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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 4285   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3630) - Lake Champlain, 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robeperse (13) - - AUG 25, 2016
Colore dorato gusto decisamente secco che ricorda la pera william. Quest’aroma si spiega con l’uso di luppoli di qualità superiore. Il suo gusto d’alcool secco e morbido ne fa una birra facile da bere dove il luppolo è presente in modo preminente. L’equilibrio tra un aroma fine ed un’amarezza sottile conferisce alla Duvel una posizione unica nella tradizione ricca delle birre belghe.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nicotnx (1) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
Top beer! Blonde, forte et légèrement amer. Un classique de la biere belge.....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (39) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2016
11.2oz bottle. Pours orange-gold with a large, foamy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, wheat, and grass. Taste is of wheat, tart lemon, spice, yeast, and hops. Lightly bitter finish. Medium body. Above average carbonation. Crisp, strong mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paddycairns (2) - - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
banana, grass, floral, golden, medium bitterness, medium sourness, oily feel, medium body, average carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (104) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2016
Color dorado (de rubia) muy claro con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor, persistente y apetitosa. Carbonatación por las nubes (no tan presente en boca). Aroma a levadura, ¿trigo?, malta... (similar al de alguna Witbier y a la Delirium Tremens). Sabor intenso, a levadura, algo dulce, también (quizá) pan. Me recuerda mucho a la Delirium Tremens, pero con carbonatación más presente y más "difícil" de beber (y lo entrecomillo porque entra sola, ya que los 8,5% están perfectamente disimulados). No creo que merezca estar en un Top 50 de Belgian Strong Ales, pero, de todas formas, es un acierto seguro.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nephirem (217) - CROATIA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours thick, hazy orange body with small, creamy looking white head. Nose is sweet and fruity, lots of yeast, wheat and malts. Medium body with somewhat high carbonation. Thick texture. Rich and fruity aroma, malts, yeast, wheat, banana, cloves, nuts, grassy and herbal. Lovely balanced combination of sweet and light sourness. Overall, very good hefe. Easy drinking, refreshing and crisp.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezr (96) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip producing an immediate thick, large, white head that’s very persistent and laces like crazy. A very clear, golden color. Medium body with lively carbonation and great mouthfeel. Complex, lemony, crisp, long warming finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
castor010 (155) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Aromat - gruszki, rodzynki, banany, lekkie fenole w stylu goździka. Piana - bardzo obfita, drobna, biała, oblepia szkło. Idealnie klarowne, jasnozłote. Nagazowanie średnie do średnio wysokiego. Słodkawe, fenolowość wyraźna, w smaku skrzyżowanie jabłek, pomarańczy i gruszek. Lekko rozgrzewa w przełyku.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisko82 (617) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Piwo złote, piana wysoka, dość trwała, lepi szkło. W aromacie zbożowy, trochę estrów. W smaku słodko, goryczka minimalna. Wyczuwalny alkohol. Średnia pełnia.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ikasya (3) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
Golden colour with rich head. Light hops, alcohol notes, aromas of belgian yeast, peper. Taste - bitter hops, good malt balance and spice.


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