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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,906 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,906
Reviews: 2,633
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 309
Gots: 787 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a very pale golden yellow (like a ginger ale) with a dense, creamy head (white in colour), leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Has nice clarity with bubbles present.

Smell - Citrus fruits (predominantly lemon and lime), tropical fruits (passionfruit, mango), very slight hint of vanilla.

Taste - Bready, biscuity flavour from the malts. Slight hint of fruitiness (as from the aromas). Very light bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is moderately detected.

Mouthfeel - Very sharp tingle from the carbonation. Medium bodied with a light fluffiness to it.

Overall - A good representation of the Belgian Strong Pale Ale style. Very refreshing, especially on a hot summer's day. The appearance is unlike any other beer I have tried. Very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of pcents
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this in a class about fungi and i rather enjoyed it. There was a large white head that stuck to the edge of the cup as I drank. It was a murky, golden beer which had smells that were fruity and even a bit spicy. It was dry and had a light mouth feel as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Acho
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome head, immaculate white and pale yellow cloudy colour, with a torrent of bubbles that helps mantain the huge head for what feels like ages. Yeasty aromas, very Belgian.
A well worked taste, not very light and the alcohol is there but you nearly do not feel it, which leaves a memorable mouthfeel, you have to try it.

An awesome beer for 1,89 € here, quite worth it.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The gentlest of pours undoubtedly yields a still impressive white fizzy head. It fades lazily leaving a crater in the center. The color is a brilliant gold, even in low light; cloudy but not completely so. Lace is pretty much a solid sheet of tiny white bubbles, a promising beginning.

Tart and sweet aromas fume from this one, with no alcohol tones whatsoever. Banana and yeast are the most discernible flavors, while modest mandarin orange and clove aromas come and go. A sweet white wine character comes to mind as well.

Alcohol is evident in the flavor, but more as a phantom warmth as opposed to twang; the way it should be. It starts with a full dose of yeast and begins to take on a pleasant sour tone before the finish. The aftertaste is soft and clean, with no real dryness.

It's heavier than it looks, yet so easy to drink. The carbonation is sharp enough that you've gotta sip it though. Solid beer, as it's sterling reputation suggests.

Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,906 ratings.