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Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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6,259 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,259
Reviews: 2,573
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 235
Gots: 452 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-14-2013 05:48:48 | More by Flashyspoons
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-23-2014 11:10:04 | More by DLS168
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-30-2012 00:07:33 | More by twkirkby
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2013 19:18:06 | More by ThrashMaster
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-13-2013 00:38:40 | More by justforrazors
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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2013 23:27:07 | More by JC333
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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2014 00:04:26 | More by squack
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color (like a cloudy pils), huge rocky white head, mostly lasting, sheets of lace. Aroma is fruity, banana, apple, some lemon, yeasty, and grassy - very "fresh" smelling. Flavor follows with apple in the forefront, lemon hiding out in the back a bit, ends dry and grassy. Body is full, very lively carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2003 13:50:32 | More by goz
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw in color, very fizzy. One-finger head leaves a bit of lacing and sticks around.

Smells of Belgian yeast, bananas and a lot of candied sugar.

Taste is a blast of fruity yeast flavors and candied sugar. Dry bananas, white grapes, dry sweetness. Finishes dry and bitter, with some hop flavor. The dry, candied sugar quality is rather strong.

Light and fizzy on the mouth.

This is a good beer, and there are a lot of flavors going on. Not among my favorite styles, but this is a good example.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 01:05:59 | More by musicforairports
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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A good choice for review number 200.

I first tried this beer several years ago. It came as part of a holiday gift pack. I bought it mainly for the glass, but have come back again and again for the flavor.

A: Pale, crystal clear, yellow. Amazing crown sits on top of the Duvel tulip glass (the only vector to present this fine ale, I might add). The head starts at a healthy 4-5 inches and slowly dwindles to a lasting 1 inch. Reasonable lace along the sides. The etched "D" sends the strong carbonation bubbles to supply the everlasating head. Beautiful in all aspects. Iconic.

S: Slight fruitiness. A hint of alcohol. Very faint, grainy sweetness. The hops are floral and aromatic. A little subdued than what I'd like it to be, but very nice for even the biggest hophead. Definitely of the noble variety however.

T: Many layers of flavors in a quite simple beer. Starts with a mild sweetness that is quickly followed by some alcohol. Not fusel alcohol, but a more pleasant variety. The sweetness then goes to the nice ester profile. Some hints of peach and pear. Strong apple flavors at the end. The hops add to the experience with a mild fruitiness. They also seem to add somewhat of a lemon rind character. To summarize, this beer has a ton going on for a recipe consisting of pilsner malt, sugar, yeast, water and hops.

M: Crisp, clean and slightly minerally. The bubbles tickle and scrub the tongue, making this beer crisper than many.

D: A pheonomenal beer. A paragon of the style. The price is a bit higher than many craft beers, but I'm willing to pay it for this gem. A definite pearl in the sea of Belgian beers. Irreplaceable. If you haven't tried it, you should.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 02:12:15 | More by brewdoc75
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2013 04:25:49 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-09-2013 04:51:38 | More by longisland1983
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-12-2013 15:36:03 | More by neorunner
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

09-05-2013 07:57:39 | More by smekermann
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2013 13:05:33 | More by jdklks
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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz stubby into my Duvel chalice.

Appearance: Nice light gold in color, pretty thick head, decent lacing.

Smell: Citrus hops, a bit of apples in the front, and a nice ester backdrop. The alcohol is hidden nicely, yet still stands tall in the nose.

Taste: Grainy, lemony-zest, accompanied by a floral uprising of excellent hop presence. This one is a tad spicy, good fruit boastfullness, along the lines almost of a Champagne.

Mouthfeel: Pretty damn carbonted, this one feels like it's burning a hole in my tongue. My Duvel chalice displays the bubbles excellently with this beer, you really don't appreciate your Duvel chalice until you pour this in it.

Drinkability: At 8.50 ABV, this is like drinking water, an excellent balance of hops and overall satisfaction, I can easily polish alot of these off yet at such a high ABV, it feels like your drinking a lite beer. This is a classic beer that I'm glad I finally tried and look forward to having again in the future!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 00:54:08 | More by thespaceman
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2011 00:27:18 | More by JSkone09
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

05-04-2014 01:24:08 | More by Nichols33
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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It was good to see that the establishment that offered this Belgian used the Duvel snifter-style tulip glass. The head was among the most impressive I have seen and smelled on a Belgian; large, white, and with hints of sweet fruits, citrus, bananas, yeasts and candy sugar. The taste was excellent, creamy and yeasty finishing dry and smooth. There was continuous carbonation, but enough to completely distract from the flavor. One of my favorite Belgians and a must-try for any beer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2005 20:00:11 | More by sinistrsam
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel tulip (duh)

A - Pale light yellow color, slightly hazy. The legendary Duvel head! Thick and creamy and as tall as you want it, lasting forever. The wonderful head leaves behind strong lacing. I'd give it a 5.5 if I could.

S - Rich, creamy bubblegum yeast, sour cherries, earthy wheat stalks and some spicy peppery spices. Alcohol is slightly detectable.

T - Taste starts fizzy and thick, then the yeast takes over; bready and creamy and thick on the mouth with a bite, but different than a hop or carbonation bite. There's a short cherry-like sourness in there just before the finish, which is a thick yeastiness.

M - Medium to thick consistency with very slightly elevated carbonation.

D - Overall a solid beer. I'm glad I bought 4 of them.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2007 00:48:12 | More by umustdrink
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4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a yellowish straw color with a huge big bubbled head. Beers continues to produce columns of latent fiz for quite sometime after you finish pouring.

S- Scents of pears, spices, Belgian yeast, and a touch of honey-like sweetness.

T- Leads with a semi sweet pear/apple/ lemon taste. Mid palate is a touch of spice and yeast. After the finish I'm gettin a banana citrus type thing.

M- Clean smooth refreshing....Delicious!

D- This is a fanatically delicious beer. I had heard good thing about his beer and it more than lived up to the buzz. I believe this is huge crowd pleaser.. super smooth yet so much flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 02:50:11 | More by UA8
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-06-2013 16:49:44 | More by DJButters
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 18:46:22 | More by AApparel
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-27-2011 21:44:14 | More by akinsja
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-19-2012 22:03:43 | More by Pelicanrocks
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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