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


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RATINGS: 4091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.

hophound's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2003
Golden color a huge dense head. Fruity aroma. The flavor is a nice balance of malt, fruit, and spice. very mild flavor for such a strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (368) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
-really sweet fruits hit first,lime,orange and sweet malt -off flavors with cheap candy and dextrose energy -Very noticeable alcohol -low carbonation -decnt hoppy finish didnt impress me tbh,tasted like a beefed-up Radler

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (653) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of yeast, apple and pears, spices, white wine. Taste is citrus, grass, yeast and a touch of alcohol. Kinda boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (100) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2015
Bière belge par excellence. Goût cerealier mais finalement corps plutôt léger. Houblonnage timide mais agréable. Loin d’être une grande bière. Pas de surprise ni de grande subtilité. Un classique indémodable à prendre pour ce qu’il est.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fjb (27) - BRAZIL - AUG 27, 2015
Excelente cerveja. Espuma farta. Cristalina. Facil de beber apesar da alta graduaçao alcoolica.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
330ml bottle into tulip. Slight acidic fruit aroma. Cloudy orange juice appearance, frothy white head. Even carbonation, tiny bubbles. Spritzy mouthfeel, oily texture. Finish is long, bitter lemon/grapefruit with a touch of caramel. It’s good but I’ve enjoyed other Belgian ales more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (13105) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
Herber deutlich hefiger Antrunk mit frischen und zitronigen Kräuternoten. Spritzig, milde Bitterkeit. Die Hefigkeit wird dunkler, geringfügig alkoholisch. Leider wenig komplex, dennoch rund. Gut. 8/11/10/11/9/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokitje (125) - - AUG 23, 2015
light malt and hops aroma looks clear lot of carbonation and a lot of foam taste malt yeast bitterness dry aftertaste not bad at all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
This must be part of my lost ratings, have rated the triple hop series but not the classic. Bottle at my AirBnB, served in a wine goblet it is a bright gold with a thick foamy white head. The nose is grassy, bready and bright green hops. Raspy mouthfeel with some boozey heat down my throat. The taste is sweet golden honey, grass, herbal and very dry in the finish. Good but at 8.5% this is not an everyday sipper for me. The new mini-bottles are a good call.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arcraw (18) - - AUG 21, 2015
Interesting beer from Belgium that looks like urin but tastes like a really good brew! A plesant taste that lingers and leaves you wanting more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bertiebucket (10) - morecambe, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bought at sainsbury’s , morecambe, served lightly chilled in duvel glass. Massive white head on top of hazy pale beer . Slightly herby citrus flavor, (not dissimilar to a saison) with a slightly bitter after taste.

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