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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Huge rocky fluffy white head. When it eventually subsides to a thick layer, leaves good lace. Smells yeasty, spicy. Little if any hop flavor or aroma. Finishes dry, leaving a tangy spicy aftertaste, even a little lemony sourness. Highly carbonated lends a co2 bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 330 mL bottle. Cloudy, pale gold in colour with lots of sticky, fluffy head. Bananas and a sharp citrus scent. Taste of bananas, alcohol, something sweet. Texture is a bit creamy? Finishes spicy, but not bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy deep golden color. Thick, lasting, creamy white head with foam that sits on top until your last sip. Sweet fruit aroma. Taste is sweet then fairly warm and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 The was the first Belgian I remember trying. Fantastic stuff. Pours excitedly with golden amber hue. Beautifully persistent head which looks like whipped egg whites at soft peak. Leaves considerable lacing. Aroma is orange and playdoh(!) which id imagine comes from the yeast. Great mouthfeel - almost perfect. Flavour is complex. Citrus which gives way to lasting almost astringent spiciness and tons of alcohol warmth. One of my favourite widely available belgians.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2006
bottled middle yellow color,very slightly hazy, huge withe head,who lets, whewn diminushing, cloudy bits of foam on the glass smells yeasty,malty spicy well carbonated clove-taste, yeast,some citrus, a corriander-like taste and banana aftertaste fruity,almoust a bit viny,spicy,with a nice bitterness and nice warm alcohol a very good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a nice billowy head which collapses into a dirty yellow colour. Hint of citrus flavour, slightly spicy and a heavy "fremented" taste to it. Overall, not too bad, but not one Ill rush out to buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 12, 2006
Pours a bright yellow with a huge fluffy white head of full duration. The aroma is spicey, malty, and fruity. Nicely carbonated, with a combination of fruit and spice flavors. The finish is crisp and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Definitely heed the advice on the bottle and pour slowly. Lots of head which lasts through the end of the beer. Pours a golden straw color. Hints of pear and herbs. As others have said its easy to drink and since i can already feel a slight buzz after just one that could potentially be a bad combo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
The classic beer all over the world ! Clear golden color with a white head. Completely translucent. Smell: Sweet and fruity. Taste: Subtle malt flavor. A bit of hoppy and spiciness buried in a candy apple bliss. Mouthfeel: Drinkability: great high-quality, tasty, classy beer. Drink this all more than 20 years...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2006
12 oz bottle obtained locally. Pours out a semi-hazy blond color with a massive white head. Lots of lace lines the side of the glass as the head dissipates. Fresh aroma of lemon, toffee, and fresh bread. Flavorful beer, Bananna, pears, fresh bread and wheat (not a wheat beer but i still taste wheat). Well carbonated. Light to medium body. Extremely refreshing but too carbonated. Crisp, dry, fizzy finish.

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