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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,799 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5799
Reviews: 2552
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%


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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Reviews by SometimesIfart:
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Welp, Time to be " that guy " once again.

A - Poured a limestone color with a monster white frothy head that left a small amount of lacing.

S - Smells like an adjunct. A lot of creamed corn and rice adjunct along with a bit of pepper and yeast.

T - Some hay and westmalle yeast followed by a bit of creamed corn and pepper. That's about it.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - I'm sorry, but this beer is so unbelievably overrated that it is ridiculous. IN MY OPINION, It tastes like a glorified Euro Pale Lager. I love how I'm seeing people review this beer noting it's flavors which compare quite well to adjuncts, Yet they are rating it so highly simply because they feel obligated and they are completely biased. i deliberated this beer with two friends, Both craft drinkers. One of them has been drinking craft only for over twenty years and they both completely agree that this beer does not live up to any of the hype. One of them actually called it " Rancid Bud Light ".

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 04:58:34 | More by SometimesIfart
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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass and a very light color, nice white head . A very clear beer and a nice belgian. Taste is quite dry but surprisingly refreshing and hides it's 8.5 abv very well. A great beer from Duvel that I will buy again. I am a big IPA drinker and this beer has me considering checking out more belgians for the first time.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:38:04 | More by eepound2
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" -- #46 of the ones I've reviewed here.

Well, this one is a classic, probably the benchmark for the Belgian "Golden Ale" style. I think I read somewhere that a lot of the ones that came after -- Lucifer, Delirum Tremens, etc -- riffed off Duvel's name.

This is a favorite beer of mine, as well: I like Belgian Golden Ales and in this case do believe the hype, this is a standout. Although it doesn't taste a hell of a lot like other Belgian Goldens, like La Chouffre's offering, for instance. Duvel is much dryer, with a concentration of yeast and a bit of hops that linger satisfyingly at the finish. I finally, just now, realized what Belgian Goldens taste like -- or at least what Duvel tastes like. It tastes a lot like champagne, it even has a similar mouthfeel, with its pleasant lightness, it's effervescent, and it's long, tart, yeasty farewell on the palate. It doesn't smell like champagne, though, at least to my nose: it smells a little like Mead, with its honey notes sitting on top of a fair amount of yeast and alcohol.

I won't say its the best Golden out there, I haven't tried them all and if anything this is a bit atypical (dry) for the style. But it is a classic, one of those beers every beer drinker should try, whether he likes it or not.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 5,799 ratings.