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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Enjoyed in Amsterdam. Big head. So thick it threatens to overwhelm. Yellow color that makes me think of cheaper beers. It does have a fizziness in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours golden with an amazing creamy white head that threatens to overblow the glass many times even when you pour it as instructed on the side of the bottle. Aroma is yeast and some wheat. Flavor is some fruits. Lemon, bannana and some corriander/clove spice on the finish. Very smooth and drinkable you would never guess there is 8.5% in there as it is hidden in the full complex flavor of this brew. On the palate it is amazingly full for a golden colored beer very carbonated and delightful on the palate. Quite delicous.. I could definitely drink this one again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7408) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 330 ml bottle. Poured a clear light-golden color with a medium, white, long-lasting head. Intricate lacing followed this down. Aroma was chock fulla funky Belgian yeast, candi sugar, wheat, and some citrus (lemon and orange zest). Beer was well-carbonated with a lively mouthfeel... very smooth on the palate. Flavors of pils malts, orange peel, lemon, peppery spices, and funk (the good, deliberate funk). Rather long finish full of citrus, floral hops, yeast, and pils malts. Very very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rverb361 (19) - USA - MAY 18, 2005
I can’t quite place what the fruit and spice combination is but it is a really enjoyable and works well with the sweetness of this beer. It finishes well with a subtle hop bitterness. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Iv had differential experiances with this fellow. Tonite however he is particulary good. great great aroma, cardamon, banana, spiceyness, similar to a great strong german wheat bad boy. But flavour is great no alcohol at all, no malt really and minimal hops, which would generaly meana boring beer, but no not with this guy, theres something. I wish i knew what it is what they do to this guy to mka eit taste good, but its a great great beer, get it if u can...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Incubus1981 (12) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Absolutely gorgeous in the glass. Big, long-lasting white head with beautiful lacing atop a golden body. Aroma is a round, fruity sweetness with notes of apple, banana, peach, grapes, floral hops, light malt, and hints of spice. Flavor is wonderfully sweet but balanced without much bitter kick and has all the same notes as the nose but with more prominent malt flavor. Very smooth, very drinkable. Easy to drink more than one despite its relatively high alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
Devil’s blonde with a thick white big bubbled head. The aroma is rich in yeast and lemons, with notes of orange peels. In mouth, rich vreamy mouthfeel with nice sweet malts, coriander, and nice sharp hoppy bitterness, and a smooth alcohol in finish, warming you up. Always a delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
Golden color hue, having a nuclear mushroom foamy head with good lace in his own glass.The aromas of green apples, lemons are libidinous with the orange zest in an orgiac exlosion coming from his yeast, with a hop flower accent follows through on a medium-bodied in a dry palate, in a rounded and lemony note, where are emerging his citrus fruit flavors and his dry hoppy side in a smooth but in a roughly dryness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2005
kids drink really but i always enjoy it. best novelty head of any beer i have come across. drinkable and downable. needs to be nice and cold. good for the beer garden on a summers day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9331) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle. A sweet peach/lemon and malt aroma. Light yellow color with ample head. Slightly sweet apple and malt flavor with an acidic and mild alcohol finish. Rerate - damn, just over 10 years later (with best before Jan 2015 - cap looks Kulminator worthy). Poured into a Duvel tulip (cause everyone knows that Belgian beer tastes better when it’s poured into a glass that advertises the beer you’re drinking). Lemon, orange, peach malt and straw aroma (with cardboard as well due to the typical oxidation). Hazy golden yellow with giant head. Sweet apple, orange, peach, malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Acidity much less. Would have been excellent without the oxidation.

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