Duvel Gefilterd - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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88
very good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 77
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: 77 | Reviews: 44
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. :(

Photo of sublimesipping
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Photo of drseamus
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Straw body with lines of visible carbonation. Thin white head. It foamed over a touch when opened but barely any lost. It looks a bit like champagne.

S: Apples pour from the lip of the glass. Tripel underpinnings. Amazing aroma.

T: Great flavor. I am very impressed. Again, very tripel like but not nearly as much spice as some tripels have. Apples and sweetness. Smooth as silk.

M: Great mouthfeel. Super silky with just a touch of carbonation on the tongue.

D: Even with some age on the bottle, an amazing beer all around. Belgium does know how to do it.

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 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 rvdoorn
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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 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 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 Evil_Pidde
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of marburg
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strikingly clear, golden beer with the characteristic big white head of its big brother. It seems to be less turbid and ligher in color, though I'll be tasting my second bottle side-by-side with a Duvel red to really make sure.

Similarly floral, spicy aromatics: candied apples, honeydew, pepper, and pears in syrup. There's definitely a wet, grainy sensation in the background. Caught at the right moment, this has a distinctively pilsner-like smell to it.

The bitter, white part of the lemon is present here. Also some strong melon flavors and a strong hoppy finish -- a pleasant bitterness to really make the finish nice. Lingers. Overall, perhaps a bit sweeter and more honey/melon-like than Duvel red.

It seems to me I'd be neglecting some sort of higher call to duty if I didn't drink this again with its big brother next to it. Inquiring minds -- namely mine -- want to know.

Photo of putnam
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed immediately after a bottle of the unfiltered, "red" Duvel.
More beery, less earthy, less nutty and less spicy on the nose than its mate.
On the palate there is less bitterness and, therefore, a greater predominance of syrupy pear, apple, muscat and melon fruit. Thick and unctuous in texture.
Clearly not an option while the unfiltered red is available yet a fascinating study on the effects of filtration on taste.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a tiny 25cl bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam (a little less than 2 euros), and consumed it back in the States. The beer is very clear and light gold colored with a 2 finger head than dissipates to 1/2 finger within about 1 minute. The smell is extremely good, kind of like Watou tripel with the estery fruits. To my recollection this is fruitier than standard Duvel. The taste is also nice, kind of classic Belgian strong pale ale, yeast is dominant but the sweetness from the malts is a nice counterplay. The body is thicker than you'd expect for such a clear and light colored drink, it's very filling while the 25cl lasts. If you see it (probably you'll be in Europe when you see it) I say go for it.

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 DoubleJ
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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

Ah, the Duvel Verre (Green) as it is called in Belgium. Sampled at the Manekin Pis pib, right by the most famous Bruxellois figure. The appearance is similar to that of Duvel Rouge, but it is completely clear golden, with a huge head that spills out of it's signature glass (a quite different, tumbler style glass). The aromas are of regular Duvel, but they are less pronounced and more like that of a regular beer. The spiciness is somewhat subdued, and the fresh malts and hops really shine through more. The taste is like Duvel, but without the yeast and spice complexities that we know and love. The mouthfeel is OK, but a bit rough around the edges. The drinkaiblity, however, is awesome...The 'session' Duvel!

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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 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 ATPete
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25cl bottle purchased at De Bier Koning in Amsterdam, NL.

A- Pours a yellow/blonde color, some yeasty haze, lots of lively carbonation and big white head.

S- More refined than its older brother, less spices, less pungent hops more balanced. Definitely get a bit of citrus and bread as well.

T- I think is better than the regular Duv, again its more controlled, not so extreme on the spices and bitter hops. This beer also did not mess with my stomach the way a regular Duvel now does to me.

M- Light/Medium, very crisp and really pleasure to drink

D- Excellent

you're only going to find this guy in Europe but if by chance you find a case here in the US. buy the whole thing and trade with me!

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 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 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 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 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

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