Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Aroma is moderatly malty with grapefruit and sweet yeast. It pours sparkling and light gold with a mostly lasting rocky white head. taste is a good balance, lightly cirtus and hoppy with a long finish, light to medium bodied dry and fizzy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
330ml Bottle: Now heres what beer was meant to be! A beautiful pour with a thick white foamy head; it almost disappeared eventally, but I had a small volcano throughout. A great smell of yeast and lemon, almost like a hefe. Flavour hits floral off the top, moves into a nice citrus tone with a fairly noticeable alcohol (as it should at 8.1%). Becomes somewhat hoppy at the end, leaving a bit of dry mouth. Terrific stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 ORIGINAL RATING: As with most Belgians (esp with corks) huge white head, but this one seems to dissipate a little quicker than some. Still takes a while to pour. Yellow body which is only slightly murky. Smells yeasty with some floral and citrus. The taste is not as strong as I thought it would be. Tastes slightly of citrus, alcohol, and hop... A nice little ale I guess... not as strong as many Belgians Ive had, but not a bad ale... Not as good as an abbey ale, but a nice little beerk Surprisingly light for what it is.

RE-RATE (12-06): 33cL bottle from A-1 to-go in Gardiner. Light yellow translucent body with several inches of white head. Smells malty, citrusy, and slightly skunky (uh-oh...). Tastes citrusy and peppery with a hint of skunk... On the upper side of light-bodied, with a fair bit of carbonation in this one. Relatively drinkable. I have to believe this wasnt the best bottle. Im sure Ill try it again though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2006
750 mL bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a tall rocky and frothy white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is banana, malt (hay, straw, meal), yeasty wheat (earth, cellar) and notes of spices. Slightly sour and acidic malt and yeast flavor, some sweetness in the middle, hoppy floral and yeasty finish. Medium bodied and creamy, fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Appearance reminds me of a lemon meringue pie...then the fluff goes flat....creamy mouth feel followed by a snap of yeast....a very easy to drink strong ale...in the tulip glass the lacing is scattered

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Pours a pale blonde color. The head is white, frosty, persevering and reminiscent of a white water rafting experience. The aroma is subtle sweet, floral, fruity with a slightly citrus feel. Taste is sweet at first of light fruit, champagne and coriander. This quickly mixes with a contrast of equal warm alcohol and slightly bitter hops. The aftertaste is a pleasant mix of all the flavors combined. This light bodied, well carbonated is a pleasant experience, though not my favorite Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Fresh soury-apple-pear aroma. Huge head last forever. The bottle says Pour Unhurriedly and youd better heed the waring or rish losing half your beer from overflow. Very yellow, not opaque. Fizzy, lightly creamy. Sour, slightly bitter taste. A little hoppy with a slight warming feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
This had a huge white head of long lasting merange.quite annoying.Color light gold.aroma was yeasty and hops.Tasted like yeast and hops.somewhat bubbly like champagne.I thought it tasted alot like the Schiltz malt liqour,but mild,and better balanced.I didnt care much for this.Sour aftertaste.Probably wont buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2006
33 cl. Bottle. Pours a hazy(if your not careful with your pour) light golden with a huge fluffy white meringue head and sticky lacing. Sweet fruit (pair & apple), and yeasty bread dough in the nose. Great combo of malt, yeast, fruitiness that is sweet but not cloying. The texture is creamy and the alcohol is well hidden to make it very drinkable. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
burrhead (1) - mt. airy, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006 does not count
i dont know exactly why but i love this beer. gold! belgian gold! wow what a head. hops are just right.

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