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

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RATINGS: 3747   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2003
Fluffy billowing head and a delightful pale colour, which becomes cloudy if you upend all of the contents. Who cares? This is a beguiling beer with a number of great characteristics. The fruity esters come out as bananas and apples and the marvellous balance of malt and saaz hops complete the overall experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Bottled at Danish Beerfestival 2003: This is a great belgian beer! Hints of apricot, plums, banana.. you name it! Allmost to easy drinkable for its ABV.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Bottled. Hazy pale yellow, huge creamy head. Yeasty backbone, plus fruits and wheat. Spicy flavour, with notes of choriander and apricot. A bit boring if you ask me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Very nice, light color. High carbonation. Has a distinct flavor typical of Belgian beers. Outside of that, the beer does not have much distinction. Overall it's worth to try.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2003
Looks like Budweiser. Smells like gin. Tastes like Heaven. Drink too many(like, maybe four), and the next morning is hell. Beer perfection!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
Large white head with significant lacing. Pale yellow in color. SPicy aroma and flavor. Fairly complex. High degree of carbonation. In spite of the relatively high alcohol level it hides it very well and is a nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2003
Pours a hazy golden color (like a cloudy pils), huge rocky white head, mostly lasting, sheets of lace. Aroma is fruity, banana, apple, some lemon, yeasty, and grassy - very "fresh" smelling. Flavor follows with apple in the forefront, lemon hiding out in the back a bit, ends dry and grassy. Body is full, very lively carbonation.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
Very pale with a bitter, footy aroma. Hints of orange peel. Light flavor and high carbonation lend a lager-like impression to this lacking beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 The Devil's beer (Duvel means Devil in Flemish)! Sweet and light this beer slays men like no other. Typifying the Belgian style, the flavour goes beyond sweet adding antique leather and smoky nuances. The rich rocky head leaves the classic ‘Belgian lace’. The triple fermentation was definitely worth the effort.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2003
Bottle: surprisingly pale in color. Amazing head. Slightly sweet and fruity. Low alcohol taste for the gravity.


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