overall
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97
style
Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

bottling
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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered.
Launched 2007. Retired 2011. Replaced with an annual release, starting in 2012, using a different hop each year.
Made with three kinds of hops: Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Amarillo. Dry hopped with more Styrian, and an extra dose of malts to hold up.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2010
750ml C & C Bottle: GUSHER! Very sweet aroma of hops, citrus, apples, fruit nectar, Belgian yeast, and fruit. Poured yellow/gold in color with a huge, creamy, loose, what head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of alcohol, Belgian yeast, fruit, marzipan, hops, and a hint of berries. Medium body. Fizzy, tingly, then very dry texture. Lively carbonation. Light to medium sweet, medium bitter, hops, Belgian yeast, fruit, and light alcohol finish is bone dry. 9.5% is hot in the flavor and palate. Disappointed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 3, 2010
750ml. bottled may 18, 2010. hazy gold under a loud, effervescent, white head. aroma of white grape, lime. flavor of white wine, white grape, white pepper, lime, a tiny hint of cobwebs. sharp, stingy carbonation. light to medium body. abv is very warming. champagne qualities. quite dry. funny, astringent, bitter, herbal aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Belgian yeastiness, some spicy and floral hops. Smooth but lacks depth. Like a smoother variant of Houblon Chouffe Dobbel IPA Tripel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle pours clear golden yellow color with white head. Aroma is mix of yeast and very intense bitter hop. Highly carbonated. Flavor is intense from the hops. Its very bitter and lends a very intense hop bitterness. Finishes with a belgian yeast taste. Very intense all around and great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
Courtesy of Stefano; brewed 2007, 3 years old
Hazy blond color; solid head, big. The aroma is a bit grassy. Dryish mouthfeel, good body strength, a bit spicy. But unfortunately the hop qualities are basically gone. Its now very similar to the ordinary Duvel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (1006) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
75cl bottle. Hazy light golden colour. Small head. Hoppy aroma with notes of citrus. Flavour is also hoppy. Citrus again. Smooth flavour. Some grains.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5371) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. gold with a white head. nose is belgian yeast, fruits, and alcohol. nice palate, belgian yeast, sugar, dried fruits, and a smooth sugary finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, pepper, and cheese?? flavor was lemon and pepper?? body was light with high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a tall rocky off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pineapple, soap, grass, apricot, lemon, and mustiness. Flavor of candi sugar, grass, and Belgian yeast with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks to bu11eye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lemon, Belgian yeast and Belgian candi sugar. The flavor is more Belgian candi sugar as well as some citrus fruit, both lemons and oranges. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I didnt enjoy this as much as regular Duvel, but it was still very good.


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