1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,915 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,915
Reviews: 2,633
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 311
Gots: 793 | 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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (11) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Duvel Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,915 | Reviews: 2,633 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Didier
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of scninmer08
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of RichardMNixon
3.64/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured cold into a cervoise glass.

A: Wow, poured as gently as I could, still got two fingers of bubbly white head with lots of lacing. Clear golden beer, intense carbonation flowing up from the bottom. Honestly I'd say the retention is a little too much, die down so I can drink you!

S: I just get straw and a bit of yeast. No off-smells but nothing special.

T: Very delicate and homogeneous, hard for me to pick out any individual flavors. A bit of apricot at the end of a sip as it dries. Clean aftertaste, nothing lingers.

M: Very carbonated, champagne-like. A bit much for my taste, but I guess correct for the style.

Overall: A good beer and a nice rite of passage I feel like I needed. I think Victory and some other American brewers have emulated it just as well though.

Photo of MidloRapid
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Pinche_Oso
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of HarrySTruman
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear gold color with a giant, fluffy white head. Giant bubbles on top with many bubbles floating up from the bottom. Average lacing.

Smells of belgian yeast and hops. Smells slightly like a lager, also smells of banana. The smell is kind of a let down for this beer imo. The nose is complex, but not really appealing.

Tastes of belgian yeast, fruit, banana, grasses, spice. It's quite crisp and refreshing. Hardly any hint of alcohol.

Highly carbonated, smooth, refreshing and crisp. Easy to drink.

For a beer with a high ABV, this is very mellow and easy to drink. The price is the only thing holding me back from giving a higher overall score. I really enjoyed this beers taste. Much better flavor than most BSPA's.

Photo of rippedflesh89
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Trombone69
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of joemarshall94
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tenaciousp65
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of coenoo1
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

Photo of hockenbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of wilkinswesley
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TexasMartin
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Nutwood
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bigbeerfan
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of barley
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RyanSBrennan
4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Best before 08 2014. Poured into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance. Crystal clear golden straw in color. Huge amounts of effervescent bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Pours with 4 fingers of dense head which dissipates to make a more rocky head with lots of lacing.

Smell. Very clean and very fruity at the same time. Very refined peach and banana fruit aromas are joined by subtle spices, almonds.

Taste. Starts out with some of the nuttiness and spice found in the nose. This melds into a more clove and subtle fruit character. It then becomes decidedly more floral, accompanied by a warming alcohol presence. A more pronounced peach, and tropical fruitiness returns. A burst of sweetness leads into a dry and nutty and spicy finish.

Mouthfeel. Absolutely decadent with a very tight carbonation and creamy body. Really delivers the refined flavors to the palate.

My brain has been trained to see a clear golden beer and not expect fullness of flavor and body, but this one breaks both of those assumptions.

Photo of JeffTheJuice
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of nitter
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bassman3660
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ccoppel
5/5  rDev +17.6%

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