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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,374 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,374
Reviews: 2,578
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 243
Gots: 512 | 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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JLSIV

Georgia

4.71/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured beautiful slightly hazy straw color with a billowy, long lasting white head. Excellent lacing.
Clove like aroma, with peppery notes, taste is unique to this brand, almost pepper like with a good spice mix, some yeast in background. Mouthfeel is more dry than full, with a light warmth at the finish

Overall, this is worth the price and hype. Truly outstanding in all aspects

08-17-2014 00:59:10 | More by JLSIV
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%

330 ml stubby brown bottle with a best before date of 09 2006. Quick tips on how to pour the beer as well as “Bottle Conditioned” on the label.

Appearance: A perfect amount of foamy head from a trained pour into the appropriate Duvel glass, the lace clings to the glass in patchy clumps. The clarity is great as the pouring went well and the yeast stayed in the glass. Very pale in colour, some would confuse this with a lager as far as the light golden hue.

Smell: Hints of apple skin (juicy fruit), clean alcohol and a slight yeast bite in the aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Clean pale malt flavour throughout. Three big flashes of yeast, hop bitterness and alcohol hit the palate. Big cleansing crispness makes you want an other sip. A tad juicy in the middle, with a big warming alcohol landing middle to end. Mild medicinal phenols peak in the middle and nearly vanish as the alcohol takes over.

Notes: A top shelf brew, this one does it for me and then some. Pretty much sex in a bottle and the devil told me to drink it. Duvel is close to dry champagne but so much more. Between the bitterness and the sheer crispness, this beer is what I expect from the Belgian strong pale ale style.

12-09-2003 03:59:57 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +13.8%

Presentation: 33cl custom shorty with a bulbed neck. Best before date: 03/2003. Serve chilled.

Appearance: Cloudy (from escaped yeast) and pale. A grande creamy, chunk head adorns the top and sticks with great stay. The colour and head are perfection incarnate.

Smell: Delicate spice, pepper and clean malt sweetness.

Taste: Smooth and extremely creamy on the palate. A lively carbonation creates a light mouthfeel and crispness. Upfront flavours are bitter and sweet, with a lean on the sweet; distinct fruity malt esters, bold spiciness and rind-like twang that mellows and balances. Finishes slightly grain/dry with some residual spice and dextrin notes.

Notes: Deceivingly seductive and powerful. It lurs you with mesmerizing eye candy, then as the absolute refresher, then whacks the shite out of you with an 8.5% abv club. It's not called the "Devil" for nothing.

One of the best beers on the face of the Earth. Bow down to this god of beers.

12-06-2000 21:21:53 | More by Todd
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jmt308

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-22-2014 04:06:43 | More by jmt308
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NorCalAussie

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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DrJones

Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

08-21-2014 23:26:05 | More by DrJones
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fosters9

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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beaulabauve

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-21-2014 21:58:37 | More by beaulabauve
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Doug1979

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured light golden hazy summer-straw colour, with a fluffy dreamy-white cotton wool head. If the different flavours were acting out a play on your tongue it would be truly Shakespearean: villainous spice, beautiful malt, godly yeast, funky, tangy, fruity and musty all in near-perfect balance. One of the timeless classics of the beer world...

08-21-2014 19:35:09 | More by Doug1979
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Mesquita


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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KristijanG

Slovenia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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MWinchester91


4.68/5  rDev +9.9%

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Kuoinetown

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-21-2014 01:21:37 | More by Kuoinetown
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leffebrown84th

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Was skeptical at first, but was pleasantly surprised to see that its very good. Very simple flavor, I would say pear like with a bitter hop taste. No complex or multiple flavors, just pear like. No detection of alcohol either.

08-20-2014 23:15:04 | More by leffebrown84th
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Grodd87

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-20-2014 22:50:15 | More by Grodd87
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TequilaVoodoo


4.29/5  rDev +0.7%

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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-19-2014 17:08:41 | More by jbriggs7
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kvadiat

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-19-2014 04:24:25 | More by kvadiat
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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2014 20:41:21 | More by RPH2327
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admh1972

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2014 19:50:32 | More by admh1972
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ZeppelinNL

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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ExcapeKey


4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-17-2014 18:14:53 | More by ExcapeKey
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DouglasNN


4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

08-17-2014 14:50:53 | More by DouglasNN
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Jburnsm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-17-2014 08:21:48 | More by Jburnsm
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-17-2014 02:54:45 | More by epyon396
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,374 ratings.