Duvel Single - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by DannyS:
4.43/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Obtained via growler fill at Community Beverage in Elmhurst, NY. Served in the requisite Duvel tulip glass.
A - Slightly darker than regular duvel, and the head, while nice and fluffy, is less resilient. Still leaves lots of very clingy lacing.
S - More pronouced than the bottled version. Fruitier and maltier, but less balanced. Also got a whiff of alcohol.
T - Just what I was hoping for. Crisp, citric, slightly yeasty, slightly hoppy, slightly malty, with just a twinge of spice. Bready and slightly bitter finish. Yum.
M - Less carbonation considering the serving type, but still rich and well balanced in body.
D - Still crazily drinkable, especially this time around with the lower ABV. It's still not in the session ABV range, but I'm totally going to session this anyway.
overall - I'm so glad I got the chance to try the draft version of my absolute favorite beer. It seems like a more sociable, accessible Duvel, which is definitely not a bad thing. The bottled Duvel is something you sit and savor, basking in its devilish glory. This is one you can drink more of, casually amongst good company. Either way, both are still excellent brews.
Serving type: growler
04-13-2009 19:30:23 | More by DannyS
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3.74/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours a clearer straw color. I expected this to look pretty and it didn't disappoint. It is adorned with a clean, tight, white head. Light level-rings mark my pace down the chalice.
S-Neatened up Belgian yeast. Soft fruity esters. A bit of old-time spice. Some pale sweetness. Simple but enticing and buttoned up.
T-Flavor brought forth more sweetness. It is still very influenced by that signature Duvel yeastiness. Soft, grassy hops. Grainy and spicy on the finish.
M-Very drinkable. Crisp and quenching with uplifting carbonation. My pour disappeared very quickly.
O-A tasty Belgian Pale that doesn't go overboard in any one area. I found the $9 pour to be somewhat ridiculous but that's the bar's fault. I will take the traditional Duvel over this every time but I haven't stumbled upon this on draft before and trust the brand enough to spend the money.
Serving type: on-tap
04-16-2014 23:40:36 | More by VelvetExtract
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(served in a Duvel tulip)
A: extremely clear, extremely pale-golden liquid... beautiful cottony, spongy white foam - takes forever to recede, maintains a thin, pillowy cap till the end... laces like a champ
S: sugar-cookie dough... mellow flowery hops... mild corn-mealy, moonshine-like phenolics
T: silken, lightly-toasted, graham cracker-y malt... delicately spicy hop and phenolic overtones... sort of background tinting of bright citrus zest... no one flavor really stands out - all are delicate and finely balanced
M: lager-light in body, crisp.... quite dry... only a faint glow of warmth
O: this is what I tell every customer it is - a mellower, more 'easy-drinking' version of Duvel (as if Duvel Sr. is laborious to drink!).... most casual or less-adventurous beer drinkers really dig it, while some feel it's too restrained... pleases most though
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2014 06:04:21 | More by Bouleboubier
Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.