Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by RussBecker1:
3.53/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle to a pint glass.
A-Just as advertised. A Belgian golden ale with a lot of carbonation and a thick white head. The body is not much to behold however as it pours a clear fizzy yellow. Not that I was expecting a deep complex look, but the golden ale is what it is and nothing more.
S-Belgian yeasts are very apparent which are inherently complex. A touch of sweetness, mainly a light honey, cuts between the harsher animalistic undertones. Aside from the yeast, the malts are very apparent, but they are neither overpowering nor all that complimentary.
M-Much creamier than I would have thought. Creates a nice coating that makes the beer feel much denser and more complex than perhaps it really is.
T-Classically Belgian with malts and yeast cascading over one another. They blend nicely, but the flavors rush off the palate too quickly for my taste as the aftertaste is rather bland and mysteriously non existent.
O- Admittedly, Duvel was good but it did not sit as well with my palate than clearly it has with the majority of other drinkers. It was fine, but perhaps a good number of the complexities were lost on my palate leaving me disappointed overall.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2012 13:41:27 | More by RussBecker1
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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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