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

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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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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DuffMan (10754) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle, shared with Malfair. Looks exactly the same as Brooklyn Sorachi Ace in the glass-- hazy light golden with a big, lasting white head. The extra hop load is readily apparent in the aroma, spicy and grassy. Nice pale malt structure carries the hops in perfect balance, lots of Styrian here, with a nice floral and spice kick. This was really delicious, with a velvety mouthfeel and a hoppy dry finish.

4.3
obguthr (6827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Even balance of funk and lemon zest, moderate strength.Milky golden, thick white sudsy head, beautiful lacing. Powerful funk and whole lemon flavor, very nicely balanced. Lemon grass finish. I’ve never been a huge Duvel fan for what it is lacking. This beer has what was missing from regular Duvel. Brilliant!

3.8
caesar (7393) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
Bottled @ Dutch "the Good, the Bad & the Ugly" tasting. Clear golden color, medium frothy head. Bit spicy aroma, slight hoppy, grassy. Quite bitter taste. Hopped up Duvel. You got to like the Duvel taste though, otherwise it’ll be just the same old stuff for you.

3.1
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2010
Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Golden colored brew. Floral hops in the aroma. Flavor has that Duvel taste but with some more hops. Nice, but not very special.

3.8
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle @ meeting. Aroma is lovely hops with some grass, the duvel type sourness shines though a bit. Flavour is grassy hops, quite bitter, definitely more hop than regular which is nice, but not worth the extra money imho.

3.9
Borresteijn (7598) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
75cl Bottle at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly tasting. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is flowery, grassy hops, pale malts, light green apples. Flavour is light sweet, malts, flowery, violets, cologne, grassy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.8
bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle. Golden-amber beer with a whitish head. Grass and spice aroma with earth and yeast. Malt and grass flavor with earth and yeast. Medium bodied. Malt and light orange linger with grass, earth, yeast, and spice.

4
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Pours a light golden color with thick pillowy white head. Aroma is like must, floral and citrus hops, light spice, and mild fruit. Taste is sweet malt, candied sugar, floral hops, light citrus, and yeast notes. Well balanced, easily drinkable and just a terrific beer. Shame it’s $19.99 a 750ml.

4
jerohen (2379) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting Baarn. Hazy golden coloredm thick white head. Strong hoppy nose, flowery, fruit. Hopbitter flavor. Balanced, lasting alcoholic finish. Better than the regular Duvel? Yes, i believe so, the extra hops work. But for three times the price i think i’ll stick to the regular Duvel.

3.7
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle at Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Aroma is quite spicy and peppery, much like the usual duvel, only with loads of Belgian hops. Still very well balanced. Flavor is nice and bitter, spicy and with some fruits. Better than the normal Duvel, but also very similar. Worth the extra jink? Probably not.


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