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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,922 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,922
Reviews: 2,636
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 313
Gots: 804 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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Photo of freshcarl
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours with a very large white head. Has a beautiful golden color. Aroma is very sweet and slightly hoppy. Taste is a perfect balance of hops and sweetness. Goes down incredibly smooth. A perfect golden ale.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours an interesting lime gold, is extremely heady, easy 3 finger head with whispy lacing. Head is very solid like a Snow White hockey puck.
S - Hops, pilsner, lime, alcohol and sweetness.
T - Slight hops with a bit of a pilsner taste, strong on the alcohol with an interestingly enough tequila wang. Limey, very interesting and delicious.
O - A one of a kind beer, will be a repeat buyer.
V - Quite expensive at 15 dollars a four pack.

Photo of Matthew607
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sergioelijah
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schematix
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I agree with the bros: 5/5. Perhaps the best beer ever made.

Heavy on the alcohol, yet light, yet satisfying. An unlikely contradiction that is so true you have to taste it. Simple ingredients with deep complexity. Epic head. If poured correctly, the last sip of beer will be all foam. And it'll get you buzzed in a hurry.

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DHarv
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ewelvaert
4.96/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ayricton
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of feeger22
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MorganStout
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickTinyRace
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jnila93
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tommyplink
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcbw
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to rate as I have encountered problems recently. Two cases recently have each contained several bottles which were bad. You can tell them as soon as opened - they start to overflow the bottle, and are so over-carbonated you can barely get them into a glass. Taste is nasty too. Rest of bottles in case are fine. I would rate 5 if not for the bad ones.

Photo of babaracas
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with billowing white head, settles slowly to a thick cap, thick lace down half of the glass. Smell: pear, orange peel, floral and lightly spicy with some background white grape sweetness. Nice but subdued. Taste: quite spicy, grassy and lightly herbal, soft sweet apple, pear, lemon rind. Velvety feel, finishing peppery and dry. Delicious. Best by 11/2016.

Photo of thxsforallthefish
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FZR23
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma comes across as latex-like with sweet, waxy honey, pear-like fruitiness, and a sour yeasty twang. It pours a massive, frothy, lumpy white head and a mostly clear, light gold body. The flavor is spicy with herbal/grassy bitterness, browning fruit, considerable alcohol, and some softening malty sweetness; the finish is dry and malty sweet. It is extremely carbonated with an intense bite; bubbly but crisp.

Crisp and frothy, spicy and bitter, and yet lightly sweet and fruity. The aroma isn't especially appealing, but overall it makes for a pleasurable drinking experience.

Photo of Swooy
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rootscipio
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigdadhausmann
3.47/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good, liked it till last drop

Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,922 ratings.