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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4197   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (493) - Surrey, - JAN 21, 2013
Been waiting to try this for a long time. Pours a very light yellow and a big fluffy white head. Aroma is not the strongest however it has some nice fruity notes and typical Belgian smells. This beer was a lot lighter than I expected. Dark fruits, Belgian yeast and some caramel flavours dominate the taste. The more you drink, the more alcohol became more prominent. Not my favorite Belgian ale but still very good.


4.1
gunnernic (10) - SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 20, 2017
Excellent beer, butterscotch, vanilla, soft and rounded, mouthfeel is amazing

4.4
Bill Becker (1366) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007 Pours from 11.2oz bottle(room temp) a clear light gold with a huge billowy head of foam that hardly shrinks at all and has lots of lovely lacing. The smell is very floral with strong notes of yeast and hops. Very nice.. The taste has a nice sour-bitterness(lemon?) up front with a lot of malty tones in the background and a heaping helping of yeastiness that is very complex and tasty. At 8.5%abv, there's some warming as it goes down but it doesn't show up too much in the taste at all. Very very nice indeed. The sourish finish is also very flavourful and lingering and that demands my taking another sip...great stuff! I'm just pouring the last bit into my glass and I'm getting some sediment making for a more cloudy appearance and wow...the malt just kicked it up a few notches and some apple and clove. So many flavours come out of this brew during various times in the session. You just *can't* lose interest...it refuses to let you. ;^) Bottom line: This is a very tasty Golden Ale that I've enjoyed every time I've had it. Highly recommended!!

3.8
VictorX (5) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - OCT 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2017 .330 bottle at home. Appearance - clear golden color, with a big foamy head. Aroma - malty, citrusy (somewhere between lime and bitter orange), some hops, spices (coriander) and honey. Palate - medium body, with medium-high carbonation. Taste - good, medium bittersweetness, citrus notes, spicy hops notes. Aftertaste - quite long, medium bitter and dry. Overall - a good staple Belgian ale, simple, but well-rounded and very pleasant.

3.4
k_gadeberg (157) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 Pours clear yellow, with thick white head. Intense fruity scent, but a more alcoholic taste. It's highly carbonated - typical belgian beer.

4.1
DavidSvinth (217) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 Meget lys. Dufter fantastisk! Gæret og malet og vildt dejlig. God rund smag af klassisk belgisk øl. Stor fornøjelse.

4
anfractuosity (440) - - OCT 15, 2017
Golden in colour. Very enjoyable. Nice fruity notes coming from the yeast probably.

3.1
rob19a (436) - - OCT 14, 2017
13/20 sometimes i like duvel, maybe wasn't in the mood tonight. huge fruity taste which also has a pilsner backbone to it, slightly sour aftertaste, gassy and an alcohol burn.

3.6
szczupaczu (106) - Rurzyca, POLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Ocena na podst. notatek. Coś tam też zapamiętałem - aromat przyjemny, owocowy, w smaku dość słodko, równie owocowo i orzeźwiająco. Mega klarowne z konkret pianą, trwałą (fota). Bardzo dobre a nie przepadam za belgami ...

3.6
ZodiacM (1260) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Blijft toch een lekkere strong ale: moutig, fris, beetje zuur door de citrus. Mooi bier voor op een warme zomeravond

3.6
Dazka (144) - Milan, ITALY - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 S: caramel, malt, alcohol A: clear, nice rocky head T: med bitterness, med sweetness P: long bitter finish, med/full body


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