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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,600 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,600
Reviews: 2,597
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 260
Gots: 618 | 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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Photo of davidfoley
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden straw colour; White head, good retention; Strong carbonation

Aroma - Notes of: wheat, bananas, floral, apricot, rasin, vanilla; Sweet malt, alcohol presence

Taste - Notes of: citrus, peach, malt, banana, spice, hops; Tangy finish

Mouthfeel - Medium body; Good carbonation; Moderate tangy/dry/bitter finish

Drinkability - Very drinkable; Deceptively light for 7.5%

Overall - Great beer, well balanced, a fine example, really like this

davidfoley, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Agent1
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Duvel Moortgat was one of the first Belgian beers to grab my attention and thankfully, steer me away from the plethora of corporate beer companies masquerading as craft breweries. I've had this countless times, but still worth a review!

Appearance - A stern golden yellow. Quite vivid. The carbonation really brings this beer to life! Rather clear and it is obvious that this is filtered. A very bubbly, bright head. Nice and white. Great lacing.

Smell - The smell of yeast is the first thing that jumps out to me. The bouquet is quite piny due to the hops (definitely a characteristic of the Saaz hops). Lots of floral notes as well as some 'earthy' qualities.

Taste - I can immediately taste the white sugars in this, versus Belgian candy sugar or even some beers that use brown. It's fairly obvious if you focus on its sweet characteristics. Lots of flower and herb coming through. The hops bring out some pine as well. This beer is considerably bitter, but maintains a great sense of balance.

Mouthfeel - Great feel! I always find that some of the best beers I've had are the ones that stimulate all parts of the mouth. This beer always does that. However, I feel this mostly on the sides of my tongue. Very warm, smooth feel on the palate.

Overall - I still love this beer. Especially when on sale (which happened to be the case this time)! Hard to turn down such a solid import that delivers every time. When given the opportunity to introduce a more complex or foreign beer to friends, this is usually my brewery of choice. A solid Belgian blonde for sure.

Agent1, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of rwrk42
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Nice white foam heaf and slightly cloudy head at first pour but settles very quickly.

Smell: Light fruit and faint spice with a mild hop aroma.

Taste: Very smooth, clean & crisp. Nice faint fruit flavor with some bitterness from the hops. Slight alcohol taste but very drinkable.

Highly recommend this one

rwrk42, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

amrozga, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

WritersBlock, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

railman, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Rusty18, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Anew, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

jmjansen, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

patmcd, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Theitos, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

BeerintheBlood, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

frankiep77, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

RollTide05, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Granhaugen
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What more can be said about this fine example of a Belgian beer.
Head retention is awesome. The only thing is misleading is the smell a little musty. Just a great balance in a beer. You can drink it all year round. Nice to warm up with or even a great summer beer. I gotta get back to my DUVEL ; ))

Granhaugen, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tbeq00, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

scootercrabb, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Jdub983, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

brewdog13, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Unchi, Dec 07, 2011
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2/5  rDev -53.1%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,600 ratings.