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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,548 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,548
Reviews: 2,592
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 252
Gots: 591 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

as always a perfect beverage.
pours honey marmalade gold and gives head like a world class champion.
the head on this beer symbolizes all that makes it great. its a living monument to the wonderful duvel yeast. rocky cloudy and stiffens at the top.
it smells divine. a magical blend of spices malt and yeast.
dry sweet complex tasting. leaves a whirlwind of flavors on the palate during and long after each delightful sip.
sniffing this beer alone puts it heads and shoulders above the average fare. and it tastes so good you cant wait for the next sip while trying to savour the one you just had.
no alcohol taste whatsoever but a hearty warming from the high ABV is inevitable.
this is the good stuff.

paxkey, Dec 14, 2010
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. 8.5% ABV, Best Before 07 2012. Thanks to my girlfriend for a GOOD bottle of this. I've been trying to review it for damn near a year and have been getting only crap bottles.

A - The pour, unhurried, like they suggest, leaves the beer a crystal clear pale yellow so the drinker can witness the never-ending chimneys of carbonation billowing bubbles upwards. The bleached white head is three fingers tall and filled with dense, creamy bubbles. Solid retention finally gave way to characteristic Belgian lace all over the glass like a beautiful veil.

S - The Belgian yeast creates a strong, perfumy aroma of yeast and mild spices with a touch of citrus in the nose. Saaz hops (I believe) add a little spice as well as giving off a floral scent and making it a nice crisp, clean aroma. Pale malts fall into the background but still have a touch of raw honey sweetness to them. Or perhaps there is a little candi sugar. Lots of nuanced in this intoxicating aroma.

T - Spicy all over the place. Black pepper and a...coriander-like hint coming from either the yeast or the hops. The hops give a delicate dryness to the finish which pairs well with the citrusy zest. The Belgian yeast, without sediment present, still gives a yeast flavor with light esters. Low sweetness poking through. Delicate but very deep.

M - Crisp and abundantly carbonated, it's as sprtizy on the tongue as champagne. The finish has a light dry and citrus kick that gives it a refreshing feel. It feels light bodied.

D - Insanely drinkable for the percent it contains making it a dangerous brew. I could have a few in a row. Fantastic flavor and feel, it is THE perfect example of the style and one of the greatest beers of all time when you don't constantly get skunked or bad bottles. Shoulda' had this at midnight instead of champagne.

BeerFMAndy, Jan 12, 2010
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color: poured out the yeast (ill try again without it). perfect cloudy, pure gold. two-finger head with constant replenishment

Smell: crisp, yeasty, slightly malty. typical belgian spices.

Taste: very crisp, citrusy (somewhat tart), yeasty and alcoholic combo. very clean finish with only a hint of malt and yeast and just a tich of bitterness

Mouthfeel: very sparkly. very light, crisp and smooth. high carbonation

Notes: what a gorgeous beer! totally lives up to its reputation. extremely easy drinking, despite the carbonation. delicious fruitiness. totally disappears from your mouth once you swallow. i know i gave it all 5's, but i just didnt know where to compromise, and this is a perfect example of what a strong golden should be

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,548 ratings.