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


on tap

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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
This one seems to be somewhat of a cross between a hefe weisen and a ale. Pours a golden yellow with lots of white head. Aroma of fruits (citrus) hit me almost immediately. Taste is light, much like a hefe weisen, with citrus and a bit of malts. Finishes a little dry, but not bad. Overall an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 22, 2006
C&C 750. How have I not rated this? Anyway, clear yellow with a whopper of a bubbly white head. Nose is fruity esters, yeasty spicy. Flavor follows suit, and the finish is pleasantly dry. A beautiful bargain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
I thought this looked like an American macro in the glass - light yellow golden body with a big fluffy white head. The aroma was somewhat reminiscent of the awful macro as well, but with nice hints of fruit, white wine, and yeast. The flavor, however, is worlds better. Very light, but with a delightful blend of fruit and white wine, with little to no hint of alcohol.. Not the best Belgian Ive tasted, but quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2006
I enjoy chimay, but this belguim isnt one of my favorites, which might be because of my lack of experience with belguims. To me it has the aroma of an american macro brew (pissy) and hints of fruit. Pours a light gold color with large white head. Tastes the same as it smells. Initial flavor is pissy american macro taste, then a more complex fruit taste, and finishes with an alcohol bite. Not bad, but I expected more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottled. Pours a nice light golden body with a little too much head in my opinion. Had a bitter, herbal taste to it. Slightly fruity but was overshadowed by the herbal taste. Nevertheless, it is still a very good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2006
a very soft, hazy yellow appearance with large white, aerated head...aroma and flavor are quite similar, and seem to be dominated by spicy, citrus-like, herbal hops...very fruity and light in nature...nice finish; refreshing beer for the summer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5053) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Suprisingly light golden color with very thick and long lasting head. Heavily carbonated. Refreshing, fruity and phenolic aroma with herbal hops and firm maltiness. Fruity-phenolic flavor with herbal hops and supporting maltiness. Tart fruity finish. Has very clean and well defined layers of flavors. Not as bitter as I remembered, could be a bit more bitter to balance the tart fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2006
Bottle, 330 ml. This really gets interesting once it warms up and the high-alcohol fruit esters come into the fore. To me, this beer is all about the yeasts and ferment-related flavours. Mouthfeel is rich and sticky, yet reminds of white wine when cooler. Really want to try the bigger bottle. This is definitely a favourite of mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Highly carbonated, the pour reminds me of champagne. Aromas emerge as you pour: sweet fruit and citrusy. Flavor is light but very aromatic and enjoyable. This is a Belgian standard, and is always for drinking (even for the non-Belgian beer fan).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diogne (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
33cl bottle from LCBO. Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is yeast, lemon, and malt. Flavor is pretty sweet, malty, citrus, bread, hops aroma. Medium to full body.

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