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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: 4339   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 750ml bottle: pours golden yellow with fluffy head and lots and lots of tiny bubbles. The head retains throughout consumption and leaves tremedous lacing on the glass. Felt the aroma was lacking--lots of yeast that exihibit a funky aroma. Taste is slightly lemonny, very yeast, and a little sour. palate is very very bubbly. I expected more, the is not a belgian to rave about, but maybe Ill give it another try sometime. RERATE: decided to try again while in Lille. I really like this beer after all. nose is nicely hoppy, with sour elements, and some cereal type malt. flavor is addictivly hoppy and dry. not as good as Orval; but headed in that direction. A very enjoyable beer with a lively palate, and I love the glass, when in a duvel glass this beer looks like a masterpiece. quite good. saunt

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours a highly carbonated bubbly golden body with a strong thick white head. The aroma is floural, sweet candy, musty, golden raisins, citrus lemon, with grassy fresh notes. This is a very complex nose that just gets your senses ready for a taste. The taste is tart upfront, crisp, fresh with a sour/bitter tanginess in the back of the throat. The alcohal is warming but not overpowering, this is a classic belgian pale ale very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Im sure this is a quality brew, but it just tasted like some sort of sour wheat beer to me... not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 Bottle. Pours a nice clean golden color with a monsterous fluffy white head. Starts out a little on the sweet side just before the carbonation takes hold and whips your taste buds with the falvors of the malts. Glass was nicely laced from top to bottom and the beer fiinished off nice and easy. An all around good belgian brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 bottle. Aroma: Sweet malt, belgian yeast, alcohol, and slight sour fruit (pear?). Appearance: Beautiful golden color. Very slight haziness. Voluminous white, rocky head. Head remained almost to the end of the glass. Great lacing. Flavor: Yeasty, lightly hoppy, and malt sweetness followed by a citrusy tartness. Alcohol also very noticeable. Palate: Carbonation is lively but appropriate. Finishes with a great warming from the alcohol. Overall: A world classic, and for good reason. Terrific beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2006
Not my favorite style of beer but it was very enjoyable. A complex beer with a HUGE head. Its not something I would drink all night long but probably something I would have before bed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eurobier (18) - snellville, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Aboundant head very easy to overpour. Slightly cloudy lots of carbonation head falls to 6mm or so after several minutes. Great and plentiful aroma worth a long hard wiff. A little sharp in the mouth but not overly so. I dont know where the alcohol comes from but its there. A sweet mild fruity flavor and a nice set of rings left on your glass.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlvinTheNeedle (1) - Florida, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006 does not count
Rocky head. Clear golden color. Apples, phenolics and alcohol. light body with many weizen qualities to it. the taste is very satisfying. Like a pilsner done right!

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
SAQ Maloney; Foamy head that goes on, goes on...high carbonation, aroma of witbier, I like the small bottle, strong taste and palate, stronger than some 11% beer that I drank, winy taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Pale golden color, very carbonated, with a white rocky head. This beer begins with a Pilsner-esque taste and moves into more sweet, Belgian yeast flavors. Very enjoyable.


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