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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: 4441   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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3.5
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle, 8.5% a/v Massive foamy head. With a well carbonated, somewhat cloudy golden body. Smells somewhat fruity with a tinge of hops. The taste is strange for a golden beer, very fruity and sweet with a peppery aftertaste. Very intriguing. Not a bad beer whatsoever for what it cost. Ill be getting this one again!

3.7
saxo (18208) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Aroma is yeast, fruti and hops. Taste is sweet fruity and very refreshing.

4.4
wraith (19) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Nice looking beer, beautiful golden colour and amazing pillowy head, amazingly smooth for the strength, the standard for belgian golden strong ales.

4.1
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
It is entirely easy to forget about this beer because itís virtually available everywhere. And while Iíve completely forgotten Iíve had it, I recently tried it again and itís STILL a fantastic beer. Incredible aroma of fruits, doughy yeast, grass, malt and peppers. WOW! Appearance is, like the photo, yellow in color, some carbonation and huge head. Mouthfeel is full yet still somehow light. Flavors were green grapes, sweet tropical fruits, pepper, yeast and malt. An excellent beer and an excellent brewery. Duvel can usually be found most everywhere so grab one and share it with someone whoíd like great beer.

3.8
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Light, clear and fizzy. Thick, loose head which laces. Sweet medium body. A bit of wheat flavor in the finish. The alcohol is only present when warming.

4.1
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Pours a pale yellow with a large foamy, frothy head. Fruity slighly sour aroma. Quite a bit of carbonation. Very nice flavor, a sweetness that is just about perfect. If only I was able to pour it without too much of a head..... guess Iíll need to practice.

3.6
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Pours light gold with thick fluffy white head that maintains and laces. Aroma is of fruity candy. Mouth is very carbonated. Flavor is sweet belgian fruitiness. Finishes nice sweet fruity tartness that lingers. Alcohol warms stomach after a few drinks. Very nice just not spectactular.

4.2
Mrargon (2) - USA - AUG 16, 2006 does not count
Honestly, this beer is a masterpiece and we should consider ourselves lucky to have such great access to it here in the States. At least in NYC. I canít think of one drawback.

3.1
Nejhleader (1548) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Iím glad I got this in Europe so I didnít have to pay the inflated cost it costs over here. Not bad, but I didnít find it to be anything special, fairly smooth, maybe a bit of a spice flavor, with some malt to it.

3.8
messymatt (36) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2006
Nice and tasty, lots of flavour and gets you where you want to be, fast. Not a good breakfast beer.


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