overall
98
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: 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2682) - JAPAN - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Lots of carbonation and of course a huge head when poured in to my hoegaarden tulip. Kind of looks like champagne, but the taste surely elevates it above that...oh the fruity hoppiness is fantastic. Not a huge aroma, but still gets better as it warms. A classic, but I still rate hoegaarden grand cru over this (!!!)...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 750 split three ways. Hazy golden with a large off white head. Aroma is light citrus, lightly bready yeast and lightly spicy. Taste is light citrus, lightly bready, malts, and light spices. alcohol well hidden. The carbonation is lively, giving the beer a prickly feel. This is a good straight forward belgian

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Cold 750ml corked bottle: Pours a hazy pale gold color with a large, rocky alabaster head, which slowly dissolves and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of light grains, grass, flowers, lemon and spice. Taste is of light grains, lemon, spice and light floral bitterness, well blended together. Medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Has many champagne characteristics, including the dry ending.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Poured with a MASSIVE head that settled to a filmy white top that is beautiful. Color is a very light golden. In the mouth and beyond the flavor is light with out a hint of bitterness and no real distinct flavors. I would of thought this was a light beer until I realized that behind the mild demeanor was a whopping 8.5% alcohol. Dont ask me how they do it. This is an extremely unique and enjoyable beer. Cheers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Poured a pale cloudy golden brew. The head was white and very thick. The aroma was spicy, earthy, yeasty, and slightly sour with hints of orange peel. Tasted slightly hoppy, alcohol as it warmed, some fruit. The palate is sharp and carbonated. The finish starts off hoppy and then it begins to resemble the dry finish of a wine when it heats.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kevinthesipper (10) - Matawan, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2006
so far to date, the most laid back and joy Belgian Ive encountered. love the customized glass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Bottle at home, a nice sixpack including a beautiful glass. The Belgian devil beer, there is only 3,5% more alcohol in it comparing to normal pilseners, but when you drink a couple of these bastards it feels like there was at least 5% more. But it doesnt affect the taste so it really hits you like a devil (thats where they got the name from) The really clean color with a nice big head gives this beer a beautiful appearance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....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.


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