Duvel Gefilterd - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-11-2002)
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Photo of jrallen34
3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Photo of Jose9e
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Naerhu
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fine large white head, transparent godl body, fine carbonation.

Green apple aroma.

Light cracker maltyness, candied belgian yeast flavor, slight malty sweetness, without being sweet. I now know the reason why this beer is not widely distributed in the US (it is too boring, even for the US market). This is definately a beer to not go to any lengths to find even if you are a duvel fan.

Agressive carbonation, which is surprising, cause it was not apparent just by looking at it. Medium body.

Photo of 77ships
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
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

Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
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 janubio
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
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 biegaman
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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 mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of SVD
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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 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 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 bark
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
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 ggaughan
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
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 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.

Photo of FLima
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of UDbeernut
3.73/5  rDev -6%
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 thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 1999.

Appearance : pale golden, clear (*), white foam, bubbles averages, good persistence.
(*) Filtered (there is more yeast in the bottle)
Smell : Well malty, fruity
Taste and mouthfeel : delicate and fruity, then develops floral and herbaceous aromas
Drinkability : A good beer, however, the green Duvel is not worth the red of the same name.

Review added 11-10-2007, translated from french 1-13-2008.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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