Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by blackc5:
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from an their 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter.
A - Pours a glossy golden yellow with quite a thick, cloud-like head. Easily 2 and a half fingers despite a careful pour. Medium lacing.
S - Lots of fruitiness right off the bat, bready maltiness, and you can definitely catch the alcohol right there on the nose.
T - Quite complex with great threads of fruit, bready yeast, sweet malt and just a touch of proper bitter twisting through it. The fruit is mainly citrus with a bit of tart apricot, yet also some sweet peach. Quite perfectly balanced between all of the flavors going on. That said, perhaps just a bit mellow yet for my taste, but that is not a knock on this most excellent beer. Sometimes mellow is exactly what you want.
M - High carbonation and a dry finish. Some bubbling action like champagne almost. Very nice.
D - Sky high. Too easy to drink as it is so smooth and balanced. The 8.5% is very well hidden even though you do catch in in the aroma. That said, it is best enjoyed as a sipper.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2009 01:52:22 | More by blackc5
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4.75/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Very light jonquil/gold body with a crisp ivory head.
Aroma: A beautiful blend of light grains, yeast, and grass-notes.
Taste: Much like the aroma, but with an earthy backbone and almost citrus-like resolve in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: A fair amount of carbonation, if not an ideal amount; very fitting for a strong ale.
Overall: We all know that 'Duvel' is one of those classics that work whenever and wherever; cool summer nights or by the fireplace in the dead of winter - a true classic. However, I felt that it was missing an extra...something. To be fair, I will stand behind 'Duvel' as one of the "can't-go-wrong" beers, but if only it had an extra bit of 'oomph'...
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 18:46:45 | More by MV_CHI-NS
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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