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


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RATINGS: 4068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Poured in a Duvel tulip. A - Hazy golden straw with 2 fingers of delicate white foam. Awesome retention and a ridiculous amount of lacing. S - Sweet grassy aroma, twangy Belgian yeast, soft grain, over ripened golden delicious apples at first, but as it warms up the acidity comes out make it more of a tart aroma. Unknown spice and hints of alcohol. T - Sweet grainy malt, spicy hops, some sourness comes through the middle, with tart apples in the background. It has an herbal bite towards the end. Finishes dry and slightly acidic. M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Great yeast strain! The sour and acidic qualities really make this beer stand out. Itís complex but focused. Serving type: bottle 09-09-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_Golgo (20) - NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
*********************************** Above average, but a bit of a let-down ***********************************

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (107) - SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Asda (£2). Not sure about this. Pleasant at first with a touch of sweetness, but not enough flavour overall. Nice warming alcohol glow afterwards. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (97) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour, white head. Pleasant aroma, yeast, spicy, hops, some wine tones. Taste much the same, bit sour. Bitter aftertaste. Good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (257) - HONG KONG - JUL 28, 2015
Hazy golden. White fluffy head. Malty aroma and taste. Quite sweet and quaffable. Nice ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (41) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. 0,33l. Dovana iö Olandijos. Didelė balta puta, labai geras skonis... stiprus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (912) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
Enjoyed @ Lithos bar, Rhodes, Greece in proper glassware. Pours a clear golden with a huge, White head. Aroma has belgian yeasty esters with clove, sweet, candied pear, banana, pale malts, grains, slight wheat maybe, and quite a lot of hops. Taste is sweet, spicy and fruity. Slight alcohol, but still very little for the 8,5% abv. Hoppy bitter finish. Average to High carbonation, surprisingly light body. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2607) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Nearly 25 years ago, in the Beer Engine on Wakefield Westgate, this is the one that set me off, looking beyond my own doorstep, for beers that were completely new to me. A few beers later and it still appeals. Looks great. Smells and tastes good. Always happy to drink a Duvel...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (55) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Nice clear pale yellow color with slight white head. Crisp yet smooth flavor with a nice finish. Not a very strong flavor but it is very pleasant and enjoyable. No harshness or aftertaste. A good refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (313) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pale yellow, slightly hazy with tall, white, lacing head. Citrusy, yeasty aroma. Taste is similar, with a crisp finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (370) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Nice blonde quite dry and hoppy. Sweet corn flakes, wonderful nose. Mid body lower carbonation. Nice and hoppy like a czech pils but heavier and sweeter, plus a long finish. I know itís world famous but itís very much worth revisiting.

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