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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,223 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,223
Reviews: 2,570
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 233
Gots: 439 | 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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travolta

California

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle; corked.

Appearance:
I will start with the head. The head from this beer is white, tiny bubbles producing a very foamy froth. Lacing is all over the glass and retention, well, you could die waiting for this ale to fall asleep. The color was a straw yellow. At first it was champagne white, but the more you pour, the darker it gets. As it sits, the head will get rocky. Colorado has nothing on Duvel.

Nose:
When I brought my nose to the rim of the glass I was greeted pleasantly by my new friend. I smelled pineapple, dry crackers, and tiny bits of lemon holding up the rear. I could also smell spring water. I may be crazy, but when I picture standing next to a clean stream or spring, this would be what I would smell.

Taste:
Crisp. The tiny bubbles excite and awaken your tongue from its usual slumber. Do not swallow to early, for the bubbles will fight you all the way down. The taste is buttery, slight lemon and alcohol. Some freshly baked crackers, or light wheat bread.

Notes:
A VERY drinkable beer. One of the many things that draw me to this beer is that the novice and the expert can with some patience enjoy it. Few beers offer such calm complexity.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2004 19:19:09 | More by travolta
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,223 ratings.