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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,814 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5814
Reviews: 2552
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000)
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2013 16:11:49 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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04-23-2014 21:50:21 | More by dantezeull
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04-23-2014 01:38:45 | More by jjwisenheimer
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Massachusetts

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eepound2

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass and a very light color, nice white head . A very clear beer and a nice belgian. Taste is quite dry but surprisingly refreshing and hides it's 8.5 abv very well. A great beer from Duvel that I will buy again. I am a big IPA drinker and this beer has me considering checking out more belgians for the first time.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:38:04 | More by eepound2
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Graffy

California

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Romania

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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" -- #46 of the ones I've reviewed here.

Well, this one is a classic, probably the benchmark for the Belgian "Golden Ale" style. I think I read somewhere that a lot of the ones that came after -- Lucifer, Delirum Tremens, etc -- riffed off Duvel's name.

This is a favorite beer of mine, as well: I like Belgian Golden Ales and in this case do believe the hype, this is a standout. Although it doesn't taste a hell of a lot like other Belgian Goldens, like La Chouffre's offering, for instance. Duvel is much dryer, with a concentration of yeast and a bit of hops that linger satisfyingly at the finish. I finally, just now, realized what Belgian Goldens taste like -- or at least what Duvel tastes like. It tastes a lot like champagne, it even has a similar mouthfeel, with its pleasant lightness, it's effervescent, and it's long, tart, yeasty farewell on the palate. It doesn't smell like champagne, though, at least to my nose: it smells a little like Mead, with its honey notes sitting on top of a fair amount of yeast and alcohol.

I won't say its the best Golden out there, I haven't tried them all and if anything this is a bit atypical (dry) for the style. But it is a classic, one of those beers every beer drinker should try, whether he likes it or not.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 19:47:19 | More by dougbassett
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-19-2014 19:09:58 | More by dnb128
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 5,814 ratings.