Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.13/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single bottle (no date) served in a tulip glass. The color is a pale yellow but what makes the appearance is the head and carbonation. When poured you get the classic image of a beer is a glass. The carbonation was coming up from the bottom of the glass in a torrent - really pretty to watch. The foam is very persistent and you get very strong lacing all over the glass.
The smell to me is a little bit like bourbon upon first pouring and as it warms up I'm getting more hops and some wheat smells.
Taste is good and really too complex for me to sort out. Bitter at the first and at the end, with floral hops in the middle and just a hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel - heavily carbonated and bubbly on the tongue. Spicy almost.
Drinkability - I'm glad I had it but this is a beer for sitting back and savoring, not really making me want another. One is good enough.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2009 22:18:17 | More by damndirtyape
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4.39/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
ON the nose, I get lots of sweet malt and champagne-like yeast. It's very fruity, there's something peppery and some figs and dates.
Fruitiness continues on the tongue, with some raisins and figs and dark fruit flavor combined with a slight lemon zestiness. There's some sweet bread flavors to complement the fruit, although there's also a bittersweet aspect to the beer, something akin to the peel of a grapefruit.
Duvel's got a lively feel on the tongue, some effervescence and a bittersweet bite. All the while it drinks smoothly and has a lighter feel to it.
No need to state the obvious. It's an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:05:41 | More by ONovoMexicano
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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