1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

6,633 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,633
Reviews: 2,599
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 268
Gots: 629 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Duvel Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,633 | Reviews: 2,599 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MShirokov
4/5  rDev -6.1%

MShirokov, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of PatrickInPgh
4/5  rDev -6.1%

PatrickInPgh, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Norseman
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Norseman, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

buckyp, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

dailyminefield, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Fubar1453
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Fubar1453, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of mcmullem
3.75/5  rDev -12%

mcmullem, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Cellarman
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Cellarman, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jsurfs82, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JohnK17, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of AHood
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

AHood, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Callmecoon
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Callmecoon, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of gjman65
5/5  rDev +17.4%

gjman65, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of estlinska
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle to a large tulip glass at The Pantry on 4/16/13. The beer pours a glossy yellow-gold like very fine jewelry with an eruption of rocky white head. The head retains for most of the life of the glass of beer and leaves streaks of fine lacing all over the glass. The light penetration is pretty good, though there is a little haze from the pour. The nose on this beer is phenomenal and by far the highlight of the beer. There is hoards of bright fruit notes and esters that seem to jump out of the glass. At first you are hit with lots of ripe banana peel and candied sugar drops. There is a good spicy hop aroma that lingers along as well. As the beer warms a little and you give it a nice swirm, bright and fresh lemons come out as well. The malt is present too with a little soft bready smell as well. The 8.5% alcohol is nowhere on the nose. The taste is also quite good with fresh fruit, especially golden raisins, dates, and a touch of maybe some cherries as well. I tend to think of the cherry flavor in sour beers, but this is more of the sweet side of the cherry flavor. The hops are present, earthy and spicy, very much like a noble hopped beer. The mouthfeel was a little overly-dry, almost like something produced from a champagne yeast (though I have no clue if it is used in this brew), but otherwise has great body to it. The alcohol, at 8.5% is impressively well hidden. I never even got any sort of burn from it. Overall, this beer is fantastically well done. The only detriment I found was the dryness which I thought was a little over the top. Nonetheless, it was overall an exceptional beer.

estlinska, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of ac22rush
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ac22rush, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of apf
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

apf, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev -6.1%

cwd, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of beercansandwich
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't what I expected after seeing the alcohol content on the bottle. I was expecting something more along the lines of Leffe. Has a citrus smell and is a refreshing pale yellow to amber colour. Taste reminds me of an English ale as there's a slight hoppy bitterness as well as banana notes. There's also a smoky deeper notes reminiscent of whiskey. Effervescent refreshing mouth feel, that makes for a surprisingly easy drink, goes down like a regular beer so be warned!

beercansandwich, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Saviorself
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Saviorself, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of nollie77
4/5  rDev -6.1%

nollie77, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of brin611
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

brin611, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

akttr, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of LuckyJohn
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

LuckyJohn, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of kguard
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kguard, Apr 16, 2013
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 6,633 ratings.