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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,223 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,223
Reviews: 2,570
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 233
Gots: 439 | 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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JohnL9013

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: This beer pours the most impressive, gigantic head I've ever seen, period. There isn't so much rings of lacing as much as a solid column of foam that coats absolutely everything. Bubbles rise within the beer, which is a hazy pale yellow. The appearance of this beer is second to none in terms of the head.

S: Not crazy in the smell department, but very balanced. Pleasant hop aroma with sweet malts.

T: The guys at Duvel are right when they tell you to let it warm up a tad before drinking it as this will actually make the flavor more balanced and smoother. Overall, this is certainly the cleanest beer I've ever had. The quality of the taste is absolutely phenomenal, and the freshness due to superb bottle conditioning (and likely addition of preservatives) is astounding, frankly, and the balance between sweetness (prominent), hops (slightly above average), and bitterness (low) makes this beer remind me of American IPA's, although this beer still stands alone. Very pleasant, mild, and balanced considering the abv. What is surprising is that the alcohol content is so high, in fact, you will not be able to taste it!

M: Superb mouthfeel. The carbonation is very fine and rolling this around in your mouth is very pleasing.

D: Drinkable to the extreme...just wish I had more than this 330 mL bottle!

I have mixed feelings on this beer due to the horrendous $6 I paid for its measly 330 mL. What is there is top-notch. Mouthfeel, drinkability, appearance, perfect...but the taste isn't as big as the pricetag suggests, though I hate to admit it, but now I can finally understand why people go crazy over this stuff.

edit: I am re-reviewing after tasting a second, far more impressive bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 05:23:19 | More by JohnL9013
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,223 ratings.