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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Bright golden color, fruity/yeasty flavor and aroma, a little crisper and less complex than Chimay Blanche.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Slightly cloudy pale gold color with good carbonation and a very thick foamy white head. A sweet and nutty aroma that gets stronger and more delicious with the swirl. Initial honey flavor with a wheat and slightly sweet followup to it. Hides the ABV well and goes down smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
This was a very nice tangy Belgian. Lots of honey and spice upfront with some sweet candi sugars shining through. Some light fruits flavors are also present. The flavor is extremely well balanced and the sweet flavors do a fine job of masking the alchohol. This is a very easy to drink Belgian, that could be a very good session ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 I shared this with my friends last night, this is an awesome beer. The aroma had notes of honey and almonds. Very smooth, alcohol is very well masked. Just overall an awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (1970) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bought a 4-pack of bottles. This is the first. Light yellow in color, tall white head. A fruitiness to the flavor reminds me of citrus and tropical flavors. The strong alcohol is well masked. Dry and crisp.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (926) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2004
This is the 2nd bottle that I've had (the 1st was a couple of weeks ago) and it's definitely starting to grow on me. At 1st I didn't like it that much at all. But now I'm starting to see the appeal - I guess you sometimes need to be in the right mood or the right frame of mind to try a strong, distinctive beer such as this. Antway, after all of that - the beer is pretty good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
the aroma is wonderful. there are perfume like aroma along with some bannana and vanilla, but the floral aromas are much more apparent. the head of course is huge and creamy. the color is straw like with an orange hue. the initial flavor is hop orange and apricot. there is bannana and vanilla. bitterness throughout perfectly balancing the sweetness. the finish is relatively long and finishes dry. I'v always liked this beer. it is even tastier in Belgium.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Poured with a thick foam head. Aroma is spicy and tingly, almost like soap. Flavor is spicy and carbonated. Full bodied with a rather light palate. Belgian beer is so different, but excelent. Rerate: Better than I remember, most likey a result of my matured patate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Someone care to 'splain to me how it is that I wind up missing beers that I've been drinking for 20 years? Maybe that's the explanation. This is the Corona of Belgium - aHem, yeh, right. Guess it's okay to use my Duvel glass on this. And good that it is suited to hold the whipped eggwhite style head that it can create. Spicy and simply delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1more4dessert (331) - Upstate, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2004
rocky head, thin body, spicy, no real character, dissappointing, perhaps it was too old.


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