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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 4021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (37) - , HONG KONG - JUN 3, 2015
A 330ml bottle dated best before November 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with maybe just under a two finger creamy white head that dissipated slowly leaving nice stringy lacing. Main aromas of citrus lemon and banana with slight funk followed by some lighter grassy and flowery smells. Tastes starts with bitter, tart and slightly sour citrus lemon, pear and apple followed by banana and honey sweetness. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation and a dry finish. Overall this was not a bad beer. But if I was to compare to others in this style, off the top of my head I do prefer both Delirium Tremens and La Chouffe before Duvel and unfortunately for Duvel, both of them are as widely available in Hong Kong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierfanaat31 (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
One of the best specialty beers on the market , but it has too much carbon dioxide.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanderings878 (17) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore giallo pallido, con abbondante schiuma bianca di media/breve durata. Aroma che si rivela piano piano, tipico lievito belga, banana, leggermente erbaceo e fruttato. Gusto debolmente dolce, con l’amaro del luppolo che prevale, anche se ben bilanciata. Carbonatazione vivace, birra secca e beverina. Buona!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkatruck (17) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
very light yellow yeasty saison sour with a full mouthfeel high carb. But lighter on the taste with a little sweeetness. Easy drinking for 8.5%!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bolian (8) - - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
Bitter sweet with malty character. I taste bret in this beer along with green apples, lime and caramel. Definitely a nice glass

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Woc (49) - BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
I don´t know, it is bitter sweet. It has a typical Belgian sweetness to it but then the quite bitter hops come. I don´t like when a beer has both. It should be sweet or bitter. Na ah, not both.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015
One of my all time favourite beers, quite iconic beer as well. Huge head with clear golden colour result in an excellent presentation. Nice malty and fruity aroma. Great on palate as well, being so high on voltage, yet so easily drinkable. Highly recommended.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 27, 2015
Lovely maltiness, dried fruits, peach, light yeast. Moderate sweet with light bitterness and light tartness. Drinkable, but bit too simple for likeable Belgian

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (372) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours dark lemon yellow. Head is ivory and thick. Aroma is spruce, biscuit, lemon zest, boiled egg. Powerful, strong. Long finish, very bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Foam: huge white frothy head. Colour: light coloured, hazy opaque pale yellow. Aroma: pears, orange peel, green apples, a hint of hops, herbs, yeast. Taste: medium to light body, lively carbonation, very refreshing, crisp, some fruits, Saaz hops bitter with nice malt balance, great dry green pepper aftertaste, fine tasting Belgian strong ale.


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