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

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RATINGS: 4009   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!


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
feliponk (8) - CHILE - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Cerveza que se nota que es belga, gran cuerpo y sabor, amargor justo que deja una sensación agradable en la boca.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (555) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Slightly hazy light yellow with a big white creamy head. Aroma is quite faint, mostly light malt, slightly tart, some herbal hops. Taste is yeasty, peppery, herbal, bitter and fresh. Medium body, high spritzy carbonation, dry. Herbal bitter after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (87) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2015
Dorata, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, bellissima schiuma bianca molto persistente. Aroma di lievito belga e malti chiari, lievissimo erbaceo. Al palato si ripresentano le note olfattive ed una lieve nota alcolica (anche se, in generale, l'alcol è ben nascosto). Ben carbonata, corpo medio-leggero. Una Belgian Strong Ale "Jolly", si abbina un po' a tutto e si beve abbastanza bene, ma potendo scegliere berrei altro.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (96) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2015 Uitgeschonken in origineel Duvel bierglas. Goudblond licht troebel bier, met prachtige stabiele witte schuimkraag, die aan het glas blijft kleven. De Duvel heeft veel carbonatie, levendig bier in het glas. Herkenbaar aroma van Belgische gist, en licht kruidig. De smaak is heel bekend, simpel maar uitstekend in balans. Tonen van Belgische gist, gras, kruidige hop. Duvel is waarschijnlijk het bekendste Belgische bier, en het maakt zijn naam van een uitstekend degustatiebier zeker waar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EkinTelli (28) - TURKEY - MAY 19, 2015
Great aroma with nice appearance and taste is good too not too strong and balanced bitter and sour taste and good hay aroma

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CorBon (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Nice strong beer. Expected more, though. Tastes a bit like a strong version of a Pilsener. Not bad - just not special enough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wojciechianna (145) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
A little hazy, golden color, and big white head. Aroma of hops and malts, fresh. Tastes dry, malty with some yeast notes. High carbonation, medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4954) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at home split with Sarah, Trying to catch up on the most rated beers. Clear greenish pale yellow coloured pour with a big frothy pure white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, bit lagery, green apple, straw. A little hot alcohol on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of clean pils grains, tangy green apple, powdery, some belgian yeast character. Palate is light and somewhat refreshing, high abrasive carbonation and a little powdery on the tongue. A bit of an alcohol bite in the finish. Not much going on. Goes down pretty easy.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleble (24) - - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Bottiglia 0.75 l. L?alcool si sente tutto, ma nonostante ciò una nota particolare, data dal luppolo la rende quasi unica

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- The quintessential Belgian Strong beer. Can’t go wrong with this if you’re in the mood for a great Belgian beer.


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