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

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RATINGS: 572   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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2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Albert (39) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Andrew196 (1666) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Reminded me of a Hennepin....I am not a fan of the golden belgian style....just too spicy.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (16469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
Slightly hazy golden; aroma of alcohol, peach, biscuit, slight bit of paint thinner (effin' Riva again with the phenols), faint cardamom. Body has a plasticy, fizzy feel. Peppery character, a little bread, a little acidity. These wanna-be Duvels have a tough time coming into the same ballpark - gives me more respect for the original.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
hazy yellow, quick disappearing head. faint aroma of lemon and yeast. some doughy malt in the flavour with spice, yeast, and lemon. not bad, but overall underwhelming.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13749) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Clear straw with big white head. Aroma is astringent with minimal sweetness. Taste is mildly sweet, yeasty, and bitter (herbal and alcohol). Smooth, slightly creamy medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2006
Poured a very pale yellow orange with a fairly big fluffy head. Sweet aroma, but with some musky sour apple. Quite a nice aroma, but on tasting it becomes pretty lame. Dry and shallow. Some belgian yeast, but not much else. A strong alcoholic beer with a piss weak flavour! Some bugglegum and metal in the aftertaste. It seemed to me like you might as well just pour a shot of vodka into a regular strength belgian.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5579) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
OK, so what about the name of this stuff? $7 for a small draft at McGoos in Pgh. Smells like many other belgies. Good clean olfactory, quite interesting. Looks like any other pale yellow beer, clear and pale. Barely any carbonation. Not overly alky in flavor, is refined and you’d never know it was near 9%. Quite smooth for that alky content, I think I feel a buzz coming on. Is a little less refined than a 6% belgie but you gotta expect that. Finish is a little less civilized than I like and more than I expected. Not bad, however, does not live up to the standards of a true belgie like East End Session #9 - Grisette and is not nearly as good as Leute Bokbier for a strong belgie.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2002
Golden with a HUGE head. Citrus and skunk aroma. Spicey honey with some skunky notes. Seems like its been exposed to light for too long. Ill have to try it again sometimes.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Bright yellow, with foamy head and two distinct streams of bubbles rising from the center of the straight-sided pint glass. Nose offered biscuity yeast, cobwebs, alcohol, and a tinny, metallic note that became stronger and more chemical as it warmed. Spritzy and fizzy in the mouth with initial grainy taste, quite rough on the tongue and back of throat. Some thin hop bitterness but only the thinnest hints of sweet malts. Finish is tinny and acidic, slightly bitter and full of harsh alcohol. I don't think this was supposed to be an alternative for the mighty Duvel, just a half-hearted attempt at a unique strong ale. This selection was "the straw that broke the camels back" for the Michael Jackson Real Beer Tour Mail Club. The video and notes of him tasting this, as if it was some rare tasty treat, strips him of much credibility in my eyes. Yes, he is THE beer hunting god, but he never seems to have anything bad to say about anything he drinks. His cup is always half full, but this half cup of Lucifer is headed toward the drain!!!

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2004
Pale yellow, small white head. Skunk-o-rama aroma, yeasty-hops later when this passed. Flavour is more interesting, some weird spices that don't really work; still lacking. Thin body. Not really great. Bottle.


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