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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,505 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,505
Reviews: 2,587
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 249
Gots: 574 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MrJolly, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jifigz
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

This beer poured a nice slightly hazy golden yellow. The head was huge and white and lingered for a long time. It was very fluffy and filled with air-bubbles. The head and beer left good lacing during the drinking process. The aroma was very sweet an slightly banana-ish. The flavor is sweet at first which in turn yields to a booze factor and then fades back into a candy sweet aftertaste. The beer is fruity and satisfying. The mouthfeel is pretty high in carbonation and lighter in body. The high carbonation is the biggest downfall in my opinion.

This is a good Belgian Pale Ale. It is interestingly fruity with a little bit of complexity, just enough to keep it interesting.

jifigz, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

We had our neighborhood world beer tasting soiree last night and we tried the Duvel Belgian Golden Ale. The beer poured a straw yellow with a large foamy white head that laces. The smell includes alcohol, cracker, light grass. The taste carries belgium malt and lemon grass zing power the taste. The mouthfeel is big bodied with massive carbonation. The alcohol content make this a tough beer.

WoodBrew, Dec 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Leftofthedial, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

xnicknj, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just had to review this classic

when I want to round a good night of great beers this is the one

pours pure golden/piss coloured body with a nice white head throwing up aromas of golden syrup and wheat and germolene

lovely tastes of Saspirella bites and spikes of sweet but never sickly grain and a little hop kick in the aftertaste.

Fantastic carbonation and perfect mouthfeel makes this an all time classic that you wouldn't want to be without.

EmperorBevis, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

wo87810, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

bmoney, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mrunseen, Dec 15, 2011
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,505 ratings.