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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,915 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,915
Reviews: 2,633
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 311
Gots: 792 | FT: 4
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: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I can't believe how many times I've had this beer but still haven't reviewed it. Plenty of people have done it before me I guess, so there's nothing lost in my procrastinating.

From a bottle into a La Chouffe glass
Best before November 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a huge, four finger, loose looking, fluffy, bright white head with good retention. Slightly hazy, straw yellow in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foam cap and leaves some chunky lacing down the sides of the glass. A good wisp remains and leaves some nice lacing the whole way. Head is a little thin for me, but this is good looking and fits the style.

SMELL: Pale malts and green fruits, like apples and pears. Nice, spicy yeast notes and a light touch of floral hops. A nice aroma, but not quite as forthcoming as I remembered.

TASTE: Pale malts and lots of green apples and pears. Nice floral hop bitterness at the swallow with a big, bold aftertaste of spicy yeast, clove and pepper, and a good floral bitterness. A touch of alcohol as well. Very flavorful especially after the swallow.

PALATE: Thinner body and high levels of carbonation. Bubbly and light on the palate, goes down quite airy and finishes slightly dry on the palate. I understand this is the style, but this is too thin, bubbly and airy for my palate. Others in the style have agreed with me more.

OVERALL: This is a well made, interesting and flavorful beer that I've had often. While the palate makes this tough for me to drink in mass quantities, the flavor is enojoyable enough for me to re-visit it from time to time. A solid brew for sure.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: medium-gold and slightly cloudy, with a 2-finger head and nice lacing
S: yeast, mild citrus and slight spice
T: taste is a little sharp up front, but mellows into tingly orange yeasty with some spice
M: tingly with dense, small bubbles like champagne
O: true to the style, and well-balanced

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A - A nice golden color with a good two finger white head that was persistent. Left good lacing.

S - Yeast, fruit, and a little spice

T - Follows nose, with yeast, citrus and some spice up front, then comes in with a little apple, and finishes mildly bitter yet clean.

M - Fairly light, easy to drink. ABV is hidden well.

O - This is an awesome beer, better than the Tremmens I had which is the only other beer I've had from this style.

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Review from 12/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a pale cloudy golden amber. One finger white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spice, wheat and light citrus fruits. Light fruit and Belgian spicing up front, transitioning to light malt and citrus and finishing with a mild spice bitterness. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A very nice Belgian.

Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,915 ratings.