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


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RATINGS: 3894   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1045) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ari92 (6) - FRANCE - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Une explosion d’arome en bouche, une balance parfum/amertume parfaite, une très belle robe blanche, du caractère (elle titre a 8.5°) mais aussi une certaines douceur dans les aromes très fruité et floral dune belle complexité, peut-être un petit coté fleur d’oranger mais aussi du citron, de la vanille. Un classic, a consommer avec un bon fuet ou bon sidflard, du bon pain, du bon fromage, du coleslaw et c’est le panard

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (913) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a fairly clear golden (darker) golden color topped with nice white head. Malty aroma with quite strong yeasty smell, which doesn’t work for me. Taste is sweet and malty at first, bittery hoppy finish. Strong, filling but not exactly my favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (494) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Aroma: Nice, yeasty aroma with creamy malts. Appearance: Cloudy gold with rich white head. Taste: Medium sweetness with a light sourness. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation, dry texture, soft finish. Overall: Very solid but not mind blowing. Still, very very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlfredNeumann (8) - - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Stark, malzig, hat ein wenig Weizenaroma und ist trotzdem nicht zu kompliziert. Ist anscheinend eines der bekanntesten belgischen Biere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenriqueBraga (93) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2015
Amarela palha, ótima espuma. Aromas cítricos se laranja e especiarias. Corpo médio com amargor médio-baixo crescente e persistente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlassBrass440 (121) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
Complex aroma of wheat, candies, spicy phenols, and sulfur. Flavor is of hard candies, wheat malt and sulfur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured into a wine glass in late 2013. A: Very bubbly. Amber/caramel. Cloudy with yeast. Head retains well. T: Very fruity. Complex. Pear. M: Crisp and bubbly like champagne. O: This was a great beer. Beautiful, complex, balanced, and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (298) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Cloudy gold with a big, bubbly white head that disappears pretty quickly. Nose is all malt/Belgian yeast - banana bread and a bit of spice. Taste is a sweet malt, lots of pungent yeast, and a finish that’s incredibly crisp, and slightly dry. High carbonation helps this stuff go down way too easy, and the alcohol is barely noticeable. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kolo269 (7) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
piekna biala gesta piana,oblepiajaca szklo,cienka warstwa zostaje do samego konca,zapach slodowy z lekka nuta owocowa,kolor jasnoslomkowy przywodzacy na mysl eurolagery,smak wspanialy,czuc owoce i lekka kwasowosc,z lekkim opoznieniem czuc bardzo lekka goryczke,przy sporej mocy nie czuc alkocholu

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quorce (61) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Brown color, small head. Medium body and high carbonation. Nice alcohol tastes.

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