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

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RATINGS: 4412   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WhiteAlePower (92) - Long Island, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle...rather often. Seeing as this is in my top5 beers of all time, I am going to have a very difficult time being non-biased. Lets start off with the pour : awesome golden in colour with a thick white head and a lot of lacing. The carbonation is high, as is the potency! The aromas whack you in the face, starting with a very Belgian yeast, and some citrus and a bit of malt. The flavour is just as intense, initially being a bit on the sweet/sour side, and immediately has a very dry finish. Like I said, this is not the best on the market, but I suppose it holds a certain bit of nostalgia for me.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dannylee (69) - Kożuchw, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Barwa żłta, piwo lekko zmętnione. Piana snieżno-biała wysoka i trwała oraz sztywna, dodatkowo świetny lacing. Jeżeli chodzi o wygląd to chyba najlepsze piwo, ktre piłem do tej pory Aromat: zdecydowanie estrowy, wyczuwalna pomarańcz, fenole, przyprawy, oraz mocne aromaty goździka. Raczej nie czuć słodu. Alkoholu nie czuć w ogle przy tej zawartości alkoholu jestem w szoku. Brak jakichkolwiek wad Oglnie aromat przyjemny. Smak: Bardzo owocowy, wręcz kumulacja: pomarańcz, przyprawy, fenole,estry, czuć belgijskie drożdże, jabłko, goździki. Wysycenie średnie, ale to dlatego, że agresywnie nalewałem, przez co piwo mocno się pieniło i z pewnością się wygazowało. Ciało takie średnie, goryczka raczej niska. Na finiszu subtelne rozgrzewanie od alkoholu, ale pojawia się dopiero po kilku łykach i jak na tą zawartość alkoholu to tak jakby go nie było.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2450) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Bottle Aroma-floral, alcohol Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
moldovan9807 (147) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Aroma of sour lemons, green hops, earthiness and a little bit of belgian yeast. Taste is fruity, sour and spicy. Quite crisp. Very balanced. Strong carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Finish shows some hint of alcoholic warmth. Alcohol is basically well hidden though. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronIPAAPA (95) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Barwa jasna, piana drobno pęcherzykowa, pięknie oblepia szkło. Belgijskie drożdże, przyprawy, i w sumie to tyle. Alkohol jest genialne ukryty, istnieje niebezpieczeństwo szybkiego upicia się.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rider0nTheStorm (15) - Ablis, FRANCE - APR 12, 2017
Bonne odeur de houblon, une couleur trs claire et une belle mousse persistante mais pas trop, un gout sympa et un alcool quon ne sent pas mais qui est l!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meldorf75 (85) - - APR 11, 2017
Piana wysoka nawet bardzo troszke na mnie syczy. Barwa jasna slomkowa metna. Aromat przyjmny slodowy z drozdzami w tle. W smaku lagodne drozdzowo szampansko. Przeszkadza zbyt wysokie nasycenie. Generalnie nie zle ale szalu nie ma.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinaccio (183) - Milano, ITALY - APR 9, 2017
Drunk lot of times. Last time bottle from Tesco in London, UK. Colour is pale blond with a gigantic, solid and lasting white head. Aroma is fruity, some orange and pear, flowers, then spicy and pepper. Taste is fresh, fruit, orange, pear, yeast, hops. Palate is medium body despite the high carbonation. Finish is long, spicy and bitter. You can find it everywhere. Probably the best beer that you can easily find in most supermarkets in Europe. For many years probably my favourite overall. Now, after many beers tried (despite the few reviews) still one of my favourite Belgian beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
autos5 (167) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 7, 2017
Bardzo ładny wygląd piwa - jasne i lekko mętnawe. Aromat dość intensywny, czuć trochę belgijskich drożdży a trochę szampana. W smaku piwo rzeczywiście przywodzi mi na myśl szampana, szczeglnie, że nasycenie jest bardzo wysokie. Piwo nie posiada goryczki ale pozostawia długie alkoholowe wrażenie na podniebieniu - na szczęście nie przeszkadza to w piciu.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (411) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - APR 2, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of zest, citrus, spice, light malty and fruity notes. Medium sweetness backed up by light sourness with a light crispy bitter finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Very well balanced and subtle. Dangerous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pleispleis (68) - Maccagno, ITALY - APR 2, 2017
bottiglia 33 cl, schiuma bianca fine abbondante molto persistente, rimane nel bicchiere fino alla fine, giallo pallido e velata, al naso malto spezie e lieviti belgi, in bocca malto spezie e vagamente banana, carbonatazione decisa, medio corpo, amaro accentuato lungo nel finale. Per i miei gusti predomina e un p troppo lalcool


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