1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

6,835 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,835
Reviews: 2,618
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 300
Gots: 732 | 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)
View: Beers (11) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Duvel Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,835 | Reviews: 2,618 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Elevator
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour & Aroma: Served chilled in a frosted large tulip glass. Initial pour is very cloudy, light gold with a heavy haze. Two fingers worth of cloudy foam. Not a pronounced aroma, some pepper, grasses, yeast and grains with very faint citrus, all of which are very subdued.

Taste: First quaff gets me a wallop of alcohol wrapped around my tongue with a ton of bubbles and acidic hop. Very dry. Light biscuit hidden in there somewhere, mild sweetness is overwhelmed by the alcohol and bitters. Thin body, almost like a champagne. As the temp rose of both glass and beer, aroma and flavors emerge that are of a far more citrusy and aromatic nature. Hop is still there at the back end standing strong, but I’m getting some really great sweetness in there I hadn’t gotten at all at first.

Verdict: I definitely would enjoy this with some cheeses or cold meat. It doesn’t come across to me as well-sculpted, but if you’re looking for something relatively inexpensive with some bite and solid ABV (8.5%) you could certainly do worse.

Photo of montauk7
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of TheEvilGenius
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of rcatalano
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of htrae2014
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of VonLuck23
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Pieless
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of americanbelgian
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of moreyswig
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of jjkatter
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jamminjoe
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of justinm4bama
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of kmwilson76
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of educorgan
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Nightrain87
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ScubaSteve2002
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of danielp215
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Telestic
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of TranceTF
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of zerolux
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of xxcarpxx
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jwhawkins81
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Pilsen grainy notes than the Belgian yeast character takes over with spice and fruitiness.

Appearance - Straw yellow pale with a lot of carbonation and a fluffy white head

Taste - Dry finish with a Belgian spice character that makes up most of the flavor profile. Carbonation plays a role in flavor too. No real hint of alcohol.

Notes - The definitive Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,835 ratings.