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

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RATINGS: 3928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (951) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Cloudy golden yellow appearance with big head and some serious retention/lacing. Aroma of yeast, banana, bubblegum, and booze. Taste has all these above with pepper and hay. Starts sweeter and goes more tart towards the end. Incredibly complex beer that seems to change significantly as it warms. Delicious. Pretty heavy for a golden, probably could drink about one, but it would be an excellent choice any time for that one.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
magpieken (90) - - FEB 27, 2015
330ml bottle. 10 2016. Very pale straw colour, effervescent, towering white head which refused to go away and sensational lacing. Gentle fruity aroma of apples and pears, floral, yeast, and some alcohol. Light fruity sweetness and light to medium bitterness. Smooth, medium bodied and spritzy with a bitter, dryness in the finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Perilously drinkable at 8.5%abv. A classic. 10.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alomtnez (47) - SPAIN - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Large white, frothy and persistent head. Hazy pale straw color. Aroma is complex, citric with malty sweetness. Taste is acidic, sweet notes, sparkling with alcohol presence mixed with dry hoppy bitterness at the end. Bitter aftertaste. Very nice and complex mix of flavours and taste sensations.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
neonlampke (3) - Sijsele, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Prachtig uitzicht als een duvel perfect in z’n glas is uitgeschonken. Zalig op je gemak een duvel drinken voor tv ’s avonds, puur genieten!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (66) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Light gold color with a lasting average-size white head. Clear. Aromas are fairly complex and interesting - bread, dough and some hard to pin down spice, perhaps clove. The bottle I had also had just a very slight touch of skunk. The alcohol is fairly apparent. The finish is long with both sweetness and bitter apparent. I am not much of a fan of gold ales but this is a very good one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ferrinche (24) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
Tiene todo lo que le pides a una Strong Ale, poco sabor a alcohol, entra bien, y ese toque dulzón pero nada empalagoso, la verdad muy recomendable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (296) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle (12oz $5): Light golden color. Big 2 finger soapy head. Lots of bubles. Aroma slightly funky. Taste very fruity. Some sweetness. Some warming in the end. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROSE1962 (6) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Jasna barwa, złota, nieklarowna. Piana biała, wysoka, niżej drobne pęcherzyki, wyżej większe pęcherzyki. Z czasem opada ale utrzymuje się do końca. Aromat nie jest bardzo intensywny, czyć lekko chmiel, alkohol, W smaku wyczuć alkohol i woltaż piwa. Czuć goryczkę, która nie jest na wysokim poziomie. Lekko owocowe. Piwo bardziej wytrawne niż słodowe. Mocno nagazowane.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2134) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... Golden yellow in color, aroma of pilsner hops... Bitter flavor, tastes like a pilsner but better, slightly sweet, light bitterness on palate... Great beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dudufox (3) - Contagem, BRAZIL - FEB 19, 2015 does not count
Belíssima cerveja, não recomendada as mulheres pois é uma cerveja forte, alcoólica, acida, amarga, aroma frutado e MUITO gostosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Very light yellow, constant stream of carbonation from centre of glass. Very foamy head, citrus and yeast aroma. Highly carbonated, deep flavour with alcohol and banana. Some milkiness on the finish.


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