Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by tewaris:
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
11.2 oz bottle with a best before date of Jan, 2013 poured into a Duvel tulip on Nov 05, 2010.
The looks of this beer cannot be put into words and it's an experience in itself to achieve the perfect pour that showcases the brilliance of Duvel. Brightly clear and golden with massive sudsy head that takes a while to come down to a manageable level, which is still very dense and rocky and is getting fed continuously by the stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the tulip. The lacing is similar to head: chunky, dense and sticky.
Light phenols and fruit (pear, apricot) dominate the nose, with hints of soft alcohol creeping in with warmth. Little sweetness from the malts, hints of toast, and some dark fruit are also present.
Opens with slight fruitiness, but quickly displays the hop bitterness and its rich malty, vinous, and soft alcohol character. The finish, however, is amazingly dry and long with dry bitterness of dark fruit, and hop bitterness.
Effervescent with medium body.
Recipe for disaster!
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2010 01:33:40 | More by tewaris
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +11.8%
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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