Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml. Light, golden hue topped with a soft, pillow-like, white head that clings dearly to the side of my glass. It appears to be soft and delicate. An eye catcher to the female eyes.
The delicacy pours over into the subtle nature of the general smells: alcohol, bread, and a nice hint of noble hops.
The flavor is absolutely divine. Smooth to the bone. Light and bubbley on the tongue, but full of rich, fruitiness that rounds out on the palate. There is a fun snap that lingers, somewhat lemony in quality. Mild, phenolic afterglow keeps things on the clovey-spicey-warm end of things, and reminds you that you are drinking a heavier, belgian ale. Because the truth is that this lil' devil will sneak up on you and knock you onto your pushin' cushion in terms of alcohol. The alcohol is more than appropriate for this paradoxical, little number.
You could easily pair this number with a variety of foods. A nice veal francese wouldn't hurt. But mostly, behold this fine selection and savor each and every naughty moment.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2005 23:05:55 | More by Zraly
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4.39/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a snifter.
Cloudy pale straw-colored liquid with a light, foamy head that is pretty much massive. The head settles into a plateau with a hole in the middle, like a volcano, making for an interesting look. Steady carbonation is evident.
ON the nose, I get lots of sweet malt and champagne-like yeast. It's very fruity, there's something peppery and some figs and dates.
Fruitiness continues on the tongue, with some raisins and figs and dark fruit flavor combined with a slight lemon zestiness. There's some sweet bread flavors to complement the fruit, although there's also a bittersweet aspect to the beer, something akin to the peel of a grapefruit.
Duvel's got a lively feel on the tongue, some effervescence and a bittersweet bite. All the while it drinks smoothly and has a lighter feel to it.
No need to state the obvious. It's an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:05:41 | More by ONovoMexicano
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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