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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


rdixon77's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (1787) - 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LizardKing (5) - East Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
My favorite all year ale. Pour it into their uniquely shaped glass and you can see the quality. The head is to die for!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haru13 (12) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with thick white head. Citrus and herbal hops aroma. Medium body. Strong alcoholic taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1671) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear deep golden color with thick soapy off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, dried fruits, cereals, alcohol and spices. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and toasted malt, following is fruity and yeast, mouth feel is spicy, warming alcoholic and rather dry, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium to full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. Classic must try...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Lovecraft (3) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
golden, rocky head, citrus aroma and very bitter, light body, fizzy: to try again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (12) - - FEB 1, 2016
floral, citrus, golden, rocky head, medium sweetness with a bitter final, medium body, fizzy, a symbol of the tradition of the belgian strong ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcinG (198) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Z?ote w kolorze o obfitej bia?ej pianie. Widaç jak to piwo zyje w odpowiedniej szklance pieknie "buzujac". W zapachu czuc drozdze lekkie cytrusy i banany. Piwo wydaje sie lekkie mimo 8,5 procenta bogate smakowo i swietnie zbalansowane. W smaku czuc banany cytrusy kolander i delikatny chmielowy finisz. Swietny przyklad belgiskiego piwa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow with a large white head with good retention and lace. Nose has honey, grass, hay, golden bread. Flavour follows: honey, dry flowers, golden bread, white pepper, hay, dry grass, apricot, peach. Medium body, lively carbonation, mild sweet with matching bitterness. Crisp finish with lingering honey. The alcohol doesn’t show and it drinks all too easy. Perhaps the flavours could be a bit brighter, but the mouthfeel and finish is very pleasant. Fine beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (287) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2016
The purest white pillow of everlasting dense foam on top of clear straw color. Aroma is slight citrus zest and mild spice. Yeasty esters dominate the taste. It’s fairly dry, and very carbonated. with a bit of a tart finish I enjoy Delirium more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (128) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 22, 2016
Ah... the alcohol. Only the alcohol make this beer just "Good". The Belgian yeast character is very strong, mostly fruity characters like apples, pears, peaches, etc... A little bit of ester like honey, some maltiness. Boozy, light and drinkable, great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lionus (11) - , Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Love everything about this beer except the appearance. The slight cloud from bottle conditioning makes it a "tweener" where it is not quite clear and not quite cloudy, and combining that with the straw yellow color gives the beer the look of unhealthy urine.


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