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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,821 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5821
Reviews: 2553
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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Thiestru

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2-oz. bottle into my Duvel snifter.

Appearance: Clear, light golden with a two-and-a-half-finger white head. Amazing retention and lacing. And most interestingly, there's this stream of bubbles constantly rising up from the center of the bottom of the glass. It's like an underwater volcano! I've never seen that in any other beer.

Smell: That archetypical Belgian yeasty smell. Fruity tones, as well.

Taste: Wow, now this is interesting. I'm not sure what to make of this. It tastes dry, kind of bitter, but it's not the hoppy bitterness I'm used to. Alcohol is present, that's for sure, making this a 'warm' beer going down. The fruitiness I detected in the smell is nowhere in the taste. In fact, this is probably the least sweet Belgian-type beer I've ever had. Actually, it's spicy in a slightly lemony way. Very complex.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light-medium body.

Drinkability: This is definitely a sipper. It's too complex to just gulp down. It demands the drinker to take his time and try to pick everything apart. I enjoy doing that, so this is a definite winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 22:24:57 | More by Thiestru
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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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From one of the local cigar lounges.

A: Golden with a long lasting head. Large bubbles.

S: Excellent balance, with an almost wine like odor.

T: Very good, more wine. Chardonnay to be specific.

M: Rich for a blonde, maybe a bit to much carbonation.

O: Wow. Nice complex ale.

Serving type: bottle

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 5,821 ratings.