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Duvel Gefilterd - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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44 Reviews

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 79
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-11-2002

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Reviews: 44 | Hads: 79
Photo of FLima
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with a two finger thick head with medium retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Predominant aroma of biscuit malt, herbs, honey and Belgian yeast.
Flavor of lemon zest, pepper, Belgian yeast, biscuit malts and herbal hops. Dry aftertaste with an elegant mild bitterness.
Light body with medium carbonation. 7% ABV is completely hidden.
Clearer taste than other Duvel with more perceivable hops given its lighter body. Lost a bit complexity but gained drinkability. But stayed half way there... Still, it is a good beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The "fourth" Duvel of the family, and the one variety which is not available for purchase in the US. This bottle was brought home from Belgium, and it's a small and slender 250 ml one. On to the beer:

Looks like a normal Duvel to me. The body is golden yellow, visible carbonation bubbles race to the tap, and the foam creamy and sticking well. The head isn't as fluffy, though we're dealing with only 250 ml instead of 330 ml. It smells a little rustic, almost like a saison. A little floral, honey, and peppery spice.

Taste is on the dry side, though delicate and balanced. There's a little sweetness and a melon-like flavor. There's also a delicate pepper note and flowers. A kiss of alcohol makes itself present in the throat, though not to disturb the harmony of the beer. Bready notes too. It's a medium bodied beer with an airiness and smooth body.

Compared to regular Duvel, gefilterd looks inferior. Comapred to other blonds out there, it can make some noise.

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Photo of benfons
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: golden colour, nice foamy head, a bit on the small side, though

S: classic duvel smell, hint of lemon zest, some malts and hops

T: again lemon, hoppy finish

M: too thin, could be a bit dryer, you don't really feel the alcohol

O: it's a good slid beer, but i'd rather take a ordinary duvel. It's just better, I don't really see a place for this one. The fact it contains less alcohol really doesn't help it, as it isn't that noticeable, so it's actually more dangerous.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Duvel Gefilterd

Appearance: golden, medium-large head, and some good lacing.

Smell: grainy malt.

Taste: grains, very faint hops, and a slight maltiness.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

This has a great feel to it. The flavor is ok and nothing more than an average pilsner. The mouthfeel is great and smooth.

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Photo of dsprainman
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes-
A- Poured into tulip. 1.5 finger head that fades much faster than regular Duvel. Light gold body that is clear, some lacing.
S- Good, light fruits and yeast. Apple, pear.
T- Slightly boring in comparison to regular Duvel. Basically a dry filtered version so there is less flavor.
O- My understanding is that this beer is the filtered version of Duvel, thus not bottle conditioned. It comes off more dry and less complex, but would be a great session beer if I lived in Belgium (if only). I really wouldn't seek this out if you live in the US though.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pale golden with a large white airy light head that slowly sinks into nice lacings. Rich visible bubbles.

S: Rich sour sweet malt and lots of fruits, green apples and oranges. Spices (pepper, mainly) and yeast, kind of like there's brett in it. Dry!

T: Dry sour and bitterness. A mild sweetness is noticable in the malt, but rather faint. Lots of fruits; green apples and mild orange sezt. Spices and yeast.

M: Body is medium, creamy and bone dry. Carbonation is surprisingly mild and smooth. Aftertaste is sour and bitter.

O: A nice ale, surprisingly complex considering that it has been filtered.

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pours a clear golden color with a nice white head.
Smell: Grains, yeast, grass, pepper and hops.
Taste: Nice bitter Belgium hops, grass, malts, citrus and pepper. Crisp and dry aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation and medium-low body
Overall: A nice beer, not as complex as the regular Duvel though.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Birch & Barley/Churchkey DC into a tulip glass.

A soupy like head with not much rock white retention sits. Clear bodied pale amber like in color with lots of very fast rising carbonation. Lacing on the glass leaves a stickyness quality spiderweb.

Nose is a small kind of candy like and Belgian yeast, the classic sense, a little small though.

Taste is interesting a mix of sour and sweet with an interesting malt sensation. Lemon as well easy on the palate, with a little bit of prickly carbonation also. Some chewy wheat like feel too with a hint of candied sugar.

Overall this is alright it actually reminds me of a much better version of Delirium Tremens.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a clear straw Golden colour, with a white head that reduces to a flim and laces

S - Aromas of grain and hops with a little yeast.

T - Very hoppy almost like an APA, very grassy with some citrus and spice.

M - Nice medium carbonation and light body.

O - Worth a try

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Photo of 77ships
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Duvel Gefilterd or Duvel Groen as it is also called, differs from normal Duvel in that as the name suggest that it was filtered and therefore isn't bottle fermented. Usually can be found only in bottles in Belgium and is not that common or well known. It was served in a Duvel tulip with their coat of arms on the glass as opposed to the regular Duvel glass.

A: lot of carbonation going on, clear pale yellow, with a sparkling 1 finger head
S: smells of hops, some yeast, floral, minor hint of citrus peel
T: very strong on hops, very bitter, too bitter for me, the bitter hops in turn overpower everything else, tastes like a very young beer which it sort of is, grass, minor spices, some citrus
M: very crisp & dry, light body
D: bit too much carbonation & bitterness, overall came across as being a too young Duvel that was really in need of bottle fermentation, might be more enjoyable to people in the States given the dominating hops

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Photo of sfprint
4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: 1+ inch head, good retention, lots of carbonation, slightly orange gold. beach suds lacing.
S: yeasty orange cream hefeweizen smell. really nice.
T: very refreshing, transparent alcohol. is a very nice yet interesting blend of a hefeweizen like beer with a lager. Very nice.
M: nice carbonation, slightly mouth puckering and astringent.
D: very very good. one of the best ive had in awhile. its sad that it comes in a 25cl bottle. :(

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at St. Arnolds in DC. Poured into Belgian tulip glass. Pours light yellow and frothy two finger white head and retains lacing well throughout the drinking session. The clarity, active carbonation and condensation makes it sparkle in the glass. Springy hops aroma very evident with a little spruce and a light sweetness. Tastes like pils malt, pear, noble hop bitterness, with a slight tang. Not quite as full bodied as other Belgians I have tasted. Dry finish. Carbonation adds a great refreshing texture that compliments the light hoppy flavor well. This is perhaps a less harsher version of its bigger brother, Duvel.

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Photo of WishYouWereBeer
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredibly reformulated version of the classic Duvel with a little less octane which heightens its drinkability. While it has a lower ABV it still retains the golden color, thick white head, light body, and crispness that everyone loves about the other.

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Photo of sublimesipping
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on tap at the iron abbey, horsham Pa- breakfast beer of choice cheering on germany vs Argentina. Served in a Duvel green tulip glass. Wow! Now I understand what a true hoppy belgian pale ale should taste like. Great glass lacing as to be expected from Duvel. Hops on the forefront of the palate but blended so well with the fruity esters of the distinctive yeast. Great finish smooth but distinct bitterness. Wonderful drinkability- resilient is a good word- like the german team this world cup. Great beer for a great beer drinking moment. Will seek this out.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A-This beer pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a thick mousy white head that last and last as a thick ring and is supported by a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.
S- This beer has a soft green hint with a pale malt note and a very light circus peanut hint. The finish is a light sulfury sweet hint.
T- This beer has a soft pale malt flavor with a soft nougat note and a clean crisp bite in the finish. There is a soft sulfury hint in the finish that turns a bit more tart as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp finish and no alcohol heat.
D- This beer is very different from the aged Duvel. It has very faint hints of yeast characteristics and is a pretty clean lagered flavor. I don't know where it hides the 7.5 %ABV but its gone. Interesting to try but I will stick to the classic Duvel.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Came from the tap at Moan and Dove. The drink had a pale, clear yellow color with a patchy had and thin lacing. Aromas offered a herby tone with a floral, biscuit flavor. The drink had a bittersweet mixture with a citrus, apricot flavor. Hints of bread and yeast were also sensed. Really, really good carbonation. Aided in making the drink light but crisp. Overall, not too bad at all.

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Photo of jrallen34
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I drank from tap into a chalice.

This is a very disappointing beer. It has a 1/3 less of the alcohol and even less the tatse of its big brother Duvel. Don't know why anyone would drink this.

Its gold in color, pretty much identical to Duvel in color, and smell.

The taste is a let down, several notches below Duvel.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had on tap, poured into a Duvel Green tuliup

a: clear, pale/straw yellow color. nice foamy 1" head with good retention. gobs of carboanation

s: slightly bready aroma mixed with hints of spice and citrus.

t: well balanced taste. Begins slightly sweet bread and finishes clean and slightly dry. A hint of alchohol as it warms.

m&d: light to medium bodied, the carbonation helps alot. Very drinkable.


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Photo of RuudJH
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green Duvel (Duvel for girls), 25 cl bottle, 7% abv (as stated on the bottle).

A: It looks very clear, pale golden, with a duvel-like fluffy head, and massive carbonation.
S: Quite similar to the regular one: bready, hoppy, slightly citrus, cloves, floral notes. pleasant yeast.
T: Hop, malty, cloves. Also several fruits: banana, lemon, slightly bitter aftertaste. Flavours are not massive, but it's balanced.
M: Very smooth and easy on the palate.
D: Very drinkable. it's tasty, and the alcohol is easily hidden by the flavours.

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Photo of janubio
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250 ml. bottle, bought at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Crystal pale golden colour, with a big head that holds for a while. Perfumed smell of hops, spicy, with cloves and coriander.light body, silky flavor and citrusy taste, with spices, clove, coriander vanilla. Just a lighter version of the usual Duvel. You don't need it if you can try the real Duvel.

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Photo of Sammy
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Duvel Green, on-tap at The Ginger Man. Belgian yeast aroma. Pale colour with soapy head. Good yeast, cloves and cinammon offset. Carbonation is spot on, not overdone. Drinkable, just not exceptional Belgian, and my alchololcount is rising in the try of it.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah the elusive Duvel green. According to Moortgat, this is NOT the same beer as the Duvel Draft.

Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head that doesn't stick around. Nose is grain-like. Minor funky. Minor earthy. Minor dough, minor spices. Flavor is smooth. Earthy, spicy, and doughy most of all, but not powerfully so. It's just slightly subdued and easier going. Feel is a bit thin on the liquid but it's fine. Carbonation is middle of the road. This is quite easy to drink.

If Duvel had put this out as Duvel Draft, that would have been all the better. That aside, this is pretty tasty. A lighter version of Duvel, but still nice.

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Photo of errantnight
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First thing to note is that this review might be a little bit too harsh. This is a super drinkable, wonderfully flavored beer that has survived a trip back from France, after all.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin, whispy, tenacious white head with tight bubbles and nice lacing.

Great aroma brimming with bready, biscuit malt suffusing a warm, spicy, phenolic bloom of light fruit and clove. There's some earthy hop spice as well.

Taste is more of the same, well balanced, early/mid-palate sweetness drops off into a clean bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy, effervescent and bright. Could use a bit more carbonation.

Extremely easy to drink, some late alcohol warmth clouds the pictures a bit.

Simple... you love Duvel, you'll love (or at least like) this.

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Photo of Gavage
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a short 1/2" head. No lacing develops during the session.

Smell: lemon zest, yeast, and some grassiness are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: nice mild bready malt profile. Yeast, lemon citrus, some bits of grass, and a decent bitterness round it out. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is is short-lived.

Drinkability: this one is easy to quaff and somewhat refreshing despite the style. Less spiciness than the standard Duvel and a bit more bready.

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Photo of biegaman
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25cl bottle bought in Belgium and reviewed from draught at the Ginger Man in NYC.

The filtered version of Duvel has the appearance to reflect that fact accordingly, it is crystal clear and brilliantly transparent. Its lambent yellow body remains pristine without even a single bubble to spot its complexion. While the encompassing bounty of head sinks down white vines climb up from it and enshroud the glass like wisteria.

The aroma is very bready and completely without the esters and phenols of the regular Duvel. What happened to all those esters reminiscent of pear, orange and apple? Where are all the spicy, peppery, clove like phenols? What about the perfumy, floral hop character? Have all these been filtered out too?

The taste is also totally lacking in esters and phenols. It is nothing more than lightly malty and offers a big window for the crisp mineral-rich water to shine through. The bready malt/spent grain character could use more fruit esters, hop bitterness, and/or yeast spice to lend some much needed dimension. What a difference non-filtering and bottle-conditioning must make...

What happens when you take away the fruity esters and spicy phenolics from a Belgian Strong Ale? The results aren't favourable. You strip the beer of all its character and stylistic components. This is a style meant to always be effervescent and without a flamboyant yeast there is nothing effervescent about it. There is no peppery spice, no tangy fruitiness.

I really wish the hopping was more assertive and the spiciness was more prominent. This has the potential of being a very refreshing, easily quaffed beer for those looking for that. For me, I expect a little more character in a golden strong ale, certainly one with the name Duvel branded on the bottle. I'll stick to the original, thank you.

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Duvel Gefilterd from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.