Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by ArrogantBastage:
4.22/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Duvel Tulip
A: Bright, clear, golden yellow with a very thick head. Looks beautiful in the tulip. Head lingers for the first several sips and then just remains as a thin ring with an island in the center of the glass. Love the constant stream of bubbles from using the tulip.
S: Lots of spice and some phenols when the beer is first poured. Let the beer sit for a few moments and it opens up more. Some fruitiness in the aroma tinged with spicy hops and a fair amount of yeast.
T: Nice blend of light malt, spicy hops, and yeast. The hops and malt lead the way followed by some phenols and the yeast. The finish dries completely making this beer very crisp, no lingering bitterness.
M: Light bodied with a lot of carbonation.
D: So easy to have more than one after another after another due to how crisp this beer is. Sneaky and lives up to the name. Very enjoyable and one that I would recommend for those looking to find a way to get into Belgian beers.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2011 19:57:19 | More by ArrogantBastage
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4.83/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A - Pours a thick fluffy head with good retention and nice lacing. Color is vary light yellow, slightly hazy but very little. Heavy carbonation.
S - Floral, sweet, boozy, citrus notes, grassy notes. It's all there. A lot of smell here and a lot of different things going on. The main notes are the boozy, sweet, and grassy notes.... I think. Hard to pick just a few notes out.
T - Light, crisp, and very well balanced. I was a little worried by the smell that this would be too sweet for me, but the sweet boozy smell does not overpower the flavor at all. While still detectable, this beer is very smooth and drinkable. The grassy and citrus flavors come through the most, in an excellent balance.
M - Light and crisp, very good. The high carbonation works well here.
O - This is an excellent beer and easy to see why it is the standard for the style. While not something I usually go for, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I was worried from the first sniff that I wouldn't like this, I thought it would be too sweet and boozy for me, but it definitely is not. Very well balanced and smooth. This is a beer that is good because there is not that big punch of flavor, just a very well crafted and balanced beer. Well worth the try and the hype.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:55:28 | More by cottonkoozie
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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