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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,141 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,141
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 225
Gots: 416 | 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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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The single most carbonated ale I have ever seen the rush of bubbles created a telescopic off white head. The more the bubbles rushed to the surface the farther the head retreated from the top of the glass. The ale had a cloudy golden hue that was quite striking.

The scent is of yeast, cloves, honey and even a bit of lemon. Very complex.

A kind of mead like quality the taste is like a Bit O' Honey candy. There is an apple taste at the back and I'm impressed with the variance on the tongue. There's even a bit of citrus somewhere in there but it is lost quickly.

Despite the immense carbonation the feel is light and tangy. Very smooth it drinks easy and well.

These are not my favorite flavors, especially in beer, but I understand the high numbers this ale receives as it is very intricate in its tones.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 23:48:07 | More by KYGunner
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,141 ratings.