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Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dentergem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Belgian golden ale. On the nose it is lightly hoppy and yeastily spicy, with faint caramelly malt notes and a touch of citrusy and estery fruit. The head tastes extremely bitter, as is often the case with this style. Surprisingly fruity, but with a strong hoppy bitterness. There is a warming, malty, vanilla quality to it, which develops into an alcohol kick towards the end. Secondary fermentation in the bottle.

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3.3
bierkoning (13687) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Only slight grapefruitaroma. Strong hopbitter taste with a bit of citrus. Duvel-clone, but with less aroma, taste, complexity and power. Other bottle-type, other label, other breweryname (Liefmans Breweries), but the recipe is probably the same. Very blonde, this Duvel imitation. Soft chalky lemon-like aroma. Flowery, hoppy, honey-like flavor with lime. Dryish with just a bit of fruity sweetness. Not bad, but Duvel is better.

3.2
Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2002
goldden body, medium head. this had a very 'peppery' taste - event to the point that it tasted like i had pepper flakes on my toungue. that was the best part. ther was some tangy-yeastiness. the medium hop flavor helps out the dry finish. this was o.k.

2.7
Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2002
I was not impressed. I noticed no distinctive qualities in flavor whatsoever. Extremely light in color, huge head, mild aroma, no flavor and a mediocre finish.

3.4
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Devilishly large 750ml bottle. Thick with spices, this quality Belgian brew is a bit fizzy, but is pleasant. Metallic bitterness and touches of hops bring this brew down. As with everything, the Devil is in the details.

4
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2002
Really an excellent Belgian. Definately a yeasty nose, but it has nice fruity tones throughout and a good hop bitterness that I enjoyed. Decidedly one of the better Belgians.

2.4
Albert (40) - Miramar, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Smelled awful, tasted bad. Not what I thought is was going to be. Boddington is a better golden ale

3.5
rauchbier (3933) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 re rate Bottle conditioned. Faintly hazy straw gold, moderate head and condition. Bready yeast aromas carried up on alcoholic vapours. Sweet and yeasty in the mouth with a slight citric edge which lingers into the short finish.

4
bkuzmin99 (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2002
Like its name suggests, this stuff is wicked!! Real smooth and fruity taste, but after 2 of them you start to buzz.

2.8
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2002
Eh. Budweier with alcohol and cherry accents. Quite bitter. After swallowing it was like i just swigged some atered down vodka, initials tastes disappeared way too quickly. Mediocre, granted i wish budweiser tasted like this and carried its wallop. De debil wasn't in this brew, only melancholy.

4.3
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2002
Tremendous Belgian Ale. Extemely drinkable for an 8% beer...................


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