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

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RATINGS: 4304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


sneakychi's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneakychi (75) - - DEC 6, 2013
Aroma: citrus, hint of weizen like banana( and clove even?), belgian yeast rather sweet smelling. Apperance: Pale, hazy with a big white head. Taste: Nice! little bitter and a little sweet. Palate: On the light side with a decent amount of CO2.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
daigoon (132) - - SEP 30, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear golden with large white head and plenty of lacing. Taste has some spices, no alcohol taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kittenbieer (39) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2016
Jolie robe dorée avec une belle mousse neigeuse et persistante,bonne carbonatation.Le nez offre des arômes de malt,houblon,fruits et épices.La bouche nous amène sur une agréable amertume avec des notes de houblon,de levure et d’alcool.L’ensemble est très harmonieux et nous laisse sur cette amertume très plaisante.Un excellent "petit diable"!!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
appiantiqua (48) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2016
Goûtée dans une verre Duvel . Température 6 à 7°. Robe jaune paille surmontée d’une mousse blanche très abondante et persistante, bonne carbonatation. Nez avec des arômes de céréales et de notes citronnées ainsi qu’une discrète levure. Le goût apporte des saveurs de houblons et de malt ainsi que de petites touches fruitées(abricot ou pèche): on retrouve aussi une levure plaisante. L’arrière bouche est naturellement amère mais sans excès. Une excellente blonde avec du caractère. 15,5/20

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1652) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle, family treat in Serbia while cooking food and relaxing. Real golden hazy pour a bit pale, huge and frothy white foam. Nose: true hoppy upfront, a bit lemon grass, some citric. Some spicy background, grapes leftovers in winery. Mouth: frizzy carbo, spicy classic Belgian notes, decent aperitif orientation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Very pale and clear with a decent head. Yeah, looks like a weak lager, but this is a heavy ale. Spicy and floral hops. Light body, but lots of alcohol which doesn’t taste at all. Very deceptive and dangerous. The old Nick indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dandm (69) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
This is a longtime favourite of mine. I loved it as a teenager because it was big and reputable but easy drinking. It’s still easy but complex. Fruit, spice and that great Belgian yeast flavour. Beautiful clear golden colour and a big strong head that sticks around. Very clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiezmar (296) - POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Pale golden colour. Nice foam. Aroma: floral hops, some fuits and grain. Taste: rather sweet, medium body. Fruity, a little bit spicy. Good beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danioofp (55) - POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Jasne belgijskie, dobre w smaku, piana ok, butelka 0.33l, duzy procent alkoholu.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mike_Vincent (7) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016 does not count
A classic Belgian. A bit hot on first taste, moving through nice bready flavours and a creamy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevalainen (598) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Hazy pale color with tiny white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, banana, yeast. Taste is sweetish with sourish finish and also some alcohol in finish. Fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice and strong beer.


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