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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,740 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,740
Reviews: 2,606
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 286
Gots: 671 | 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 +5.9%

bpackertx, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

MrSarge, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

SgunnarW, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

sd123, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

hockeybarbie, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy straw gold pour. Enormous frothy white head, almost champagne like but denser. Lacing sticks nicely and head retention is pretty much the best I've seen (big island of floating foam never seems to go away).

S: Very yeasty, bready with a bunch of cloves. Decent fruitiness like banana and pear. A touch of pepper?

T: Against, quite yeasty. Typical bananas and cloves with a strong breadiness. Earthy/herbal hoppiness. Some spice character, maybe black pepper?

M: Highly carbonated, medium bodied, smooth and quite drying.

O: Certainly one of the best and easiest to procure BSPAs. Personally I like the Ommegang offerings (Gnomegang, BPA) and Russian River's Damnation just a little better. This is a solid top 3ish though.

Dope, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of btesta
4/5  rDev -5.9%

btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

AndrewMichael, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of 12owls
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(first beer review) first things first, i see all the love settled on the bottom of the bottle. so i had to re introduce all that lava lamp goodness back to this one.. good color resembles a cloudy golden color. thick cloud like head, as it cleared it left some real cool lacing, took some time to settle. tons of champaine bubbles. good malty fruit aroma, slighty yeasty kick with some tartness at first sip. good carbonation, smooth slick an tasty finish. a great belgian gold. i can see this stocked in my fridge on a regualr basis, not overly complex or intimidating. reviewed on my mobile too. great beer overall, great beer for the craft beer curious

12owls, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

carloskleber, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice golden color with huge head in Duvel tulip.

Smells is very fruity.

Taste is also very fruity. Slight bitterness.

Very carbonated. Effervescent like champagne.

Overall this is nice and refreshing. What more can be said about this wonderful beer?

TrappistJohnMD, Jan 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

wrath98, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

jdscotty, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can't really add much to close on 2500 reviews can I?

The beer is all about class, from the look in the tulip with the pillowy head, with yeasty aromas and flavours mixing it up with a crisp finish in the best Belgian style. Creamy mouthfeel is somewhat at odds with crispness of style but I ain't complaining

A certain champage quality also exists

Top stuff.

heygeebee, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Hopus tulip by freshness date.

Pale misty yellow in color with full of lively carbonation in the body texture, the white head is majestic and dense with abundant of frothy effervescence foam. The retention is very well with sticky white velvety layer on the surface after the beer firmed itself. Lacing clusters are exceptional. This is an example of a perfect showcase that one beer could ever have.

Utterly aromatic smell contains fruitiness generating by yeast, modest malt, slight medicinal mingle with some spice from hop. Alcohol touch is also detectable.

Kick off with dry pale malt then yield a touch of yeast and fruit sweetness, subtle alcohol touch in the middle also pacing together with hop bitterness until the end, well delicate taste.

The body is bold and creamy, perfectly smooth mouthfeel with very dry finish that invitingly leads to a next sip.

World class brew indeed, Duvel has marked a benchmark of its genre. A must try for all levels drinker.

Everydayoff, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

smellandsip37, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

jnikkel, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

greg4579, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

DrNo, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ant880, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

alcoholinside, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Thunderchief, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

WeissBoy, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jeon123123, Jan 12, 2012
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,740 ratings.