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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,259 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,259
Reviews: 2,573
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 235
Gots: 452 | FT: 4
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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Reviews by HarryPotHead:
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into my favorite chalice this golden beauty produces a head like no other! Thick and creamy like meringue, it holds it's form to the last drop with about as much lacing as I've ever seen. Excellent presentation from start to finish. A solid 5.

S - Aroma can best be described as a subtle blend of grapefruit, lemon grass, and malt. With the high alcohol content I expected something very different....something overpowering. The smell of alcohol is masked very well and the overall bouquet comes across as very layered and refreshing. Very fine!

T - Again, refreshing and complex. Slight citrus notes, toasted grains, and then a subtle warmth to the finish. Hops are not overwhelming but are very well balanced with the rest of the brew. Again, the high alcohol content is masked well but is present none the less....this is not a bad thing.

M - Smooth bodied and lightly carbonated like an ale even though it looks a lot like a pilsner. Goes down easy.

O - As they say...."the Devil is in the details" and this one is finely detailed! About as complex a brew as I've ever had. All aspects are in tune and finely crafted. I really enjoyed this beer but found the price hard to swallow at $12.99 for a bomber. That alone makes it unsessionable in my book (unfortunately), but maybe I'll hit the lotto!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:06:53 | More by HarryPotHead
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330ml bottle poured into Duvel glass. Pours a bright golden honeyburst color with a tall fluffy white head that has very good retention and leaves a lot of lacing as it dissipates.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,259 ratings.