overall
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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: 4425   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Dont let the color fool you. Pale yellow with big white head; fruity aroma. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Golden color and a huge white head that laces nicely on the glass. Fruity smell... rasperries, pears and maybe some apricot. Sweet tasting but not particularly complex. Surprisingly refreshing for an 8.5% beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2006 Pale yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is clove, sugar, pear, yeast. Flavor is sweet, with fruit and clove notes. Finish is a bit bitter but not as bitter as delirium tremens but stonger than leffe. Has enough of a bitter kick to keep it from being too cloying. Nice warmth from the alcohol as you finish the bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bcbeer (10) - CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
Wow. Smells like rasperries. Large head. Such a mix of interesting flavours, different in every mouthful. Fruity and sweet, and slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Even my girlfriend, a non-beer drinker found this beer to be delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Golden hazy colour with a huge white mostly lasing head. Heavy aroma of hops, yeast, fruits and spices. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Pale yellow appearance, large head. The aroma is both reminiscent of a lager and of a wheat beer. The flavor, wow, pleasently herbal , sweet but not too sweet, a little sour. As for palate, this is the smoothest beer Ive had. An excellent beer, it is one of those I would recommend to any beer fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Poured a super pale effervescent yellow with a copious white foamy head that would lace beautifuly. A grainy yeast aroma with a spiciness indicative of rich aromatic herbs. You can certainly detect those sweet spices in the flavor which finishes with a subdued bitterness. Sort of reminds of a strong hefe in some ways. Exceptionally smooth, almost creamy with a slight warming sensation that is a nice touch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbiere (101) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
In terms of appearance, this is my reference: nuclear head leaving the finest lace, incredible carbonation, golden color. Wow! The nose is fruity, pears, yeasty and spicy, pepper. Flavor is very well balanced sweet a little sour and moderate bitterness. I get the pepper a lot more in the flavor. A beer I keep drinking over and over and still find it interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Tall, thick, lasting white head Pale yellow in appearance. Aroma was a balanced blend of hops and yeast. Thirst quenching. Slightly sour taste. Pretty complex. Different from any ale I have had. Certainly does not taste like a 8.5% ABV. Deceivingly smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (529) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Extremely fluffy and unrelenting head, aromas of malt, citrus, wheat...had it not been printed on the label I would have had no idea that this beer was 8.1%abv. Ultra refreshing, extremely drinkable, awesome beer.


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