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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,744 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,744
Reviews: 2,606
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 287
Gots: 674 | 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%

Blueribbon666, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of marshrat63
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear straw color with a great head in my Duvel tulip glass. Very dry beer that betrays the alcohol level a bit especially upon first taste. First aromas positive and clean with hint of apple but after the head died down a bit I picked up some alcohol aroma.

Good carbonation that lasts throughout the drinking experience.

Over all, I enjoyed this a lot, high quality beverage here.

marshrat63, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dmmcgove, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

1DP, Jan 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

videofrog, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

calcio360jrd, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Lukafer, Jan 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

carlitosbronson1, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

TheLargeMoose, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Kavon, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BigCheese, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Rob315, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of beerpirates
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 cl bottel poured into my duvel glass

A - Golden straw body with a creamy, tightly-bubbled head that hangs around forever.

S - Gentle balanced aromas of malts, yeast and hops, with some fruity, apple notes.

T - Similar to the aromas, sweet fruity, apple-esque notes open, giving way to some yeast and malt notes. The alcohol is slightly noticeable, adding slightly to the mildly bitter finish.

M - Medium body, medium, punchy carbonation with a gently lingering finish.

O - Overall, quite a nice one, though with the slightly high ABV

beerpirates, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

cacher77, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

beerhorn12, Jan 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

dabeers1013, Jan 04, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

just reviewed Sloeber. first time i had ever had it. have had Duvel many times, but now's the time to review...the look is a 5 with that massive meringue head and clearish, barely hazy pale straw color. head doesn't retain quite like Sloeber, but much more clumpish. and just as beautiful to behold.

the nose is a bit more staid in it's yeastiness and malt presence than Sloeber (have to continue comparing because the Sloeber was nearly perfect). i actually prefer the Duvel's more conservative olfactory notes.

ok, the taste....interesting difference...much hoppier and tangier, but less creamy mouthfeel. a slow-motion dry finish does declare this the world class brew it's known to be. i actually prefer the flavor of Sloeber. Duvel seems 'heavier' but the mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected. the ABV factor is not as sly as expected. there are hints of some strength for sure.

no denying it, this is world class. but do compare to Sloeber.

mempath, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

cowineaux, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Mag00n, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of jkanavel
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow pilsener esque. Big rocky white head. Great head retention.

S: Spicy hops, lots of esthers. Some pineapple, white peach, alcohol.

T: Sweet malts and alcohol are my first impressions. That gives way to more bready biscuity malt flavors, as well as yeasty fruit flavors and spices. Finishes strong with a twinge of hops biting at the sides of your tongue.

M: Effervescent. Very bubbly and sharp, but medium bodied.

O: Not every bottle is consistent in my experience. This is such a familiar and special beer, but occasionally I'll open a bottle that seems a bit off. The hops are skunked, or maybe its gone stale or corked.

jkanavel, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Etan, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

blivingston1985, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

FalconA, Jan 03, 2012
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,744 ratings.