Vicious flavor. Bit me like a python. Fruity flavors..like sinking your teeth into a sandwich filled with various dry fruits and lots of other goodies. this is a winner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Big fluffy head, golden color. Complex aroma and flavor. Spicy and a bit fruity. Dangerously drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Dry yeasty, buttery aroma. Golden body, big white head. Taste is dry, with a slight spiciness, and very distinct hop presence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3154) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 THIS is the champaign of beers. Very fruity and bubbly. Lots of fruit flavor to go around. Banana,lemon and lemon. Good yellow color with great lace. Onl wish this was not so expensive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Crystal blonde color with puffy clouds for head. Aroma has a barny touch to it with notes of lemon, banana and clove. Very light body with many weizen qualities to it. Slightly sharp palate but very forgiving and dangerously easy to drink. This one seems like a heavily filtered beefed up version of a triple. Thanks dmwhal!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Pours a crystal gold, with small head. Most of the nose is a citrus, almost lemon. Flavors are wheat, lots of wheat, with the lemon underlying. Very bubbly and refreshing palate. Pleasing belgian strong.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steview (1016) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 in a cloudly haze, random streaks of bubbles shoot like lightning towards the head, which sparkles and breathes quite attractively. smells pure and the frosty lace that’s left from all my drinks leaves a comforting reminder of how good it really is. the taste is very satisfying, and there’s no need to drink another nor a need to not have another. very welcoming and very nice. excellent. UPDATE 4/17/05: duvel tulip / wow. it’s so refreshing. imagine if pils meets a belgian whit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Pours golden with a big creamy head. Very fruity complex nose, light and refreshing taste. I really liked this one and was surprised when I came here and saw the alcohol. These could sneak up on you in a hurry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
I haven't yet had a bad Belgian beer. Beautiful pale gold, lots of carbonation, healthy white head, very frothy. Smells slightly citric, maybe some cinnamon. You can taste and smell the alcohol. The taste is floral and citrus. Simple yet elegant. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
The biggest white head I've ever seen. Deceivingly smooth belgan ale with a kick. The thing that makes this better than the its lesser-known counter part "lucifer" is the smoothness. Seek this!


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