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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: 4429   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Definitely my favorite Belgian beer, although Chimay Blue is the other that I like. I had a Duvel month a couple of years ago, when I drank it several times a week. But after the first bottle, which I thought was one of the finest beers I ever had, it got old, and fast. I just dont like Belgian beers. Definitely in large part because the yeast they use tastes terrible. I think that you are either a Belgian fan or you arent.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eddie1976 (3) - - MAY 27, 2017 does not count
Nice appearance but at 8.5% a bit too strong for my liking. Would only mange 1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sled14 (10) - - MAY 26, 2017
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klukas (254) - Rijeka, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into tulip glass. Appearance: Not so clear (blurry) golden colour, with perfect bubbles; rich white head with nice lacing Aroma: Citrus, barley, hops, fresh, maybe fresh cucumber, maybe even pear/banana, hint of alcohol. Palate: Light body, medium but gentle carbonation. Taste: Fresh cucumber, yeast, malt, alcoholic bitterish aftertaste. Overall impression: Very enjoyable, tasty and drinkable; there is alcoholic note but not too mush. Cute old school label and little bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrh2254 (101) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Nice Belgium blonde ale. Refreshing citrus and hops. Would be looking to purchase this one again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FoamHead (18) - - MAY 21, 2017
This beer is a classic for good reason. It is extremely well made and perfectly balanced. For those complaining that there is too much alcohol, enjoy your Bud Light.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
k_way (4) - - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
good beer, but overrated. good for people that love the taste of alcohol. advice for those who do: try a glass of vodka.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
azzurro (181) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2017
Tries this beer after volley-ball with friends. The taste is well balanced with alcohol, dangerous to drink too much of this good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mishnok (270) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Good tasting Belgian classic with malty, almost herbal taste. Lively carbonation at first. Decent drink, though I wouldn't be able to manage too many because of the strength ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AssKicker (431) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2017
Couleur jaune ple bien limpide, mousse gnreuse avec de grOOOsse bubulles dont la tenue est pas mal correcte. Nez un peu fruit sur les agrumes, un peu sur la levure, un peu sur les crales. A peine dans le gosier que la Duvel rchauffe bien les muqueuses avec ses 8,5% dalcool, a tabasse pas mal ! Dautant plus quelle est sche en bouche. Grosse carbo qui violente les papilles, amertume modre en fin de bouche, assez fruite en terme darmes qui vont vers le citronn et les agrumes, mais aussi sur le floral et lalcool. Lgres notes de levure en fin de bouche, voire mme un peu mtallique. Une valeur sre dans les catgories des bires belge, qui a le mrite dviter dtre ragoutante avec trop de sucre et trop de got de levure.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
il_vosa (23) - Torino, ITALY - MAY 14, 2017
Pours with a golden colour and a huge white head; Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Bittery finish and taste of alcohol that is not disturbing. Very good overall!


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