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

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RATINGS: 3823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle...rather often. Seeing as this is in my top5 beers of all time, I am going to have a very difficult time being non-biased. Lets start off with the pour : awesome golden in colour with a thick white head and a lot of lacing. The carbonation is high, as is the potency! The aromas whack you in the face, starting with a very Belgian yeast, and some citrus and a bit of malt. The flavour is just as intense, initially being a bit on the sweet/sour side, and immediately has a very dry finish. Like I said, this is not the best on the market, but I suppose it holds a certain bit of nostalgia for me.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (45) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. Very nice beer, unique in her kind, and so very difficult to explain. Just try it !

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daanminator (115) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
Opzich is dit een mooi biertje. Drinkt me toch niet zo makkelijk weg omdat er een overload aan koolzuur in lijkt te zitten waardoor je bij elke slok een vol gevoel krijgt. Kwa smaak en bouquette een voldoende verder.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stefanos (98) - POLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Straw, hazy, thick white head with some lacing. Aroma mainly of herbs and spices with some hay but also solvent notes. Taste is rather sweet with some refreshing sourness and bitter pepper-like finish. For its abv really drinkable. A devilish trick, no wonder!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (216) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
BBD 7/16. Clear very light amber pour (pale gold). Superb head, lacing and retention. Wonderful nose of spicy Belgian yeast, banana, sweet fruit (pear with hints of orange) and subtle biscuit. Light medium body, yet nice and slick. Heavily carbonated with rich effervescent rushes throughout the profile. The flavor profile is of normal intensity, complex and balanced. The 8.5% alcohol is perfectly hidden. It begins with the fruit flavors, then flows into a light biscuit sweetness. In the middle, an effervescent light hop bitterness emerges coupled with a light note of pepper. The finish is rather clean, somewhat dry and a light bitterness lingers a bit over a blend of the previous flavors while notes of clove come to the forefront. World Class and one of the highest scores Ive ever given.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
filippomassari (6) - Jnkping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Golden colour with a white persistent foam. Lively carbonization. medium sweetness, lightly bitter. In general, a nice a drinkable beer with a strong and unique taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laakus (22) - Nossebro, - OCT 19, 2014
Light golden color. Nose is dry. Taste is bitter with a light touch of alcohol. Drygt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niknyk (2) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Poured from 33 cl bottle. Hazy, light golden colour with huge head with excellent retention and lacing. Nose is fruity and yeasty. Taste follows the nose with malty and citrus notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Slight bitterness. Medium body with excellent carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable and tasty beer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
graf0 (95) - POLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Duvel jest w kolorze jasnego złota. Przy przelewaniu tego piwa powstaje obfita piana, ktra jest za rzadka oraz szybko jej ubywa. Na jej plus jest to, że obwdka pozostaje do samego końca picia. W zapachu jest to piwo mocno przyprawowe, pieprzowe, fenolowe, lekka wanilia, toffi, brak zapachu alkoholu co przy 8,5 % robi wrażenie. W smaku mamy wyraźną goryczką, trochę alkoholową. Smak gorzki uzupełniają akcenty alkoholowe oraz jakiś gorzkich owocw. Całość bukietu smaku dopełniają delikatne nuty słodowe. W odczuciu jest to piwo średnio wytrawne, bardzo mocno nasycone dwutlenkiem węgla.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"i like the head, but after that it really did nothing for me that would make it stand out from any other belgian blonde/strong. That said, its pretty good, just not unique."

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gustavofnd (23) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2014
Não faz muito meu gosto. Não achei nada demais na cerveja. Não vale a compra, pois além de nada demais tem um preço alto ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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