Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by gbarron:
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From the traditional squatty Duvel bottle into a snifter.
A - light golden color, mostly clear. Head is huge, rocky and puffy, bright white like talcum powder. Lacing and head retention are good.
S - lots of fruity esters and alcohol. Spice, black peppercorn. Lots of tropical fruit aromas like pineapple, cherries. Alcohol very noticeable. No hop aroma.
T - taste a lot like the smell. Bubblegum, fruit, spice, slight bitterness but this beer is on the sweeter side. Nice, clean Belgian/pilsner malt profile of dry grainyness. Light hop flavor of noble spice, Hallertau it seems. Yum, classic Belgian flavor.
M - thin bodied, carbonation average to slightly above. Lots of alcohol warming.
D - very tasty, a classic. Alcohol content and cost makes it a little prohibitive to drink a ton.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2006 23:03:47 | More by gbarron
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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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