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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4448   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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3.8
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2007
BB 03-09. Pour is clear and straw to golden in color with a brilliant white, full, and fluffy head; longevity is good and lacing is fair. Nose is simple and pleasant and delicate; notes of yeast, apple, light banana, light floral, and faint citrus notes. Citrus is up front with some lemon and pear with yeasty, banana notes quickly following and lasting. Palate is light to medium, quite lively, but still creamy in texture with some warmth. Flavor dries out quickly gaining a nearly moderate bitterness by the finish; finish is very dry and short with some bitterness and a lingering pear note. Quite simple compared to some others of the strong golden Belgian category, but very well done and approachable. Simple and delicate and intriguing; I usually look for more complexities in Belgians but this one defines how a beer can be both simple and enticing.

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Cranberryboy (18) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2007
To me Duvel was a big letdown. I had heard alot about how great it was and it just did not deliver. Tastes of citrus, wheat and hops. I’ll stick to my stouts and porters.

4
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Bottle... Poured with an easy forming white head and golden body. Aromas of Citrusy malt, sugars and other fruits. Foamy palate with flavors of tropical fruits, malt and with a nice hop and yeast balance. Has a nice tart finish with a wheat like aftertaste.

3.9
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Gotta love the head on this Belgian ale! Pours a bubbley golden color. I would recomend this beer.

4.3
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2007
poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter glass A: Pours a nearly clear, almost perfectly pale golden color. MASSIVE 3+ finger foamy white pillowtop head, takes forever to diminish. You need a goblet for this bad boy. S: Smells deliciously sweet, not too cloying, and reminds me of ripe fruit, namely bananas, pears and even apples. Nice! T: A very complex brew, at the right temperature it almost tastes like a high-quality sake, specifically a pear-flavored one. An immensely tangy bite beyond the initial fruity burst, and a bit hot on the finish. Very enjoyable though. M: As is the case with so many Belgians, this beer is incredibly carbonated; drink it too quickly and you’ll be burping like a newborn. Still nice & creamy though. D: Pretty easy to drink given the high ABV, though 1 bomber is more than enough in a sitting. I’d definitely go back to Duvel again. Recommended.

3.8
LinusStick (3461) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
I can’t believe I waited this long to try this delicious beer! Pour was a light gold with a thin ring for a head with no lacing. The aroma was a fruit basket with yeast and bread. The taste was big and strong. Yeasty with hints of pear and bread? Nice crisp and dry finish.

3.4
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2007
This is a great beer with an excellent flavor. it is a very strong beer and should be enjoyed with an almond or a peach. wonderful taste and a great name.

3.8
LearninBeer (598) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
The aroma is of hops slight lemon. The headcreamy and frothy, white in color, excellent lacing, long lasting head. The body is a bit hazy and is yellow in color. The initial flavor is non-descript, but then the flavors start dancing on the front of your tongue. The finish is long and the flavor is sweet and bitter, I wish I knew these flavors better to describe them. The body is light, the texture watery to creamy with lively carbonation.

4.2
iLikeGoodHead (6) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
This beer has an impressive head game - almost as good as the girl I’m dating...this is the beer I order everytime I go to my usual hangouts in NYC. High alcohol and great taste. This is truly a blonde bombshell that you will appreciate from your backside because thats where it will put you if you do not respect it.

4.1
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Biggest, longest lasting head I’ve ever seen! Freakishly pale yellow, still can’t believe the head like an old time root beer float. Not for the casual beer drinker. Complex hints of lemon, orange, wheat and hops. Very nice.


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