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


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RATINGS: 4141   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 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skandal (1) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 28, 2015 does not count
Great beer! Cloudy deep golden color. Creamy white head. Sweet fruit aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPVMJPVM (26) - - NOV 28, 2015
Fantastica. Muito bem equilibrada. Amargor duradouro mas nao muito forte. Excelente cerveja.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (105) - - NOV 27, 2015
Nice, very light golden appearance with lots of foamy head that disappears rather quickly. Tastes of champagne, dried fruits, yeast and some bitterness balanced by sweet malt. Medium body, very aggressive carbonation, and a champagny finish. Like a very fizzy, not to dry champagne

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (134) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Flaska från SB. Ljus, lätt disig gul vätska med högt vitt skum hänger kvar en bra stund. Söt, maltig doft karaktäristiskt för belgisk golden ale. Tycker alltid det påminner om kärnor från micropopcorn. Även fruktiga toner av citrus, ananas och banan. Smaken är liknande. Kryddig, en del apelsinskal, viss beska. Kroppen är något torr. Alkoholtonerna tränger igenom, tillsammans med en lite metallisk känsla som drar den något. Annars en stabil belgare. Vad hade en annars väntat sig?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thomas_W1 (124) - 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 (576) - 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 (358) - 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 (20) - - 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 (292) - - 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.

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