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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,266 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,266
Reviews: 2,574
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 236
Gots: 457 | 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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flayedandskinned

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-24-2012 01:37:24 | More by flayedandskinned
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wo87810

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-16-2011 22:36:51 | More by wo87810
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-21-2014 22:46:13 | More by xseanprimex
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-25-2013 22:37:58 | More by Wobbly
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-24-2014 01:01:13 | More by wellsnb
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2013 02:11:57 | More by Hobbit
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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz stubby brown bottle with best before date of May 2014

Duvel Golden Ale at the beginning of the pour was a clear golden blond color then towards the last third of the bottle the yeast entered my tulip glass turning the ale hazy. The head produced was beautiful; 2-fingers, stark white foamy looking like meringue and held extremely well – the best appearance of a beer I have seen.

The nose is of light fruit, and light spicy hops. The flavor is richer and fuller than the nose, starting out with a light sweetness then mid-way becoming dry with light spicy hops that finishes with a light lingering bitterness. The body is light/medium with fine and effervescent carbonation that is smooth in the mouth.

Yes, Duvel lives up to its fine reputation – a top shelf Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 23:15:12 | More by bushbeer75
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whoneeds8

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemless wineglass golden yellow with a nice thick white head that stays around for a long time, the way a belgian should. Good amount of bubbles, but the carbonation isn't evident in the mouthfeel. Smell isn't as strong as I expected, but the normal spices are present. The taste is a nice spiced hop bite, but not too strong for a BSPA. It's very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 23:52:46 | More by whoneeds8
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bosco7

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into Duvel tulip. Glorious cloud like head, crystal clear and pale with loads of CO2 bubbles streaming from the "D" etching at the bottom of the glass. Huge noble hop aroma, green apples and some alcohol. Has Champagne like flavors. Green apple, slight must yeast flavors, mild spiciness from the hops, and a clean/light bitterness. Finishes very dry and crisp. Extremely digestable.

One of the finest beers that I have ever had. Classic.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2007 04:46:20 | More by bosco7
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pest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-04-2014 22:44:57 | More by pest
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-08-2014 01:04:50 | More by MeisterSmudge
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ezperkins2

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-24-2014 17:20:48 | More by ezperkins2
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Los1324

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-06-2013 21:14:21 | More by Los1324
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-30-2013 14:56:27 | More by tabascosigned
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Theortiz01

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-25-2014 14:57:35 | More by Theortiz01
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yankeeheel

Maine

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a champagne yellow with a big billowy white head. very nice lacing and retention. Smells strongly of grass, lemon citrus, and yeast. The smell makes me weary that it will be overly-hoppy.

My fears are allayed upon the first sip. Clove, bannana, apple, and pear come through in a very soft and clean wave. The taste just seems to ebb away to a subtly dry finish. If it wasn't for the 8.5% ABV, you could drink this all night. Can't emphisize enough how clean and finished this beer is.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2003 00:51:29 | More by yankeeheel
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-22-2013 03:12:21 | More by pastramionrye7
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-12-2012 20:33:29 | More by yossarian14
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Antonius08

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-06-2013 14:58:05 | More by Antonius08
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-30-2012 20:19:48 | More by Nutwood
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-23-2013 15:57:14 | More by cbeer88
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goldbot

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle. Best by 09/2012.

Pours clear golden yellow with thick, white, fluffy head. Lots of active carbonation. The picture perfect Belgian ale pour as expected.

Aroma is dominated mostly by spicy, floral and slightly sour Belgian yeast notes. Also some sweeter notes of bready malt and wheat.

Sweet malty flavor notes with bits of apple or other fruit and a very slight bubblegum. Bready with a touch of caramel perhaps. Floral yeast notes linger throughout.

Silky carbonation, light to medium body. Overall a nice example of Belgian beer; A great showcase of the various flavors and aromas a good Belgian yeast offers.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 19:47:05 | More by goldbot
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-14-2013 01:36:36 | More by bigpoppa67
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-23-2013 15:57:25 | More by LouDogg114
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 17:19:06 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,266 ratings.