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

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RATINGS: 3800   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (746) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (43) - - SEP 24, 2014
Robe au bel éclat d'or et une belle mousse Arômes fruités et fleuris, touches épicées de levure Saveurs fruitées de houblon et de levure, rondeur maltée

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (778) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
750 ml bottle poursa golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of sweet grain, earhy, light spice. Medium bodied, a great classic

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robto (13) - Belas, PORTUGAL - SEP 23, 2014
33cl bottle form "Hennessy’s" pub in Lisbon. It pours a very clear light yellow color with a very long-lasting large white head. Aroma is of sweet yeast and little malty with some bananas. Taste is overall low sweet, tarty with some hints of malt, spices and it ends with a medium bitterness flavor and some alcohol warmth. It is highly carbonated with a medium body and a dry finish. A classic and quintessential Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Há muito ansiava por degustar esta famosa cerveja. Ótima experiência!! Belo creme denso e branco. Aroma frutado, maltado e doce. Líquido transparente, amarelo acetinado, intenso. Sabor seco, ácido, frutado (cereja), lupulada e floral.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (293) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours almost white with an enormous frothy head. Aroma of fruity earthy grains. Taste is like the aroma, lovely slightly sweet. Excellent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
marcelodacunha (1) - porto Alegre, BRAZIL - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Citrus, woody, bubblegum, alcohol, citrus muito boa cerveja, aparencia de champagne.!!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Astrozombie (28) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Dank an hoppy aroma. Clear straw color. Tight white head. Hoppy up front with some herb and malt notes. Crazy crisp and refreshing for a strong beer

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
giorgos_gtc (95) - GREECE - SEP 17, 2014
Light yellow color. Slightly hazy liquid. Long-lasting big white head(foam). Aroma citrus but not really strong. Maybe some hops as well. Good body form the belgian school [(or Skål) I don’t know hihihih]. Lively carbonation. Overall it looks really nice. Generally,I don’t love Belgian Strong Ales but this one is special product.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camoes (125) - PORTUGAL - SEP 17, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L42401 0224. AROMA: esters aromas reminiscente of oranges and some pears. low sweet malt background. very low no non-existent hop character. some spicy alcohol aromas. APPEARANCE: light gold color with a bit of haze. large white head that persists for very long time. characteristic viscosity leading to belgian lacing. TASTE: faint fruity flavours mixed with a low sweet background. medium bitterness that lingers beyond a dry finish. some spicy alcohol notes. PALATE: medium-low body with high carbonation. some astringency is present as some alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a classic but now it seems with less overall quality.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roachford (2) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Pleasingly sweet floral aroma. A suble caramel-honey taste with good body and a citrus finish. Amber appearance with a cloudy complexion. Very pleasing drink overall, though best sipped than quaffed!


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