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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,917 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,917
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 311
Gots: 796 | 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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Duvel. 2010 vintage.

It's a pale golden-yellow effervescent liquid. There's about a 1.5 finger head that takes its sweet time falling, leaving behind a nice white grid of foam.

Strong clean malt shines through. Peppery background.

Smooth and crisp on the palate. Lively carbonation adds good zing and bite. Flavor hedges between sweet and bitter, eventually falling on the side of a sweet finish. The fruity malt esters are complemented by mild spice. Just a hint of pure alcohol flavor is present, especially at the finish.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability:
It's just so crisp and clean. The flavor has a certain je ne sais quoi that is perfectly balanced by the carbonation.

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pours bright gold with a billowy two finger head of white suds.

aroma is distinctly belgian. there's a tangy fruit component to the slightly wild, spicey nose which i find especially peppery.. exhilerating.

taste- there's a judicious amount of hops, though their flavor is subdued, very spicy in style with a broad candied malt palate, some sweet ethanol and slightly fruity character. the carbonation is intense and adds a bit of a creaminess to the ale. drying up on the finish, but lingering on the palate with deft balance.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,917 ratings.