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Duvel Gefilterd - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 1 | 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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Gavage

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2009 12:20:20 | More by Gavage
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2009 17:33:16 | More by biegaman
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drseamus

New York

4.38/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 00:51:11 | More by drseamus
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 18:25:49 | More by TurdFurgison
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 16:59:33 | More by Viggo
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.78/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 17:33:09 | More by philipquarles
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ATPete

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 16:10:26 | More by ATPete
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 19:37:13 | More by Phyl21ca
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 19:25:57 | More by ggaughan
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thierrynantes

France

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 18:47:08 | More by thierrynantes
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 20:20:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 08:10:30 | More by Absumaster
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bark

Sweden

3.58/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2006 07:36:55 | More by bark
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foamyhead

Denmark

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 20:05:40 | More by foamyhead
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putnam

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2005 17:09:08 | More by putnam
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Naerhu

Japan

3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 06:23:02 | More by Naerhu
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2004 04:24:48 | More by Jason
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marburg

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 13:53:31 | More by marburg
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scottum

Vermont

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2004 03:02:24 | More by scottum
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.1/5  rDev +3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2004 20:39:07 | More by francisweizen
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2002 02:32:21 | More by rastaman
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