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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,223 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,223
Reviews: 2,570
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 233
Gots: 439 | 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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RepMichigan

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a Duvel Tulip

A: Beautiful thick head, retrains for quite a while. A little hazy

S: Bouquet is great, lots of zest smell here

T: Sweet, a bit sour and hoppy flavor riding in the back. Alcohol is well hidden

M: Lots of carbonation, delish

O: overall a great beer, lots of things going on in this. My duvel tulip will have many more reunions with this beer

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 03:43:49 | More by RepMichigan
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 02:46:58 | More by cornucopia
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 02:31:20 | More by Joshgonzales79
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-27-2011 23:35:44 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

duvel bottle into a duvel tulip

A - straw yellow opaque body with carbonation visible. big foamy white head two to three fingers deep. good retention great lacing.

S - crackers, lemon zest, orange peel, bit of pepper and bread malts.

T - spicy yeast with bread crackers pepper lemon zest.

M - maybe too much carbonation but superb clean crisp feel to this. nicely boozy without being too much so.

O - a world class beer no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 21:52:50 | More by celticfutblclub
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akinsja

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-27-2011 21:44:14 | More by akinsja
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-27-2011 19:39:47 | More by Ajlvt
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Haufniensis

Florida

1.98/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

11.26.2011 – Duvel Belgian Golden Ale. ABV: 8.5

Appearance: Bottle says to pour gently, so I started with a gentle pour. But I wasn’t getting any head, so I finish a little more aggressively. Still not much head. Nothing like the picture on the back of the bottle. About a half inch. Maybe the bottle was too cold right out of the fridge? Color is yellow-gold. A little cloudy. Grade: 3

Smell: Not great, a little stale. Reminds me a lot of a Miller High Life. Hoping that taste will not disappoint. I really want to like this beer given it’s “world class” status and all. Grade: 2

Taste: Champagne. Tasteless suds. Strange hoppiness, a little stale tasting. Lots of lemon. Some lilac, especially in the aftertaste. No malt. Grade: 2.5

Mouth: Bubbly as hell. Yes, hell-like is a good way to describe it. Perhaps this is where the “Duvel” name comes from. If I drink slowly, it fills my mouth with soapy suds. If I drink fast, it burns my throat and then fills my belly with soapy suds. (At this point I am wishing I was drinking a Miller High Life.) Grade: 1

Overall: Very disappointed. The smell is a turn off. The taste is a mix of weird and underwhelming. And the mouth is simply unbearable. In the name of non-abuse toward alcohol I will not dump it, but I may try to turn it into the bottom half of a black and tan in hopes of finding a redeeming use for this stuff. (That could be disaster, but it can’t be worse.) I have had Belgian whites and Belgian tripels before, and have liked both, but this particular beer is just not my style. It reminds me of everything I dislike about Pilsner Urquell multiplied by two. I have three more of these, so I may re-review when I am in a forgiving mood. Grade: 1

Served: 33cl Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. (Still love the glass.)

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 02:58:12 | More by Haufniensis
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-27-2011 01:24:04 | More by bkonk10
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-27-2011 01:05:47 | More by supermeniscus
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2011 23:59:11 | More by LostHighway
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UDbeernut

New York

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For as many times a I have this, that I never did a review. Straw yellow capped by a large foamy white head. Bubbling carbonation. Alcohol, cracker, light grass, an booze waft in the nose. Sweet bodied with crockery goodness. Alcohol says hello. Light bodied yum! Surprising is a good choice for gateway beers for the gmc crowd as my research has proven.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 22:43:11 | More by UDbeernut
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hhall5223

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-26-2011 22:00:08 | More by hhall5223
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Elemenopy

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 20:43:09 | More by Elemenopy
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AApparel

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 18:46:22 | More by AApparel
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jk3

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 18:14:54 | More by jk3
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homerbunker

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 16:33:21 | More by homerbunker
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Parke

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 05:33:50 | More by Parke
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 20:29:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-25-2011 20:22:14 | More by deapokid
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strangebrew321

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-25-2011 17:50:48 | More by strangebrew321
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-25-2011 16:48:11 | More by mdillon86
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thedoer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 13:34:54 | More by thedoer
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 13:15:03 | More by touchmeimsac
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draheim

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle (best by 4/12/2013) poured into a Duvel tulip. Pours a crystal-clear, slightly greenish pale gold with a blindingly white tower of fluffy white head that leaves chunks of gravity-defying lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. Effervescent carbonation bubbles forth from the laser-etched gothic Duvel "D" at the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is lots of Belgian yeast and crisp clean pale malt. Lemon, spice, and a slightly sour green apple funk.

Taste is sharp, clean, dry and slightly tart. Slightly prickly mouthfeel that cleanses the palate with each sip, really luxurious, just perfect. Nice lemony acidity.

Overall, for me this beer defines the style. Everything about this beer just works.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 06:01:48 | More by draheim
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,223 ratings.