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


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RATINGS: 4137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3008) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2013
It pours a beautiful hazy golden leaving the same color body. A half centimeter of white foamy head appears and lasts for a minute before dieing in a concave sort of way. Some streams of carbonation are seen rising. The smell is centered around spices and sweet fruit coming through in a light way. Belgian yeast is there but more subdued. The taste is spicy and sweet sometimes at the same time and sometimes not, amazing (at least to me). The palate is about a medium with the normal amount of carbonation felt on the tongue. A slight creaminess comes through as well. The aftertaste is sweet and the finish is sticky. Overall, this is an awesome beer for its style and awesome to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thomas_W1 (86) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015
Flasche 0,33l: Helles Gold, klar mit kräftigem mittelporigem Schaum; sehr frische Nase mit malzigen und Zitrusnoten, grüne Früchte, Mirabellen; sehr frischer Körper mit leichten Zitrusnoten, angenehmer Süße und leichter Bitterkeit: angenehmer trockener Abgang

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vincent68 (567) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2015
Fľaša 330 ml. Svetlá, zlatožltá farba, hustá biela pena, výrazná aróma sladu. Stredná rezkosť, plná chuť sladu a zrelého ovocia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kostasgiotis (10) - GREECE - NOV 20, 2015
I’ll be damned, is this a good beer or what? Dry taste, great appearance, fruity aromas...loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton_w (17) - - NOV 18, 2015
Very long head. Light hop and sweet malt aroma. Balanced and fruit taste. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyjag (290) - - NOV 14, 2015
330ml bottle from Tesco. Huge pillowy head, some sticky lacing. Clear golden body. Nose is musty, woody, grapefruit. Flavour is straw, lemon, syrup, some alcohol. Slightly chalky aftertaste. High carbonation, decent mouthfeel, very dry finish. Gets more boozy as it warms.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
330ml bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Hard to gauge aroma due to the super high pillowy head trapping it all in. Even attempting to smell through the nose of the bottle was limited - could have simply been this bottle. Straw / light golden coloured with some cloudiness and huge stream of bubbles rising to form a massive pure white foam that lasts. Massive lacing on the glass all the way to the finish. Taste was subdued to other times I’ve had this. Neither bitter or sweet - balanced and soft. Medium body with lively carbonation when you swirl it in the mouth. Some alcohol burn. I have to say this was not the great experience I had remembered from having this before - that said I can only go on what I am having now. Good beer, but not "great".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AaronTDubs (101) - - NOV 11, 2015
I always forget to rate the classics. Clear straw color, nice lasting, frothy head. Has nice fruity aromatics: some grapefruit, bubblegum, touch of biscuity malts. Very smooth, quite dry beer. Well balanced and refreshing. This is sneaky devil 8.5%, but goes down like it’s only 5%. Nice touch of grapefruit and biscuits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (25) - GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Big fluffy head, musty first taste. Light-bodied. Noticeable warmth from the alcohol. Mellows and settles into very pleasant sipping. Hints of fruit and spice in the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlfredoGarcia (182) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 4, 2015
330 ml bottle. bought in a rando shop in brussels. Nice hoppy smell. Creamy white head with golden color. Super hoppy taste with nice backround. Overally good.

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