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

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RATINGS: 3827   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (946) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Pour a brilliant golden yellow with a frothy white head which fading to some decent alcohol legs. Aroma is of bready pilsner malts, ripe- apples, grapes, apricot, banana, cloves, some pepper, grassy hops, white wine, citrus, and some yeast. Taste is of bready malts, ripe fruits, white wine, banana, cloves, pepper, some yeasty notes, and some faint alchool notes in the back end. Has a medium body, lively carbonation, thin mouthfeel, dry, refreshing, wine like, at the same time warming finish. overall, a spectacular Belgian ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (315) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light gold. Nice peppery aroma. Good yeast flavour balanced by the peppery notes. Doesn’t taste like 8.5%

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3942) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
180ml bottle [petite contribution de bartlebière - Merci beaucoup !]. Clear golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweetish bready-grainy, spicy yeasty aroma with a peppery touch, hints of mild mustard. Taste is dry, minimally tart, grainy, herbal, peppery yeasty spicy, some mustard, a lemon juice touch; creamy texture.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (416) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Light hay coloured beer, transparent with lots of bubbles and a huge foamy head. Hoppy citric, white pepper, coriander and subtle leather resin. Hints of sweetness, cherries, which contrasts nicely with the sourness. Bitter sour taste with a contrasting but subtle sweetness. Deliciously refreshing with a bitter flowery resin finish. Hint of wood and alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (712) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Slightly cloudy, very low hops light maltiness, smooth and lighter, better with time ...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (61) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. Very nice beer, unique in her kind, and so very difficult to explain. Just try it !

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daanminator (124) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
Opzich is dit een mooi biertje. Drinkt me toch niet zo makkelijk weg omdat er een overload aan koolzuur in lijkt te zitten waardoor je bij elke slok een vol gevoel krijgt. Kwa smaak en bouquette een voldoende verder.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stefanos (98) - POLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Straw, hazy, thick white head with some lacing. Aroma mainly of herbs and spices with some hay but also solvent notes. Taste is rather sweet with some refreshing sourness and bitter pepper-like finish. For its abv really drinkable. A devilish trick, no wonder!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (220) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
BBD 7/16. Clear very light amber pour (pale gold). Superb head, lacing and retention. Wonderful nose of spicy Belgian yeast, banana, sweet fruit (pear with hints of orange) and subtle biscuit. Light medium body, yet nice and slick. Heavily carbonated with rich effervescent rushes throughout the profile. The flavor profile is of normal intensity, complex and balanced. The 8.5% alcohol is perfectly hidden. It begins with the fruit flavors, then flows into a light biscuit sweetness. In the middle, an effervescent light hop bitterness emerges coupled with a light note of pepper. The finish is rather clean, somewhat dry and a light bitterness lingers a bit over a blend of the previous flavors while notes of clove come to the forefront. World Class and one of the highest scores I’ve ever given.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
filippomassari (7) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Golden colour with a white persistent foam. Lively carbonization. medium sweetness, lightly bitter. In general, a nice a drinkable beer with a strong and unique taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laakus (22) - Nossebro, - OCT 19, 2014
Light golden color. Nose is dry. Taste is bitter with a light touch of alcohol. Drygt finish.


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