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

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RATINGS: 3959   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.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
Beautiful appearance,perfectly golden ale with a huge white frothy head and lots of carbination.Delicious hoppy taste,but with a definate kick to it.It doesnt taste like it has such a big alcohol content though - I could drink this all night.First time tonight,but not the last!!!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2004
nice golden color.. lots of carbonation, thick white head on pour and lots of it... smelled of a mild fruitiness.. Carried a sweet taste clean going down.. no bitterness at all... it had hints of lots of fruits although I could’nt identify them...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kelvinator (32) - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - JUN 18, 2004
Almost champagne-like bubbles. Explosive head (not too thick) gone after a few seconds. Very hoppy and spicy, resembling white fruits, tastes clean and strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
I had this in The Cellar, St.Andrews, Scotland. Gold Coloring. Fruit. Floral. Very smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2014) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Ok I have decided to try a foray in to Belgian beers in the next few months, as I have overlooked them in my ratings..so heres a good start an old fav. Duvel.Love the bottle! Poured into a chalice its an attractive beer , after the fury of the pour is over..its light golden with livelly carbonation and a large frothy white head. Nice spicy coriander aroma..also bananas come to the fore..over ripe. Nice smooth malts followed lightning fast by the spiciness..then a long slow sugary finish..alcohol well hidden. Very nice on the tongue,,invigorating. Very drinkable for one so strong..I will buy this again.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
Poured a slightly hazey pale starw color with a miraculous chunky white head that lasts and lasts. Tons of effervescence from a bottle conditioned ale spirals up the glass sides. Aromas of lemon, pepper and dried bread. Starts with a shocking schwak of citrusy peppery power then the palate fills with complex spicy, nutty tastes then a clean dry finish wher the hops linger with the spicy aftertastes...WoW!! This is a pale, dry, balanced, bottle conditioned high strenght ale that delivers taste, refreshes and warms...pretty much sex in a bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2004
A hint of wheat, but not the predominant flavor. I taste clove all over this beer. Dry [for a high gravity beer] and aromatic ... I love it. This is the first Belgian beer of gravity that I can actually claim that I really like. Most are too syrupy for human consumption. This beer is complex; the impact evolves for several minutes after taking a drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Has the appearance of a pilsner, but is unmistakably a Belgian Ale. Loads of fruit and flower dominate this beer. Could drink this beer the whole night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (511) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bottled. Poured a very hazy golden with a white head that remained throughout. A fruity flavor that had a slight alcoholic bite. This was very sweet, but good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3217) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Pale hazy body with an amazing effervescence that makes it look like champaign. Its white fluffy head is thick, dense and lasts until the end. Its fruity (citrus, pear), spicy and yeasty aroma hides the alcohol pretty well but lacks some strenght. Taste is frankly bitter. The mouthfeel ends in a long dry final. Although this is not the best from its category, it is still a very good example of Tripel. Great easily available beer...


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