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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,546 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,546
Reviews: 2,592
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 252
Gots: 589 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

emmgee, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of emyers
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Best before 05/2014.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale gold with a huge fluffy white head. The head drops to about a quarter inch within a minute and then holds. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Bursting with fruity, estery aromas. Really accentuates the Belgian yeast well. There's a bit of tartness to the smell, almost a sour green-apple, along with some clove. The smell is very clean despite all of the esters.

Taste: Similar yeast-dominated flavor profile. Very fruity, with the same subtle tartness that I picked up in the aroma. A little bit of bready maly balances out the yeast, but it's barely apparent beneath all of the yeast character. Once again, I'm extremely impressed by how clean the flavor profile is - I often find Belgians come off a bit messy due to too much going on with the yeast, but this is perfectly crisp and clean.

Moughtfeel: Light, very dry, extraordinarily crisp. Very thirst-quenching and near-impossible to put down.

Overall: I'll admit the Belgian pale ales are not near the top of my list of favorite styles, but this is a damn-near perfect example of the style. Extremely flavorful, quite complex, yet very clean. Similar to champagne in many ways (although I'd take Duvel over most any champagne in a heartbeat).

emyers, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

RyanC, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into oversized Duvel tulip glass.

A - Semi-clear golden straw with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. The bubbles in the head are a bit larger than most beers.

S - Dry fruit and the characteristic belgian yeast aroma. It has a hint of skunkiness, but not enough to overpower the other smells.

T - A very clean, dry, peppery taste. Somewhat tart apple, very yeasty, and a slight hint of clove on the end. Possibly a little bit of sweet grape as well.

M - Moderate body with massive carbonation. The beer is super prickly in the mouth, and just assaults the tastebuds with its yeasty tartness.

O - Overall this beer is on the dry side, but there's a little bit of sweetness to round it out. The belgian yeast combined with huge carbonation makes this an amazing beer.

ExaltedNecrosis, Mar 01, 2013
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discdueler, Mar 01, 2013
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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,546 ratings.