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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,401 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,401
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 245
Gots: 525 | 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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pendabev

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-03-2013 17:08:33 | More by pendabev
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freemanj

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-03-2013 04:29:26 | More by freemanj
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-03-2013 04:23:20 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-03-2013 03:16:08 | More by ShawneeIrish
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-03-2013 02:16:04 | More by Rohkey
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-02-2013 23:07:50 | More by BeerRunner
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DudMan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-02-2013 22:32:44 | More by DudMan
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-02-2013 22:31:21 | More by Cubatobaco
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Kacer24

California

3.94/5  rDev -7.5%

Note to self- first pilsner to not hurt my head.
Also, heed advice on label, "Pour unhurriedly".

Good stuff... I'm just trying to make this enough characters to submit. Wow, it's a lot harder to get to 250 characters than I remember in school. If only there was a way to make notes without a review. Or if there is, hopefully I'll figure it out soon.

03-02-2013 19:16:45 | More by Kacer24
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Rick778

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-02-2013 19:10:00 | More by Rick778
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deac83

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-02-2013 03:17:36 | More by deac83
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MarioM

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-02-2013 02:02:25 | More by MarioM
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emmgee

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-02-2013 01:23:54 | More by emmgee
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emyers

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Best before 05/2014.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale gold with a huge fluffy white head. The head drops to about a quarter inch within a minute and then holds. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Bursting with fruity, estery aromas. Really accentuates the Belgian yeast well. There's a bit of tartness to the smell, almost a sour green-apple, along with some clove. The smell is very clean despite all of the esters.

Taste: Similar yeast-dominated flavor profile. Very fruity, with the same subtle tartness that I picked up in the aroma. A little bit of bready maly balances out the yeast, but it's barely apparent beneath all of the yeast character. Once again, I'm extremely impressed by how clean the flavor profile is - I often find Belgians come off a bit messy due to too much going on with the yeast, but this is perfectly crisp and clean.

Moughtfeel: Light, very dry, extraordinarily crisp. Very thirst-quenching and near-impossible to put down.

Overall: I'll admit the Belgian pale ales are not near the top of my list of favorite styles, but this is a damn-near perfect example of the style. Extremely flavorful, quite complex, yet very clean. Similar to champagne in many ways (although I'd take Duvel over most any champagne in a heartbeat).

03-01-2013 22:34:34 | More by emyers
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RyanC

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-01-2013 11:48:43 | More by RyanC
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

11.2 oz bottle poured into oversized Duvel tulip glass.

A - Semi-clear golden straw with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. The bubbles in the head are a bit larger than most beers.

S - Dry fruit and the characteristic belgian yeast aroma. It has a hint of skunkiness, but not enough to overpower the other smells.

T - A very clean, dry, peppery taste. Somewhat tart apple, very yeasty, and a slight hint of clove on the end. Possibly a little bit of sweet grape as well.

M - Moderate body with massive carbonation. The beer is super prickly in the mouth, and just assaults the tastebuds with its yeasty tartness.

O - Overall this beer is on the dry side, but there's a little bit of sweetness to round it out. The belgian yeast combined with huge carbonation makes this an amazing beer.

03-01-2013 01:59:39 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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discdueler

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-01-2013 00:59:19 | More by discdueler
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-01-2013 00:17:08 | More by HattedClassic
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lsummers

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

02-28-2013 23:45:51 | More by lsummers
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-28-2013 21:55:52 | More by GaryMarkle84
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JamesWn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-28-2013 20:13:55 | More by JamesWn
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KDE

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-28-2013 19:12:21 | More by KDE
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speedvagen

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-28-2013 03:54:48 | More by speedvagen
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-28-2013 02:32:24 | More by CGMLS3
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owend

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-27-2013 20:19:44 | More by owend
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,401 ratings.