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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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3.8
gripweed57 (2738) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2017
From old tasting notes. Cloudy pale gold color. Huge fluffy white head. Tart lemon peel malt nose. Tart, yeasty malt flavor with lots of bitterness. Intense malt/hop flavor from start to finish. Similar to Duvel in style, but lacks the complexity.

2.5
emdejes (81) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2017
33 cl bottle - bbd= february 2002 Passed it’s prime. Still some signs of a remarkable beer, but too old even for my taste.

3.1
BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Originally rated on 5/14/08- "A nice looking pale, hazy golden body with plenty of yeast flakes floating around, a thick white head. The first taste wasnt agreeable, I was greeted by a strong barley/ yeast taste, and the alcohol was pronounced. The flavors settled a bit after the second/ third sip, and it finished well. Overall it was a decent brew.

3.5
angel77 (3685) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Botella de 33 cl tomada en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en mayo 2000. lote A hasta mayo de 2002. 8 vol.

3.4
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a 330CL bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice mix of beer and fruit Appearance- A murky golden yellow color with small white head; Taste- Had a grain and citrus flavor that melded nicely Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation and has a creamy to oily feel. Pretty good Overall- I enjoyed this brew, it is worth a try and it has a very nice alcohol content

3.5
kraddel (8619) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2015
Thnx to Patrick. Pours clear blonde ok white foam. Smell is bit dusty, sweet, malts, madeira. Taste is madeira, sweet malts. Very common taste for an aged blonde. Nice, slightly bitter ( faded) aftertaste

3.5
luisfelizola (117) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
Cor amarelada, espuma duradoura, turva. Na boca e nariz pão, frutas cítricas. Boa acidez, pouco amargor e boa carbonatação

2.9
Alengrin (5561) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
One of the Duvel offspring, created by Riva in 1984; when it went bankrupt in 2008, the brewery was taken over by Moortgat, but since Moortgat already had Duvel itself, this particular beer brand was sold to Het Anker. The original Riva version had a hazy light blonde colour and creamy snow white head, a softer and fruitier, but also less inspired character than Duvel and a plastic-like, phenolic finish which bothered me a bit. Nothing compared to the real thing, but enormously improved since Het Anker took it over.


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