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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,266 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,266
Reviews: 2,574
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 236
Gots: 457 | FT: 4
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 marksto:
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marksto

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright pale with a huge, pillowy head with large bubbles that dissapate slowly. As the beer recedes down the glass it leaves a glob of whipped-cream like froth suspended in the middle, very nice.

Aroma displays a grainy malt sweetness with underlying fruity esters. Flavor starts with a spicy fruitiness that quickly gives way to a quenching, sharp dryness. The high carbonation accentuates the dryness and gives an explosive quality to the mouthfeel. There is also some hop bitterness in the finish, but it is overridden by the spice and tang. The alcohol is hardly noticible behind all going on here, you'd never know it weighs in at 8.5%.

Overall, an excellent Belgian Ale, worthy of its status as a classic. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 22:31:38 | More by marksto
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured an extremely bright golden color with a pure white head. Poured about a solid inch of foam into my old standby, the Deschutes Rastal snifter. Foam reseeded but still left a solid layer continually fed by a medium high carb. Ever so slight haze. Love the color--so vibrant and great silky texture. Only downside was the foam got a little bit sticky.

S: Big cloves, and sweet fungus and tropical fruit. Lots of mango and pineapple. Meaty mushrooms. Wet deep woods rich soil.

T: Huge floral cherry blossom and sweet light malt. Big tangy musty fruitiness comes in next. Notes of fresh bright peppercorns and a saltiness comes through. Bittering comes through with wet greens and dry golden straw which finishes nicely. Was overly musty at first, but the bottle was refrigerator temperature and needed 5 or 10 degrees more. A sweet strawberry note along with a sweet orange came in on the finish after the brew warmed a tad. Most unexpected. It also mellowed the funkiness and rounded out well.

M: Good consistency. There's enough body but still remains light and refreshing. Good clean light dry finish leaves a longer salty feeling that leaves you wanting more. This kind of detracts from the refreshing quality as it leaves a parched feeling. Weird.

O: Great beer. I think I ruined it to start with because it was too cold right out of the fridge. The musty flavor overpowered the beer at low temperature while the other flavors receded. Once it warmed up it rounded out beautifully.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 03:37:54 | More by constantine_272
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Arch578

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-01-2014 01:51:07 | More by Arch578
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-31-2014 22:57:08 | More by Hohnbaum
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Westyn

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-31-2014 15:30:44 | More by Westyn
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-31-2014 15:22:33 | More by rogerdandy
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2014 12:09:57 | More by Gww1864
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tastesogood

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2014 08:28:14 | More by tastesogood
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chriskohlen

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-30-2014 06:21:17 | More by chriskohlen
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andyek

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-30-2014 02:18:17 | More by andyek
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jeffmartin83

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-29-2014 19:30:46 | More by jeffmartin83
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rhuskjr


4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-29-2014 05:07:41 | More by rhuskjr
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-29-2014 03:42:37 | More by BigRedDog
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-29-2014 02:43:49 | More by Mikus
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Sellen

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-29-2014 00:01:35 | More by Sellen
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wiwi


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-28-2014 22:15:46 | More by wiwi
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-28-2014 20:50:24 | More by DrMindbender
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deakin

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-28-2014 19:32:10 | More by deakin
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AMCimpi

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2014 14:23:45 | More by AMCimpi
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marcelosomohano

Mexico

3/5  rDev -29.4%

07-28-2014 05:57:54 | More by marcelosomohano
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Orbrian


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-28-2014 05:55:37 | More by Orbrian
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Ryan82

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2014 03:35:10 | More by Ryan82
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MarkCraven


4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-28-2014 02:41:46 | More by MarkCraven
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HuskerTornado

Arkansas

4.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured into Duvel glass. Pours a bright golden honeyburst color with a tall fluffy white head that has very good retention and leaves a lot of lacing as it dissipates.

Smell is of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, and light and citrusy fruits.

Taste is of sweet malt and bitter hops up front, picking up the light fruits and citrus from there along with herbal spicyness and the 8.5% alcohol comes in to say hello. Finish is clean and dry. Mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated, and almost creamy.

Overall, one of the best beers on the planet. Refreshing, crisp, flavor packed, and easy drinking, even at 8.5%.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 00:55:10 | More by HuskerTornado
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lswilma

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-27-2014 21:56:03 | More by lswilma
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,266 ratings.