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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,259 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,259
Reviews: 2,573
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 235
Gots: 452 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-30-2012 17:05:21 | More by adamcthomp
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rodcom

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer in the whole world! From the minute you open it you know it is different - huge carbonation (if you are not careful it will explode when you open it). You then have to carefully pour it into a glass or it will overhead and spill out the top. You then look at it and it will be a golden color bubbling up much like champagne.

Then the real fun comes with the taste. It is a perfect tasting beer with a bit of citrus flavor and goes down so smooth. Just remember with the large head you will get a beer mustache!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 19:01:03 | More by rodcom
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-12-2012 14:12:12 | More by gunterheidrich
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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RichScherle

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the absolute king of belgian ales. No other ale i've tried anywhere comes close to the way these brewers are able to get such a bone dry feel with such power and finesse. They have a good secret.

A - Straw pale yellow which in itself is unique for such a high abv brew. I've heard that duvel uses a proprietary steaming process to cook the malt which allows the barley malt to retain the lightest color (everybody else roasts the barley into malt). Also, the head is famously huge, pillowy and voluptuous - Like beautiful crisply white clouds.

S - Awesome yeasty character that is often imitated but NEVER duplicated exactly. Its like a dry sweet smell with a unique almost mineral like yeast aroma. Literally you can smell the dryness of this brew.

T - Elegance at its finest. Dry upfront malt with slight hop balance and finishing equally as dry - with the unique yeast character coming through. The yeasty taste is mindblowing and hard to describe - almost like a shimmering, mineral-ness. Reminds me of a very very fine champagne almost with the fine bubbles and shimmering effervescence

M - The BEST mouthfeel of any belgian ale imo. I don't think any other brewery has accomplished what these guys have - the dryness yet with such body and flavor and abv is truly a triumph. Very sharp and totally awe inspiring.

D - I could drink these with no problem even with the high abv. In fact, i've been known to sit and drink a whole 4 pack by myself in an evening - awesome awesome awesome brew. The dryness which is so beautiful keeps the beer totally drinkable and never boring or tiring.

World class and a triumph of modern brewing technology. I would classify this beer as one of the top 3 in the entire world.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 22:15:14 | More by RichScherle
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,259 ratings.