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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4338   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBWalters3 (26) - USA - SEP 23, 2002
Nothing to complain about here. Another Trappist that would be number one in the world if it wasnt for other Trappist. There is few non-trappist or Belgian that can compare.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerDoctor6 (5) - villefranche sur mer, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2016 does not count
une belle couleur or,une mousse paisse,gout fruit et puissant .lgre amertume en fin de bouche . duvel reste une valeur sur

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VueltaBirrista (53) - Murcia, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2016
Dorada como el sol. Con una espuma muy blanca que adems deja un precioso as llamado encaje de Bruselas en toda la copa. Muy carbonatada. Tomada bien fra es una delicia. Solo con acercrtela a la boca ya hueles antes del primer trago toda la carga de levadura y la cebada malteada. El trago sabe a pltano y especias picantes, todo equilibrado con el amargo de sus lpulos. Sabrosa y refrescante. Con el cuerpo justo.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chap95 (95) - - DEC 2, 2016
Złote z obfitą, ale grubopęcherzykową i nietrwałą pianą. W aromacie przyprawy, jabłko, gruszka, goździki, banan, gruszka oglnie bardzo owocowe, do tego trochę kwiatw. Wytrawne, owocowe, z ledwo wyczuwalnym alkoholem, trochę cierpką goryczką. Musujące, wysoko nasycone, dość ostre.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonGregorio (57) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle, best before 12.2016. Pours hazy yellow with large, white, quite stable head, good lacing. Beautiful fruity aroma with floral notes, pear, spices, cloves. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with sweet finish - mostly fruity, pear, banana and some spices. Medium to full body, average to lively carbonation. Very good example of the style. Mild for its ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jampura (129) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Kirpe, raikas ja katkera. Samea olut kuohuu ja kuplii. Sitruksta ja kepeytt, mukava suutuntuma ja runsas maku.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PiwnyMarek (915) - Lomza, POLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Przyjemny belg. Aromat i smak ok. Największą zaletą tego piwa jest jego wygląd.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jacobarts (120) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle. At a bar in Amsterdam. Clear golden medium white head. Some sour aroma, some wheat, fruity. Taste is fresh. Wheat, apple, a bit dry and a medium bitter ending.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (153) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours lager yellow with high carbonation and a thick white head. Aroma is straw, orange, coriander, cloves, lemon peel and ripe banana, all classic Belgian yeasty aromas. Taste has sweetness at the start and then a long, bitter finish that is the highlight of the beer. Surprisingly light for its ABV and you can taste some of the alcohol, but, dangerously, not 8.5% worth. Very pleasant, albeit lighter than I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (9189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016
Bottled - pours gold with a white head. Sweet bready malty and fruity aroma and taste, citrus notes, sugar, yeasty, some spices into the close.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven1973 (304) - GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
Gezapft am Flughafen in Amsterdam. Helles gelbes Bernstein, klar. Aroma: Zitrone, Frucht, Banane, Hopfen, etwas Malz. Geschmack Hefe, Brot, Zitrus, etwas Grapefruit und Apfel im Nachgeschmack.


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