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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (549) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours golden yellow with thick frothy head. Malt, yeast, and a slight hop aroma. Yeast and malt flavor with hits of hops. Lots of carbonation and a light body. Clean finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 12.2015. Pours clear golden with white head. The head stays. Aroma is sour, Belgian yeast, fruits and spices. Taste: sweet, sour, and bitter, yeast, fruits, and spices. Alcohol is present, but not offending. Overall: a true classic, great balance; very nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MWashk (10) - - APR 22, 2014
Overall thought it was a good beer. Loots of fruity notes, very light. Would go well with food.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yidi (20) - okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
Gold yellow color with bright white head. Smells sweet and lime. Taste bitter and light sour. Great carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
richc1983 (8) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Poued from a 11.2 oz bottle into a duvel tulip. Goldish orange in color. Tons of frothy light head. Huge floral nose. Very sweet and hides the alcohol well. Very drinkable and tasty

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (164) - Vista, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
This is pretty impressive, no wonder it is the definitive blonde Belgian ale. 750 ml. bottle poured into a schooner. Beautiful pour of cloudy straw yellow/gold with a foamy white head that leaves lacing. Aroma of nutty yeast, caramel, grass, honey, and lemon. Very rich and complex flavor, fruity with a sharp hop bitterness at the end. All of the flavors meld into a complex Belgian ale experience. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and bitter finish. This is a real winner, would repeat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (130) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear light yellow with big white head. Sweet floral smell. Taste is quite sweet with herbs and some bitterness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NJexit14a (1) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
This is MY beer of choice. I always ask people to show me better. Has not been done yet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (721) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Classic beer. Pleasant Belgian yeast aroma with a floral alcohol resonance. Clear golden color, almost like ginger ale or champagne. Medium weight with strong carbonation. Flavors coat the tongue. A mix of pale malts and yeast with fruity dryness and a slight hops presence . A really well-made beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a clear pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is of yeast and alcohol. Maybe a bit of hay. Taste is clean and slightly sweet.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
tomivar (8) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
En l for de som elsker hy alkoholdmak. Personlig blir den ikke s god. En overvurdert l.


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