Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by taylor714914:
3.9/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I saw a gift pack that had 4 duvels and a duvel glass and decided I couldn't pass it up and that now was the time to try it.
A- I poured the beer into the Duvel snifter class according to the directions on the back of the bottle. This produced a HUGE 4 finger head of tight, medium sized bubbles. As the head subsided, lacing was left all over the sides of the glass. Some of the best lacing i've ever seen.
S- Yeasty, some banana, spices, and a light sweetness all came through in the nose. There wasn't as much smell to this brew as I had expected.
T- Not knowing what to expect because I hadn't read over other reviews, I was a little shocked that there wasn't more complexity to this beer. At 8.5%, I was hoping for lots of different flavor layers. Very light tasting with banana and clove, almost reminded be of a hefe. A little bit of citrus in the mix, but it comes and goes without showing itself too much. The finish is slightly bitter, but in a good way.
M- Duvel is quite the carbonated beer if going on pour alone, but once I took a few sips, I realized that the carbonation doesn't come though as much in the mouthfeel. A bit thin feeling for 8.5%.
D- I could drink one, maybe 2, but there just isn't enough complexity to keep me interested much past that.
I was hoping for a bit more of a wow, considering Duvel is a world class beer and a legendary beer at that. I have 3 more I'll cellar for a while and return to in a few months to review again.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2009 16:49:26 | More by taylor714914
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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
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