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Duvel Gefilterd - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

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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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 44
Reviews by sfprint:
Photo of sfprint
4.67/5  rDev +17.6%
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. :(

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear golden color, not the same amount of head with the real Duvel but good enough for what it is. Slightly spicy aroma with some dry malt and alcohol as well. The flavor has the obvious Duvel like characteristics just not as flamboyant, a good beer but there is no need to even think about this beer ... yet it would be perfect for the US because 99% of the bartenders in the US don't even know how to friggin pour a real Duvel. So for them to pour this into a glass is a no brainer.

Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good, but kind of like watered down Duvel. Nice floral appley nose and palate with reasonable bitterness, enjoyable brew and ABV goes unoticed, kind of like a "session" Duvel, enjoyable.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of ggaughan
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle purchased in Antwerp in December 2007, drink by 09/08.

Beer poured a clear, yellow to golden color with a half inch thick, very bubbly and crisp head. The head gave way rather quickly to a solid white ring on the edge. The nose is citrusy and some malt. There was also an aroma of yeast and hops in the background. The taste has citrus on the front end and then a hop bitterness thrown in as well. With a light body, it is very easy drinking and has some characteristics of the well known Duvel but less carbonation and the taste profile is different but this is still a decent beer and worth trying if you can find it.

Photo of Sammy
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Photo of philipquarles
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a big white head, reminiscent of the normal Duvel. Not quite as persistent, but very good. Lots of bubbles from the carbonation. The smell is very mellow. One notices light fruits first, followed by a yeast. Alcohol is well masked. Taste is very pleasant. Again, light fruitiness followed by a bready taste. The mouthfeel is nothing special, but certainly not watery. Drinkability is good. I had this on a rare warm, sunny day in Antwerp, and it really hit the spot.

Photo of fitzy84
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large foamy head with huge bubbles and some good retention. Aroma of spicy yeast with some semi-sweet Belgian malt. Taste is a nice mix between some distinctive Moortgat spicy yeast and some distinctive Belgian malt. Body is fuller then average with some great carbonation. Lighter then the original Duvel but an interesting beer nonetheless.

Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of RuudJH
4.05/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 25cl bottle, best before Aug 2007, drank March 2007.

Poured into my Duvel party tulip glass, it looks fantastic, huge white foaming head, bubbles continuously replenishing the head through the clear golden yellow body of the beer.

Aroma of yeast and hops, summer, warm weather type of smell.

Good hoppy, yeast ester flavour, sourness and bitterness combine to explode in your mouth.

Dry aftertaste, which gets stronger as the beer warms in the mouth, yeast flavours stay around too.

Very impressed with this beer, almost as good as the normal Duvel.

Photo of errantnight
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
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

Photo of megahurts4
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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

Photo of Absumaster
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A yellow beer with a lot of carbonation and obviously very clear. The head is less dense and less stable than the unfiltered Duvel.

Smell is malty with something that comes close to DMS, but less pronounced than the real Duvel. The typical Duvel yeast smell, earthy and a little cooked vegetables.

Taste is malty and has some husky notes. Bitterness is nice, but a little muted. The DMS in the smell is gone in the taste. Mouthfeel is dry and leaves a lingering bitterness. Filtration is killing all the fine nuances, which make Duvel so great.

This beer is just a weaker version of it's bigger brother. IMO, not worth it, when you have the real one available.

Photo of foamyhead
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firstly, I note that this beer is rather "well aged". This review is written in the beginning of 2006, and the bottle has been aging here in Scandinavia for at least three years. Therefore this Gefilterd Speciaal Bier now again looks unfiltered.
A light yellow and cloudy beer, with a good, fine head.
In the light and frash nose I sense bread, honey and tropical fruit.
Bread and tropical fruit in the taste as well, and an overall soft mouthfeel, with an interesting, intense aftertaste of fresh honey.
It takes some minutes for this beer to open up, but the waiting time is fully rewarded...
Nice and fresh sipping beer

Photo of Gavage
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of UDbeernut
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Cheers!!!

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of janubio
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of scottum
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clear light straw with a huge bright white filling head. Goes down very smooth, but not as smooth as I had hoped. Dry profile. Balance is well done: not too hoppy and not too malty. Slightly spicey and a touch of yeasty. This is the simple Duvel. Lacks the complex profile of the original, but that is not for sure to be a bad thing. A great beer worth snagging when you see it.

Photo of bark
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is pale yellow; the liquid is clear. The head is finger thick, white, very firm and not at all that explosive as de ordinary Duvel is.

The smell is fresh and fruity with notes of green apples, yeast, some acidic notes and a touch of wheat flour.

The taste is milder than I had expected; there are fruity flavours (pears, apricots, kiwi), herbs (basil, marjoram, rosemary¬Ö). There are some sour notes, like apple acid. The aftertaste is very dry with some alcohol and sourness.

The carbonation is strong. Very strong. In fact, too strong even for being Belgian strong pale ale. If this should have been any other style, it would have ruined the drink completely: Now it just makes it a little less good. The bubbles are of medium size.

This is a somewhat lighter, cleaner version of the classic Duvel. The carbonation makes it a bit hard to drink.

Photo of Viggo
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Mondial 2008, paid up the ass for it but worth it.

Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow, thick white head forms, drops some nice lacing, retains a decent layer, looks good. Smell is nice, sweet malts, some honey, spice, light straw/wheaty character, some floral and citrus, bit of yeast, fresher aroma than the Duvel, more hopping. Taste is similar, sweet and malty front, some yeast, crackers, spice, very fruity, floral and herbal finish, light flavour but nice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink. Similar to normal Duvel but I found this easier to drink and more refreshing.

Photo of dsprainman
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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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Duvel Gefilterd from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.