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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: 4410   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Draft/Bottle/Can. This seems like the Budvar of Belgium. Not a bad bier, but nothing special. A good pub bier but nothing I would work hard to find.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maracuja (1) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2006 does not count
330ml bottle, creamy head right to the end, with balanced strains of yeast. Has a great crisp taste with a banana aroma. Refreshing and crisp beer. Nice beer to drink before going to bed. Would buy again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Duvel is a wonderful beer. My latest example had big clove spiciness from the yeast, a nice bitterness for balance, and a dryness that makes this beer deceptively drinkable. The carbonation is intense and accentuates the yeast characters nicely. Overrated? I think not.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demirabello (3) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2006 does not count
I think this beer is hugely overrated. It looks very artificial to me, so I dont really like it, nope.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2006
A nice light amber color with a great foamy head. It noses like champagin and finishes the same way, with a slightly fruity slightly bitter finish. overall a very good beer even if it is a bit on the expensive side

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
homersimpsin (40) - South Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2006
Excellent beer from Belgium, full of flavour, light on the palate, thick foamy head, love the taste! Money well spent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2006
Thin and yeasty (almost medicinal), a bit of malt. Poured a pale yellow with an excellent head which lasted right through to the end with nice lace. Almost a wheaty flavour, light malting for sure. Some hops (Saaz, Tettnanger?), slight citrus taste. Wonderfully creamy body, a bit thin at the end but a great aftertaste. Good carbonation. A nice beer, but not my first choice. Extremely drinkable, but Chimay Blanche a much better light Belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2006
A nice, easy and pale strong ale with a candied fruit aroma, a crisp palate and clean finish. The color is blonde and the head is pronounced, frothy and persistent. The flavor holds tart apples above light candied sugar and subtle yeastiness. Overall, a very nice balance of subtle characters. This is certainly a beer to be paired with fine dining or a quick nibbling of cheese.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Great texture I must say, but as others have stated, I think the head just doesnt cease to exist. The taste is very smooth and creamy. The color is nice and gold. A very great tasting beer, just take half of the head away and we are good to go! Very good with a nice piece of fish I might add.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 Highly bubbly...take caution. white head that doesnt end...gets creamy with time. Clear, yellow, lots of bubbles, smells a bit funky like pilsners do, tastes nice. Not as bitter as I expected from the smell. A bit of fruitiness to it, banana in the finish, which I love. I like the glass better than the beer...too much alcohol / yeast. but GOOD. EDIT:: on returning to this a second time, I enjoyed it much more. Soft, beautiful golden ale with sweet refreshingness (notaword). I LOVED IT.


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