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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,740 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,740
Reviews: 2,606
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 286
Gots: 671 | 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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Holland, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Joaco
2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

Joaco, Mar 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Nate, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jcomp21
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

jcomp21, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
4/5  rDev -5.9%

jawneyt, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Florida9
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw-yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized bubbly head that the has very good retention and leaves lots of lacing on the way down.

S: Green apple, a little biscuit, dry cider, and some very mild yeasty phenols.

T: Clean and crisp. Tart green apples and some pale malt. A bit of yeastiness and some light noble hops. A sharp hit of yeasty phenols then a bit of alcohol on the finish.

M: Clean, crisp and tart. Some alcoholic heat on the finish. Mild bitterness. Aggressive carbonation.

O: I guess this is the standard bearer for the style and about as good as it gets when it comes to Belgian Pale Ales. A very fine beer indeed.

Florida9, Mar 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

mt24turner, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of BCash
5/5  rDev +17.6%

BCash, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of FenderSteve
4/5  rDev -5.9%

FenderSteve, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Ishogai
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Ishogai, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of jculler82
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jculler82, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of themind
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Belgium beer at it's finest. Duvel which used to be Victory beer is a top notch brew. Carbonation is the beers only downfall IMO it pours a great head and is one of the finest tasting Belgium ales out there. That said it bloats you with the carbonation.

If your looking to get into Belgium beers, start here.

Bottom Line: World Class beer!

themind, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

IIDRushII, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

szmnnl99, Mar 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Archemedies, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25.4oz bottle with no date

Looks a lot like champagne. Pale yellow with a big white sudsy head. Smell is corn, wheat, a little clove and spice, and a touch of hops. Taste is full of zest: crisp corn and grain, with a bite of alcohol and lemon zest. There's an aftertaste not unlike champagne. Coriander and clove are present as well. Taste is very full and flavorful until it warms, when it becomes acrid, acidic, and somewhat unpleasant. Also troubling is a lack of hops. They're there, but barely noticeable in the back. Alcohol is hidden well, it's maybe a tad overcarbonated.

Great tasting beer but became hard to finish. If I had it again I would choose the smaller bottle.

jimmah120, Mar 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Kathy, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

peelstreet, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

killianf, Mar 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"All '5's' should be rare." It is my opinion that this beer deserves all 5's. Taste is ABSOLUTELY subjective. Mine tells me that this one is 5's all the way around. I buy one for people who haven't had tried it any chance that I get. I love it to no end; haven't had one in months, yet think about it almost every day. I am glad to have been introduced to this beer. I drink a lot of alcohol. But this is magic in a bottle.

mikeylab, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

spelletier, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jerrycarlson, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

OldTime, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.3/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ba Review #142
Served On: 03/16/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.5%
Date/ Code: 12/2013 – code: L1511 0336

This one was from a gift pack that included 4-bottles of the Golden Ale and a full-sized Duvel tulip glass.

Look: Poured from the bottled (+ sediment). The beer had a hazy bright golden color with a high level of carbonation bubbles reacting to the laser etching on the bottom of the signature Duvel glass. Head was a clump of white foam, almost like a scoop of ice cream.

Smell: The aroma was of a medicinal banana. Also some sweet Belgian candy sugar notes were present. Some grassy hops were detected as well.

Taste: First was an herbal banana - like a banana that wasn’t quite ripe. Then was a quick alcohol bite with a clean Belgian yeast note that diminished just before a tasteless finish.

I'm afraid this beer may have been hyped up a bit. Granted I'm a little biased - being American and all, but this one has certainly been influenced by some European marketing tactics. Let's face it - most American pale ales would blow this one away. For example - Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale, or even anything from SN... and this one is even considered a 'strong'.

CraftBeerTastic, Mar 16, 2012
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,740 ratings.