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

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RATINGS: 4017   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
patxa (201) - - JAN 27, 2013
Great, great belgian Ale. Barley wine notes, with refined malts on the tase and good bitterness on the retrotaste. A photo worth head, that keeps growing, therefore good carbonation. A not so good trace of excessive sweetness on the lips and a bit pricey in Latin America, but nonetheless the world wide flagship of belgian ales.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bolian (6) - - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
Bitter sweet with malty character. I taste bret in this beer along with green apples, lime and caramel. Definitely a nice glass

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Woc (47) - BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
I don´t know, it is bitter sweet. It has a typical Belgian sweetness to it but then the quite bitter hops come. I don´t like when a beer has both. It should be sweet or bitter. Na ah, not both.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015
One of my all time favourite beers, quite iconic beer as well. Huge head with clear golden colour result in an excellent presentation. Nice malty and fruity aroma. Great on palate as well, being so high on voltage, yet so easily drinkable. Highly recommended.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 27, 2015
Lovely maltiness, dried fruits, peach, light yeast. Moderate sweet with light bitterness and light tartness. Drinkable, but bit too simple for likeable Belgian

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (356) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours dark lemon yellow. Head is ivory and thick. Aroma is spruce, biscuit, lemon zest, boiled egg. Powerful, strong. Long finish, very bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (50) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Foam: huge white frothy head. Colour: light coloured, hazy opaque pale yellow. Aroma: pears, orange peel, green apples, a hint of hops, herbs, yeast. Taste: medium to light body, lively carbonation, very refreshing, crisp, some fruits, Saaz hops bitter with nice malt balance, great dry green pepper aftertaste, fine tasting Belgian strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (337) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
On tap at Terun in Palo Alto, CA. Need to sit with this one again to review in full.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (40) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
330ml bottle, pours a hazy light gold with large white head that lasts well. Aroma is Belgian yeast and a crisp tart green apple note. Has a definite light sourness going on and a bitter tonic water and bitter lemon flavour. Very crisp, very different but not entirely my thing. High carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
feliponk (10) - CHILE - MAY 23, 2015
Cerveza que se nota que es belga, gran cuerpo y sabor, amargor justo que deja una sensación agradable en la boca.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (555) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Slightly hazy light yellow with a big white creamy head. Aroma is quite faint, mostly light malt, slightly tart, some herbal hops. Taste is yeasty, peppery, herbal, bitter and fresh. Medium body, high spritzy carbonation, dry. Herbal bitter after taste.


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