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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,722 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,722
Reviews: 2,605
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 281
Gots: 661 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

brin611, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

akttr, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

LuckyJohn, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

kguard, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden, straw-colored, but cloudy with yeast. Thick, three-finger head. Not unlike a tripel with a thicker head. Bubbles difficult to see through the cloudiness. Leaves a beautiful lace along the glass.

S - Fruity, slightest tinge of alcohol. A little citrus.

T - This is very nice. A little sour (not at all in a bad way), but not overly sweet. Very well balanced and complex. Difficulty picking out individual flavors. Despite the high(ish) ABV, the alcohol flavor really fades into the background beautifully. Not at all unlike a tripel, but with the flavors more balanced, less pronounced. Bright and forward, but not particularly hoppy; certainly not bitter. Mildly spicy, and lovely malts.

M - Lovely. Swishes like a medium-bodied ale, but clings with a lovely finish in the mouth.

O - This is one of the better beers I have tried. More complex than my limited palate can truly appreciate. The overall aroma, taste, and mouthfeel complement each other perfectly. Every sip seems to reveal something new.

Roguer, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Necronomad, Apr 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

KVNBGRY, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Morpheus, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ArchEnemyBrew, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Celtics76, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a completely translucent pale gold with three full fingers of pure white head. The foam takes a bit to settle, leaving a huge rocky layer all along the beer. Huge bubbles dominate as the smaller ones break. Lots of good lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is light and sweet with notes of fresh cut grass, mild spice, and mild fruit. This beer smells light and refreshing.

T: This beer starts out with sweet and spicy. The spice is mild and dances on the palate. I get some ripe bananas, come clove, and some mild earthiness in the middle. As the beer transitions to the finish, the sweet malt dominate.

M: Light bodied beer. Sweet and spice play off each other in great balance up front. The beer coats the palate, but slides off smoothly. It's a bit sticky in the back end but dries up once the beer is gone.

O: Very nice beer. The flavors are really good, the mouthfeel is very good, and I don't get even the slightest bit of alcohol in this beer. It's unbelievably well done. Might be one of the best Belgian Pale Ales that I have ever had.

trxxpaxxs, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

aLenwell, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

litheum94, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

docrates, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

PHSCAPT, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Elbrownbag, Apr 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

c-rum, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Soneast, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

resistdefy, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

GoGata, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

razorsdescent, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very large white foam head with long retention on a clear bright golden body. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, herbal hops, lemon custard, musty malts. Flavors provide an excellent Belgian experience with nice yeast presence, very herbal hop flavors, tart citrus, some pine resin and a little more alcohol presence than I feel us typical of the style. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation with a dry finish. As stated above, the Belgian character is excellent with this one being very complex and yet still nicely drinkable. I am surprised I have gone this long without having tried this one.

kylehay2004, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Razorback09, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

AugustusRex, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Beelzebeer
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, BB May 2014, served in oversized tulip

A - Chunky, web-like, head. Clear, golden body.

S - Bitter hops, some crystal malts, some sour

T - Same as taste. A little funk in there. Ages nicely. Light candy sugar. Hides ABV pretty well. After taste of pointed bitterness.

M - Nice. High on the carbonation, but good density in body.

O - Tried and true classic. Can't get much better.

Beelzebeer, Apr 12, 2013
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,722 ratings.