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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,921 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,921
Reviews: 2,636
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 313
Gots: 804 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mintjellie
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured the stumpy bottle into a chalice.

Pale gold and somewhat hazy with a head that looks like it belongs in the sky instead of in my glass. Quite effervescent, just looking at it. Leaves a generous web of lace. Quite pretty.

Yeasty aroma with hints of citrus and spice. A little bit earthy. Very inviting.

Tastes sweet up front quickly turning to a dry, bitter finish. The bitterness has a medicinal quality to it, but in a nice way. Alcohol is noticeable, but balances nicely with the other flavours.

The lively carbonation lends a pleasant texture to this beer.

The well balanced alcohol is deadly. I can feel this one bottle going to my head already, but the alcohol is so well balanced I could easily see myself having one to many. This beer is extremely easy to drink. And I feel a little tipsy from a single bottle. Not really a session beer, but so damned tasty and quaffable you wish it was.

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4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What else can I say that everyone hasnt already? Poured from 750 mL bottle, best buy 11/09. Pops like a bottle of chamapne, pours a golden yellow with massive head, thick, rocky, and left large amounts of lace. Smell is of sour citrus, some alcohol, and other fruits, I swear I detect some banana and at times reminds me of a hefe. Taste is superb, thats the only way to describe. High carbonation and an almost creamy feel to it. This might be the best beer I've every had so I dont have too many words to describe it other than that. Only a 4 for drinkability as it does pack a punch to it so a couple glasses of this and I couldnt handle any more.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had it many times before, reviewing for the 1st time. Pours clear golden color with a puffy white head. Less lacing than other bottles I've had. Good retention. Aroma is very clean of grassy noble hops, estery yeast, a bit of lemon. Taste is also dominated by yeast esters and grassy flavors with some noble hops. Crisp pilsen malt body that is clean. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly and fairly carbonated. Nice clean dry finish, not cloying and alcohol is totally un-noticed.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ark57
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It is a clear, pale golden color with a big, fluffy head. The aroma has some delicate hops with a touch of citrus. It is smooth and light. The finish is a spicy, crisp dryness. It is refreshing and wonderful, and it goes down so easily despite its high alcohol.

Photo of czechsaaz
4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very malt dominant aroma. Belgian pils and lots of it. Fermentation aromas include honey and lots of fruit (apples and peaches) and also a spicy component that I pick up as peppery.

Huge pillowy white head that really fills the oversized tulip Duvel glass. Pale golden colored and clear with lots of inviting rising carbonation bubbles.

Flavor is very malt dominant. It's a full flavored of malt, mostly belgian pils flavors. Hop bitterness is pretty high but there's very little hop flavor or aroma. I get more of the honey flavor effect and nice yeasty-estery effect that is both like bread and fruity. There's a lot of complexity in the flavor but it's all so well blended that it is also really straight-forward tasting.

Body is mediud. Carbonation level is a little biting that adds to the bittering effect. Not at all alcoholic in the mouthfeel but it has a warming effect in the stomach.

A great beer. It's strong and complex enough that you could sip and savor it. But it's brewed to hide the strength so you could also drink it as a thirst quencher. One of my favorites.

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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tulip glass from a nice little bottle. Pours vibrant blond with a towering, foamy white head.

S - Lot of spices; cloves and the like, banana and citrus fruits, wheat and light sugars.

T - Chalky, yeasty frontend that is suddenly livened up by a nice citrus and hop bite. Finish is nice and mellow with some faint spices.

M - Thin bodied, light, good carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lil' Duvel->Unibroue Tulip

A ~ Deep gold with great carbonation. Head like a mix of snow and marshmallow.

S ~ Lemon juice, dry bread, apple, champagne

T ~ More golden delicious apples, sunkissed grains. Hefty amount of hopping for a BSPA which is excellent. Also a bit of raw dough, haystacks, and tangerine.

M ~ Creamy, Soft, Prickly. Kinda tart with a good dry finish.

D ~ A classic. Purchased often.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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

bottle, best before 04/2011

Poured carefully , this brew has a rocky white pillow that last until the beer is finished. Golden and clear in color.

Aroma of slight funk, alcohol is apparent.

Classic combination of yeasty breadiness, slight hoppiness, and mellow sweetness makes this one of my favorites.

Medium body , with slightly dry finish. Over carbonation is to be expected.

Overall one of my favorite sippers.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Lightly hazed medium yellow color with a rocky, well-retained, 1-finger white head.

S- Loads of fruity esters - pear-like, with sweet malty notes, and a low to mid-low floral hoppy aroma

T- More esters, very fruity with a pear/apple like quality and subtle hints of orange peel. Low floral hop quality with a medium amount of bittering. Finishing very dry.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, very highly carbonated/effervescent.

D- Yes, may I have another?

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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 6,921 ratings.