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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,611 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,611
Reviews: 2,598
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 263
Gots: 621 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

tweenDhedges, Feb 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Photo of TechTriumph
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes on 02/15/12:
Best before Dec. 2013; Poured in a tulip.

A - Poured unhurriedly, as instructed by the bottle: Two inch white fluffy, bubbly, carbonated head with excellent retention; Pale golden color; Clear appearance with visible carbonation; Some lacing is left behind

S - Light aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, tart apples and grapes, lemons, and spicy and floral hops

T - Taste is much like the nose with flavors of Belgian yeast, tart apples and grapes, lemons, spicy/earthy hops, pepper, and light metallic and alcohol charater

M - Loads of carbonation; Light to medium bodied; Finish is pretty crisp and dry; This beer feels like it's a distant cousin of champagne

O - This is the type of beer to grab when you need something crisp, refreshing, and uplifting. It's very easy to drink and though a slight taste of alcohol is present, the appearance and mouthfeel help disguise the 8.5% ABV. I'm sure I'll have this beer again, but I am really looking forward to trying it on a scorching hot Summer day.

TechTriumph, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Hoppsbabo
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a composite review using my original review as a backbone. I drink this every week and I've had it in every form in all sorts of weird places around the world.

S: Sweet, hard to pin down. Vinous. Banana. Peppery cloves.

A: Poured into a medium red wine glass. The glorious head, I can only compare to the toxic foam on the River Ganges. It's so pretty. The body is a beautiful opaque golden colour with lots of active strings of bubbles and it looks like champagne.

T: Fairly tart bitterness. Dry and champagne like. Lots of white bread, green grapes, black pepper and vinous yeast. As it warms it gets very earthy. The unique black pepper/clove-like flavour reminds me of burning dust, like when you put on the fire for the first time after summer. Lemon and citrus in the aftertastes, but sometimes apples. Light on the tongue but not so carbonated as to dissipate.

A: Imparts a sharp bitterness on the back of the tongue. Once that's settled I get a nice soft bread flavour and lots of apple.

O: This is a true premium beer, in a totally different league from anything I've reviewed from Belgium. In my book it's a candidate for the best beer in the world. The nose on it is so good that I once spent ten minutes just whiffing it from a deep wine glass.

EDIT: The 750ml corked version is fresher and more alive. The foam is chewier and the lemons and apples seem to have been replaced with pungent fresh cut grass and earth. If this beer was hard to find I bet it would be more sort after than Westy Xll.

Hoppsbabo, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

xnapshot, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

disemgrowler, Feb 18, 2012
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CEDAMA, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

tdmccarthy, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

leeo, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

rwill2001, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

bigjeffro44, Feb 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Truly golden in color, mostly clear, hyperactive streams of carbonation. A paper-white head builds and settles into a pretty thick covering.. You can actually see the bubbles rising up and add themselves to the head.

S: Bananas off the bat; honey, cut grass. Apple juice when it's warmer.

T: Hops come through nicely to compliment the banana/biscuity softness.

M: Damn--a fizzy shock completely wakes up your mouth. Dry and bubbly finish, a little bitter from the hops.

Overall: Tantalizing.

NardiByNature, Feb 17, 2012
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,611 ratings.