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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,266 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,266
Reviews: 2,574
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 236
Gots: 457 | 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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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-17-2012 18:46:55 | More by seakayak
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Ale

Italy

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-26-2012 18:02:56 | More by Ale
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

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

11.2 oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
A: The bright golden body is som vibrant that it gives off light. The stark white head pours to the rim of the large glass. Leaving a clean line of lace, the head retreats to a solid layer for the remainder of the brew.

S: The pale aroma is full of clove notes with a hint of banana and spices. The hop aroma is pleasant for what is to come. The yeast that comes through shows the true Belgian influences.

T/M: The front is smooth, spiciness that holds into the body of the beer. The body shows notes of clove and banana, while expressing bold yeast notes. The lively carbonation is full of flavor and brings a high sensory experience.  There is a very smooth transition from the full effect of the body to the lingering taste. Nice and slow, very constant in the complexities. The off taste is a watery, refreshing and funky sensation from the yeast.

D: I see this as a very drinkable beer, the flavors are very good and the ABV is hard to detect. I find this beer to be, as always enjoyable for the style.   

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 17:35:51 | More by GDBEERMAN
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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-06-2013 16:49:44 | More by DJButters
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HKFrostyLips

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-30-2014 19:58:11 | More by HKFrostyLips
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-22-2013 03:12:21 | More by pastramionrye7
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Rabae6

Chile

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-24-2014 10:04:09 | More by Rabae6
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somnus

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-26-2012 19:21:32 | More by somnus
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am201020

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-18-2013 18:34:12 | More by am201020
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Al_Garrison

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2014 21:54:53 | More by Al_Garrison
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beer64nut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-01-2014 02:03:24 | More by beer64nut
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highdivejon


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-04-2014 10:20:34 | More by highdivejon
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Debrojo

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-09-2012 03:16:36 | More by Debrojo
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ananddullabh

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-14-2013 01:31:54 | More by ananddullabh
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-22-2012 19:34:24 | More by tenacioustomato
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kristenrae8

Illinois

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

I love this beer. It's charming and cute and pairs well with vegetarian dishes.

Appearance: Pale, golden, monster head is poured incorrectly. It's lacy, but the lacing is faint and delicate.

Smell: faint and whispers of hops and sweet and sour nuances. Hops and honey are what I'm smelling.

Taste: Solid or firm flavor, emcompassing the art of beer and adaptable with other beers and meal pairings. This beer would be a good stepping stone for a gal who likes Stella or Blue Moon. It's refreshing and flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Perfected balance of carbonation and flavor

Overall: I really like this beer, it's my go-to beer, it's great with a really heavy meal - to lighten things up and it compliments vegetarian dishes nicely.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 20:07:58 | More by kristenrae8
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-30-2013 14:56:27 | More by tabascosigned
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-10-2013 22:40:55 | More by DerekP
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-01-2013 22:04:57 | More by sjones5045
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chiapete

Wisconsin

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

Nice golden color with a good , full , foamy white head that will last a while. A lot of carbonation , nice tight bubbles.

Aroma is a pleasant , spice smell with a slight sweetness.

I think the taste is very good , very well balanced with the sweetness of the malt , and the slight bitterness of the hops . Lacks some of the kick if you like hoppy beers .

Very drinkable , but watch it because the 8.5 apv will sneak up on you.
A very good , easy drinking beer . A good fall back beer that isn't over priced.

A good all around brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 20:45:15 | More by chiapete
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trackstar1043

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured into a Tulip Glass, has a bright golden straw color with a massive 3 in whie foamy head that had a long retention and left considerable amounts of lacing down the glass. You can see the head be substaned by massive amounts of carbonation. There is a small amount of sediment at the bottom of the glass.

S - Crisp and clean aroma of wheat, grains, tart citrus, semi-sweet carmel. Very nicely balanced.

T - Clean bright character with a lively amount of citrus and semi bitter hops. There is a wheaty earth flavors that mellow out the bitter hops and tart citrus. Extremely balanced and a wounderful flavor.

M - Light to med bodied with lively carbonation that leaves a crisp and clean finish.

D - Fantastic beer, this is a great summer night beer and deserve the honor of one of the best beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 17:02:41 | More by trackstar1043
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

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

This is one the first beers I bought at the SAQ long before the start of this BA life. Didn't like it much. Kind of felt there was something special but that stubby bottle was a chore. Had it a few more times with a better appreciation every time and I now think I'm ready to review it.

A- Very pale, hazy yellow. Like a cloudy, slightly watered down pineapple juice. Very nice creamy head. Lacing is a whole bunch of little groups spread evenly on the surface of my tulip. A second pour yeilded a head that once receded, left a thick shoelace looking strand all around the glass. Had never seen this and it's really cool. It's like I taped a thin cylindrical white rope all around the inner lip with some stalagtites dripping down from it. A nicer liquid and I'd award this a 5. The head is just so nice. Every time I swirl it a head nicer than most beers builds right back up.

S- Funky fermented pineapple juice. Other tropical fruit like passion and guava. Belgian yeast. Bubblegum. Gets better and better as it warms and loses some funk, releasing the tropical.
After pouring again I noticed the head brings out most of the rubbery farty funk and the liquid holds all the delicious tropicalia. Alcohol comes up with the temp.

T- Powerful. Citrus. Soft citrus peel bitterness. Taste like many strong belgians but with a hop kick and just generally good. Alcohol is noticeable but if you like the taste enough you completely forget about it. Grain comes it towards the end of the swallowing sequence.

M- Very high carbonation. This one just wants to bust out of your mouth. Dry.

D- High. If I found this in a bigger format I'd buy it no problem.

Nothing incredible but definitely top-notch.
This may be one of the times I'm not noticing just how good this is because it's so available.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 18:14:28 | More by Yoonisaykul
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-12-2012 21:57:27 | More by zonker17
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billybrew21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-02-2012 02:48:36 | More by billybrew21
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-12-2012 01:57:09 | More by Gerasimos
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,266 ratings.