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98
style
Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meaghanjones (3) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count
I tried this at the bishops cellar on 5/12/17. It had an amazing color, not a strong aroma. Had a very strong taste that quickly blended all the hops and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (202) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Sharp slightly floral taste. Refreshing but not complex. An excellent widely available beer with a sharp champaign like texture. Its a classic that still stands up really well.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michigander51 (3) - Adrian, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
Beautiful golden clear with champagne size effervescence. Pour slowly and your rewarded with a beautiful Whitehead. crisp tangy with just a hint of hops and fruit. One of the most refreshing beers Ive ever drank. This is my number one overall favorite beer in the world. Buy again? Of course

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (2068) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2017 Straw yellow, huge frothy white head. Aroma: candy, pear, spicy yeast. Medium body. The flavour is surprisingly dry. Pear, yeast, nuts. Light to medium bitterness. A noble one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sircatis (266) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2017
Bire blonde claire trs gazeuse. Au nez je ne dtecte pas grand chose si ce nest une odeur de fer?! En bouche elle est douce ptillante et frache. Trs bonne bire belge.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (889) - Krakw, POLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle with expiry date 06.2018. Pale colour, hazy, rocky head that does not stay long, fair lacing. Aroma is lemon, some herbal hops, a bit of alcohol that does not disturb. Lively carbonation, light body. Easy to drink. Good, but not exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (2569) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
Bottle at The Red Lion, Leek (Hydes) Pours a clear golden colour with a pillowy white head. Aroma of grain/Pilsner malts, pepper, some grass, slight lemon, orange and spicy hops. Taste of lemon, orange, pepper, Belgian yeast, some fruit, slight grain and spicy, floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, dry and crisp, peppery bitterness in the finish. A beer thats Ive had many times but only recently rated. Full of great Belgian quality, massive amount of peppery yeast, spicy hops and subtle citrus. So crisp for its strength too. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dannylee (74) - Kożuchw, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Barwa żłta, piwo lekko zmętnione. Piana snieżno-biała wysoka i trwała oraz sztywna, dodatkowo świetny lacing. Jeżeli chodzi o wygląd to chyba najlepsze piwo, ktre piłem do tej pory Aromat: zdecydowanie estrowy, wyczuwalna pomarańcz, fenole, przyprawy, oraz mocne aromaty goździka. Raczej nie czuć słodu. Alkoholu nie czuć w ogle przy tej zawartości alkoholu jestem w szoku. Brak jakichkolwiek wad Oglnie aromat przyjemny. Smak: Bardzo owocowy, wręcz kumulacja: pomarańcz, przyprawy, fenole,estry, czuć belgijskie drożdże, jabłko, goździki. Wysycenie średnie, ale to dlatego, że agresywnie nalewałem, przez co piwo mocno się pieniło i z pewnością się wygazowało. Ciało takie średnie, goryczka raczej niska. Na finiszu subtelne rozgrzewanie od alkoholu, ale pojawia się dopiero po kilku łykach i jak na tą zawartość alkoholu to tak jakby go nie było.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2517) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Bottle Aroma-floral, alcohol Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
moldovan9807 (161) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Aroma of sour lemons, green hops, earthiness and a little bit of belgian yeast. Taste is fruity, sour and spicy. Quite crisp. Very balanced. Strong carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Finish shows some hint of alcoholic warmth. Alcohol is basically well hidden though. Good.


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