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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,213 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,213
Reviews: 2,569
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 233
Gots: 438 | 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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K-Shep87


5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-03-2013 02:25:47 | More by K-Shep87
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-02-2013 23:57:51 | More by Axnjxn
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bkrebs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle for a New Year's toast.

Pours a clear, light golden color with a full bright white cap of foam that persists. Plenty of lace on the glass throughout the tasting.

The aroma is dominated by black peppery phenols with a low underlying pear fruitiness and a slight grainy pils malt aroma.

The flavor is mostly peppery phenols with a touch of that pear fruitiness. Some noble type spicy hop flavor comes through later with a hint of grainy pils malt. The bitterness is rather firm and enhanced by the almost complete lack of sugar sweetness. The aftertaste is lingering phenols and light noble hop flavor. I don't get any sense that this beer is 8.5% alcohol.

A rather firm bitterness and high carbonation level enhances the bone dry mouthfeel.

In many ways, this beer exemplifies the basic qualities of the best belgian beers. It's dry, with pleasant phenols and fruitiness, and it's shockingly easy to drink considering the relatively high alcohol content.

Truly a classic and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 21:18:30 | More by bkrebs
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Ryanmic215


4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-02-2013 18:26:27 | More by Ryanmic215
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-02-2013 04:33:21 | More by blmar311
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-02-2013 02:58:07 | More by mendvicdog
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abex44

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-02-2013 02:29:24 | More by abex44
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-01-2013 22:04:57 | More by sjones5045
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jibjib513

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle from gift-set, into Duvel Tulip glass.

Appearance (4.0): Attempted to pour as the instructions on the side of the box state. This worked for the most part but I did manage to get a little too much foam. Had to set it down for a minute and eventually cut the head off with a knife, like they show in the stella artois commercials. I'm not sure if that is correct handling or not.

Smell (4.0): Smelled great!

Taste (4.0): Taste great, higher alcohol content but barely noticeable with all of the complex flavors coming through.

Mouthfeel (4.5): As with most of the Belgian beers, this one doesn't disappoint in the mouthfeel category.

Overall (4.0): A solid, world class beer. And I am also excited to get the tulip glass that came with the 4 pack gift set!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 13:51:21 | More by jibjib513
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-01-2013 02:53:07 | More by vcoggins
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-31-2012 19:27:44 | More by Satan70
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-31-2012 19:17:37 | More by QuamLaetus
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swimfire

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-30-2012 17:42:06 | More by swimfire
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Large white head. Golden and carbonated. you can see through the glass. Looks a lot like a Champagne.

S: Nice floral scents, hops,

T: Really like the pilsner malt flavor. It is mildly bitter and has a nice citrus notes.

M: tangy and creamy flavors work well together

O: very smooth and drinkable, extremely well made.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 17:21:58 | More by King_KongDCO93
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I-Beir-the-Bel


5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-30-2012 16:13:37 | More by I-Beir-the-Bel
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pugweasel

Kansas

1/5  rDev -76.5%

12-30-2012 01:07:23 | More by pugweasel
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-29-2012 22:18:58 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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Dtrain4

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-29-2012 19:52:42 | More by Dtrain4
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Halluxone

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-29-2012 16:01:21 | More by Halluxone
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PaulandSandra


3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

12-29-2012 14:18:15 | More by PaulandSandra
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-29-2012 13:41:47 | More by Sipchue
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MercerTraieste

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -12%

12-29-2012 06:43:41 | More by MercerTraieste
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

12-29-2012 02:33:11 | More by Melomanemusher
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Braz

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous golden blonde with a huge white head that slowly recedes to a rocky cap. Good amount of fruity aroma. Very lively looking beer. Tastes are fruity for most part with a bitterness toward the end and a fairly hoppy finish from the saaz. Excellent mouthfeel. Very lively carbonation with a dry finish. Will definately try again. Very high quality stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 23:53:37 | More by Braz
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CMML

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-28-2012 03:43:58 | More by CMML
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,213 ratings.