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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,835 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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
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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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.

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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

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