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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,783 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5783
Reviews: 2550
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000)
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
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damndirtyape

Ohio

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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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.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 5,783 ratings.