Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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4.04/5 rDev -5.2%
A - The pour is a hazy medium yellow, big head, small lacing
S - Strong yeast with sweet overtones
T - First taste is incredibly full and sweet, reminiscent of bananas. Herbs include mostly clove with a bit of nutmeg and vanilla
M - medium-light, a bit creamy towards the end, lots of lively carbonation
O - On tap, the beer lives up to the hype. I find that in the bottle, the first impact is a bit too heavy; give the beer a bit of time to breathe before partaking. When possible, find on tap, the effect is much better. By far one of my top choices among the Belgian beers. I prefer on tap a bit on the chilled side. Once warmed, the sweet flavored really stand out to the point where it's almost overpowering - a bit strong for my taste.
03-14-2013 01:47:20 | More by WaringYouOut
2.75/5 rDev -35.4%
Appearance and aroma similar to what a lot of guys on here have already said, but I wasn't crazy about the taste. Had a more experienced beer drinking buddy over and he said it might have been exposed to too much light. I will definitely try this again in the future, but as of now, I'm not crazy about it.
03-11-2013 04:00:11 | More by DWatson
4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
Appearance - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a massive, pillowy 3 finger head. Good retention. A nice layer of bubbles remain on the surface, thickening around the edges. Lacing is spotty with good stick.
Smell - Sweet, sugary and fruity esters dominate the aroma. Green apple, subtle touches of unripened banana, slight spice.
Taste - Follows the aroma. Green apple sourness upfront, smooths out with estery sweetness by mid-taste, allowing a touch of clove spice to shine through. Mild grass bitterness hits near the finish, before a clean, crisp aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body, with lively carbonation. Entirely smooth and inviting; almost creamy on the tongue. Crisp, clean, semi-dry finish.
Overall - Really beautifully crafted beer. Wonderful flavor, combined with a fantastically drinkable smoothness makes this a joy to drink. My only drawback? The price. At $3.50 for an 11.2 oz bottle, it's nothing I'll be buying with much frequency.
03-11-2013 02:43:34 | More by TheSixthRing
4/5 rDev -6.1%
If you like Belgian beers this one holds up pretty good, had three different ones tonight, and this one fits the bill.
Belgian beers have this fruity Honey twang to them followed by a slight bittering after taste. They are definitely in a class by themselves! I drank this one "Golden Ale"right after a Atomium "Grand Cru" ...and you know what, they were pretty much the same thing ...to me anyway. I noticed a difference in the triple and that was that it had three times the flavor!
The review before this one said it tasted like a Heineken ... No!
03-10-2013 14:30:54 | More by FlatRabbitRed
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,404 ratings.