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

bottled
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RATINGS: 3961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhoU (121) - Cape Town, - JAN 21, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Bottle - pours yellow/white wheaty light with fluffy head, not a strong as I expected but good nonetheless. Aroma is wheaty slight hop and yeasty with a stinging aroma I struggle to place. Taste is bitter with a dry mouthfeel same sensation as ruby grapefruit juice. Overall beer did have an intersting sting or bitter zestyflavour which was quite pleasant. Good but not te best!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shreddermx (4) - POLAND - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Barwa słomkowa, lekko zamglona. Piana obfita, sredniopęcherzykowa. Dość szybko opada do cienkiego kożucha, pozostawiając ładny lacing na szkle. Wysycenie średnie. Lekkie zamieszanie piwa powoduje szybkie odbudowanie piany, ktora tworzy sie juz z drobnych pęcherzyków. Aromat bardzo ładny, wyczuwalne nuty fenolowe - przyprawy: pieprz, gozdziki. W tle banany i lekkie nuty winne. W smaku orzeźwiające, bardzo dobrze zamaskowany alkohol, który objawia się delikatnym ogrzewaniem przełyku podczas picia. Piwo jest musujące i w smaku jest bardzo podobnie jak w aromacie. Pomimo dość wysokiej zawartości alkoholu, jest bardzo pijalne a co za tym idzie - zdradliwe. Podsumowująć: Bardzo dobre!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (183) - FRANCE - MAR 31, 2015
Blonde pâle, léger trouble, malts en bouche, légère amertume en finale, juste passable au palais même si le corps est généreux. Équilibrée, sans doute trop, ca me semble juste une bonne belge forte standard malgré son standing, toujours un peu déçu à la dégustation. Trouvable facilement en grandes surfaces en France (du moins dans les grandes villes).

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stule23 (15) - Novi Marof, CROATIA - MAR 29, 2015
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4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (31) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2015
C’est une excellente bière belge. Elle est meilleure que la leffe, je dirai plus amère et la touche sucrée ressort moins que sur celle que j’ai cité au-dessus. Elle se marie bien avec les plats de moules.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pnigro (10) - COSTA RICA - MAR 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Strong beer, great for occasional drinking. Nice smell, good appearance. Huge long lasting head. Overall a pretty decent beer. The excessive carbonation can be a turn off.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hednom (61) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Bottle 33cl. @ home. Pale golden colour with white head. fruity, yeasty, citrus aroma. Slight bitter taste, citrus and yeast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy medium straw, with a white head. Malty, spicy, yeasty aroma, lightly phenolic, cloves, citrus, light caramel, bisquits. Dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2. Spicy, yeasty taste, malt, caramel, cloves, citrus peel, grass, hops, quite herbal. Very well balanced and elegant. Doesn’t make too much fuzz about itself, but is just so very well made. (2015-03-22)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruuurd (78) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Pale golden pour. Its yeasty, hoppy with a lot of nice citrus and other fruity tones. I can drink this beer everyday!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bier_fuer_hamm (6) - Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
Schöne goldgelbe Farbe. Unglaublich stabiler Schaum. Riecht sehr malzig. Säuerlich im Geschmack, die 8,5% schmeckt man nicht wirklich raus. Ganz ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bedzinianin06 (48) - - MAR 18, 2015
Obfita piana, ale zbudowana z dużych pęcherzy. Bardzo dobry lacing. Piwo barwy słomkowej, lekko mętne. Mocne wysycenie, goryczka raczej niewyczuwalna. Alkohol delikatnie wyczuwalny, mimo wysokiego voltarzu. W aromacie wyczuwalne nuty bananowe. W smaku owocowe - jabłko, białe owoce. Lekko kwaśne


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