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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,152 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,152
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 227
Gots: 421 | 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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Reflect

Singapore

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 11:30:49 | More by Reflect
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BlastBeats

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: squat, very distinctive bottle.. Duvel sports a much lighter color than I thought it would. It's a pale, straw yellow that, dare I say it?, could be confused with an American adjunct lager to the non-discerning eye. The head gives it away though; it's white and fluffy, yet as durable as any.

Smell: light fruit skin, Belgian yeast.

Taste: slightly fruity, very mild bitterness, traces of alcohol, and that unmistakable bottle conditioned Belgian yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel: exceptionally crisp and refreshing; endlessly effervescent.

Overall: no doubt the benchmark Belgian strong pale ale.. this stuff is fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 09:44:44 | More by BlastBeats
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MareInfinitus

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-28-2011 08:30:17 | More by MareInfinitus
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drh1382

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-28-2011 03:59:17 | More by drh1382
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RepMichigan

Michigan

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

Served from a bottle into a Duvel Tulip

A: Beautiful thick head, retrains for quite a while. A little hazy

S: Bouquet is great, lots of zest smell here

T: Sweet, a bit sour and hoppy flavor riding in the back. Alcohol is well hidden

M: Lots of carbonation, delish

O: overall a great beer, lots of things going on in this. My duvel tulip will have many more reunions with this beer

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 03:43:49 | More by RepMichigan
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 02:46:58 | More by cornucopia
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 02:31:20 | More by Joshgonzales79
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-27-2011 23:35:44 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

duvel bottle into a duvel tulip

A - straw yellow opaque body with carbonation visible. big foamy white head two to three fingers deep. good retention great lacing.

S - crackers, lemon zest, orange peel, bit of pepper and bread malts.

T - spicy yeast with bread crackers pepper lemon zest.

M - maybe too much carbonation but superb clean crisp feel to this. nicely boozy without being too much so.

O - a world class beer no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 21:52:50 | More by celticfutblclub
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akinsja

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-27-2011 21:44:14 | More by akinsja
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-27-2011 19:39:47 | More by Ajlvt
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Haufniensis

Florida

1.98/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

11.26.2011 – Duvel Belgian Golden Ale. ABV: 8.5

Appearance: Bottle says to pour gently, so I started with a gentle pour. But I wasn’t getting any head, so I finish a little more aggressively. Still not much head. Nothing like the picture on the back of the bottle. About a half inch. Maybe the bottle was too cold right out of the fridge? Color is yellow-gold. A little cloudy. Grade: 3

Smell: Not great, a little stale. Reminds me a lot of a Miller High Life. Hoping that taste will not disappoint. I really want to like this beer given it’s “world class” status and all. Grade: 2

Taste: Champagne. Tasteless suds. Strange hoppiness, a little stale tasting. Lots of lemon. Some lilac, especially in the aftertaste. No malt. Grade: 2.5

Mouth: Bubbly as hell. Yes, hell-like is a good way to describe it. Perhaps this is where the “Duvel” name comes from. If I drink slowly, it fills my mouth with soapy suds. If I drink fast, it burns my throat and then fills my belly with soapy suds. (At this point I am wishing I was drinking a Miller High Life.) Grade: 1

Overall: Very disappointed. The smell is a turn off. The taste is a mix of weird and underwhelming. And the mouth is simply unbearable. In the name of non-abuse toward alcohol I will not dump it, but I may try to turn it into the bottom half of a black and tan in hopes of finding a redeeming use for this stuff. (That could be disaster, but it can’t be worse.) I have had Belgian whites and Belgian tripels before, and have liked both, but this particular beer is just not my style. It reminds me of everything I dislike about Pilsner Urquell multiplied by two. I have three more of these, so I may re-review when I am in a forgiving mood. Grade: 1

Served: 33cl Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. (Still love the glass.)

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 02:58:12 | More by Haufniensis
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-27-2011 01:24:04 | More by bkonk10
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-27-2011 01:05:47 | More by supermeniscus
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2011 23:59:11 | More by LostHighway
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UDbeernut

New York

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For as many times a I have this, that I never did a review. Straw yellow capped by a large foamy white head. Bubbling carbonation. Alcohol, cracker, light grass, an booze waft in the nose. Sweet bodied with crockery goodness. Alcohol says hello. Light bodied yum! Surprising is a good choice for gateway beers for the gmc crowd as my research has proven.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 22:43:11 | More by UDbeernut
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hhall5223

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-26-2011 22:00:08 | More by hhall5223
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Elemenopy

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 20:43:09 | More by Elemenopy
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AApparel

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 18:46:22 | More by AApparel
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jk3

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 18:14:54 | More by jk3
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homerbunker

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 16:33:21 | More by homerbunker
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Parke

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 05:33:50 | More by Parke
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 20:29:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-25-2011 20:22:14 | More by deapokid
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strangebrew321

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-25-2011 17:50:48 | More by strangebrew321
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,152 ratings.