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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: 4182   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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pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Bottle. A very classy belgian pale ale. It poured out very golden and the aroma touches on a fruity pear aroma. Mouthfeel was excellent and almost champagne like. Left a dry finish in a very good way. For me, this beer very much lived up to its reputation. Very refreshing.

3.7
robinvboyer (4721) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
one of my favorite pale belgians. hides the alcohol very well, perfect for a nice summer night by the lake, nice and thirst quenching.

3.2
BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2007
A favorite among many belgians and belgofiles, also the racing cyclist Ludo Dirckxens, who personally told me this secret. Not my own favorite style, but if I shall drink some from this "strong pale belgian ale style" it must be thisone. Tasty and thirstquencing, but take care of the percentage.

4.3
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle. Lively, shiny pale golden/yellow body with a slight haze. Beautiful big, rocky, lasting white head. Fresh and acidic fruit aromas; apples, pears and citrus. Spices, herbs and some yeast as well. Refreshing fruity flavors with a pleasant bitterness. Crisp and dry palate. Extremely easy to drink, and hey, where’s the alcohol (?). Clean and smooth finish. Wonderful.

4.4
hayduke (5575) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 From the Northcoast Coop here in Eureka, CA this set me back a full $7.99. Serious money, but then this is a serious beer. Pours into my Duvel glass a slightly cloudy golden color with a gigantic head that looks like a mushroom shaped cloud. The head lasted a long time and left big chunks of lacing in the glass. Aroma is cloves spices with a lot of coriander, floral hops, and yeast. Mouthfeel is rich and greasy. Simply wonderful. Flavor is yeasty, with some floral notes. Nice dry finish and good to the very last drip. A really nice brew

3.6
ScoWRee (423) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours golden with a thick lasting head. Aromatic yeasty refreshness. Smooth citrus with a little bite.

3.4
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Wonderful white meringue head. Nice and semi-dry flavor. Pleasant aroma with some spice. Refreshing for sure, though not exceptional. Sorry Michael Jackson!

4.3
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Light golden yellow color with incredible head. Aroma is quite yeasty. Flavor is quite nice, yeast with a hint of sweetness. Dry finish. Excellent.

4.2
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 I do not have a Duvel glass so I used my De Koninck glass. Pours a golden color with a giant pillowy white head and pretty big carbonation. Wonderful aroma. I tell ya, there is just no mistaking a good Belgian beer. Such a trademark aroma. Candied malts and big spicy yeast flavor. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you Belgians. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

3.9
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle: Hazy golden color with a huge white head. Which took the shape of...well...lets say a beat up, over used "flower". Aroma, cloves, some coriander, yeast, and floral hops. Flavor, bready, and yeasty, some spice, floral notes, a nice dry finish. really nice brew. But it really deserves more than a 5 on appearence.


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