Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,825 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,825
Reviews: 2,615
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 298
Gots: 722 | 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)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in a stubby short-necked brown 33 cl bottle with a white label with red writings. A coat of arms on top. Looks really nice.

A: This beer pours hazy pale golden with a massive white light fluffy head that slowly dissipates leaving rich lacings.

S: Smells very nice, yeast and spices (some pepper) - just like a nice Belgian should smell. There's citric notes and a touch of ripe bananas and some faint green apples.

T: Rich and full taste. Sweet malt, very nice balanced together with hops and spices as well as yeast. It's almost like a fruit-salad: ripe bananas, lemons, lime, green apples and maybe orange zest. A faint tone of wheat?

M: The longlasting aftertaste is mostly dry but also a bit sweet. The body is medium and the carbonation is rich. A very smooth beer that leaves a warm feeling in the chest (from the alcohol).

D: This is a very nice and complex beer, BUT it's much stronger than you think. It goes down almost to easy - be aware!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a slinder Baloon glass. Best before date: 08/2011. Taken from notes. Reviewed under medium low artificial light.

Appearance: Forms a four thinger rocky white head. Semi hazy yellow brew. High perceived effervescence. Excellent head retention given that the head lasts thourought. Thick cap. The lacing is also excellent, being composed of big thick patches and rings of foam scattered around the glass.

Aroma: Foreground is mostly Malt and a Alcoholic zing. On the background there is Banana and slight spiciness from the Yeast esters. Well balanced, could use a little more spiciness on the nose to be honest.

Taste: Malt sweetness, Banana, bubblegum, slight spiciness which meshes well with the slight alcohol zing. Saaz like hop spaciness and flavour. Orange peel?

Palate: Medium to Medium High Bitterness. Medium to Medium light Body. Medium carbonation. Clean Finish, with lingering Btterness from the hops.

Drinkability: Well balanced overall with the spiciness from the hops and Yeast bi-products masking well the high ABV of the brew. Fits the style guidelines. Its also very light bodied and easy to drink if you take into account the ABV.

On a final note: A legendary beer, what can i say?

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It is a clear, pale golden color with a big, fluffy head. The aroma has some delicate hops with a touch of citrus. It is smooth and light. The finish is a spicy, crisp dryness. It is refreshing and wonderful, and it goes down so easily despite its high alcohol.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,825 ratings.