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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 12, 2003
Large long lasting creamy white head. Golden color. Aroma is malty, sweet, slightly spicy, yeasty and with floral notes. Flavor is malty too, fruity (apricot), ending in a balanced finish. Medium to full bodied.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 I really like this stuff. You're pissed before you know it 'cause its so drinkable. Cool head as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2003 Overall, this beer is pretty tame for something named after the devil. Mild sweetness, wet mouthfeel with dry, clean finish. Very easy to drink. High ABV barely even noticable. Goes down easy. Not overpoweringly sweet like other Belgians. Pricy but very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2011
2011-08-31, 7-5-8-4-16=40
bb 2012-11, L1111 1044

Cloudy pale blond color, with the usual giant head, sign of strong carbonation. The spicy aroma is mild but balanced. The high carbonation is pleasant in this hot summer night; the malt flavor is very spicy, with hints of lemon; the alcohol provides a nice warmth; shades of liquorice.
One of the most elegant beers ever.

2003-04-04, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Sweet, spicy, hoppy aroma. Full body, dry in the beginning, sweeter at the end; a lot spicy, very complex. It’s often used as best example when comparing other beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2003
Cloudy yellow color with a very large frothy whipped like head. Smells like banana, alcohol an of course rotten wheat. Smells and taste a little skunky.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
A delicious Belgian Strong, basically the classic of the genre. I must admit I prefer Hapkin, ever so slightly, but this is still a superb ale and one which I dearly love.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2003
Watery and alcoholic. Not very characteristic or great. If it was cheaper it would be a great beer for drunkards!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 27, 2003
A litte more carbonated than i liked ... also a little too sweet ... still, a smooth and enjoyable golden belgian ... there are better for the price tho

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2003 Humm, strong. But it doesn't mean its not good ! It doesn't taste the alcohol a lot, there is like a little citrus after taste ! Witch make it kinda sour. I didn't find it very complex or very fruity. Not as good as I tought but its still good and a classic ! Try it ! *** It goes up to the head real fast :P

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2003


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