Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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3.79/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Received a liter bottle of Duvel for Christmas and could not believe I had yet to review this world-famous brew! Here goes... .
Poured into a chilled La Trappe goblet.
Appearance 4.5: Pours out a brilliant, light golden color. Nice 1" head faded slowly into a 1/4" that stuck around the entire session. Good lacing and lots and lots of little champagne-type bubbles all over the place. Just an amazing looking beer in the glass.
Smell 3.5: Very subdued nose. I detect yeast, some malt and a certain very slight hop scent. Kind of a letdown in this category.
Taste 3.75: Front is almost completely void of any taste. I do detect a slight hint of malt, but that's about it. Middle is where a pleasant and warming maltiness seeps in along with a nice feel of alcohol. Finish is slightly sweet and there is a nice taste of light Pilsner malt along with a very light hoppiness. Aftertaste was of medium length and featured more malt and a slight taste of yeast.
Mouthfeel 3.75: The mondo-carbonation made this beer very enjoyable. It certainly concealed many of the beer's defects.
Overall 4.0: Great beer, but I found it a bit off in several vital categories. Smell was far too subdued for the style and the taste was too bland and generic. I was hoping for something more "Belgian"...i.e. a big hit of malt or hops or spicy yeast. Instead, I am left thinking that Duvel is the lager-drinker's Belgian ale. Not that this is bad. It's just that -to me-- Duvel is a bit "dialed down" for the international market. Again, just my opinion and this is not to say that I would not buy Duvel again, I would. Certainly recommended if you have not had it before.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 05:50:41 | More by BeerDocT
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3.56/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a one finger bubbly white head, hazy golden yellow body. Lots of bubbles rising to the top. Beautiful.
Sweet banana bread, cinnamon, and clove in the aroma. Slight citrus and floral notes.
Some sort of spice-like note on the tongue. Grassy and earthy. Citrus and floral on the back of the tongue. Bit of cinnamon and clove.
Lot's of carbonation, nice smooth mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 20:36:05 | More by Scrylol
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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