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

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RATINGS: 3795   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Excellent Belgian blonde. Light and fruity, the head on this what MASSIVE and very frothy. Very nice blonde color, with a medium body. It started a bit yeasty but as you get into its various fruit flavors, most notably grapes. The grapyness lends itself to a nice finish, a bit dry, almost like a German Reisling (white wine). One of my favorite Bel. blondes.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Einned99 (61) - Rozenburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2001
A classic what can I say more?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mauropd (37) - ITALY - AUG 10, 2001
Take your time drinkin’ this; I met her the 1st time in Belgium whene I moved there for few months due to my job ... I’ve never forgotten the lady !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2001

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fieret (9) - Sliedrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2001 does not count
really like this great belgian beer. Wish there were many more of them...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2001

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (1995) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Hazy golden coloured, huge head. Fruity and yeasty aroma, pretty bitter flavour and finish. I recently tried a 5 year old version (bottled 0.7 liter) and i must say this beer really improves a lot with ageing, way more complexity (fruits, yeast) and less bitterness. Rating reflects the aged (5 years old) sample.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5120) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2001
It’s smell is perfect. It just smells like beer, how much better can it be!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 20, 2001
I must first mention the head, which is unlike any other I have ever seen. It is RIDICULOUSLY fluffy. Moving on, its blond color and translucent quality were both very impressive and as with all good beers, it tastes as good as it looks. The fruity and spicy aroma are almost as appetizing as its taste, which was quite complex, with only plums and green grape standing out. Light bodied, crisp, and smooth, although less so than some darker belgian strongs, due to the increased carbonation. Amazing maltiness for such a light colored beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2001
Nice fruity aroma and spicy, fruity flavors. Seemed to be a little too carbonated (gave me too much gas). Had a little sharper bite than the Victory Golden Monkey that i also tried last night. I liked em both.


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