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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,493 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,493
Reviews: 2,585
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 250
Gots: 570 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

MarkFy, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Abnrml, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

prisoner1572, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jroberts8811, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Matagal, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Troville1990, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

johntfox, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of DWatson
2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Appearance and aroma similar to what a lot of guys on here have already said, but I wasn't crazy about the taste. Had a more experienced beer drinking buddy over and he said it might have been exposed to too much light. I will definitely try this again in the future, but as of now, I'm not crazy about it.

DWatson, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

Appearance - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a massive, pillowy 3 finger head. Good retention. A nice layer of bubbles remain on the surface, thickening around the edges. Lacing is spotty with good stick.

Smell - Sweet, sugary and fruity esters dominate the aroma. Green apple, subtle touches of unripened banana, slight spice.

Taste - Follows the aroma. Green apple sourness upfront, smooths out with estery sweetness by mid-taste, allowing a touch of clove spice to shine through. Mild grass bitterness hits near the finish, before a clean, crisp aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body, with lively carbonation. Entirely smooth and inviting; almost creamy on the tongue. Crisp, clean, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Really beautifully crafted beer. Wonderful flavor, combined with a fantastically drinkable smoothness makes this a joy to drink. My only drawback? The price. At $3.50 for an 11.2 oz bottle, it's nothing I'll be buying with much frequency.

TheSixthRing, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jplopez21, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JDavidRice, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Psychmusic, Mar 10, 2013
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Maurus, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

If you like Belgian beers this one holds up pretty good, had three different ones tonight, and this one fits the bill.

Belgian beers have this fruity Honey twang to them followed by a slight bittering after taste. They are definitely in a class by themselves! I drank this one "Golden Ale"right after a Atomium "Grand Cru" ...and you know what, they were pretty much the same thing ...to me anyway. I noticed a difference in the triple and that was that it had three times the flavor!

The review before this one said it tasted like a Heineken ... No!

FlatRabbitRed, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

e30todamax, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

ChrisKayler, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

nynata, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

shehateme, Mar 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Satyr179, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DragLine6, Mar 09, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev -27.2%

Welp, Time to be " that guy " once again.

A - Poured a limestone color with a monster white frothy head that left a small amount of lacing.

S - Smells like an adjunct. A lot of creamed corn and rice adjunct along with a bit of pepper and yeast.

T - Some hay and westmalle yeast followed by a bit of creamed corn and pepper. That's about it.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - I'm sorry, but this beer is so unbelievably overrated that it is ridiculous. IN MY OPINION, It tastes like a glorified Euro Pale Lager. I love how I'm seeing people review this beer noting it's flavors which compare quite well to adjuncts, Yet they are rating it so highly simply because they feel obligated and they are completely biased. i deliberated this beer with two friends, Both craft drinkers. One of them has been drinking craft only for over twenty years and they both completely agree that this beer does not live up to any of the hype. One of them actually called it " Rancid Bud Light ".

SometimesIfart, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

emsjf, Mar 09, 2013
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,493 ratings.