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

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RATINGS: 4088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


Gramoit's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (377) - - JAN 21, 2013
Been waiting to try this for a long time. Pours a very light yellow and a big fluffy white head. Aroma is not the strongest however it has some nice fruity notes and typical Belgian smells. This beer was a lot lighter than I expected. Dark fruits, Belgian yeast and some caramel flavours dominate the taste. The more you drink, the more alcohol became more prominent. Not my favorite Belgian ale but still very good.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fjb (27) - BRAZIL - AUG 27, 2015
Excelente cerveja. Espuma farta. Cristalina. Facil de beber apesar da alta graduaçao alcoolica.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (541) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
330ml bottle into tulip. Slight acidic fruit aroma. Cloudy orange juice appearance, frothy white head. Even carbonation, tiny bubbles. Spritzy mouthfeel, oily texture. Finish is long, bitter lemon/grapefruit with a touch of caramel. It’s good but I’ve enjoyed other Belgian ales more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12859) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
Herber deutlich hefiger Antrunk mit frischen und zitronigen Kräuternoten. Spritzig, milde Bitterkeit. Die Hefigkeit wird dunkler, geringfügig alkoholisch. Leider wenig komplex, dennoch rund. Gut. 8/11/10/11/9/11

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokitje (114) - - AUG 23, 2015
light malt and hops aroma looks clear lot of carbonation and a lot of foam taste malt yeast bitterness dry aftertaste not bad at all

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
This must be part of my lost ratings, have rated the triple hop series but not the classic. Bottle at my AirBnB, served in a wine goblet it is a bright gold with a thick foamy white head. The nose is grassy, bready and bright green hops. Raspy mouthfeel with some boozey heat down my throat. The taste is sweet golden honey, grass, herbal and very dry in the finish. Good but at 8.5% this is not an everyday sipper for me. The new mini-bottles are a good call.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arcraw (18) - - AUG 21, 2015
Interesting beer from Belgium that looks like urin but tastes like a really good brew! A plesant taste that lingers and leaves you wanting more!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bertiebucket (10) - morecambe, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bought at sainsbury’s , morecambe, served lightly chilled in duvel glass. Massive white head on top of hazy pale beer . Slightly herby citrus flavor, (not dissimilar to a saison) with a slightly bitter after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emek (122) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Belgijski samograj, zawsze tak samo trafiony w punkt. Swietna prezencja, w aromacie rzeskosc, ktora rozwija sie w owocowo-kwasnym smaku. Bardzo dobre do gaszenia pragnienia w upaly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (465) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Trudno cokolwiek tutaj odkrywczego napisać, klasyka absolutna, z którą każdy uznający się za miłośnika piwa powinien mieć styczność choć kilka razy. W zasadzie - wzorcowy belgian strong.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floodom (33) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Piwo barwy słomkowej, przejrzyste, obfita ładnie zdobiąca szkło piana. Aromat owocowy, bananowy. W smaku owocowe, wyczuwalny alkohol, lekko kwaśne. Wysokie wysycenie. Bardzo przyjemne zarówno na upalny letni dzień jak i zimny wieczór.


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