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

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RATINGS: 3842   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a slightly hazy, straw-gold with a small white head on top. Good retention, and there’s plenty of lace left behind. The nose is sharp with Belgian yeast, sour citrus, dry grass, coriander. This one starts out really spritzy and a bit harsh. A massive amount of carbonation on the palate. Thankfully, though, this smooths out as I sip. Gets much more mellow and cleans itself up. A bit dry on the finish. Wonderful balance on this one. Completely understand now why this one is rated so highly. Spice, tart yeast, lemon zest, dry crackers. Just a touch of alcohol rounds this one out. Man this is incredibly balanced! Nothing really overpowers here, but every flavor plays their part and adds to the whole. A spectacular beer. This is a style I don’t drink very often as I haven’t had many that I really crave, but this one jumped to the top of this list. One I will revisit again and again.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
bottle @ home. Pours a clear straw colored liquid. It boasts a huge white head. The nose is dry with some sweetness. Herbal & fruity notes. Pear, yeast, malt, wheat, warming but well hidden alcohol. Dry clean and balanced taste with sweet maltiness, spices, yeast, alcohol, pear, orange zest, pepper. Lasting bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ckilly (17) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I am a fan of IPAs and I search out strong, slightly bitter, high alcohol brews. Duval only reaches about midway on this goal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sisito (15) - SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
Cerveza color amarillo claro. Aromática, con sabor suave de inicio y fuerte amargor final.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una buona strong belga, non il massimo. La differenza in questa birra la fanno i lieviti più dei malti e dei luppoli boemi

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Distance_Runner (18) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
One of the most famous blonde from Belgium. It can be found easily almost in every pub. I like the bottle and the label. My score seem to be low but it’s only because of the the palate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (13) - FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Une belle robe jaune. Dommage que la mousse ne tienne pas du tout. Arômes fruités et maltés : pomme, agrumes, caramel. Longue en bouche et arrière-goût puissant. Une bonne bière.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (151) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 9, 2014
couleur jaune; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût fruités et maltés; l’alcool se fait légèrement sentir; finale douce (mais pas trop) et réchauffante; une bière agréable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (23) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 8, 2014
One of the best beer from Belgium. The strong and the head is good. Very tasty and freshable. nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Appearance: it has a clear golden color with a large head. Aroma: smells like citrus, spices and some flowers. Tastes like fruits, citrus, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boxereddy (46) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
Een klassieker, nog steeds even zalig! Fruitig, bittere nasmaak met een droog gevoel naar nog...


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