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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,140 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,140
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 224
Gots: 414 | 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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Azteceinstein


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-20-2013 18:07:26 | More by Azteceinstein
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jvillefan

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-20-2013 16:11:16 | More by jvillefan
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-20-2013 16:01:49 | More by laurastradford
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-20-2013 16:00:41 | More by randylangford
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-20-2013 05:09:39 | More by derkfromwi
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-20-2013 04:33:39 | More by seanwhite
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The single most carbonated ale I have ever seen the rush of bubbles created a telescopic off white head. The more the bubbles rushed to the surface the farther the head retreated from the top of the glass. The ale had a cloudy golden hue that was quite striking.

The scent is of yeast, cloves, honey and even a bit of lemon. Very complex.

A kind of mead like quality the taste is like a Bit O' Honey candy. There is an apple taste at the back and I'm impressed with the variance on the tongue. There's even a bit of citrus somewhere in there but it is lost quickly.

Despite the immense carbonation the feel is light and tangy. Very smooth it drinks easy and well.

These are not my favorite flavors, especially in beer, but I understand the high numbers this ale receives as it is very intricate in its tones.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 23:48:07 | More by KYGunner
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-19-2013 23:03:26 | More by FEUO
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Jerktookmyname

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-19-2013 19:43:46 | More by Jerktookmyname
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a slightly hazy, straw-gold with a small white head on top. Good retention, and there's plenty of lace left behind. The nose is sharp with Belgian yeast, sour citrus, dry grass, coriander.

This one starts out really spritzy and a bit harsh. A massive amount of carbonation on the palate. Thankfully, though, this smooths out as I sip. Gets much more mellow and cleans itself up. A bit dry on the finish.

Wonderful balance on this one. Completely understand now why this one is rated so highly. Spice, tart yeast, lemon zest, dry crackers. Just a touch of alcohol rounds this one out. Man this is incredibly balanced! Nothing really overpowers here, but every flavor plays their part and adds to the whole. A spectacular beer.

This is a style I don't drink very often as I haven't had many that I really crave, but this one jumped to the top of this list. One I will revisit again and again.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 18:10:31 | More by Onenote81
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-19-2013 17:46:21 | More by monitorpop
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jayfolly

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-19-2013 17:30:18 | More by jayfolly
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smogfood

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-19-2013 16:47:35 | More by smogfood
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-19-2013 16:29:40 | More by maxcoinage
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unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-19-2013 15:57:50 | More by unclekeith
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-19-2013 15:34:00 | More by polishkaz
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shamrock071521

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-19-2013 15:13:38 | More by shamrock071521
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jl28r1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-19-2013 14:48:28 | More by jl28r1
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-19-2013 13:55:08 | More by eawolff99
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-18-2013 17:43:45 | More by Eaglefan344
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Joshpu

California

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into the Duvel glass.

A: Golden yellow, thick two finger, soapy head. Lots of carbonation. A little hazy, mostly clear though.

S: I smell pepper, yeast, apples maybe, some sort of fruit(s).

T: Tart tasting. Definitely getting the yeast and possibly apple taste. Hops, and also the pepper.

M: Medium bodied. Pretty crisp, dry mouthfeel. Smooth on the feel.

Overall this is a great beer. Doesn't get much better for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 09:42:58 | More by Joshpu
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-18-2013 02:42:07 | More by VALIS666
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pdcleff

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-18-2013 00:38:37 | More by pdcleff
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JCF25

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-17-2013 22:53:58 | More by JCF25
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MiguelParreira

Spain

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-17-2013 03:53:17 | More by MiguelParreira
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,140 ratings.