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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4363   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8179) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Now with this beer actually at my local super market and with all the hype around it who could say no, ...pours beautifully and smells heavenly sweet, tastes absolutely amazing, what a good golden brew.i dropped a few points off on a recent rerate, its taste is a bit sweet this time, but still good.beautiful glass, good flavour!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrandonB (86) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Pours a light golden color with a thick, lasting white head with nice lacing. Fruity, spicy, and with light alcohol hints. Tastes better on the second round, and goes down easy like a light beer. Expected more from this, but Im pretty sure it has gained some refrigerator space at my home.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Pours a yellow gold with a big head. Spicy, easy dinking and quality mouthfeel with good saaz action. This is a true classic and goes great with a big mac.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2006
I love this beer. Its big but drinks like a small beer. Spicy and yeasty nose, light white head. The high carbonation tickles your tongue and goes to your head pretty quickly!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2006
750 ml bottle. Creamy white head. The beer is obviously too carbonated for my taste. Light, yellow in color, slightly cloudy. Very light in body. I just wanted to try it, not what I look for in a beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5728) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2006
A heady yellow beer, that looks quite different from the abbey beers, but shares a lot of simularity in the taste. For such a light colored beer, it has huge body with a giant foamy head (which you might only get with the right glass, and according to some, no glass but that one should be used). Tastes a little too sweet and alcoholic for the uninitiated, but the more you have the style, the more familiar it becomes. Spicy and filling, surely this is a good beer, but alas not the best. Still, if it is in the top 10 percent it is all pretty damn good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sjano (3) - Phoenix, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2006 does not count
what beer is there better than Duvel? This beer is the Most imported to usa with the highest alcohol of all Belgian beers and it is i consider 3 beers in 1. LIVING beer unpasurnized makes a big differences!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2006
(Bottle BB 05/09) Yeasty, fruity and slightly spicy aroma. Golden colour, hazy and large, white, thick, slightly lasting head with good lacing. Yeasty, fruity, acidic, malty and slightly spicy flavour. Fizzy carbonated, slightly alcoholic and medium to full-bodied palate. Excellent, smooth, strong ale! 22/10/06

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (534) - Udine, ITALY - OCT 30, 2006
Bottle 0.75L. Golden, hazy body; huge, white head, fully lasting with an excellent lacing; small bubbles of thick density coming from the center of the bottom of the glass. Aroma is dominated by spicy and alcohol notes; moderate-to-heavy yeasty aroma (earth), moderate malty (cereal) and light hops notes (orange); some fruity notes (banana and apple). Flavour is moderate-to-heavy sweet, moderate bitter and lightly acidic; in the dry finish the acidic note prevales on the bitter carachter. Medium-to-full body with an oily texture; fizzy carbonation; light metallic and moderate alcoholic feeling in the finish. Very satisfactory beer; quite complex and well balanced; maybe the alcoholic note and the spicy carachter are a bit too dominant, but its OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Poured a thick white head, not quite as impressive as the one pictured but I guess I havent quite nailed the art of pouring. Very smooth and spicy mouthfeel. Aroma and flavour of citrus and spices. Quite a dry finish. Good stuff!


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