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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,594 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,594
Reviews: 2,596
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 259
Gots: 616 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

razorsdescent, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very large white foam head with long retention on a clear bright golden body. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, herbal hops, lemon custard, musty malts. Flavors provide an excellent Belgian experience with nice yeast presence, very herbal hop flavors, tart citrus, some pine resin and a little more alcohol presence than I feel us typical of the style. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation with a dry finish. As stated above, the Belgian character is excellent with this one being very complex and yet still nicely drinkable. I am surprised I have gone this long without having tried this one.

kylehay2004, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Razorback09, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

AugustusRex, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Beelzebeer
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, BB May 2014, served in oversized tulip

A - Chunky, web-like, head. Clear, golden body.

S - Bitter hops, some crystal malts, some sour

T - Same as taste. A little funk in there. Ages nicely. Light candy sugar. Hides ABV pretty well. After taste of pointed bitterness.

M - Nice. High on the carbonation, but good density in body.

O - Tried and true classic. Can't get much better.

Beelzebeer, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Nightwish1094
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Nightwish1094, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Hopinista, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant medium golden with a foamy 2 inch ivory head that lingers, with big bubbles dominating the texture. Yeast sediment clouds the color as I empty the bottle.

Butter, lemon, grain, and peaches form the initial aroma. Pear and coriander esters add complexity. Yeast emerges late, with notes of tangerine, clove, and pepper.

Flavor reveals a fairly sweet malt backbone, accented well by bananas, corn, and lightly toasted bread. Notes of caramel emerge. Peaches and tangerines underlie the profile, which finishes fairly dry, peppery, and a touch bitter. Yeastiness is evident throughout. Buttery notes provide an impression of richness.

Body is on the full side, rich, smooth and a little syrupy, but fairly high carbonation prevents it from being cloying. Alcohol warmth is substantial.

Good yeast ester character with enough malt to support and not overwhelm. Finish is dry enough to keep me wanting more, but a little to bitter for my liking. Alcohol is a touch hot.

barczar, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JSchock7, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DonDonLongJohn, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Sudsday, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a straw yellow with two fingers of snow white, fluffy, pillowy head and a champagne-like effervescence. Superb retention and brilliant clarity.

S: Banana creme, blondish malt, apple, a bit of spice and bread.

T: Light banana, a little bready yeast, and a dusting of vanilla and apple, finishing with some slight sweetness. Overall, pretty clean flavors.

M: Champagne like, super soft carbonation and medium body. Slightly warming but hides the alcohol exceedingly well.

O: A highly drinkable, well crafted beer. Superb example of the style. I think the balanced flavors and slight residual sweetness lets this pair exceptionally well with food.

pmarlowe, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

SeaOfShells, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

marley2112, Apr 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

AdamElb, Apr 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

magpieken, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

makerocketgo, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

asdavis, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Burkbom23, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 330ml bottle to a tulip

A: Golden straw color. Two finger head of pillowy sudsy foam. Nice lacing.

S: Sweet doughy malts followed up by a mild hop and spice aroma.

T: Honey, apple, maybe a little bit of cloves. Very nice pilsner malt character as well. Bitterness is mild. Alcohol is masked exceptionally well making it very drinkable. In some ways its not dissimilar to white wine.

M: Very carbonated with a champagne like character I like so much in this style of beer, or almost any Belgian for that matter. Very dry and clean drinking.

O: First time I tried this beer was about 5-6 months ago and I wasn't really to impressed with it. I'm happy I went back and tried it again. I feel as though my palate has progressed because now I rather enjoy this beer. Personally it wasn't astounding for me but it was enjoyable and I would probably pick it up on occasion.

Haydn-Juby, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

pointone, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

AL89BR, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

chebode2, Apr 07, 2013
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,594 ratings.