Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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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
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
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
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,140 ratings.