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


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RATINGS: 3728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
asmithbeer (70) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Light golden yellow color with incredible head. Aroma is quite yeasty. Flavor is quite nice, yeast with a hint of sweetness. Dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Smooth and great aromas! I cant believe how much alcohol this beer has! U cant taste it! Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kordestanchi (31) - - JUL 9, 2014
With white huge pillowish head, pours hazy pale, aroma of sweet banana, and fruity bitter sweet taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (645) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Pale, pale straw colour. Huge white head. Fine white lacing. Sweet aroma of unripe bananas, with some coriander. Similar tastw. Dry mouthfeel. Good drinkability, considering the high ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (96) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Huge pillowy white head that dissipates relatively quickly. Moderate lacing. Pepper and lemony aromas that continue in the flavor. Crisp, dry finish. Lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (57) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Carrefour, Xintiandi, Changchun. Porurs hazy pale yellow with an initially full white head. Lemon aroma. No hint of the alcohol. No lasting taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (175) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Slightly hazy light golden poor. tall rocky white head. Spicy nose. Nice yeasty and spicy body with warming alcohol though its not overwhelming. Very Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dacrza (486) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: June 26, 2014... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: NBA Draft Day 2014--Cavs take Wiggins and intend to keep him...APPEARANCE: two-tiered head--rocky, mountainous atop bubbly,, crystal white that occupies half the glass; slightly opaque golden body with a wellspring of bubbles centering the glass; lacing is appealing... AROMA: brilliant pilsner introduction; fragrant floral, perfumed hops; some suggestions of pepper...desirable... PALATE: quick, aggressively smooth with a solid, lingering finish--a bit dry and mouth-watering... TASTE: honey and hops are warming--nectar of the gods! a bit sweet, like a Riesling--but oh so rewarding... OVERALLL: only three sips are needed to bring the tingle, not unlike your team drafting first overall for the third time in four years; as its name suggests, sadistically drinkable, tempting with crisp, clean flavor, then punishing with cruel, powerful alcoholic hammers...the steep price--literally and figuratively--is unfortunately warranted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayseppi (143) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Had out of the bottle at Brothers Beer Bistro in Ottawa, Tender delivered it with a perfect pour; with a heaping white frothy head on the clear, golden body, leaving the yeast in the bottle. So effervescent with so many yeast esters coming in the aroma. The flavour very much follows the aroma and it drinks incredibly smooth for 8.5%. The perfect night cap for the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobroman (382) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Quite intensive aroma of Belgian yeast. Big rocky and durable head. Straw cloudy body. Belgian yeast also noticeable in taste with pleasant and not overwhelming bitterness and appropriate sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
33cl bottle. Another one of those I can’t believe I haven’t rated yet. Had this at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours vibrant gold with thick fluffy head. Highly carbonated with sweet Belgian malts and a light bitterness. Always a pleasure to reacquaint myself with this. Lovely stuff.

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