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Duvel Gefilterd - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
89
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 9
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 Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

Sammy, May 15, 2009
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

Jason, Sep 21, 2004
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

RblWthACoz, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

BlackHaddock, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev +8%

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.

Gavage, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev +0.5%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev +3%

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.

DoubleJ, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of biegaman
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

biegaman, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of smakawhat
3.9/5  rDev -2%

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.

smakawhat, May 05, 2011
Photo of Viggo
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

Viggo, Jul 28, 2008
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.1/5  rDev +3%

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.

TurdFurgison, Oct 20, 2008
Photo of bark
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

bark, Jun 03, 2006
Photo of jrallen34
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%

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.

jrallen34, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

Evil_Pidde, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

WOLFGANG, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
4.1/5  rDev +3%

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!

francisweizen, Mar 30, 2004
Photo of UncleJimbo
5/5  rDev +25.6%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Ciocanelu, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

rastaman, Sep 11, 2002
Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

thierrynantes, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of FLima
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

FLima, Sep 01, 2013
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Duvel Gefilterd from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
89 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.