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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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7,007 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,007
Reviews: 2,656
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 337
Gots: 887 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I ordered this one while I was sitting on a nice terrace in the sun next to the sea; the perfect setting for this beer.

A - A good creamy white foam settles to a thick cap. The body is yellow straw color and bright with bubbles racing from the center of the glass to the top. Very nice and appealing.

S - Citrus, lemon and yeast

T - Hop bitterness, lemon, bitter after taste.

M - The carbonation is harsh to medium, minimal alcohol warmth, medium body, with minimal stickiness in the finish.

D - A very good Belgian beer, very easy to drink considering the higher ABV.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear very light golden yellow color. Creamy pure white head of over two inches took over ten minutes to settle down. Carbonation is jubilant enough to obscure vision through the glass. Lacing clumps are huge and pillow like.

Aroma smacks with spices and very crisp light fruit scents. Apple blends with a light white pepper in the major smell. Earthy malt has a hay like quality. Overall light and fruity on the nose.

Crisp grapes abound with a light peppery apple finish. A slight secondary flavor of earthy grass develops in the back of the mouth. There is an faint light hops bitterness, but it dies quickly to the sweetness.

Clings with a carbonation burst to all the surfaces. Light on the tongue but sturdy enough to retain the flavors.

A great beer in the style. This one would work excellent when paired with lox. A must try for anyone who is looking towards the style, and a solid hit for anyone with a taste for beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I picked up mainly for the glass that the packaging came with but this is a very solid beer.

Appearance: Light straw yellow with some clean hazy notes. Very effervescent and lots of pillowy white head and some floating yeast within the glass.

Aroma: Esters and some tart notes kind of a blend of sour and tripel but different in that regard. Interesting beer.

Taste: Tart citrus notes some Belgian style esters and phenols in the notes finish is very clean and enjoyable overall.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all and one I would see out again. Cool that you get a glass for such a good deal and easily found in most stores that sell decent beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured an extremely invigorated head of long lasting finely sized white bubbles with an excellent lacing and a cloudy wheat yellow colored body. It has a very mild malt-hop aroma and a flavor of fizzy banana clove and bread. It is a very smooth brew and hides its alcohol content well.

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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip for maximum experience.

A crisp golden yellow color in the body, many carbonation bubbles abound. A frothy impressive white head remains sticky.

Aroma is a little sour, grainy but has a crispness to it that brings it through.

The flavor is admittedly complex. Initially bitter, a nice lightly toasted malt rises up after that. Grainy and borderline corn flavor is dominant but the finish is a mild hop bitterness.

Bubbly, heavy, creamy mouthfeel on this one, probably the beer's finest quality.

Repuation is a funny thing. It seems to be derived from heightened expectation leveraging against the actual product in question. I believe this beer is just that, one that relies on you thinking it is one of the finest beers in the world, and if you believe it just enough, you will elevate the status of this beer from merely good to great.

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3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz shawty bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- Duvel pours out a cloudy gold with mad carbonation flowing up from the stem. This beer has an absolutely enormous head; flowing up and out the glass and down the side, like so much Jamaican ocean water running down Eva Mendes' perfect thigh. Such a sexy beer, hold on I need to adjust my trousers...crazy lacing expected.

S- Hops dominate the nose, obviously; flowery smells mixed with grapefruit.

T- Definitely a Belgian pale ale; lots of hops with a lot of alcohol, but the 8.5% ABV is hidden deep within the mountain of hops and that particular Belgian yeast strain that adds extra depth of flavor. Light tasting and almost refreshing.

M- Lighter body and lots of tiny bubbles, makin' me feel fine.

D- Drinkability suffers from it's intense hops character (which I don't personally care for) and it's strong alcohol content (which I do care for). Best drank one at a time to enjoy it at it's fullest.

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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy this beer. Very clean and crisp. Has a golden color with very nice head retention. The abv is hidden extremely well in this beer. Overall one of my favorite non trappist Belgians. Has a nice citrus hint to it. Not as foggy as most Belgian beers. I really dont know what else to say except, try this one. You will be thankful.

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