Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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5/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured into a tulip glass
A: Golden in color but a bit hazy. Tons of carbonation. Nice beautiful foamy head.
S: I'm picking up a lot of smells here: clove, apple notes. The smell is very refreshing.
T: The taste is similar to how the beer smells. There's hints of clove and banana, some spices, and a bit of orange. It also has this apple cider-type flavor amongst all the flavors. The bitterness is very mild.
M: Light bodied, and the carbonation draws out the flavors. The carbonation really makes this beer stand out.
O: This is a perfect beer. It's very tasty and refreshing. It's a really good Belgian Golden.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2013 08:34:18 | More by Luminol
4.95/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A classic example of the style!
Pours out a clear, bright yellow with about 3 fingers of a very fluffy, white head.
The aroma is packed with fruity esters. There are notes of bananas, apples, pears and white grapes, some lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, the typical Belgian yeast strain and some bready, yeasty notes.
The taste is very similar to the aroma. Up front there are a ton of the bananas, apples, pears and white grapes which is followed by lemon zest, some white pepper, orange peel as well as coriander. The Belgian yeast strain is very dominant and it finishes with a decent amount of bready/yeasty notes.
Finishes very dry, has a crisp and clean mouthfeel, a light-medium body and is carbonated like champagne. Not trace of alcohol anywhere in this beer. Very smooth and highly drinkable.
If you like Belgian Ales you HAVE to try this one. Amazing.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2013 20:26:41 | More by JohnnyMc
4/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The single most carbonated ale I have ever seen the rush of bubbles created a telescopic off white head. The more the bubbles rushed to the surface the farther the head retreated from the top of the glass. The ale had a cloudy golden hue that was quite striking.
The scent is of yeast, cloves, honey and even a bit of lemon. Very complex.
A kind of mead like quality the taste is like a Bit O' Honey candy. There is an apple taste at the back and I'm impressed with the variance on the tongue. There's even a bit of citrus somewhere in there but it is lost quickly.
Despite the immense carbonation the feel is light and tangy. Very smooth it drinks easy and well.
These are not my favorite flavors, especially in beer, but I understand the high numbers this ale receives as it is very intricate in its tones.
Serving type: on-tap
01-19-2013 23:48:07 | More by KYGunner
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,268 ratings.