Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by aquaderek:
4.18/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchase the 750ml bottle with freshness date from local TJ's store. Poured into a Duvel tasting glass golden yellow color with nice looking carbonation and big creamy white head. The nose is malty sweet, yeast, slight hoppiness, clovey spice, with an alcohol bite. The taste and mouthfeel are unique. First the beer is extremely well balanced and mellow given the alcohol content. The beer is yeasty which are characteristic Belgian ales. Medium bodied and refreshing with a dry finish. Excellent drinkability due to the balance and refreshing factor, but the alcohol might catch up to you.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2008 00:58:28 | More by aquaderek
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3.95/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Poured an extremely bright golden color with a pure white head. Poured about a solid inch of foam into my old standby, the Deschutes Rastal snifter. Foam reseeded but still left a solid layer continually fed by a medium high carb. Ever so slight haze. Love the color--so vibrant and great silky texture. Only downside was the foam got a little bit sticky.
S: Big cloves, and sweet fungus and tropical fruit. Lots of mango and pineapple. Meaty mushrooms. Wet deep woods rich soil.
T: Huge floral cherry blossom and sweet light malt. Big tangy musty fruitiness comes in next. Notes of fresh bright peppercorns and a saltiness comes through. Bittering comes through with wet greens and dry golden straw which finishes nicely. Was overly musty at first, but the bottle was refrigerator temperature and needed 5 or 10 degrees more. A sweet strawberry note along with a sweet orange came in on the finish after the brew warmed a tad. Most unexpected. It also mellowed the funkiness and rounded out well.
M: Good consistency. There's enough body but still remains light and refreshing. Good clean light dry finish leaves a longer salty feeling that leaves you wanting more. This kind of detracts from the refreshing quality as it leaves a parched feeling. Weird.
O: Great beer. I think I ruined it to start with because it was too cold right out of the fridge. The musty flavor overpowered the beer at low temperature while the other flavors receded. Once it warmed up it rounded out beautifully.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 03:37:54 | More by constantine_272
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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