Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by crwills:
4.28/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My first BA review! So, I figured I'd start with something easy and well known.
Reviewing my fourth of four bottles of Duvel in the last couple of weeks. Poured into an oversized wine glass, a very cloudy amber colour with a massive head, which leaves sticky residue on the glass when faded.
Smell is citrus fruit (oranges?) and spice, with a hint of grass.
I started the evening with a Brasserie RJ Ambree Speciale (also a Belgian pale ale), and it's incredible how different the mouthfeel of the Duvel is. Smooth, sticky, and doesn't remotely taste like 8.5%. A little more carbonation than I like (being a beer newby I'm still into the heavy stouts), but very drinkable.
Taste is citrus and pine, with a moderate sourness and a pleasantly bitter, hoppy aftertaste -- and maybe sour apples.
Overall, a great beer, and dangerously drinkable for the ABV. I will definitely be picking up more the next time I'm at a decent LCBO!
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2005 00:04:58 | More by crwills
More User Reviews:
4.95/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
330ml bottle poured into Duvel glass. Pours a bright golden honeyburst color with a tall fluffy white head that has very good retention and leaves a lot of lacing as it dissipates.
Smell is of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, and light and citrusy fruits.
Taste is of sweet malt and bitter hops up front, picking up the light fruits and citrus from there along with herbal spicyness and the 8.5% alcohol comes in to say hello. Finish is clean and dry. Mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated, and almost creamy.
Overall, one of the best beers on the planet. Refreshing, crisp, flavor packed, and easy drinking, even at 8.5%.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 00:55:10 | More by HuskerTornado
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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