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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,977 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,977
Reviews: 2,649
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 327
Gots: 851 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A:
Pours a vaguely cloudy pale straw (champagne-looking) with an impressive, creamy head that starts out huge and remains perfect throughout. Excellent retention; nice spots of gloppy lacing.

S:
Beery beyond belief. Sweet lemon notes with really prevalent hop aroma (hay, grass). A bit of doughy yeast, but just enough to notice.

T:
Pretty stanky with a big hop bite (borders on a medicinal bitterness in the back of your throat). Musty dirt flavors with a bready backbone. The malt balances the bitterness so that neither is the most prevalent flavor. Fabulous!

M:
Pretty light body. Great carbonation. Creamy but sparkling, lingering but clean. Exactly how it should be.

O:
Excellent beer in every way. Likely worthy of a straight five rating across the board (I like to think there is a white whale out there somewhere, though). This is what beer should be. Encompasses everything that makes us love beer (whatever its style).

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.7/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this in a box of 3 750ml bottles. Been eying it for a while and wanted to give it a try. Bottle conditioned and as this is the 3rd of the 3, all have been slightly different -this the most funky of the bunch. Pours dark gold, thick head fades fairly quickly. Aroma has a slightly stale moldy essence. There is a twang to it, like budweiser with corriander dryhopped. And that is exactly it -an upscale, and expensive bud that has gone bad. I dont mind a little skunk in a green bottle lager, but this was intentional and went horribly wrong. They tried to "high end" this and screwed up when it could have been a decent (and drinkable) mile golden ale. Like a homebrew experiment that failed. Never again.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,977 ratings.