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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,506 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,506
Reviews: 2,587
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 249
Gots: 574 | 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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Photo of Ohboy229
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Ohboy229, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Quackus
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Quackus, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cork pops off with ease, beer pours clear pale golden yellow with a glacier of white head and clumpy lacing.

Fruity yeast and apples dominate aroma. Juicy fruit, gummy candy, skunk, esters, banana, tinge of alcohol, leafy hops, cereal grain.

Lightly sweet grains again in check with dominant yeast. Overly ripened fruits, mealy pear, welcomed alcohol, quick hit of bitterness as yeast flavors fade. Smooth ester aftertaste.

Body could be the best part of this beer. Feel is nearly burning with carbonation. Substantial, just big enough, satisfying.

Any beer lover should try Duvel. Go on...

TheMultiYeast, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of optimator705
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

optimator705, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of georgiaboy8686
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

georgiaboy8686, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Maillard, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

breakingbland, Mar 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

CwrwAmByth, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

KingSlayer, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of M1k3y
5/5  rDev +17.4%

M1k3y, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of WaringYouOut
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

WaringYouOut, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

TrevorWGrover, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mecmd, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

MarkFy, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Abnrml, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

prisoner1572, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jroberts8811, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Matagal
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Matagal, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Troville1990, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

johntfox, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of DWatson
2.75/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

DWatson, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

TheSixthRing, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jplopez21, Mar 11, 2013
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,506 ratings.