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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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7,010 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,010
Reviews: 2,656
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 339
Gots: 890 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

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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Ratings: 7,010 | Reviews: 2,656
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2.7/5  rDev -36.5%
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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3.16/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Straw-colored, pale, clear, nice looking head.

Smell: I'm honestly not getting a whole lot out of this. I can smell the alcohol. It smells a little sweet and a little like nail polish remover.

Taste: Sweet followed by hoppiness. Bitter finish. Again, not getting a ton of flavor. Maybe my tastebuds are off tonight for some reason? It's not bad, but I don't have a lot to comment on.

Mouthfeel: Good. Growing carbonation that lingers on the tongue, otherwise smooth.

Overall: I don't know what's up, but I'm not terribly impressed by this oft-loved beer.

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3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 07 2015. Today is 7/1/13.

A - Effervescent. Straw in color with a big thick white head. Very Clear. Looks like a Chardonnay with a head!

S - Grain and corn initially. Then light fruit notes of pear and apple. The more I smell, the more I notice the phenol tones.

T - Corn is the strongest flavor I get up front. Banana comes through with the yeast notes. The finish is aggressively bitter. The hops offer nothing in flavor but really hold this ale up for the finish.

M - HOT. Very carbonated. Slight 'slick' mouth feel.

O - I think my sample may have had a hard life in its journey between the brewer and my glass.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 7,010 ratings.