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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,406 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,406
Reviews: 2,581
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 248
Gots: 530 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-25-2014 14:57:35 | More by Theortiz01
Photo of Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +8%

Golden in colour, large white head. Nicely hopped nose. This beer goes down like a champagne, well carbonated, with a dry finish. A nice balance of hops and an alcohol kick that is hidden in the wonderful mouthfeel of this classic. be careful, this one will sneak up on you!

11-17-2002 08:33:53 | More by Popsinc
Photo of Mavajo


4.38/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

The thing that really makes this beer stand out, IMO, is its appearance. This is a gorgeous beer. Pours a pale yellow, slightly cloudy color. The head is absolutely tremendous - frothy, voluptuous excellence. Abundant lacing and great head retention. Head eventually settles into a thin crown around the glass, with a nice island of frothy head floating around. Truly gorgeous beer.

Smell is of fruity sweetness. Taste is similar to the smell - there's a slight spiciness here that's noticed immediately. Kind of lemon/citrus thing going on. Mild bitterness that becomes most noticed during the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Extremely drinkable. This thing is a pleasure on the tastebuds. There is a definite warming sensation, but the alcohol is hidden very well.

10-05-2009 00:22:11 | More by Mavajo
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-20-2013 04:33:39 | More by seanwhite
Photo of SWMeyer4141


4.58/5  rDev +7.5%

Appearance-This is the best looking beer, period. Poured into my snifter. Light hazy yellow. Looks extremely juicy. 3 finger white head with little bubbles. Head still continues to increase after 3 minutes. Very slowly every little bubble pops and slowly collapses. So foamy, amazing lacing. Picture perfect.

Smell-Apples with some lemon. Coriander and Clove. Some light floral notes in there, can't detect much hops at all.

Taste-Really coats the tongue, every flavor hits the tongue and leaves, then returns. Fruits such as banana, apple, and pear. Spicy and light hints of malt. Extrememly balanced and drinkable. Just enough dryness on the finish to make you want a sip immediately.

Mouthfeel-So refreshing, so drinkable. Very creamy and crisp. medium bodied with tons of pleasant carbonation. This beer could be consumed any time of the day, any time of weather, and any type of situation.

Overall-The only problem with this beer is it's gone before a blink of an eye. So drinkable and smooth. Complex but easy drinking flavors. I don't drink this beer enough, and I'm glad I bought a single at HEB today while grocery shopping. Dammit, I want another.

06-07-2011 03:18:48 | More by SWMeyer4141
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-10-2014 22:40:37 | More by wvbrewcrew
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-17-2012 10:13:52 | More by Stumpy29er
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3.9/5  rDev -8.5%

Served in appropriate glassware at Cafe Hollander on the eve of Obama's presidential victory. Can we drink? Yes, we can! Bottle conditioned. Poured unhurriedly.

A: Pours a pale golden color with a billowy, two-finger head that slowly dissipates to a rimming of lace that sticks in patches.

S: Belgian yeast, green apple, and a trace of soap.

T: Opens with a flourish of yeast and prominent notes of green apple and pear. Well-balanced exchange between hops and malt. Generously spiced. Turns grainy towards the middle. Heavy carbonation lends Duvel a champagne-like mouthfeel throughout the entire session. Brief metallic note strikes an irregular chord. A rush of alcohol warms the belly on the back end. Finishes extra dry.

M: Well-carbonated with a crisp and grainy mouthfeel that's rough on the palate.

D: A complex character brimming with delicate intricacies makes Duvel a pleasure to explore.

11-07-2008 18:09:34 | More by CaptainIPA
Photo of Brunite


4.38/5  rDev +2.8%

Appearance: Pale, golden, clear. The head is epic....just huge. Nice lacing is seen.

Smell: Hops provide a slightly spicy smell. A little grassy. Some dull citrus. Just a hint of breadiness.

Taste: Biscuit, spice, citrus, tangy...all in balance. Clean, but complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium light in body. Lots of carbonation.

Overall: Excellent. A great job at putting complexity into something that looks like a BMC product. A classic.

10-16-2011 23:45:59 | More by Brunite
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2013 01:36:36 | More by bigpoppa67
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1.5/5  rDev -64.8%

12-03-2011 22:16:36 | More by ejw127
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-06-2013 17:21:52 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%

Being a beer advocate for this long and I've never had this before. Picked up a 4-pack of this, which came with a Duvel glass. Pours a golden color with a huge fluffy head. It's a cloud on top of a beer. Lacing stays on the side of the glass the whole beer and head retention is outstanding. There is a steady flow of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass the whole time. Smell is belgian yeast with hints of sugar, candy and alcohol. Sweet, crisp taste that starts off sweet with sugar and evolves into a more bitter taste that has hints of seafood almost, but it is just subtle enough to be enjoyable and not disgusting. Despite the appearance, the beer is not overly carbonated and has a mouthfeel and drinkability. Overall, this is a great beer and I'm surprised I haven't had it yet.

02-20-2009 00:06:07 | More by jdubjacket
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-19-2013 00:00:56 | More by RWACKO
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-05-2014 18:32:40 | More by bulldogg915
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-08-2012 21:25:49 | More by jeanphony
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-19-2014 19:09:58 | More by dnb128
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-30-2013 14:56:27 | More by tabascosigned
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-16-2013 03:59:55 | More by nollie77
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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%

Pour a full clear gold, with a huge bright white head composed of very large bubbles. The head settles slowly to a rocky, incomplete 3/4" cap.

Nose is subtle. Some base bready maltiness, a touch of yeast, and a bit of phenol.

Midweight in the mouth, with a nice round malty feel. It is simply full of malt, and quite yeasty, despite a clean pour. The malt becomes bigger, and the beer more complex as it warms closer to cellar temperature, than fridge temperature. Some earthiness appears, as well as some spiciness. Great soft, fine carbonation from the bottle-conditioning adds a lot of character.

It is a subtle beer, but that can be a very nice thing, as it is here. Small bottle. Best before date of April, 2004.

06-23-2003 08:48:55 | More by Realale
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-28-2013 20:41:34 | More by zachattack555
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-29-2012 09:52:45 | More by StoicBeast
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-28-2013 05:28:06 | More by JDM44
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-01-2013 04:07:13 | More by edhizdeid
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-29-2013 23:31:44 | More by Bsetz
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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