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

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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3986   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Clove and citrus dominate the powerful, but quickly dissipating aroma. Perfect appearance with a bright golden color and a huge and everlasting white foam head. Very mild alcoholic warmth is masked well by clove, hop bitterness, and a nice grainy maltiness. Found myself unable to leave my couch after a couple these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Lite to no head,light golden color,fruity aroma can’t put my finger on what fruit but definately citrus in nature.highly carbonated,an almost champagne feel to it.Wheatie in flavor, the alcohol stay’s well hidden finish is light and some what dry.all around not bad but would prefer more flavor in the finish

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
The beer that started my Belgian beer obsession.Champagne strong fine carbonation.Super crisp and dry.Clean bitter finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hansen (7261) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2003
Have I got a bad bottle of Duval? For me it was unpleasent and sour/acetic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Decent enough Belgian. Nice Golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma has hints of hops spices and citrus. Quite acidic and too carbonated for my taste. Clean dry finish. I might add that the alcohol is well hidden.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chouffe (8) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2002 does not count
Rockiest, thick head I have ever seen. Deceptive, considering the alcohol content. Finest ale for it’s style in the world.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eetcafealgarve99 (12) - quarteira, PORTUGAL - DEC 26, 2002
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 This beer is decent, but it’s mainly yeast and hops. This is a beer whose appearance is so distinctive that it gets some extra points. (Yes, there is a massive head, yes it’s very cloudy, these are the distinguishing characteristics.)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Nice fresh aroma, light color with incredible thick head and lots of lace. A ton of carbonation but give it a few minutes to settle down before drinking. Perfectly balanced to my tongue. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Is there a bad Belgian Ale?? Excellent balance, very smooth, slightly hoppy, with a great finish.


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