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

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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Bottled 08/01/2007, aged over one year. Pours a lightly hazy, yellowish golden color with a small, foamy, snow white head. Jagged, sugary lacing marks the glass, scant traces remaining behind to dry. The aroma shows heaps of grassy hops, with loads of lemon zest, estery orchard fruits, and bready yeast. Flavors follow suit, very zesty overall, with lemongrass bitterness, soft white fruits, and dry, distinctly Belgian yeast. Dry and peppery on the tongue, with fine, lively carbonation, the mouthfeel is almost like that of an active sparkling wine. This one is cut from a different mold, a hoppy, grassy mold that I really dig.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Thanks to TheCheeseMan. Golden yellow color, pretty, white head with really good carbonation. Has a grassy hay-like flavor. Pretty light with nice hoppiiness. Hope to get more of this sometime.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Slightly cloudy straw color, thin white head. Interesting hop aroma, strikes a balance between perfumey Saaz and citric Amarillo. Nice rich hop character, not too sweet, not overly yeasty, very dry finish. Not an overt tripel, very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Milwaukee YeHA 2008, THANKS Jason for the chance to taste this beer! Deep golden hue with a nice solid frothy head and left classic beautiful lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has an excellent grassy and peppery hop profile along with apple and phenolic overtones, a hint of earthy notes too. The taste has an aggressive bitter and alcohol forefront supported by a full blown Duvel yeast characteristic. Spicy and minerally finish make me very very happy! The mouth feel is lively and sharp that is ultra refreshing, the alcohol is noticeable but does not interfere with the enjoyment. WOW, methinks I just pissed my pants...this takes one of my favorite beers to another level... I must get more and so should you!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle Murky pear-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Yeasty nose provides lots of bread, fruity esters and spicy phenols banana, pear and clove stand out. Medium-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Sweet, breadsy, fruity flavor a smidge citric. Good bitterness, but not overpowering. Lengthy, breadsy, lightly tart finish. <b>Kudos to TheCheeseMan for sharing the bottle!</b>

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3049) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy theCheeseman. Light cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Slightly sour vinegar, sour apple, citrus hop aroma. Sour biting hop taste very chewy citrusy hops with a grapefruit acidity. Really tasty with a mouth puckering aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle shared by Cheeseman...Pour was a delightful pale bubbly yellow. Looked like champagne. Sweet smell of wet grass and lemons. Flavor was VERY mild for the hops. The hops blended nicely. Sweet lemony flavor with a hint of honey. Very delightful!!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Shared at the Orlando December beer tasting courtesy of Cheeseman. A very nice golden champagne looking pour.A nice grassy funk nose. Flavor was mild hopped, grassy with a mild funk.A nice solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Pours a golden-yellow color with a huge off-white pillowy head with some streaks of lacing. Aroma is very floral with some citrus and spices. Taste is much the same - slightly bitter, some floral and citrus characteristics, with a hint of spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle at pauls. Pours a golden body with a 1/8 white head. Sweet honey flavors. Spices pepper and ginger. Big floral earthy hop resins. Good offering.


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