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


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RATINGS: 4313   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mobster07 (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2006
33cl 2005 bottle. Effervescent, pale/golden in color, with a large white pillow like head. Aroma of spices, clove, bananas, pineapples, and some earthy/mustiness. Flavor dances across your tong with pepper, spices and some metallic hints. Very dry bitterness and a little alcohol warming on the way down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (209) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a mild gold with significant white head. Subtle nose with hop notes. Bitter notes with thr hops shoeing through again. An interesting style which hides its alcohol content very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellonearth (122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
Arômes discrets de pain, d’épices, de zeste. Une belle blonde pétillante surmontée d’une mousse dense s’estompant en un petit collet de bulles. Goûts fermentés et acidulés de grains, de riz avec un quelquechose de pamplemousse. Un peu sûrette. Rafraîchissante. Excellente!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesper86 (39) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Excellent, always solid beer. Citrus and coriander notes. Medium to full bodied. Nice above average acidity. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hiledd (92) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Spicy and floral aroma. Clear copper color with bright white head that stays in glass. Pear, clove, and banana flavor. Full body that dissipates slowly with warm alcohol finish. Enjoyed at La Villete restaurant in Brussels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luneylane (41) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - OCT 10, 2016
A bottle from Jason’s in the basement of 101, drunk at home on a rainy 10/10 Independence Day. Aroma: bread, citrus, lemon. Appearance: clear, pale amber, generous white head. Palate: light-bodied with lively carbonation. Taste: alcohol is very well-camouflaged, bitterness is subtly predominant. a suggestion of banana at the end. I love this beer, there is nothing wrong with it. I even liked it before I got into beer tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Pour from a 750 mL bottle into a cheap plastic hotel cup (what a crime). Clear yellow pour with a super fluffy white head. Nose has some herbal hops to it, with a hint of cracker. Taste has a nice Belgian spice, some candy syrup and a fairly sweet finish. I wonder if my stupid plastic cup has dampened the carbonation such that it feels more sticky and sweet rather than effervescent. Still, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kasia23 (14) - - OCT 8, 2016
Piwo o jasnej barwie. D?ugo utrzymuj?ca si? piana. Smak d?ugo utrzymuje si? na podniebieniu. Lekko gorzkie. Butelka. Piwo wysokoprocentowe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle enjoyed in Belgium. Pours fizzy golden with large pillowy head. Aroma citrussy and aromatic with some herbs and crisp lemon zest. Beautifully balanced and very easily knocked back given the ABV!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (768) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2016
Pours light yellow with high white head. Aroma is sour and bitter, some grass and yeast, lemon and peach. Taste is fresh, citric, Belgian yeast, some spices, light caramel, bitter, sourness, some grain even. Very nice and classic beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonev (321) - POLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze zoltym z obfita grubopecherzykowa biala piana zostawiajaca ladny lacing na szkle. W aromacie typowo belgijskie nuty czyli slody, drozdze, troche przypraw, nuty kwiatowe i jasne dojrzale owoce. W smaku bardzo gladkie, czuc banana i nuty chlebowe, raczej wytrawne niz slodkie. Goryczka i wysycenie na srednim poziomie, bardzo dobrze schowany alkohol. Bardzo intensywne w odbiorze, wzorcowy przedstawiciel swojego gatunku!

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