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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,801 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5801
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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SteveoNY

New York

3.1/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 750 ml corked (pop) brown bottle with a best before date of 08 2012. Quick tips on how to pour the beer (unhurriedly) as well as "Bottle Conditioned" on the label. Yes the Duvel glass on the back of the label has more head in the pic than beer: thats what you will get.(42 degrees) nice bottle and labeling.

Appearance: huge foamy chunky head 3 to 4 fingers like an icecream float. the lace clings to the glass in patchy clumps. slight cloudy yeasty golden hue. chunks of foamy head clinging to the glass all the way down. the head will outlast the brew itself with some foam left in the bottom of the glass.

Smell: smells like warm piss, yeast bite in the aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very dry, no maltyness at all to me. champange like bubbly texture, yeast, hop bitterness and alcohol very prominent. very crisp.

Notes: maybe this Belgian strong pale ale isnt for me. I respect it, but now have to finish this 750 ml bottle that I opened because I payed $11 for it.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 12:48:46 | More by SteveoNY
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 5,801 ratings.