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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 philipquarles
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.

philipquarles, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of WishYouWereBeer
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredibly reformulated version of the classic Duvel with a little less octane which heightens its drinkability. While it has a lower ABV it still retains the golden color, thick white head, light body, and crispness that everyone loves about the other.

WishYouWereBeer, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of benfons
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: golden colour, nice foamy head, a bit on the small side, though

S: classic duvel smell, hint of lemon zest, some malts and hops

T: again lemon, hoppy finish

M: too thin, could be a bit dryer, you don't really feel the alcohol

O: it's a good slid beer, but i'd rather take a ordinary duvel. It's just better, I don't really see a place for this one. The fact it contains less alcohol really doesn't help it, as it isn't that noticeable, so it's actually more dangerous.

benfons, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of foamyhead
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

foamyhead, Jan 15, 2006
Photo of smakawhat
3.9/5  rDev -2%
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.

smakawhat, May 05, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.9/5  rDev -2%
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.

CuriousMonk, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

rhoadsrage, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of megahurts4
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

megahurts4, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Dinkel, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of TheMsnLink
4/5  rDev +0.5%

TheMsnLink, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of brinch
4/5  rDev +0.5%

brinch, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +0.5%

probert, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of ATPete
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!

ATPete, May 16, 2008
Photo of thatisgrossman
4/5  rDev +0.5%

thatisgrossman, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Pjev11
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Pjev11, May 11, 2012
Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev +0.5%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of JakeDebus
4/5  rDev +0.5%

JakeDebus, May 10, 2013
Photo of brentblack1
4/5  rDev +0.5%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of fitzy84
4.05/5  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.

fitzy84, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of RuudJH
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

RuudJH, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.08/5  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.

RblWthACoz, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of putnam
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.

putnam, Jan 17, 2005
Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev +3%
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.

DoubleJ, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
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!

francisweizen, Mar 30, 2004
Photo of TurdFurgison
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.

TurdFurgison, Oct 20, 2008
Duvel Gefilterd from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
89 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.