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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4182   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ohad (16) - - DEC 22, 2007
strong carbonation. urine yellow, a bit cloudy. massive white head. delicate malt aroma. gentle smooth flavour of pils malt and yeast. its almost too gentle to be an ale. the alcohol flavour is excellent. light bodied for this ABV. unique and stylish


3.3
BeardedAvenger (966) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle at Black Prince, New Haw, 21/09/17. Marmalade comes to mind - both in terms of the bitter tinged boozy flavour and the colour. Hadn't had it for a while and was more boozy and heavy than I rembered. OK.

3.4
higgsbison (208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Hard to put your finger on. Liked it in some ways but not others. Notes of bitter Citrus and bread. Crisp and refreshing. I enjoy drinking it but would prefer many other Belgiums over it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
wilde_joost59 (220) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2017
Bottle at home, but maybe the first bottle about 40 years ago at "de soos" at Uilenstede :) light color, good white head, great taste.

3.2
equisetum (27) - Kielce, POLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Piwo w kolorze jasnego złota, piana bardzo obfita i trwała, piwo jest bardzo mocno nasycone CO2. W aromacie czuć intensywne nuty słodowe, odrobinę miodu i alkohol. Piwo o dziwo orzeźwiające, lekka nuta kwaskowa w tle, w posmaku pozostaje dość intensywna goryczka połączona z delikatnym alkoholowym pieczeniem w przełyku. Być może to pieczenie jest też wzmagane przez bardzo intensywne nagazowanie piwa, które trochę przeszkadza w komfortowej degustacji. Zdecydowanie nie jest to mój styl, choć samego piwa na pewno warto spróbować.

3.9
TtV (464) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Yellow gold with a huge fluffy white head. Lively with carbonation. Aroma with hops, grain and malts. The taste is fresh, bitter and develops into a pleasant bitter aftertaste that lasts long.

3.4
loscovar (600) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2017
Many bottles on many years. yeasty, well balanced, mild hops, i'm so use to it

3.6
Drinking_77 (126) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Review: 330ml Bottle of Duvel: ABV: 8.5% Like the cutesy small stubby brown bottle, with the well known Duvel brand. Ideally to be drank in a tulip glass as all good Belgian ales should be, but I am not a connoisseur just a regular beer dude so an ordinary beer glass will just have to do. Sorry! Got a massive head on pour, gee whiz a very big frothy head! Good bit of carbonation, nice creamy white top, took a while to settle. Colour was cloudy orange, doesn’t look great at all, looks shit in fact. Head collapses and dies. Some good lacing…….. On the nose has that usual Belgian ale smell, wheat, the yeast, the coriander, floral hops, fruits of lemon and banana. A very typical Belgian! A very strong intense smell, really powerful stuff on the nose….which is too be welcomed as I usually smell fuck all from my beers, lol! On the taste I found it very strong, with a sour taste, very bitter aftertaste and can definitely feel the beer. Yeast and firm hop bitterness. Very strong, got a powerful kick, alright. Didn’t initially like it at all, but in the end I liked it, took a while for my taste buds to get to enjoy this beer. Found it a slow burner and not bad overall. Wow, I was buzzing after the two. The 8.5% definitely kicks in. Nice, I like it, strong to drink, but it does the business in the end. Have a few of these and you are off your head!!! One of the strongest I have had in a while.

3.2
biilz (123) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Неплохой бельгийский эль без особого острого вкуса. Смешно сказать но в послевкусии почувствовал русское Ярпиво. Несмотря на то что это эль, пиво достаточно питкое.

3.5
Maersk (311) - MOLDOVA - SEP 7, 2017
Golden, a bit hazy, big fluffy head. Peppery, banana, a bit of malts and honey in the aroma. More honey in the taste, buckwheat, Belgian yeast. Classic

4.1
GreenCat (161) - SLOVENIA - SEP 6, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Pours hazy light yellow with huge rocky lasting head. Unmistakable aroma of pilsner malt, citrus, fruity, spicy, yeast and a bit of barnyard funk. Taste is medium sweet with some decent bitterness. Body is medium, texture slick and carbonation above average. Finish is quite long, funky spicy bitterness.


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