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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,911 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,911
Reviews: 2,633
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 310
Gots: 790 | FT: 4
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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tweeder263
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a light golden color,,man is this stuff carbonated.Major head and i poured it slowly,,unbelievable amount of carbonation coming up the glass.Smell is sweet,,nothing outstanding.Taste is remarkably light but pleasant considering its alcohol content.Nice mouthfeel.Overall a nice beer,ill have to get a true tulip and re-review.Major lacing thruout the glass still present as i finish the beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Warren (Lazerlobe) for opening his home for the Syracuse Area Tasting Appreciation Night (S.A.T.A.N.)!

Date: 18 December 2010
Glass: Sierra Nevada XXX Snifter
Type: 750ml magnum, caged

Some of Warren's friends brought this, and I guess I never reviewed it! Pours a cloudy straw gold, small pour but big head. Greater-than-average lacing. Aroma of such a rich Belgian yeast. Beautiful. Perfect wheat and citrus balance. Taste of wonderful wheat, rustic orange peel (no idea what the hell rustic has to do with oranges, it just pops into my mind), unmistakable and not-overpowering Belgian flavor. Enough said. Instant classic.

Photo of DAllspaw
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle conditioned poured into tulip.

Aggressive pour was, well a bit too aggressive given the carbonation of this beer. Produced huge head that lingered for a long time. Light golden color, great lacing.

Smells initially of cakelike yeast and some citrus and hint of banana.

Incredible taste, some hops, some malt, plenty of bready yeast flavor. This is my first Duvel and was not at all disappointed. This is just an incredibly balanced beer leaving you wanting nothing more.

Photo of Everydayoff
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Hopus tulip by freshness date.

Pale misty yellow in color with full of lively carbonation in the body texture, the white head is majestic and dense with abundant of frothy effervescence foam. The retention is very well with sticky white velvety layer on the surface after the beer firmed itself. Lacing clusters are exceptional. This is an example of a perfect showcase that one beer could ever have.

Utterly aromatic smell contains fruitiness generating by yeast, modest malt, slight medicinal mingle with some spice from hop. Alcohol touch is also detectable.

Kick off with dry pale malt then yield a touch of yeast and fruit sweetness, subtle alcohol touch in the middle also pacing together with hop bitterness until the end, well delicate taste.

The body is bold and creamy, perfectly smooth mouthfeel with very dry finish that invitingly leads to a next sip.

World class brew indeed, Duvel has marked a benchmark of its genre. A must try for all levels drinker.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tatterdash
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must recommend that you have the proper glassware for this one, otherwise you are in for a difficult pour. Pours a clear golden into the Duvel glass with half the glass being a fluffy, pillowy, meringue-like head that gets thicker with time and laces like nobody's business. Smells slightly sour and clovey. Taste was a spicey light malt with a long dry finish, very complex, sometimes varying with the bottle. Mouthfeel was rather smooth and dry. The high ABV is very well hidden. This is a very good and easy to find beer, and quite an experience visually. I must find a Duvel glass for home use.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JoePat
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a bright golden yellow color with a bright white head towering over the beer. The head lingers for a very long time almost looking like a kruasen in a fermenter as it subsides.
I smell some clodeves, apple, and banana in the head. There is a little yeast in there as well.
The taste is a little sweeter than the smell with some earthy hop flavor as well.
The mouthfeel is almost explosive at first with all that carbonation but afterwards it is smooth and goes down well.
While not an extremely drinkable beer due to the carbonation the taste keeps me coming back for more.

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Unibroue Ephemere tulip.

A: This is the best looking beer I have had, bar none. Slightly cloudy/hazy pale yellow, rocky/fluffy sticky head that stayed around for about 10 minutes (and it wasn't a vigorous pour either) and settled into a 1/2" cap and left lacing all over the glass. This is what a beer should look like, IMO.

S: Lemon, lightly flowery hops, cracker, a little bit of Belgian yeast, slightly musty/earthy smell in the background, a little bit of a toffee sweetness. This smells very, VERY enticing.

T: Holy crap. First taste is a lemony hop and Belgian yeast, turns into a cracker/bready like malt and a little bit of that earthy note on the aroma. Turns into a slightly fruity finish that leaves very little hint that it's such a high ABV. Extremely good flavors going on, and not one flavor takes the lead, IMO. They all play their part and do so with no problem with going into the background while another flavor comes forward.

M: Very tingly, highly carbonated, extremely smooth, almost creamy. Nice feel for sure.

D: Very easy to drink, almost to the point of being ridiculous. The slight hint every so often a slight hint of the high ABV is the only thing that keeps this from being able to be pounded away, not that you'd want to with it being 8.5%.

This is one of my new favorites. Extremely good flavor, well balanced between the Belgian yeast/floral, slightly fruity hops/cracker-like malt that shows a little sweetness. This is a Devilish brew indeed. Partake with caution. It'll get you in trouble if you aren't careful.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml stubby into wine glass (due to the abscence of a snifter)

A: cloudy golden straw color with a fantastic head of chunky white foam. Looks great and the head won't die.

S: the other reviews don't lie juicy fruit on the nose. Lots of apple almost like cider. Good yeasty smell like a bread starter. A bit of alcohol on the nose but it makes it smell like white wine. The apple smell is so strong I can smell it a foot from the glass.

T: sweet, more cidery apple flavor with great yeast flavor. Same as the nose, but it has more to it than that. It finishes a little bitter but not overpowering. Really good. It finishes good and dry like brut.

M: smooth and devilshly good. Lighter body than expected almost like a lager but the carbonation gives it a very champagne like mouthfeel but thicker. Like a lager. Wonderful.

O: no wonder it is called one of the worlds best beers. This is great. Not much else I can say really but ohh hell yeah.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,911 ratings.