1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Not Rated.
DuvelDuvel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,813 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,813
Reviews: 2,611
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 295
Gots: 709 | 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)
View: Beers (11) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Duvel Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,813 | Reviews: 2,611 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of beerbutcher
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours bright gold with a billowy two finger head of white suds.

aroma is distinctly belgian. there's a tangy fruit component to the slightly wild, spicey nose which i find especially peppery.. exhilerating.

taste- there's a judicious amount of hops, though their flavor is subdued, very spicy in style with a broad candied malt palate, some sweet ethanol and slightly fruity character. the carbonation is intense and adds a bit of a creaminess to the ale. drying up on the finish, but lingering on the palate with deft balance.

mouthfeel, the beer is somehow light, but lush. creamy and tender, yet iron hard. there's a great intensity at every point on the palate and for such a high grav brew it maintains it's drinkability with ease. all this is complimented by sublime complexity and nuance. drink duvel.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of msarver16
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Gig2828
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BillyLrsn
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tastyville
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Haglev
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of heytomcat
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of 5lat5ive
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Duvel(Belgian White Label 330ML) definately is Belgians Devel. With all of the holy trappist and abbey beers that come out of Belgium there has to be some evil beers as well, and this is one of them! Thie beer pours a syrupy golden colour with an ultra dense rocky head that just won't quit, and it smells excellent. The aroma of Duvel is hard to pin down but it is very spicy, peppery, and full. The taste is more of the same and not as alcoholic as many would expect a 8.5%abv beer to be. The mouthfeel is slick, smooth, and full which lends an excellent level of drinkability to this beer. Another true belgian classic(much better in the white label and the 750ml bottles IMHO)
but if you can't get it in the white label the black is great as well

Photo of torwart68
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JakeDebus
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of madus80
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Spiral517
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of shehateme
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of little_star
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Zuidman
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of CADMixes
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of TychoNDC
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Packard
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Blashawright
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Florida9
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw-yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized bubbly head that the has very good retention and leaves lots of lacing on the way down.

S: Green apple, a little biscuit, dry cider, and some very mild yeasty phenols.

T: Clean and crisp. Tart green apples and some pale malt. A bit of yeastiness and some light noble hops. A sharp hit of yeasty phenols then a bit of alcohol on the finish.

M: Clean, crisp and tart. Some alcoholic heat on the finish. Mild bitterness. Aggressive carbonation.

O: I guess this is the standard bearer for the style and about as good as it gets when it comes to Belgian Pale Ales. A very fine beer indeed.

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,813 ratings.