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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,742 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,742
Reviews: 2,606
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 287
Gots: 672 | 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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4.31/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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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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4.6/5  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
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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant medium golden with a foamy 2 inch ivory head that lingers, with big bubbles dominating the texture. Yeast sediment clouds the color as I empty the bottle.

Butter, lemon, grain, and peaches form the initial aroma. Pear and coriander esters add complexity. Yeast emerges late, with notes of tangerine, clove, and pepper.

Flavor reveals a fairly sweet malt backbone, accented well by bananas, corn, and lightly toasted bread. Notes of caramel emerge. Peaches and tangerines underlie the profile, which finishes fairly dry, peppery, and a touch bitter. Yeastiness is evident throughout. Buttery notes provide an impression of richness.

Body is on the full side, rich, smooth and a little syrupy, but fairly high carbonation prevents it from being cloying. Alcohol warmth is substantial.

Good yeast ester character with enough malt to support and not overwhelm. Finish is dry enough to keep me wanting more, but a little to bitter for my liking. Alcohol is a touch hot.

barczar, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,742 ratings.