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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4021   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1591) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Extremely yeasty. Tart and flowery flavor pervades. Huge head that just doesn’t want to leave. Awesome with Thanksgiving dinner !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1525) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Light gold color, huge head. Flavor is sweet, yeast and acidic

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boto (1943) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2002
The light color is deceiving. This beer is very flavorful. Be careful, it packs a punch! Very carbonated. Smooth, and you aren’t really aware of the alcohol. Stellar taste. Makes a large head.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Hazy golden color with tiny micro-bubbles. Spice and malt in the front, but bitter in the end. Nice complexity with an array of flavor somewhere between dough and flowers. Good texture if you like really fizzy beers. The alcohol is noticable. However, I like the type of warming effect that it gives.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
Gold in color, with an immense head and lots of carbonation. Tart and fruity

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2002
nice light crisp with a tart finish, i love the devil!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 7/14/02 lil' bottle: aroma sang with all types of spices. Blindingly white foamy snowball head...the cloudy yellowish orange color blurred what I thought to be some pretty freaky CO2 action going on in the glass..spicy onslaught, with sweet lingerings, the alcohol must have thought it was holloween because it was completely masked, orange peel, cranberry sauce..spicy with white pepper and coriander and pretty damn refreshing
Re-Rate 7/25/02 lil' bottle: I swear this beer is the epitome of breathtaking...Superbilicious awesomatic, and incredibilisistic...I am insane...and so is this beer
Re-Rate Big ol' Bottle 8/25/02: Sweeter, spicier and not as good IMO..I'll be stickin' to the small bottles??

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Light yellow color with many many many tiny bubbles and a massive bright white creamy head. The aroma was lightly cloved, with a musky, spiced center to it. The flavor was full of a spicy, slightly acidic, slightly bitter, slightly clove tone. Interesting, complex beer. I think I prefer Chimay White to this, but they are both very high quality beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Light straw colored body. White, rocky head. Peppery, sour and highly carbonated. A hop bite in the end but balanced. Really like the head on this one. A little on the choppy side going down (maybe from the bottle fermentation?).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Great dinner-time beer. I really enjoy its complex flavour with a delicate dinner like chicken or fish.


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