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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,143 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,143
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 225
Gots: 416 | 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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orz

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 750ml bottle into tulip glass.

A: Cloudy yellow with white head, which stays there for long time. However big bubbles on the head don't look good, a bit like soap foam.

S: Fresh and pleasant, but you can smell that this beer is strong, even though it's not the smell of alcohol.

T: Starts with citruses and bananas, then bread (and white pepper?) kicks in and pleasant bitter finish on palate. However lacks character. I've been expecting something more exciting. Unfortunately taste doesn't mask alcohol sufficiently.

M: Alcohol too intensive. Too much carbonation.

D: I'm about to finish the bottle, so I guess it's OK. Nice beer for summer evenings.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 19:01:41 | More by orz
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,143 ratings.