Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by bkrebs:
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle for a New Year's toast.
Pours a clear, light golden color with a full bright white cap of foam that persists. Plenty of lace on the glass throughout the tasting.
The aroma is dominated by black peppery phenols with a low underlying pear fruitiness and a slight grainy pils malt aroma.
The flavor is mostly peppery phenols with a touch of that pear fruitiness. Some noble type spicy hop flavor comes through later with a hint of grainy pils malt. The bitterness is rather firm and enhanced by the almost complete lack of sugar sweetness. The aftertaste is lingering phenols and light noble hop flavor. I don't get any sense that this beer is 8.5% alcohol.
A rather firm bitterness and high carbonation level enhances the bone dry mouthfeel.
In many ways, this beer exemplifies the basic qualities of the best belgian beers. It's dry, with pleasant phenols and fruitiness, and it's shockingly easy to drink considering the relatively high alcohol content.
Truly a classic and highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2013 21:18:30 | More by bkrebs
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