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Duvel Single - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-15-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

goblue3509, Nov 09, 2013
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Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to find this one on tap at the Dive Bar at 96th and Amsterdam , NYC, NY. Pours bright, clear and light glowing glowing amber. White tiny bubble head, and then leaving high quality, intricate lace. Grassy nose, with a mild hit of Belgian yeast funk. Lighter in color, flavor and character then the well know bottled version. Great as an accompaniment for light fare, tasty, crisp and clean on the palate. Belgian sessioner?

Billolick, Oct 19, 2008
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub on Duvel glass pint night. This is the first time I have seen this beer available in Dallas.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt with a lot of spices and some grassy hops. The beer smells much hoppier than regular Duvel. The flavor is also quite hoppy for a Belgian Pale Ale. I get some yeast as well as some spicy, European hops which compliment the bready malt very well. The alcohol is more well hidden than in regular Duvel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

Mora2000, Jul 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

GreenMountainBoy, May 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

A clear golden and yellow with a thin white head, although this beer is missing the traditional huge, foaming, stiff head from the bottled version of Duvel. Still a beautiful beer.

A relatively faint and subdued nose. There's some mellow hops, a touch of Belgian yeast, some sweet and bready malt character, but not an overly aromatic beer.

An incredibly drinkable beer. There's a mild malty sweetness, a bready character, sweet Belgian yeast, but everything here seems very subdued, which actually blends together very nicely. A complete, balanced, accessible Belgian pale ale.

Unsurprisingly nearly perfect mouthfeel. This beer is soft and luscious in the mouth, airy even, nearly perfect!

A delicious, easy drinking, light Belgian pale ale. A proper little brother to the bottled version of Duvel. Very good.

ehammond1, Apr 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

WVbeergeek, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a crystal clear, pale-golden brew with a large, effervescent head.

Light-to-moderate aroma, yet marvelously complex. Lightly spicy, hoppy, and fruity, with yeasty overtones and a hint of bubblegum.

Taste: largely follows smell, with hops and some fruitiness, but less yeasty and more malty. Excellent balance!

M: strong carbonation and effervescence. Champagne-like spritziness. A lovely dryness.

A: Compared to 'regular' Duvel, this is softer, milder and, most obviously, less strong. I need to try a head-to-head, but from memory I may actually prefer this little brother to the big devil due to adverse(to me) effects of the higher ABV.

chinchill, Jan 23, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at Taco Mac Metropolis in Atlanta.

Pours a slightly hazy very light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head isn't nearly as pillowy as the bottle version and the lacing is decent but again nowhere near on par with the bottle.

Smells of sweet malt, leafy hops, and a very light tartness.

Tastes similar to how it smells. A lot of things going on - sweet malt flavors are joined by leafy, almost herbal hop flavors almost immediately. A slight tartness joins in near the end of the sip before a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness and moderate carbonation - not quite as active as the bottle.

Drinkability is very good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could easily have a few of these.

Overall this certainly is a "lite" version of the bottle conditioned ale, but it still is well worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 11, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

RichardMNixon, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mountainman123, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Loveyourbeer, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

cclark67789, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Stigs
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at Eulogy in Philly, served in a Duvel Green (!!) glass

A - three+ fingers of the typical Duvel loose fluffy white foam. this quickly falls to a thin layer within a couple minutes unlike its bigger red brother. the beer is crystal clear, dark gold in color. minimal spotty lacing.

S - pretty mellow...field hay, some faint grassy hops, and a very light Belgian yeast.

T - very light but crisp malts provide a bed for some light spice (black pepper), earthy grassy hops, and a faint belgian "fresh" yeast.

M - light but refreshing body, but the carbonation was a bit too mellow, finishes clean though a little dull.

D - big fan of Duvel, had been wanting to try this since I found out it existed. left a little disappointed. it was certainly drinkable compared to a lot of the other Belgian's on tap, but I wanted to move onto something more substantial.

Stigs, Jul 23, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of tempest
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap as "Duvel Green" at Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philly. Served in a Duvel Green tulip, the beer was clear gold with a tall, fluffy white head. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this one really blew me away. It seemed to share little in common with the original Duvel. Instead of the soft vanilla candy and clove notes, this was hoppy with almost sour lemon rind and big (for a Belgian) grassy hops. That was wonderfully balanced against mild biscuit and bread crust malt flavors that ran under the yeast and hop character. Heck of a beer. Find it and drink several.

tempest, Mar 22, 2010
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

tclipse, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of VictoriaAnne
3.5/5  rDev -10%

VictoriaAnne, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MiamiEdge, Jul 31, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 25 cl bottlette poured into a wine glass. The diminutive size of the bottle was interesting and opened with a soft pop and quite unlike the robust nature of your standard Duvel. Pours clear and golden with a half inch of soapy white foam. Good retention and lacing follow despite the soft start.

Nose of light lemony Noble hops along with some Belgian yeast esters and a coarse graininess.

Taste is similar to Duvel but offers a lighter and less viscous body. The firm yet relatively light carbonation provides a good balance in that there is less residual malt to compensate for.

Feel is lemony and clean, full enough yet without being overly sweet. Finishes with more bready lemon character which lingers moderately on the tongue.

Overall pretty solid and better than the draft version in the U.S. with a more pronounced yeast spice character. Not as intriguing as your standard Duvel but surely more quaffable and of the same bloodlines.

HalfFull, Jan 20, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the beer bistro in Chicago, I was very let down that they had just run out of their cask of Two Hearted, but this was a nice replacement.

Served in a nice Duvel Stemmed glass, classic duvel appearance, hazy bright golden color with a huge pillowy white head.

The smell was light and a bit floral with a touch of sweetness.

The flavor was simple but very solid, with nice clean light belgian spices, a touch of sweetness and some nice floral hop flavors and a light lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel had lots of carbonation zip with a bit of a dry yet resiny finish.

Very solid Belgian Pale Ale, could easily sit and drink this all day.

bashiba, Feb 19, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The ultimate BPA I guess. Very popular around the bar I work, but it is not my favorite.

Pours a nice golden color with a thick white head.

Nose is of belgian malts and subtle banana. Some clove.

Taste is of tropical fruit and subtle belgian malts. Light bodied and easy to drink. Nothing that blows me away, but an ok beer. I would never order this for myself, but I know alot of people who like it.

osusullins, Oct 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BKotch, Jul 24, 2013
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Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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