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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,786 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5786
Reviews: 2550
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 Zraly:
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Zraly

Virginia

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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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.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 5,786 ratings.