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


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RATINGS: 4426   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Blonde and gold in the glass. Lively carbonation. Strong aromas of ginger, musty yeast, and good fruity hops. Flavors are complex and dry, with plenty of yeast, like fresh crusty bread. This beer is a good companion for pretty much any meal. A serious brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2005
I cant believe Ive never rated this. Have I really never had it before? Had this at Bottoms Up, a candlelit tavernish noisy bar in Neustadt, Dresden. Tastes Belgian, of course, with a quality light texture on the palate. A bit dry tasting. Delicious for celebrations with the guys. Which is sort of what this was, going out with expat americans on my first night in Dresden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
poured a golden color, a slight bit hazy with a massive head that wouldnt quit. tasted very much like a wheat beer. hints of spice as well as a pale lager undertone. interesting i thought and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2005
with 800 and some odd ratings before mine, there isnt much to say other than whats been said already. really drinkable, good smooth tasting beer. something i hope is available to buy around here if we get the laws changed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Nice citrus aroma. Reminds me of a Hoegarten. The appearance is golden yellow with a huge foamy head. I tried my best not to get a half a glass of foam, but was unsuccessful. Kind of frustrating! Flavour was good, also reminded me of Hoegarten with the hoppy aroma and citrus sweetness. Not as overpowering, maybe a dulled version. The beer tastes a little corny and not as well produced as the aformentioned. I thought it was very drinkable and had some good flavours going on. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (18219) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle. One of my favourite beers. Blond pale gold beer. Good aromas of yeast, fruit and grainyness. Full and creamy in mouth with lingering tastes of several different citric fruits. Simply wonderful

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 750 ml bottle. Smell yeast, clove, tropical fruit, and a bit of mint. Nice ceamy white head, but to be honest, the beer looks like miller light. Dont let the look fool you at all. Has a not too thick no too thin mouthfeel. Flavor starts out sour, then sweet, then bitter. Absolutely delicious. I get the clove in the taste, as well as apple, red grapes, and cardamom? 8.5% alcohol? Could have fooled me. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 Pours golden with a nice white head. Aroma of belgian spices, alcohol, yeast and sweet malts. The Flavor is smooth for its alcohol percentage, good yeasty sweet character with spices present, this was my first belgian tasted, good body, good brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Enjoyed in Amsterdam. Big head. So thick it threatens to overwhelm. Yellow color that makes me think of cheaper beers. It does have a fizziness in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours golden with an amazing creamy white head that threatens to overblow the glass many times even when you pour it as instructed on the side of the bottle. Aroma is yeast and some wheat. Flavor is some fruits. Lemon, bannana and some corriander/clove spice on the finish. Very smooth and drinkable you would never guess there is 8.5% in there as it is hidden in the full complex flavor of this brew. On the palate it is amazingly full for a golden colored beer very carbonated and delightful on the palate. Quite delicous.. I could definitely drink this one again!

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