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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,509 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,509
Reviews: 2,588
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 249
Gots: 576 | 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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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in Duve glass. Pours a pale straw/gold, with a big bright white head. Lots of carbonation in the glass.

Smell: yeasty, some bananas, bread, slight hint of fresh mowed grass, some herbs, and even some mint. Later on some hint of lemon. It's all quite fresh, but very complex.

Taste: starts with yeast, very light malts, toast. Then some citrus (lemon) with a nice bitter touch of hops, alsmost like lemonpeel. Aftertaste is slightly sour and fades into more bitterness. Slighty less complex than the nose, but wow I really like this a lot.

Mouth: quite dry and medium bodied. Perfect carbonation. This feels light for the ABV, but it really works very well. Love it.

Overall: a true classic. Complex but very drinkable. Hard to beat in the style.

Maakun, Mar 05, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a AleSmith Horny Devil snifter.

A- pours a hazy, dark lemon color with a 2" white head. Big clumps and bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- sweet and sour lemons with lots do spices from the Belgian yeast.

T- pale malts, some caramel, lots of lemon and lemon rind, nice amount of spices and light pine bite.

M- medium body and high carbonation. Crisp, nice and creamy with slight dryness.

O- nice Belgian pale. Has huge lemon and spice characteristics.

kawilliams81, Mar 05, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Duvel pours a beautiful hazy yellow with almost 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Smells of apples, bananas, and whole wheat bread. The taste is smooth and dry, with hints of fruit, spice and cracker. Very little hop bitterness..if any. Just a fantastic mouthfeel, it's like what a good champagne wished it could be. Light bodied, highly carbonated, very light sweetness, dry.

I had never tried this beer before and although it's not my usual hop-bomb type of brew, I decided to delve in with a 4 pack anyway. The first bottle I thought was just OK...By the last of the 4 pack I begrudgingly came to this realization...this is one of th finest easy drinking, alcohol hiding, delicious beers I have ever had. It will now be a staple in my fridge, and would most likely choose this beer over the many IPA's I drink on a regular basis. Advice...drink this bad boy nice and cold.

Melikeydahop, Mar 04, 2013
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,509 ratings.