Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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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
3.88/5 rDev -8.9%
I have heard so many good things about this one that the anticipation was heavy. The beer label says to pour carefully and to take your time, which is what I did, being that it is bottle fermented. It pours a very pale amber, straw color with a good deal of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. By pouring slowly, I was able to create a perfect head, about an inch thick, a white, rocky froth. Belgian lace is all over the glass from the beginning to end.
The aroma is distinct, an alcohol tinged banana coconut smell. Hard to pinpoint, though. The taste is faintly alcoholic and yeasty. It leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. This is a distinct and unique beer that has few equals.
09-11-2004 23:13:57 | More by abcsofbeer
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
lately i have been boning up on my belgian classics. the bottle is about 2 years from its best before date.
a: gorgeous and copious fluffy head sits atop beautifully cloudy golden body; great retention; lace everewhere
s: smells sweet and spicy w/ nice estir yeast presence; very fruity and very aromatic
t: first nice and fruity with pears and apple follwed by a dryness that was not present during the smel in a great way; good bitterness
m: nice and creamy; good carbonation; nice and crisp
d: a very well balanced belgian beer with perfect interplay between bitter and sweet; great spice presence; a delicious brew that i could drink all day
11-09-2007 14:49:37 | More by hoegaardenhero
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,362 ratings.