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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,550 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,550
Reviews: 2,593
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 253
Gots: 591 | 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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Photo of Phatz
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear golden in color with a fantastic white head! Completely translucent. Extremely carbonated.

Smell: Sweet and fruity.

Taste: Subtle malt flavor. A bit of hoppy and spiciness buried in a candy apple bliss.


Mouthfeel: Extremely carbonated but smooth and easy to drink. Nice.

Drinkability: What a great high-quality, tasty, classy beer. It goes down very easily and is very suitable for formal occasion. I highly recommend.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Dec 27, 2005
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Photo of WalterWalter
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first time trying Duvel. Served from a bottle into a glass goblet, at around 10C. Nice head forms with a relatively non-aggressive pour, dissipating over about a minute to leave a fair bit of lacing that persisted. Nice bright semi-opaque yellow colour with a hint of orange.

Smell and taste are subtle but pleasing. Fruity and sweet, doesn't pack the intense malty-alcohol flavour punch of many other strong Belgian beers, but instead is subtle with sweet / fruity tastes and not much alcohol taste. Bit of hops and some pleasant sourness. I'd describe it as a complex mix of simple tastes - nothing on its own is a particularly novel or interesting flavour, but there are a lot of subtle simple flavours mixed together fairly well. Not as strong in flavour as I would like, however.

Mouthfeel is very interesting; light and frothy, like the fizz from a fizzing candy. Very unique among beers that I have had. Carbonation therefore seems fairly strong, but not biting.

Aftertaste is again very mild with subtle fruits.

This beer has very nice flavours, which are very attenuated compared to more flavourful Belgian strong ales. It reminds me somewhat of St. Bernardus Tripel in its subtlety, but a bit less interesting than that beer as the tastes presented are somewhat simpler.

Overall I prefer strong Belgian beer tastes to be a bit less subtle, but the mouthfeel and drinkability of this beer are superb, so I rate it 4.5 overall.

I will definitely drink it again.

WalterWalter, Apr 04, 2011
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,550 ratings.