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Duvel Single - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
87
very good

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-15-2008)
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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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

Bouleboubier, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jaywes754, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SkinniePost, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ralerwen, Mar 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

George2744, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

laramis, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Brob245, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

LMH88, Mar 02, 2014
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Blueribbon666, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

djrn2, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Noelito76, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap

Pours a light gold, slight haze and fine pillowy white head at about an inch. Slow dissipation.

Smells of coriander, wheat, and grassy malts. Fresh and lightly bitter.

Light grassy malts with a mild light bitterness over coriander and lemon citrus.

Full body with light tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A nice lighter Belgian ale that goes down easy and is pretty satisfying. Not as good as the standard Duvel, but worth trying.

Cylinsier, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

250ml sample bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pale golden color with a mild haze. Foamy white head holds at a quarter inch. Clumpy and foamy lacing sticks everywhere.

S: Pilsner malt and cracker. Dry herbal and grassy hop kick. Earthy and chalky yeast, lightly phenolic with a distinct black pepper scent.

T: Cracker and hints of doughy pilsner malt. Bone dry. Hint of orange zest. Hops lay in grassy and dry earthy/herbal tastes. Tropical fruits. Chalky yeast, peppery. Dry finish, cracker malt evaporates and leaves a lingering oily and spicy hop bite.

M: Medium-light in body. Creamy and very airy. Medium carbonation has a prickling, scrubbing action. Mild hop astringency. Crisp and very drinkable.

O: So they tweaked the Duvel recipe for draught. I guess I kind of get it, the bottled version of duvel does not lend itself to the tap lines, mainly due to its strength. So they take the abv down a little, lighten the body to make it more sessionable, and make it noticeably more hoppy for good measure (this is America after all). It's still a very good beer, just not the Duvel I know and love. It feels just a little dumbed down in all respects compared to its bottled counterpart. The real problem is the name. Putting 'Single' on the bottle in a Belgian context will lead people to believe that this is modeled after an abbey single. Certainly not the case at 6.8% abv. Maybe they should just make a beer more akin to an abbey single for draught. The market is trending in that direction these days anyway, demand for true session offerings is on the rise.

ryan1788a5, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.