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

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RATINGS: 3932   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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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
11.2 Oz bottle poured into a tulip, humongous long lasting head with lacing. fruity aroma. Pear, bubblegum, tropical fruit flavors. Delicious tasting beer that is easily available


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (88) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
33cl. bottle. Heavily commercialized beer from Belgium. Though is has become much sweeter than 10 or 15 years ago, it still remains my favorite strong ale. Great citrus like aroma, golden appearance which is very vivid carbonization. The foam is legendary. The taste and palate too. A great drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jamesewelch (100) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2015
From 750ml, about $11 at grocery store, poured into Ommegang 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: bread, spice, dough, banana, wheat, spice

Appearance: initially clear, but hazy as the sediment mixes, golden, big frothy white head

Taste: light sweet, light bitter

Palate: light body, lively carbonation

Overall: One of my favorite Belgian beer. Just incredible. Bottles are super easy to find and reasonably priced even when compared to local 22s/750s. Just a great Belgian beer. Can’t taste the alcohol. Very nice yeast characteristics.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puren (124) - POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Prezentacja: słomkowe, klarowne, trwała piana od drobnej do średniej ładnie zdobi ;
Aromat: pomarańcze, mosiądz, banany, goździki, limonka ;
Smak: landrynki, owoce - cytrusy i brzoskwinie, goryczka świetnie kontruje ;
Odczucie: treściwe, mocno nasycone, finisz kwaskowy i owocowy, alkohol lekko grzeje w przełyk, po pewnym czasie przychodzi goryczka i chwilę trwa ;
Ogólnie: całkiem niezłe, mniej nagazowane byloby jeszcze lepsze

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ministru (12) - PORTUGAL - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle .33. Light gold colored. Hoppy and lightly bitter aroma. A tad floral also. Lively carbonation. Frothy to creamy head with good lacing. Medium bready flavored body warmed by it’s alcohol. Creamy floral initial with spicy and slightly dry finish. Excellent tasting example of a "full bear". Mainstream Ale at it’s finest.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
magpieken (90) - - FEB 27, 2015
330ml bottle. 10 2016. Very pale straw colour, effervescent, towering white head which refused to go away and sensational lacing. Gentle fruity aroma of apples and pears, floral, yeast, and some alcohol. Light fruity sweetness and light to medium bitterness. Smooth, medium bodied and spritzy with a bitter, dryness in the finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Perilously drinkable at 8.5%abv. A classic. 10.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alomtnez (50) - SPAIN - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Large white, frothy and persistent head. Hazy pale straw color. Aroma is complex, citric with malty sweetness. Taste is acidic, sweet notes, sparkling with alcohol presence mixed with dry hoppy bitterness at the end. Bitter aftertaste. Very nice and complex mix of flavours and taste sensations.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
neonlampke (3) - Sijsele, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Prachtig uitzicht als een duvel perfect in z’n glas is uitgeschonken. Zalig op je gemak een duvel drinken voor tv ’s avonds, puur genieten!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (67) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Light gold color with a lasting average-size white head. Clear. Aromas are fairly complex and interesting - bread, dough and some hard to pin down spice, perhaps clove. The bottle I had also had just a very slight touch of skunk. The alcohol is fairly apparent. The finish is long with both sweetness and bitter apparent. I am not much of a fan of gold ales but this is a very good one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ferrinche (24) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
Tiene todo lo que le pides a una Strong Ale, poco sabor a alcohol, entra bien, y ese toque dulzón pero nada empalagoso, la verdad muy recomendable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (298) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle (12oz $5): Light golden color. Big 2 finger soapy head. Lots of bubles. Aroma slightly funky. Taste very fruity. Some sweetness. Some warming in the end. Nice


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