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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: 4425   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Pour a brilliant golden yellow with a frothy white head which fading to some decent alcohol legs. Aroma is of bready pilsner malts, ripe- apples, grapes, apricot, banana, cloves, some pepper, grassy hops, white wine, citrus, and some yeast. Taste is of bready malts, ripe fruits, white wine, banana, cloves, pepper, some yeasty notes, and some faint alchool notes in the back end. Has a medium body, lively carbonation, thin mouthfeel, dry, refreshing, wine like, at the same time warming finish. overall, a spectacular Belgian ale.


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 (177) - 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 (265) - 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 (429) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meaghanjones (3) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count
I tried this at the bishops cellar on 5/12/17. It had an amazing color, not a strong aroma. Had a very strong taste that quickly blended all the hops and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (197) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Sharp slightly floral taste. Refreshing but not complex. An excellent widely available beer with a sharp champaign like texture. Its a classic that still stands up really well.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michigander51 (2) - Adrian, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
Beautiful golden clear with champagne size effervescence. Pour slowly and your rewarded with a beautiful Whitehead. crisp tangy with just a hint of hops and fruit. One of the most refreshing beers Ive ever drank. This is my number one overall favorite beer in the world. Buy again? Of course

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (2052) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2017 Straw yellow, huge frothy white head. Aroma: candy, pear, spicy yeast. Medium body. The flavour is surprisingly dry. Pear, yeast, nuts. Light to medium bitterness. A noble one.


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