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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2006
bottle - Pours golden with a thick head. The aroma is of yeast and citrus with mild floral notes. The flavor is sweet with good citrus notes and a hint of spice. Its bubbly on the palate with a medium body and enough alcohol to be warming, though its masked. The ending is dry and lingers. Its easy to find and still a very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2006
bottle. straw/golden pour with many rising bubbles. nice clarity. very thick creamy head. Aroma of banana, pear, yeast, apple, pepper, floral hops and perfume. very lively palate of fruit. I pick up pear and apple which creates a fuzzy mouth. yeast and spice round the mouth. alocohol warming. finish is still lively as it fades into a dry ending. Very impressive brew!

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
Looks a bit foggy, good tight head, pale golden colour. Extremely strong aroma. It tastes like white wine, with lilies, some yeast. Or like they say in Friends: Perfection. Wine flavour, bitterness of berries and light malty taste, nuts. Gooseberries. Extremely complex. Sparkling and foamy in the mouth. Long finish, subtle bitterness in the end. I hope my mum counts as one of the "discerning friends or good-looking strangers" in the commercial description.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Mountains of white head on a yellowy, slighty hazy pour. Spiced banana bread aroma. Earthy warmth flavors, soft and clean. Lots of fruity esters, but in way that seems a bit lower frequency than usual. Like plums, but with the turntable slowed down. Dry finish that evaporates with a dramatic "poof". A beautiful beer that seems to have all its parts working in harmony, and is restrained enough to allow the incredible yeast complexities to really shine.

4.1
   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.

4.3
   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.

4.5
   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...

3.9
   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.

4.2
   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!

3.6
   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.


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