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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: 4213   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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4.3
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2006
Cold from the fridge. I love this beer. This is what it’s all about for me - a beer than picks you up, slaps you around the face a few times and spits you out at the end of it all, feeling a little abused but with a big grin on your face. Beguiling pale murky yellow in colour with a huge inflatable white head (seemed impossible to pour any more slowly and yet still it was mammoth). Didn’t need to raise the glass to my nose to catch the aromas for this beer - spicey, clovey, peppery, grapefuit and white wine. The effect on the palate of this beer is outstanding - like champagne, bursting with white wine grape and a gentle but intruiging acidity. Drank this while nibbling some thinly sliced Västerbotten Cheese - life doesn’t get much better than this.

3.2
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Beautiful pour created a thick head with a nice bullet crown... in another glass created beautiful effects as the head slowly disolved. The aroma was fruity and first impressions were of pear and clean taste. Overall a pretty good Brew. Thanks Volgon

3.4
milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Huge head, which I understand, but don’t appreciate. Bleached blond color, and lots of yeast taste. Hop taste is light.

3.9
jonno (2917) - JAPAN - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Lots of carbonation and of course a huge head when poured in to my hoegaarden tulip. Kind of looks like champagne, but the taste surely elevates it above that...oh the fruity hoppiness is fantastic. Not a huge aroma, but still gets better as it warms. A classic, but I still rate hoegaarden grand cru over this (!!!)...

3.7
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 750 split three ways. Hazy golden with a large off white head. Aroma is light citrus, lightly bready yeast and lightly spicy. Taste is light citrus, lightly bready, malts, and light spices. alcohol well hidden. The carbonation is lively, giving the beer a prickly feel. This is a good straight forward belgian

4
LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Cold 750ml corked bottle: Pours a hazy pale gold color with a large, rocky alabaster head, which slowly dissolves and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of light grains, grass, flowers, lemon and spice. Taste is of light grains, lemon, spice and light floral bitterness, well blended together. Medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Has many champagne characteristics, including the dry ending.

3.7
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Poured with a MASSIVE head that settled to a filmy white top that is beautiful. Color is a very light golden. In the mouth and beyond the flavor is light with out a hint of bitterness and no real distinct flavors. I would of thought this was a light beer until I realized that behind the mild demeanor was a whopping 8.5% alcohol. Don’t ask me how they do it. This is an extremely unique and enjoyable beer. Cheers.

3.4
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Poured a pale cloudy golden brew. The head was white and very thick. The aroma was spicy, earthy, yeasty, and slightly sour with hints of orange peel. Tasted slightly hoppy, alcohol as it warmed, some fruit. The palate is sharp and carbonated. The finish starts off hoppy and then it begins to resemble the dry finish of a wine when it heats.

4.8
kevinthesipper (10) - Matawan, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2006
so far to date, the most laid back and joy Belgian I’ve encountered. love the customized glass.

3.3
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Bottle at home, a nice sixpack including a beautiful glass. The Belgian devil beer, there is only 3,5% more alcohol in it comparing to normal pilseners, but when you drink a couple of these bastards it feels like there was at least 5% more. But it doesn’t affect the taste so it really hits you like a ’devil’ (that’s where they got the name from) The really ’clean’ color with a nice big head gives this beer a beautiful appearance.


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