Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.55/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Came in a 33cl short stubby brown bottle with freshness date 09/2007. At first it looks harmless but its alcohol content (8.5%) makes you have to respect it aswell as watch how much you consume of it. Quite an exceptional beer overall and very easy to drink I found. Very well rounded beautiful golden colored body and its rich complexity makes this a top notch beer that I would recommend to all!
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2005 20:42:41 | More by GreatLeo
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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
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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