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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,514
Reviews: 2,588
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 249
Gots: 577 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000)
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Photo of Flatlands
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer because is was a 4 pack that was packaged with a tulip Duvel glass for a great price. This is a Belgium with more hops bite but still has some great fruit flavors. It also has a huge white head that retains all the way to the bottom of the glass. The fruit is more on the apple side and less orange then other Belgians Ales I have had.

It hides the 8.5 AVB well and to me is actually a beer I would enjoy on a Summer day. This is one to keep stocked.

Flatlands, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Giggy
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright gold, cloudy. A thick and creamy head with great head retention.

S: Strong yeast, sweet malts, pepper, spices, and lemons.

T: Sweet, fruity flavors. Fairly hoppy but not overly bitter. Pale malts that ballance the hops. Some mild pine and citrus notes.

M: Smooth texture, lively on the tongue.

This is one of those memorable beers. Once you have had a Duvel you will remember it.

Giggy, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of TobinMitnick
2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

TobinMitnick, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
4/5  rDev -6.1%

rogerthegill, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

lilnicky068, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and golden with heavy champagne bubbles and some massive spatter like a horror show crime scene.

Smells of banana, yeast, white pepper, and flowers.

Tastes mimic the nose with a spicy finish and green apple fade.

Mouthfeel is light, alcohol is well masked, and bubbles are champagne-like.

I typically don't dig much on many Belgians and yeasty beers piss me off. This happened to avoid pissing me off, though the headache that often results from these beers is creeping in.

BarrytheBear, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of 6demonbag
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

6demonbag, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of rchristensen
4/5  rDev -6.1%

rchristensen, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

wkndrnkr, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

agaloco9, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Peyton5410, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of NiceTaps
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A-pale golden color, remarkably clear. A monster head with fantastic retention and lacing. Staying power. Good carbonation.

S-Very mild fruit and flower scents mixed with a hint of alcohol.

T-It's mild, flavors driven with fruit and light spices.

M-Head, body, and carbonation in harmony. Nice. This is 8.5 that feels like silk.

O-Not an everyday ale for me, but a great brew.

NiceTaps, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a 4-pack with a glass gift set. I cleaned the glass and poured from one of the bottles (the freshness date was indiscernible to due lack of ink and rubbing) to the Duvel tulip. The beer pours a huge 3 finger white head with excellent retention and lacing. The head slowly fades. Beer is a perfectly clear and bright straw color. Excellent appearance. The aroma is that of a crisp fruity character: pear, mild banana, apple. Hints of spicy hops. Very nice. The flavor is even more impressive with such complex character and ultimate balance. Again light fruity character as found in the nose with pairs perfectly with a tart bready flavor. Mild bitterness works very well with the citrus tart. Full bodied and crisp and clean. Overall, a supreme beer, instantly one of my favorites. Highly recommended.

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Rlombardi75, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of JAG214
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JAG214, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of JOEnobody001
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

JOEnobody001, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of SuyoonShin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

SuyoonShin, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of whalesandmore
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

whalesandmore, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of greid
5/5  rDev +17.4%

greid, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of disinterested
5/5  rDev +17.4%

disinterested, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of harris4
4/5  rDev -6.1%

harris4, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of jskennedy
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jskennedy, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of ixodus
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw gold in color with a tall white head with excellent head retention. High amounts of lacing

S: Belgian yeast esters, clove and banana, orange peel, peppery spices.

T: Tart citrus like flavors matched with bitter orange peel, cloves, banana, with a slightly grainy background. The beer finished dry with a nice peppery spice to it.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Overall this a great beer. I'd recommend to any fan of Belgian styles and new craft beer drinkers.

ixodus, Jan 24, 2012
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,514 ratings.