1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Not Rated.
DuvelDuvel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,256 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,256
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)
View: Beers (14) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 6,256 | Reviews: 2,573 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
Photo of Hoppsbabo
Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a composite review using my original review as a backbone. I drink this every week and I've had it in every form in all sorts of weird places around the world.

S: Sweet, hard to pin down. Vinous. Banana. Peppery cloves.

A: Poured into a medium red wine glass. The glorious head, I can only compare to the toxic foam on the River Ganges. It's so pretty. The body is a beautiful opaque golden colour with lots of active strings of bubbles and it looks like champagne.

T: Fairly tart bitterness. Dry and champagne like. Lots of white bread, green grapes, black pepper and vinous yeast. As it warms it gets very earthy. The unique black pepper/clove-like flavour reminds me of burning dust, like when you put on the fire for the first time after summer. Lemon and citrus in the aftertastes, but sometimes apples. Light on the tongue but not so carbonated as to dissipate.

A: Imparts a sharp bitterness on the back of the tongue. Once that's settled I get a nice soft bread flavour and lots of apple.

O: This is a true premium beer, in a totally different league from anything I've reviewed from Belgium. In my book it's a candidate for the best beer in the world. The nose on it is so good that I once spent ten minutes just whiffing it from a deep wine glass.

EDIT: The 750ml corked version is fresher and more alive. The foam is chewier and the lemons and apples seem to have been replaced with pungent fresh cut grass and earth. If this beer was hard to find I bet it would be more sort after than Westy Xll.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 10:59:23 | More by Hoppsbabo
More User Reviews:
Photo of rhuskjr
rhuskjr


4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-29-2014 05:07:41 | More by rhuskjr
Photo of BigRedDog
BigRedDog

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-29-2014 03:42:37 | More by BigRedDog
Photo of Mikus
Mikus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-29-2014 02:43:49 | More by Mikus
Photo of Sellen
Sellen

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-29-2014 00:01:35 | More by Sellen
Photo of wiwi
wiwi


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-28-2014 22:15:46 | More by wiwi
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-28-2014 20:50:24 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of deakin
deakin

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-28-2014 19:32:10 | More by deakin
Photo of AMCimpi
AMCimpi

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2014 14:23:45 | More by AMCimpi
Photo of marcelosomohano
marcelosomohano

Mexico

3/5  rDev -29.4%

07-28-2014 05:57:54 | More by marcelosomohano
Photo of Orbrian
Orbrian


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-28-2014 05:55:37 | More by Orbrian
Photo of Ryan82
Ryan82

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2014 03:35:10 | More by Ryan82
Photo of MarkCraven
MarkCraven


4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-28-2014 02:41:46 | More by MarkCraven
Photo of HuskerTornado
HuskerTornado

Arkansas

4.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Smell is of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, and light and citrusy fruits.

Taste is of sweet malt and bitter hops up front, picking up the light fruits and citrus from there along with herbal spicyness and the 8.5% alcohol comes in to say hello. Finish is clean and dry. Mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated, and almost creamy.

Overall, one of the best beers on the planet. Refreshing, crisp, flavor packed, and easy drinking, even at 8.5%.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 00:55:10 | More by HuskerTornado
Photo of lswilma
lswilma

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-27-2014 21:56:03 | More by lswilma
Photo of evilgeniusx
evilgeniusx

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-27-2014 21:29:11 | More by evilgeniusx
Photo of giorgia
giorgia

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-27-2014 20:45:06 | More by giorgia
Photo of RadiationNeon
RadiationNeon

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-27-2014 20:17:02 | More by RadiationNeon
Photo of GatorLCA
GatorLCA

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-27-2014 15:00:38 | More by GatorLCA
Photo of robertlovesbeer
robertlovesbeer

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I cannot get enough of this beer. The color is golden and clear. The head is white and thick. What brings me back to this beer is the taste. It is just perfect. Smooth, goes down easy and just begs to have two or three per sitting. I wish I could stock this beer in my kegertor.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 12:55:50 | More by robertlovesbeer
Photo of TheMcCollums
TheMcCollums

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As previously mentioned, the head on this beer is just beautiful, although for me it did not last as long as it seems to have for others. Pure white, fluffy, initially three fingers high but fading to one finger and then just a ring after a few minutes, although the carbonation was superb and lasted the entire time. The color of the beer is a rich golden orange in the glass. The nose on this beer is very nice and spicy, and hoppier than the flavor seems to be (until you get to the pleasant lingering tartness at the finish). This beer was challenging, in a good way, as it has so much going on. I found it much more enjoyable as it warmed a bit, since I think I served it a bit too cold initially. The flavor is yeasty and spicy, with some fruit but not too much sweetness, and a tangy bite in the finish. Would cheerfully have again...one of the best beers I have ever tried. Would highly recommend to anyone...am looking forward to my dark-beer-obsessed husband to try this golden ale and see how complex and rich a golden ale can be.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 07:34:21 | More by TheMcCollums
Photo of czillmer
czillmer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-27-2014 04:12:02 | More by czillmer
Photo of norkram72
norkram72


5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-27-2014 01:17:19 | More by norkram72
Photo of Riik3
Riik3

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-26-2014 17:48:31 | More by Riik3
Photo of Kitsune
Kitsune

Russian Federation

1.25/5  rDev -70.6%

07-26-2014 17:23:03 | More by Kitsune
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,256 ratings.