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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2007
8.5, another duvel clone?? Well, not really
..The big thing here is that the alcohol is masked much better than duvel, but the similarities end there....



Light honey wheat smell...



medium bodied fizzy head, that leaves some noticeable lacing...



witbier type light yellow cloudy appearance...



Taste is mainly a honey bitterness with not much complexity, but that can be a neutral- a starter belgian but most people with some good beer background will find this lacking...



an enjoyable easy drinking beer (man,. how often do i say that!?!)


but it really isn’t anything that special...

3.2
Cunningham (8459) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2012 Bottle from Berts Bierhuis in Utrecht, Holland. Light hazy golden colour with a white head. Fruity winish nose. Sweet and fruity flavour with some spicy notes

2.2
DruncanVeasey (8326) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
Misty gold with bathfoam suds. Soapy, rubbery, alcoholic aroma with traces of marmalade and pine. Aggressively booze-sodden with lurking antiseptic notes. Pointless, pleasureless administration of alcohol to the central nervous system. Pissed comprehensively over by Duvel. Can’t be bothered.

3.4
PorterPounder (8316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2004
"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste..." - Mick Jagger - "Sympathy for the Devil" Beautiful looking pour - light champagne colored with an everpresent soft white head with good lacing. Light, fresh yeasty aroma. Very refreshing flavor - but not much there. Pick up faint straw notes and a little bit of vanilla, but not much else. Very smooth mouthfeel and the alcohol is hidden well.

3.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (8201) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 I have had this beer a couple of times over the years but had not managed to rate it until now. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very pale yellow color with an enormous fluffy white head. The aroma is sweet, yeasty and peppery. The flavor is fairly dry and is yeasty and bready - almost chewy. There is a peppery element and a tangy, bitter and spicy finish. The mouthfeel is moderately thick . Not bad but no Duvel.

3.9
ogivlado (8167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -Cloudy yellow coloured, medium sized airy white head, acidic estery nose. The aroma is malty and fruity with strong notes of spices and pepper. Some acidic yeasty notes in the finish. Decent brew. 8.5%ABV

2
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2003
pretty bad stuff. tastes of stale yoghurt and batteries with a drop or 2 of metho

2.9
Ernest (7864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Bottle (BB Apr/10). Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement, mold), with light notes of plastic and pineapple juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A beginner’s strong golden ale, if that makes any sense. Simple aroma with a few minor off notes, simple and light/sweet flavor balance. Not much going on here.

2.6
BlackHaddock (7777) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
From BA: Brown squatty 33cl bottle, best before 06/2010, drank on 26th Oct 2007. My bottle says it is brewed by a Liefmans Brewery.

Poured into a Leffe glass it came out a golden clear yellow and a large white head sat on tap, sadly the head shrank away very swiftly.

I got carbolic soap mixed in with the yeast when I put my nose to it, not a good aroma to me.

Full on alcohol taste and more lagerish than a normal Belgian Ale.

The aftertaste was thin although the alcohol does linger.

A little disappointed with this beer, I was expecting more flavour and more umph.

3.9
Borresteijn (7523) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle & tap, several occasions. This is a personal favourite, one of the better "satanic" beers. Looks beautiful in its own glass, clear golden with a nice white head. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste is sweet and hoppy, dry, yeasty, all very subtle. A bit of spices in there too. Highly drinkable. A bit softer than Duvel.


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