Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by DagFishHead:
4.58/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Clear, straw-gold body (I poued very carefully), with continuously streaming champagne bubbles. Outrageously huge fizzy head morphs into a clean, white, whipped-egg-white topping that's there for the duration leaving whispy lace everywhere. Exceptional.
Smell: Crisp citrus, grapefruit, yeasty(slight must)/crackery, sweet candy malt and floral hop notes.
Taste: Smooth, light-medium bodied sweet toffee malt, almost lager-like. Crisp carbonation and gentle floral/citrus hops dry the mouth when suddenly the cheeks and tongue start to numb with alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Velvety and light. Tingly champagne fizz which devilishly hides the eventual ABV rush. Quite an experience!
Drinkability: This is one devious brew: Pristine in it's innocence, devastating in it's betrayal (hey, I like that). Never would have expected to like this so much...thanks BA!
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2003 02:24:33 | More by DagFishHead
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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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