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


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RATINGS: 3738   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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fampudia (40) - BRAZIL - JUL 21, 2014
Boa cerveja, forte, amarga com cor também com em destaque. E uma cerveja q nem todos gostam pois tem o sabor bem destacado -

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (83) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow with an enormous white head. The aroma is fruity, yeasty, spiced. The flavour is quite sweet with yeast and lemon-ish fruity notes, high carbonation, very pleasant for a warm summer night in Rotterdam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (224) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Aroma of candy sugar, banana, coconut, and bubblegum. Appears clear gold with a giant frothy head and beautiful lace. Taste sweet of bubblegum and banana with a balanced grassy mild bitterness. Palate is fizzy, filling, and beautiful. Overall, this is a masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (348) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Candi sugar, light fruit aroma. Lots of foam on pour. Light gold. Full body. Strong candi sugar, brown sugar followed by bubblegum, mild banana, apricot, bread. Only barely notice the ABV. Complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LasseVPedersen (214) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Pours exceptional pale, yellow color with some haziness to it. Very rich, and aggressive carbonated. Be cautious. Voluminous, airy but foamy off-white head with moderate lace. A lovely yeast sensation hits you at first balanced by refreshing citrus, banana, hops, wheat along with some sour acid towards the end. Yeast, honey malty sweetness, fresh wheat, unripe bananas, coriander, little spicy flavour. Very beautiful balanced overall, crisp middle and dry finish. Warming alcohol taste towards the end, but not overwhelming. Smooth, oh so smooth. Sure rebuy. Absolutely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (137) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
330ml bottle - Thin but persistent white frothy head, pale yellowish appearance. Wheat aromas. Strong carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsen1635 (211) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Sweet aroma with some yeast. Very fresh taste with great depth. Balance between bitterness and alcohol. Lovely

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (538) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
From a bottle. Pours amber with a thick head, malty aroma and smooth finish. Itís pretty good, but not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erohne (33) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
Systembolaget i Strömstad (ute). Frisk aroma. Frisk smak som går over i litt mer bitterhet i ettersmaken. En veldig god øl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cocktus (22) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Quite bland appearence. Very pale and a little hazy beer. Nice white and lasting head. I can smell sweet banana. Taste is balanced. A little bit banana, herbs and hops. Very enjoyable beer even though Iím not very used to this kind of beers.

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