Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by jtingue:
4.53/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Best before 08 2014. Poured into Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance. Crystal clear golden straw in color. Huge amounts of effervescent bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Pours with 4 fingers of dense head which dissipates to make a more rocky head with lots of lacing.
Smell. Very clean and very fruity at the same time. Very refined peach and banana fruit aromas are joined by subtle spices, almonds.
Taste. Starts out with some of the nuttiness and spice found in the nose. This melds into a more clove and subtle fruit character. It then becomes decidedly more floral, accompanied by a warming alcohol presence. A more pronounced peach, and tropical fruitiness returns. A burst of sweetness leads into a dry and nutty and spicy finish.
Mouthfeel. Absolutely decadent with a very tight carbonation and creamy body. Really delivers the refined flavors to the palate.
My brain has been trained to see a clear golden beer and not expect fullness of flavor and body, but this one breaks both of those assumptions.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2012 23:08:21 | More by jtingue
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4.75/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Very light jonquil/gold body with a crisp ivory head.
Aroma: A beautiful blend of light grains, yeast, and grass-notes.
Taste: Much like the aroma, but with an earthy backbone and almost citrus-like resolve in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: A fair amount of carbonation, if not an ideal amount; very fitting for a strong ale.
Overall: We all know that 'Duvel' is one of those classics that work whenever and wherever; cool summer nights or by the fireplace in the dead of winter - a true classic. However, I felt that it was missing an extra...something. To be fair, I will stand behind 'Duvel' as one of the "can't-go-wrong" beers, but if only it had an extra bit of 'oomph'...
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 18:46:45 | More by MV_CHI-NS
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,137 ratings.