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

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RATINGS: 3647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy deep golden color. Thick, lasting, creamy white head with foam that sits on top until your last sip. Sweet fruit aroma. Taste is sweet then fairly warm and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with huge chalk white head. Wheaty and yeasty/spiced aroma. Spiced flavour but also a soft mouthfeel givin the beer a nice soft balance. Alcohol is quite present and warming from start to finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2002
Great beer - with a very yellow color and a good head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, huge and stable head. Hazy with lots of yeast in the aroma. Sweetish but never cloying. Very complex strong ale. Reminds me of spring in Antwerpen with all the bourgeois ladies sipping this at the cafés... 220493

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2005
Bottled. Yellow colour, huge white foamy head, lacing. Fruitish malty aroma with hints of alcohol. Fruitish flavour with strong taste of alcohol. Sweetish aftertaste with a sting of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a solid and lasting white head. Spicy aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Fruity flavour with notes of spices and yeast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2002
Pale yellow, hazy and lively. Big yeasty, fruity aroma. Complex, spicy, funky and immensly complex. Also dangerously drinkable (Damn! Is that bottle already empty?) A world classic that has many followers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Best before 2006. Pours a clear golden color with a large fst disappearing white head. Has a spicy yeasty malty aroma with hints of dark fruit and also some alcoholic hints. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a sweetish fruity dark fruit and caramel finish with some yeasty hints.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (13532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2011
2011-08-31, 7-5-8-4-16=40
bb 2012-11, L1111 1044

Cloudy pale blond color, with the usual giant head, sign of strong carbonation. The spicy aroma is mild but balanced. The high carbonation is pleasant in this hot summer night; the malt flavor is very spicy, with hints of lemon; the alcohol provides a nice warmth; shades of liquorice.
One of the most elegant beers ever.

2003-04-04, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Sweet, spicy, hoppy aroma. Full body, dry in the beginning, sweeter at the end; a lot spicy, very complex. It’s often used as best example when comparing other beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13483) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Aroma is yeast, fruti and hops. Taste is sweet fruity and very refreshing.


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