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


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RATINGS: 4289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a straw color with massive white rocky head. Superb foam and retention. Aroma of banana, pear, light caramel and spice note that I cannot identify. The taste is very similar with additional dryness in the finish and a mild warmth from alcohol. Ver complex but still refreshing even in the dead of winter. I really enjoy this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3908) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle. How can I not have rated this before?! Clear golden liquid with medium to big, frothy long lasting head. Aroma of bread, grain, floral hops, light banana, light clove, red apples and mineral. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of bread, light clove, white pepper and mineral. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. This is a chitl beer. Very tame. Dry and refreshing, tastes nothing like its 8.5%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonm2016 (27) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 30, 2016
0.33l Flasche. kraeftiger, grober Schaum. Klares gold-gelb. dezente Fruchtaromen. anhaltend herb, alkohollastig, leicht fruchtig im Nachtrunk

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrklemann (60) - AUSTRIA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours a pale clear yellow with a big, frothy white head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma of ripe pear, pepper, dominant yeast, grapes, floral notes, alcohol and a hint of citrus fruits. Taste is sweet, mildly sour. Smooth creamy mouth feel, medium but light body, lively carbonation, pleasant lightly bitter finish. Had a few of these when I lived in Belgium, very good beer, intense and great with cheese and Dijon mustard or dark chocolate. The level of intensity in flavour always reminds me of white wine.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raian (11) - Mexico, MEXICO - AUG 26, 2016
resin, floral, basement aromas, cheese, clove, pale, hazy, white foam, frothy, medium sweetness,lightly sour, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, creamy, fizzy, lively, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robeperse (21) - - AUG 25, 2016
Colore dorato gusto decisamente secco che ricorda la pera william. Quest’aroma si spiega con l’uso di luppoli di qualità superiore. Il suo gusto d’alcool secco e morbido ne fa una birra facile da bere dove il luppolo è presente in modo preminente. L’equilibrio tra un aroma fine ed un’amarezza sottile conferisce alla Duvel una posizione unica nella tradizione ricca delle birre belghe.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nicotnx (1) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
Top beer! Blonde, forte et légèrement amer. Un classique de la biere belge.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (46) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2016
11.2oz bottle. Pours orange-gold with a large, foamy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, wheat, and grass. Taste is of wheat, tart lemon, spice, yeast, and hops. Lightly bitter finish. Medium body. Above average carbonation. Crisp, strong mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paddycairns (2) - - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
banana, grass, floral, golden, medium bitterness, medium sourness, oily feel, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (120) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2016
Color dorado (de rubia) muy claro con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor, persistente y apetitosa. Carbonatación por las nubes (no tan presente en boca). Aroma a levadura, ¿trigo?, malta... (similar al de alguna Witbier y a la Delirium Tremens). Sabor intenso, a levadura, algo dulce, también (quizá) pan. Me recuerda mucho a la Delirium Tremens, pero con carbonatación más presente y más "difícil" de beber (y lo entrecomillo porque entra sola, ya que los 8,5% están perfectamente disimulados). No creo que merezca estar en un Top 50 de Belgian Strong Ales, pero, de todas formas, es un acierto seguro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nephirem (222) - CROATIA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours thick, hazy orange body with small, creamy looking white head. Nose is sweet and fruity, lots of yeast, wheat and malts. Medium body with somewhat high carbonation. Thick texture. Rich and fruity aroma, malts, yeast, wheat, banana, cloves, nuts, grassy and herbal. Lovely balanced combination of sweet and light sourness. Overall, very good hefe. Easy drinking, refreshing and crisp.

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