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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,609 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,609
Reviews: 2,597
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 263
Gots: 621 | 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 Gajo74
5/5  rDev +17.4%

This is quite possibly as close to perfection as a beer can get. It's beauty and quality is subtle and not easy to discern for the non experts. The first sip feels heavily carbonated and one might be tempted to wonder what all the fuss is about. However, this beer is meant to be sipped slowly. After a while, as the carbonation settles and the beer warms up the taste becomes more pronounced. As you get to the bottom of the snifter glass you feel a poignant sadness that it is all about to end. The taste is so unique; it feels like you are drinking a white wine at times. The alcoholic content is high, yet the flavor is so clean and the taste so pure, I didn't even feel a buzz. (I mean this in a good way) it is a taste I will dream about and think about for a while.

Gajo74, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Westler, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

condado431, Oct 07, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -35.2%

Gvermeer, Oct 07, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%

gfg0020, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

wilsonbaron, Oct 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

brugsbeertje, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Tomasipoi, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

AdmiralOzone, Oct 05, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

ThiZequi, Oct 05, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

Kingrat831, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

kaspurr17, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ArmyATCBrewer, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of BeardRage
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a lovely golden color with fluffy white head.

Fruity aroma, with hints of a citrus I can't quite put my finger on exactly.

The flavor is a crisp, fruity blend with an undercurrent of black pepper and a surprisingly sweet finish. Feels light and sharp on the tongue. This is a unique and complex tasting brew that every craft beer fan should try.

BeardRage, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

thewilliamhart, Oct 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Mark-Leggett, Oct 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Marina_, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ob_carr, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Dentist666
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into trappist.
Completely hazy with decent white head, receding slowly to some laces on a surface. Smell is delicate - spices, pale malts. Taste is a bit citrusy and spicy, pilsner malts, excellent ample hop bitterness, dry aftertaste. Owing to czech ingredients (malts & hops), the beer bears some czech characters, generously enriched with belgian yeasts fruitiness.

Dentist666, Oct 01, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -15.5%

Shawnfee, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Pedro16v, Oct 01, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

dahonam, Sep 30, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -24.9%

Realchunks30, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of silverblaze540
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

A - A very light yellow. 2 inch head, which retains very well. Some lacing. Very bubbly and lots of light coming through, but a bit cloudy.

S - Wheat, malt, and slight citrus notes.

T - A citrus taste is at the front, followed by a wheaty/malty taste. The finish is a very mild bitter aftertaste.

M - a thick mouth feel. Much thicker than it looks. Some burn from the carbonation and the alcohol, but not much.

O - A very good beer. The taste is very pleasant. Malty wheatiness, without much bitterness. The look is nothing special, and the same with the smell.

silverblaze540, Sep 30, 2014
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,609 ratings.