Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.01/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a small Duvel bottle of white color and red markings, into a snifter.
Color is straw pale. About one and one-half finger white colored head with decent retention. Good lacing on the sides. Some bubbles. Cloudy and hazy appearance. Suspensions.
Aroma is the weakest thing about this beer. I don't know if the bottle was too old or whatever. It is highly unlikely though. Slight Belgian yeast. Very little hop aroma, dry nuts, Crispiness, effervescence, malts. Some yeast. Strength is moderate at best. Very low profile. Complex - definitely.
Taste follows the nose. A lot of things going on simultaneously. But I think I have better and more intense BSPAs than this beer. A big disappointment or rather lack of aptitude to be a big beer - my personal opinion. Finish is dry.
Mouth feel is light to medium. High carbonation. Easy to drink. Hides the strength very well.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 04:35:57 | More by AmitC
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4.39/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a snifter.
Cloudy pale straw-colored liquid with a light, foamy head that is pretty much massive. The head settles into a plateau with a hole in the middle, like a volcano, making for an interesting look. Steady carbonation is evident.
ON the nose, I get lots of sweet malt and champagne-like yeast. It's very fruity, there's something peppery and some figs and dates.
Fruitiness continues on the tongue, with some raisins and figs and dark fruit flavor combined with a slight lemon zestiness. There's some sweet bread flavors to complement the fruit, although there's also a bittersweet aspect to the beer, something akin to the peel of a grapefruit.
Duvel's got a lively feel on the tongue, some effervescence and a bittersweet bite. All the while it drinks smoothly and has a lighter feel to it.
No need to state the obvious. It's an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:05:41 | More by ONovoMexicano
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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