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

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RATINGS: 3899   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (641) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle. Golden Body with White head. Very fruity arom with some ripe bananas and some yeast. Taste is a little bit sweet with some malts and fruits and yeast. Aftertaste is sweet with light bitterness. O.K. the dry hopped version is much better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (66) - LATVIA - JAN 26, 2015
Yeasty aroma, not bad, I prefer more hops, fruity taste - nice amount of hops. Decent brew!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boisie (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
One of the best beers out there. It's a timeless classic that you can always fall back on. I always keep some in the fridge because sometimes you just need to drink one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours pale yellow, the taste is a bit too fizzy for me, light and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luegomeloacabo (50) - A Coruña, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2015
It pours pale and dense coloured, with a white balanced head. This beer smells sweet and taste, with a dry end though. It is a very good one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ari92 (6) - FRANCE - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Une explosion d’arome en bouche, une balance parfum/amertume parfaite, une très belle robe blanche, du caractère (elle titre a 8.5°) mais aussi une certaines douceur dans les aromes très fruité et floral dune belle complexité, peut-être un petit coté fleur d’oranger mais aussi du citron, de la vanille. Un classic, a consommer avec un bon fuet ou bon sidflard, du bon pain, du bon fromage, du coleslaw et c’est le panard

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (914) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a fairly clear golden (darker) golden color topped with nice white head. Malty aroma with quite strong yeasty smell, which doesn’t work for me. Taste is sweet and malty at first, bittery hoppy finish. Strong, filling but not exactly my favourite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (494) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Aroma: Nice, yeasty aroma with creamy malts. Appearance: Cloudy gold with rich white head. Taste: Medium sweetness with a light sourness. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation, dry texture, soft finish. Overall: Very solid but not mind blowing. Still, very very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlfredNeumann (8) - - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Stark, malzig, hat ein wenig Weizenaroma und ist trotzdem nicht zu kompliziert. Ist anscheinend eines der bekanntesten belgischen Biere.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenriqueBraga (93) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2015
Amarela palha, ótima espuma. Aromas cítricos se laranja e especiarias. Corpo médio com amargor médio-baixo crescente e persistente.


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