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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 4048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
banbeernot (39) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Highly carbonated. Taste like Pilner on steroid. A good hot summer night drink. Yeasty with banana peel. Not bad, but not worth the premium.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bilharziose (1) - - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
Can’t get sick of it, after gallons and gallons...the best of its kind, the devil of strong ales ! By the way, Duvel is NOT served on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (258) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle, 33 cl. Strong, but not overwhelming. Overall well balanced, nice in its entity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Echon (17) - DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
Aroma has notes of citrus and malt. Cloudy and strawcoloured, with a long foamy head. Intense medium-dry taste with significant bitterness and acid. The alcohol is noticeable. Light body with lively carbonation. Long finish. This is a good beer but not my favourite kind of Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (204) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Aroma of Belgian yeast, some lime. Pours golden with very nice white head. Taste is medium sweet with peach, spices and citrus with bitter finish. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. A classic Belgian Golden Ale always stays in a good shape.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (389) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a huge, long lasting, white head that laces. Yeasty aroma with spice. Sweet fruity flavour with yeast and a dry, spicy, alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wolfenkopf (180) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
The aroma I get is pure Belgian yeast with a little bit of lemon and malt. Brew is a pilsner yellow, while the head is a lot like bubble bath. The taste is very pleasant and smooth. Yeasty all the way, sweet but not too sweet and crisp. That malt comes across a bit fruity to me, as some do, but it almost has a citrus hint to it. Light oily film develops in the mouth, but it’s not unpleasant. Smooth finish, in other words. It doesn’t look like much, doesn’t have much in the way of aroma, but I could drink this stuff all day. Fantastic!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
Aroma frutal muy agradable. Sorprende la carbonatación que ayuda a llevar a lengua y paladar un extraodinario y complejo sabor que llena completamente

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Pours beautiful golden with great head. Strong nose, a bit like like cream corn. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation. Upfront spicy flavours followed by pleasant bitterness. Great beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meireteixeira (142) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2015
Cor palha, translúcida. Espuma boa e persistente. Aroma de frutas cítricas, cereais e especiarias. No paladar notas de casca de laranja, um leve dulçor e amargo no final. Altamente equilibrada entre o dulçor, amargor e álcool. Retrogosto seco. Excelente!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sccp1910 (50) - BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2015
Cerveja forte, com amargor intenso e aroma discreto. O amargor poderia ser um pouco menos intenso e mais frutrado.


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