Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by Mavigo:
4.88/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wowzers. Indulged this beer in a goblet.
A: Pours a cloudy golden honey color, with a very bubbly quarter inch white head that lasts a few minutes before dissipating leaving foamy, airy remnants on the edges of the glass, never really seen a head like this, reminds me of bath bubble soap. It's contrasted with lower amounts of lacing, though there is quite some patchwork. Very pretty for having such a light color.
S: Smells delicate, honey, can pick up on its sweetness, very grainy, strong wheat smell, like bread, smells yeasty too, tinge of hops, herbs, spices.
T: Very sweet, very balanced, its really carbonated too, but its so sweet, has a good citrus flavor, for having a higher ABV, can barely taste it, its amazing. Picking up malt flavors, little bit of hops, interesting yeast flavor and texture, kind of reminds me of pizza dough. Got a twang from the spices, herbs and hops as well.
M: Super carbonated, but its amazing, its so well balanced, the flavors totally block out the over carbonation and booze too, I would not know this was 8.5% if it wasn't specified on the bottle. Has almost no aftertaste too. Props for the equilibrium of carbonation, alcohol and flavor. Carbonation usually bothers me, but there's no way I could disagree with this beer.
O: The best beer I've ever had hands down, an amazing mixture of complexity and sweetness contrasted against super carbonation leaves with a super crisp and fulfilling feel. If there's a beer you should try, it would be this one, It's extraordinary, it's the best beer I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2012 02:13:48 | More by Mavigo
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4.75/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Very light jonquil/gold body with a crisp ivory head.
Aroma: A beautiful blend of light grains, yeast, and grass-notes.
Taste: Much like the aroma, but with an earthy backbone and almost citrus-like resolve in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: A fair amount of carbonation, if not an ideal amount; very fitting for a strong ale.
Overall: We all know that 'Duvel' is one of those classics that work whenever and wherever; cool summer nights or by the fireplace in the dead of winter - a true classic. However, I felt that it was missing an extra...something. To be fair, I will stand behind 'Duvel' as one of the "can't-go-wrong" beers, but if only it had an extra bit of 'oomph'...
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 18:46:45 | More by MV_CHI-NS
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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