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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,362 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,362
Reviews: 2,576
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 243
Gots: 511 | 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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Realale

Missouri

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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zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-28-2013 20:41:34 | More by zachattack555
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-29-2012 09:52:45 | More by StoicBeast
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jeanphony

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-08-2012 21:25:49 | More by jeanphony
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

09-05-2013 07:57:39 | More by smekermann
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-30-2013 22:06:18 | More by Pensfan0782
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RWACKO

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-19-2013 00:00:56 | More by RWACKO
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-08-2013 07:17:38 | More by TychoNDC
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

02-03-2014 22:38:46 | More by vhmf1978
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

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
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-23-2014 11:10:04 | More by DLS168
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-30-2013 04:25:49 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-16-2012 14:54:17 | More by robieobie1
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-02-2014 18:37:23 | More by twizzbeatz
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nollie77

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-16-2013 03:59:55 | More by nollie77
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hoegaardenhero

California

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
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-31-2013 18:51:34 | More by hannydawg
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-16-2012 17:05:57 | More by SalMineo
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-26-2012 02:58:02 | More by jawneyt
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-15-2014 19:33:17 | More by jbdpsu82
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2014 03:03:25 | More by Zekenyce
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sjrodriguez

California

3/5  rDev -29.6%

08-14-2014 05:24:51 | More by sjrodriguez
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,362 ratings.