Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a wine goblet.
Appearance: nice golden color with an attractive 1-finger head.
Smell: malt, plenty of it, and spicy hops. Notes of something tangy; almost ... mustard-y. Definitely not something I've encountered before, but I must say it's not a bad thing.
Taste: the taste is much different than I expected, given the aromas I sensed. Plenty of nice malt flavor, but the hops are much gentler and floral in flavor. There's definitely an alcohol bite to it. As it warms, I find that the malt flavor seems more... mature, or sophisticated, than, say, an APA. After I learn more about Belgians, this is one I will definitely have to revisit.
Mouthfeel: very good. There's a sweet spot in these medium-to-slightly-heavy higher alcohol beers where the right level of carbonation just makes them creamy and delicious, and Duvel really hits it.
Drinkability: if I had a big bottle of this stuff or access to it on tap, I could see myself getting into a whole lot of trouble. For an 8.5% beer it just goes down incredibly easily; it's creamy, tasty and just an all-round great beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2009 02:10:06 | More by flagmantho
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