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98
style
Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4410   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nycbronchart (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
alcohol, smoke, woody, golden, clear, rocky head, heavily sour, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LawofCreation (8) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2005 does not count
Bottled. Drank from glass. Pours very dark golden color with a 1 inch head, that dissapates to about 1/8 of an inch after a minute. Never dissappears. Should drink very cold, mine is semi warm, but not bad at all. Would definitely drink this again. This beer has zippo carbonation going on also which is a plus as well. Got it in Memphis for about 3 bucks for 11.2 oz (330 mL) at Busters.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
75 cl bottle. Oh! an old friend of mine. I will try to rate this neutrally, even though it brings back a lot of good memories. Hazy, pale yellow beer with the most beautiful head youve ever seen! Tight like whipped egg whites. The aroma is full of green apples and hops. On the palate it is very carbonated and rather thin - making it the perfect thirst quencher. The flavor is dry and hoppy with perfect balanced malt-sweetness. This is an easily drinking beer, but with many of the nice aspects from Belgian beers. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27305) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a solid and lasting white head. Spicy aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Fruity flavour with notes of spices and yeast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kristof (1) - Koersel, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
Very nice blond beer, strong beer, but very tasty. Like the way it sees in the glasses, the white head and the gold under it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 1, 2005
Beautiful cloudy golden colour with a nice thick meringue-like head. Aroma is very fruity, a little grassy and yeasty. Citrus fruit, prunes and raisin flavours with an alcohol and fairly bitter finish. Too bad I only got to enjoy half of it - My glass got spilled....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Poured a big thick white head, and a had a golden appearance. Aroma was spicey and semi sweet. Flavor was semi sweet but not over powering, and it went nicely with the alcohol. I liked the bitter finish, but was smooth as well. Good brew overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1058) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 27, 2005
750 cm3 bottle - June 2005 Pours lively golden. The head is ok, big and white, maybe it should last more before vanisihing. The colour is what catches my attention, it seems like liquid honey, its the most vividly golden brew i have ever had. Arome is of peas and sugar. Flavor is sweet at the beging with peas and honey dominatig, it then goes somewhat bitter and leaves a lingering dry aftertaste. It hides amazingly well its 8,5 % bv, and i can feel the kick after finishing the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2005
The cork leaps out into my hand as if by magic. The palest flaxen gold in my glass, vigorously carbonated. Billowing airy cumulus exceeds four inches, towering above the rim. The head melts horizontally from its axis, becoming an eldritch Alpine landscape; gravity-defying clumps of snow ring the glass and tickle my nose with each sip. The beer is rife with subtle complexity; aromas are peppery spice, earthy, figgy, rain on hot sidewalk, lemon pith, rust. With warming, the heady perfume ripens into concentrated floral, musky, and coriander scents. Abundant fruity and citric flavors, apple peel, grape, candylike sugary gumdrop, grassy and horsey, lavender, Eurolager malt. Whispers of licorice, ginger, and the savory meatiness of roasted tomatoes. The vaguely wasabi-like bitter spice over time blossoms and evokes sensual and unmentionable spicy musk. Medium-light palate, shy and fleeting on the tongue. Understated aftertaste of charry bittterness, estery alcohol sting, smokey phenols, turmeric. An elegant potion whose nuances deserve to be coaxed, lingered over, and savored.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour with a big white head. Spicy fruity hoppy aroma and a sweet spicy citrus hoppy taste. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.


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