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


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RATINGS: 3642   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (225) - - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 da ribere..aspetto non impressionante..aroma alcolico,maltato,luppolato e resinoso..gusto identico e nemmeno spiacevole..ripeto,da ribere 22/05 aspetto migliore di come me lo ricordavo..schiuma bianca e compatta,bionda torbida..aroma luppolato..gusto maltato ed amaro,molto piacevole anche nel finale amaro..corpo pieno..buona!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NJexit14a (1) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
This is MY beer of choice. I always ask people to show me better. Has not been done yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (717) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Classic beer. Pleasant Belgian yeast aroma with a floral alcohol resonance. Clear golden color, almost like ginger ale or champagne. Medium weight with strong carbonation. Flavors coat the tongue. A mix of pale malts and yeast with fruity dryness and a slight hops presence . A really well-made beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a clear pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is of yeast and alcohol. Maybe a bit of hay. Taste is clean and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
tomivar (8) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
En øl for de som elsker høy alkoholdmak. Personlig blir den ikke så god. En overvurdert øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours with a smaller-than-expected head. Bubblegum and straw in the nose. Taste is yeast, bread, straw, champagne grapes. Very fizzy, distractingly so at first but it settles down as you let it sit. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABT_S54 (92) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Duvel glass. Pours a very pale straw colour with a voluminous white head with excellent carbonation. Nicely balanced beer with very little sweetness coming through (compared with say Delrium Tremens) but a much more grown-up taste with a stony dryness. Not that special compared with other beers of the style but one worth having now and then. Hides the alcohol extremely well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moravius (276) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Diverse Flaschen, frisch, aber auch länger gelagert. - Blasses Gelb, überreichlich feinporiger Schaum. - In der Nase wie im Antrunk dominiert ein scharf-fruchtiger Geschmack nach grünen Äpfeln. Wenig Malzaromen. Eigenartig „hartes“ Mundgefühl. Staubtrockener Abgang. - Wenig aromatisch und zu hart im Mund - "hard to drink". Dieses Bier ist auf seine Art gewiß ein Klassiker - mir will es trotzdem nicht so recht schmecken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jorn69 (556) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
@ Röhällavägen. Flaska från Systembolaget (26:-). Fruktig med vetetoner, kryddig med jästtoner, en hel del alkohol, ganska hög sötma. Avslutningen är fruktig och söt med jästtoner.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scottypostal (5) - Grass Valley, California, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
After gently pouring into the glass, the pure white fluffy head climbs towards the sky well beyond the rim of the glass. Massive fizzy yellow, crisp, clear. Delightful belgian yeast smell and taste. This beer is a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Campm (2) - - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Much more complicated than I expected by the hazy golden appearance. Honey is the dominant thought in the finish but there is so much more here.

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