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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

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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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dbell23

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured Into a tulip glass from the stubby 11.2 oz bottle. Freshness date of 11 2014. Let it sit for a minute or so (that's self control) and the head that was at the top of the glass grew to about an inch above it. Looks like a golden lager with a meringue on top. To say there is lacing is an understatement. It seems to coat the glass as you drink it.

Smell is fruity sweet tart with yeast. All Belgium beer.

The tast is sublime. Perfect malt hop balance. Very complex.

Mouthfeel is perfect as well. Crisp with a smooth finish.

Overall this is by far one of the best beers on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 21:17:59 | More by dbell23
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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.