Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by mempath:
4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
just reviewed Sloeber. first time i had ever had it. have had Duvel many times, but now's the time to review...the look is a 5 with that massive meringue head and clearish, barely hazy pale straw color. head doesn't retain quite like Sloeber, but much more clumpish. and just as beautiful to behold.
the nose is a bit more staid in it's yeastiness and malt presence than Sloeber (have to continue comparing because the Sloeber was nearly perfect). i actually prefer the Duvel's more conservative olfactory notes.
ok, the taste....interesting difference...much hoppier and tangier, but less creamy mouthfeel. a slow-motion dry finish does declare this the world class brew it's known to be. i actually prefer the flavor of Sloeber. Duvel seems 'heavier' but the mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected. the ABV factor is not as sly as expected. there are hints of some strength for sure.
no denying it, this is world class. but do compare to Sloeber.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2012 00:04:20 | More by mempath
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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
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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