Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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4.53/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured into a Duvel Tulip glass from the bottle
Well masked alcohol, relatively high carbonation with thick foam at the top, Great taste, can't believe this is not in the top 100 beers list.
Although a bit pricey, it's relatively easy to find (which is a big plus). On this particular occasion, I had a glass of Duvel, followed by Damnation by Russian River Brewery and I thought Duvel was better! (although Damnation was pretty damn good too).
12-14-2011 06:47:41 | More by sukwonee
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
A: Pours a golden hay color. Slightly hazy. Tons of carbonation streaming up from their etched glass. Big white fluffy head sticks around forever and leaves good lacing.
S: First thing I get is spice (coriander). Lots of it. Then that belgium bready yeast character shines through. Lots of lemon zest. Smells fantastic!
T: Spice and zest. Earthy hop. Belgium yeast. A touch of alcohol is present, but it is pretty well masked. Overall light and refreshing. A light lemon tartness is present in the aftertaste. Excellent balance.
M: Extremely carbonated, medium-light body. Fills the mouth (and stomach) with CO2 and creates a champagne spritz-y feeling across the tongue.
I've been meaning to buy this one for a while, but the only thing that discouraged me was the price. I snagged a 4 pack on sale (and with a really cool Duvel oversized tulip) for $12.99. I am going to thoroughly enjoy drinking the other three!
12-14-2011 00:42:46 | More by iDrinknewglarus
4.72/5 rDev +10.8%
330 mL bottle best before 1/2014 poured into a tulip glass
A- A hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head.
S- Spicy/earthy hops, yeast, tart apples, some wheat and malts.
T- Just great, complex, and balanced. Sweet citrus and malts upfront with a nice pepper/hoppy finish that is brought together by a very faint tartness in the middle.
M- Medium, smooth, crisp, dry, and very lively with the carbonation.
O- A fantastic beer that is easy to drink and hides the 8.5% ABV very well. Definitely will be pick up some more very soon!
12-12-2011 03:16:18 | More by larryi86
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured into a Triple Petrus tulip. Beautiful looking beer. Tons of sloppy head that sticks around forever, lots of lacing and a permanent white cap on top of the cloudy golden yellow beer.
Smells like candied pineapple, just a little funky grass/straw. Light malt and a little wheat. Not overly complex, but definitely solid and pungent.
Bone dry pull on the tongue despite a little sweetness from that candied pineapple thing going on. The fruitiness has just an edge of tartness that also factors in and balances things. There's just a tiny bit of medicinal/metallic flavor going on. I guess you could say it's part of the funk/tartness. Incredible how well the booze is hidden, just a little peppery alcohol spice to hint at that 8.5 ABV.
Silky smooth texture. It's like drinking custard. Low carbonation though.
Not much else to say about this one. World class. It's a classic, and maybe my favorite trappist.
12-11-2011 19:54:04 | More by dirtyskunk
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
I love this beer. It's charming and cute and pairs well with vegetarian dishes.
Appearance: Pale, golden, monster head is poured incorrectly. It's lacy, but the lacing is faint and delicate.
Smell: faint and whispers of hops and sweet and sour nuances. Hops and honey are what I'm smelling.
Taste: Solid or firm flavor, emcompassing the art of beer and adaptable with other beers and meal pairings. This beer would be a good stepping stone for a gal who likes Stella or Blue Moon. It's refreshing and flavorful.
Mouthfeel: Perfected balance of carbonation and flavor
Overall: I really like this beer, it's my go-to beer, it's great with a really heavy meal - to lighten things up and it compliments vegetarian dishes nicely.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 20:07:58 | More by kristenrae8
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,428 ratings.