Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Duvel comes by its legendary status deservedly a first-class example of its genre from start to finish.
It poured from the bottle into my snifter with a large, three-finger head that sat perched over a golden, straw-coloured beer with some cloudiness. The head had considerable retention, and remained till the end, leaving a sticky lace on the glass.
The smell was yeasty with fruity esters and a hint of malt very inviting, though maybe not as complex as my favourite Belgian pale ale, Fin du Monde.
This is a pleasant, well-balanced experience despite its classification as a "big" Belgian beer. It hides its 8.1% ABV (that's what the bottle said I know it differs from the info up top) well and goes down smooth. I personally favour a bit more carbonation than Duvel offers and marked its drinkability down only slightly because of what I perceive as a bit of a dry, astringent aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2006 02:32:29 | More by vanrassel
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,136 ratings.