Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
4.55/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Charming stubby bottle, best before date of 03/08.
At first I thought the image of the Duvel tulip glass half-full of head was a little ambitious, but it's true. This beer pours an enourmous, cream-white, snow-soft head that is uncontrollable and looks like a good creme brulee in my personal tulip. The color is a dark gold that's just cloudy enough to keep you from seeing through it. The head absolutely refuses to die down and remains a half-finger thick, thanks to tons of rising champagne-like bubbles! Huge lacing!
Smell is very faint but proper for the style of a golden ale - not much to say about it.
The taste first surprised me - here, thought I, is something very normal - until I swallowed and exhaled. Huge, floral, sweet notes blossomed on the back of my tongue and built through my whole palate, leaving a tiny, well-balanced bitterness and a sweet alcohol warmth in my belly (which my tongue completely didn't notice). TONS of sugary citrus, orange peel and gentle spice notes. Awesome!
Mouthfeel is really good - so much big-bubbled carbonated fizz which swirl the tastes across your tongue, but not enough to wash away the aftertaste, which is a plus because in my book the aftertaste is this beer's strongest point. Sweet and complex enough that I can't think of any outstanding flavors to describe it by. This is like champagne combined with beer!
Drinkability is totally exceptional. This ale has an astounding 8.5 abv - astounding because I don't taste it at all. I could, with dazzling ease, drink myself silly on Duvel.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2005 04:11:35 | More by Tupperwolf
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
BBF 05/2013 (drinking this in February 2014)
A: Pours a clear golden yellow color. Bright white head. Sticks around a while. Frothy. Sticky lacing.
S: Belgian yeast. Bubble gum notes. Strange faded hop aroma. Grainy cereal malts.
T: Old hops. Strange Belgian yeast. Grainy malts. Cereal grain.
M: Lighter side of medium.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:44:16 | More by inlimbo77
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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