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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,596 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,596
Reviews: 2,596
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 258
Gots: 617 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

brewhaha110, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of finstadp
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Duvel is a great Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The appearance is a yellow or goldenrod color. The smells contain both wheat and fruit notes. The body was very full bodied and bold. The taste is very refreshing and bold with strong wheat notes. This was my first Belgian Strong Pale Ale and I was very impressed with the style.

finstadp, Apr 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

RaphaelSC, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

cnwillis31, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Arsenal0328, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

thampel09, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of AmitC
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a small Duvel bottle of white color and red markings, into a snifter.

Color is straw pale. About one and one-half finger white colored head with decent retention. Good lacing on the sides. Some bubbles. Cloudy and hazy appearance. Suspensions.

Aroma is the weakest thing about this beer. I don't know if the bottle was too old or whatever. It is highly unlikely though. Slight Belgian yeast. Very little hop aroma, dry nuts, Crispiness, effervescence, malts. Some yeast. Strength is moderate at best. Very low profile. Complex - definitely.

Taste follows the nose. A lot of things going on simultaneously. But I think I have better and more intense BSPAs than this beer. A big disappointment or rather lack of aptitude to be a big beer - my personal opinion. Finish is dry.

Mouth feel is light to medium. High carbonation. Easy to drink. Hides the strength very well.

AmitC, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mixed_master7, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of J_Dub
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Golden yellow with lots of bubbles and a thick, white head.

S: Citrus fruit right away with some grassy notes. I also smelled some spicy cloves at the end and yeast throughout. Very clean and crisp.

T: Similar to the smell. Spicy hop flavors dominate but a mixture of banana, cloves and malt are also noticeable. Perfect balance of flavors and very drinkable.

M: Tons of carbonation that almost overwhelm your tongue. Crisp finish. Did I mention the assault of CO2 bubbles on your entire mouth?

Overall, this is a "dangerous" 8.5% beer as the alcohol is hidden underneath a wonderfully crisp flavor that leaves you wanting just one more sip. One of my (many) go-to beers for warm summer months.

J_Dub, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

YaKnowBrady, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

DerekKetelaars, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

wyckydsceptre, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

EmmetD, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

hurdjg, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ericdupont, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

JHurley, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

pjs234, Apr 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

DGSchmitt, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

douginromeo, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

SStein, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

510a, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

civicm87, Apr 20, 2013
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,596 ratings.