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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 (38879) - 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 (35031) - 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 (30392) - 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 (25073) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23510) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22632) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (21275) - 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 (19334) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
7th March 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Well carbonated. Flavoursome but not that fruity compared to a Tripel Karmeliet. Nice though!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 06/2007 Golden blonde ale slightly clowdy, rich hoppy nose, crips clean belgain ligth and hoppy...3.7

tap feb 2011 a few days before the online tasting ... i though id try this on fizzy tap ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft yeasty sherbert lemon nose ...mellow soft fruits ... again hint of yeasy ...quite drying ... light hop ... now its been a long time but im really enjoying this 3.8

Bottle at home 210212 ... during mass online Duvel tasting ... bbf 2010 so an old one ... big white foam head ... very sweet tracle pudding and fruity yeast nose ... much more mellow than the fresh tap ... more malt but a very sweet summer fruit malt ... orange peel ... this is reminind me of a sticky spone pudding ... maybe apricots ... little lemon zezt in background 3.5

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