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


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RATINGS: 4283   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Tasty beer, hints of fruit and spice. I definitely did not taste the 8.5%, never had a beer with that much alcohol that wasn't either strong tasting or overly sweet. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (37) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2016
11.2oz bottle. Pours orange-gold with a large, foamy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, wheat, and grass. Taste is of wheat, tart lemon, spice, yeast, and hops. Lightly bitter finish. Medium body. Above average carbonation. Crisp, strong mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paddycairns (2) - - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
banana, grass, floral, golden, medium bitterness, medium sourness, oily feel, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (98) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2016
Color dorado (de rubia) muy claro con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor, persistente y apetitosa. Carbonatación por las nubes (no tan presente en boca). Aroma a levadura, ¿trigo?, malta... (similar al de alguna Witbier y a la Delirium Tremens). Sabor intenso, a levadura, algo dulce, también (quizá) pan. Me recuerda mucho a la Delirium Tremens, pero con carbonatación más presente y más "difícil" de beber (y lo entrecomillo porque entra sola, ya que los 8,5% están perfectamente disimulados). No creo que merezca estar en un Top 50 de Belgian Strong Ales, pero, de todas formas, es un acierto seguro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nephirem (217) - CROATIA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours thick, hazy orange body with small, creamy looking white head. Nose is sweet and fruity, lots of yeast, wheat and malts. Medium body with somewhat high carbonation. Thick texture. Rich and fruity aroma, malts, yeast, wheat, banana, cloves, nuts, grassy and herbal. Lovely balanced combination of sweet and light sourness. Overall, very good hefe. Easy drinking, refreshing and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezr (95) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip producing an immediate thick, large, white head that’s very persistent and laces like crazy. A very clear, golden color. Medium body with lively carbonation and great mouthfeel. Complex, lemony, crisp, long warming finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
castor010 (155) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Aromat - gruszki, rodzynki, banany, lekkie fenole w stylu goździka. Piana - bardzo obfita, drobna, biała, oblepia szkło. Idealnie klarowne, jasnozłote. Nagazowanie średnie do średnio wysokiego. Słodkawe, fenolowość wyraźna, w smaku skrzyżowanie jabłek, pomarańczy i gruszek. Lekko rozgrzewa w przełyku.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisko82 (606) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Piwo złote, piana wysoka, dość trwała, lepi szkło. W aromacie zbożowy, trochę estrów. W smaku słodko, goryczka minimalna. Wyczuwalny alkohol. Średnia pełnia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ikasya (3) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
Golden colour with rich head. Light hops, alcohol notes, aromas of belgian yeast, peper. Taste - bitter hops, good malt balance and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatiF96 (33) - POLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Jasna złota barwa, piwo klarowne. Biała czapa piany. Aromat belgijski, przyprawy, brzoskwinia, lekka kwiatowość. W smaku podobnie. Piwo przyjemnie szczypiące w język przez swoją przyprawowość i wysokie wysycenie. Mimo sporej zawartości alkoholu w ogóle go nie czuć. Bardzo dobre piwo, chętnie do niego wrócę

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abirres (56) - Salamanca, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2016
Dorado claro, coronada por una espuma de carácter jabonoso y muy buena retención. De encaje belga. En nariz destacan ésteres característicos de levaduras belgas, muy floral, perfumada con ciertos toques cítricos e incluso manzana. Sabor semidulce con similitudes a vino blanco espumuso, algo seca. Bien carbonatada.

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