Duvel Single | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RblWthACoz on 10-15-2008

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182
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468
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can into signature tulip glass, best before 6/22/2019. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, peach, pear, red apple, melon, peppercorn, white grape, light banana/clove, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, red apple, melon, peppercorn, white grape, light banana/clove, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/floral/grassy bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, red apple, melon, peppercorn, white grape, light banana/clove, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness and spicy yeast balance; and not astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this a fantastic Belgian pale ale! All around outstanding omplexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Fantastic balance of classic Belgian yeast complexity, clean pils malts, and earthy noble hop presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not as dry or carbonated as most Belgian beers. Wow a light Belgian beer that has a bubblegum after flavor. Good beer that doesn’t seem 6.8 Abv. I’d like another.

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Photo of BennyProfane
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can from The Beermongers.

A spectacular crystal clear straw yellow with a dense white head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is fantastic. Grainy, mildly grassy with a beautiful noble hop note, there's a blend of mild clove, earth, dust and a touch of citrus. The palate opens crisp, snappy with a moderate lemony bitterness that's also a little oily. This is followed by flavors of grains of paradise, white pepper and clove. Mild citrus follows, with a cracker like finish with a dry, snappy feel. Wonderful yeast expression without tasting yeasty. Brilliantly carbonated, this has a perfect blend of delicate sweetness and pop from the malt and hop bite.

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Photo of Samlover55
2.82/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

16.9oz can into Tulip
BB 5/16/2019
Pale gold with thin white head
Bananas, grainy
light grainy with heavy yeast esters with some banana notes
Light and crisp
The one good thing about this beer is that is a session ale at 6.8%

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into willybecher glass.

A: Crystal clear gold yellow body with a tiny head white not your usual Belgian fluff.

S: very light clove and banana buy a little bit of a spicy hop presence.

T: Follows the nose quite closely but the clove comes out strong through the mid palate and finish.

M: Medium bodied leaning toward heavier.

O: it’s not bad but not really my cup of tea I don’t mind this flavor in a quad but for a supposedly lighter beer it’s too much.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the pint can, it pours a lovely light golden color with a beautiful white head that lasts. Pleasant scent in the nose. I can't quite place it, however. Flavor is light, malty and a touch of hops, beautifully balanced and overly easy to drink. Wow!

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timon
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DRANKABLE! Yes....it's hot in Cali right now. This is like a refreshing lemonade! So easy to drink and looks great in the sun--great clear, golden color with bubbles steadily rising up to a nice white head. Very pretty. I would say this looks much like Weihenstephaner Kristallweizenbock, which is a great compliment. The mouth feel is very nice too. Refreshing and light. You could drink this all day on a hot one--trust me. Very nice lemon-grapefruit-honey flavor with some complexity lurking in the background keeps you coming for more. The only thing I don't like is the smell. I don't know how to describe it, but I give the smell just a 3.5. I do love to smell my beers before sipping but that's OK.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz best before 5-16-19
1" white head on top of a clean, clear pale golden ale. Good retention at 1/4" fed by a non-stop stream of carbonation bubbling up form the bottom of the glass.
Nose full of apples, honey. Candied in a way...rock sugar candy. All clean aromas.
Apple follows in the flavor, interesting mix of green and red. Some spicy and yeasty character. Carbonation and hops lead this to a dry finish.
Clean, light body, great flavor that toes the line between simple and complex. Hard to explain really.
Enjoyable beer, 16oz 4pk with higher drinkabiity than regular Duvel.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: pours a very clear golden color, with a two finger head, mild retention and nice lacing.
S: The Citra creeps out under spicy hop and yeast notes along with some bready malt aromas.
T: The esters and freshly baked bread jump out at me right away, there is a definite malty sweetness here (along with some graininess), then the spicy hops and likewise yeasty notes climb out from under the bread and esters, there is a very subtle undercurrent of honey, not entirely unlike how it shows up in Hill Farmstead Anna, but not sour of course, the bitterness is minimal (though present) here. I might also detect a hint of pine as well. Some rather expressive citrus (orange and lime) begins to creep out after the beer has opened up a bit.
M: It can feel a bit full at times, and is not quite dry, I could do with it being either slightly lighter in body or slightly more carbonated (probs slightly lighter in body honestly).
O: No surprise, Duvel Moortgat doesn't make garbage and this is no exception, this could become a go to/mainstay in the fridge if it were only cheaper. Having recently had 2018 Duvel Tripel hop and then this, I'll say as I said in that review, this is how you handle american hops with grace, they never overpower the other elements of the beer, this beer is more than the sum of it's parts and is not a showcase of any particular brewing ingredient. I think I missed that the first time I had a Duvel tripel hop some years back, because I expected a showcase beer and it was not that, this is not that either, and it's better for it. Yes, you should try it.

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3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Act25
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Everyday Duvel, That's heaven. in a 16.9oz can, at Wegmans, in a mix-a-pack, $1.80.
a) Less head but clear body and lots of lace in the snifter.
s) Pilsner and cracker biscuit support lemongrass, honey, spice, and wine like acidity.
t) Follows aroma, but bigger, expands on the palate, with the sweetness shifting into yeasty, peppery, astringent wine like tones. Fresh baked bread crust and flower shop.
f) Shape shifts from sweet yeast into bone dry finish. Refreshing.
o) The baby and affordable brother to the devil. Must try. Want more. Sessionable.
Leaves leffe and most mass belgians in the dust.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duvel lite? In a 16 oz can? Life is good.

Regular Duvel is outstanding and I have not been very fond of some of the embellishments on the aptly named brew. This single seems to be a bit lighter all around, but it is quite big on taste, and you could drink a bit more before succumbing to the dose of alcohol.

This one is similar in color to the original - light yellow. This has less fizz and lacing. The aroma is a similar hop and malt balance to the namesake, but not quite as robust or boozy. The same for the taste - if I had one to taste side by side I think I would see similarities. It's an easy drinking version of a devilishly (the name) easy drinking huge brew.

Highly recommended,

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Photo of mamaraza
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL can bb 5/16/19 poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temp 6.8% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with an impressive 2" off white head. The head recedes to an island and coats the glass in lacing. The aroma is faint pils malt, stone fruit and some clovey yeast character. The taste is soft malt, rolling into fruit and peppery spice. There is just enough bitterness on the dry finish on achieve balance. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied and well carbonated. Overall, very good. Not as complex as some, but extremely well crafted and delicious.

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Photo of hman43
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden and sparkling clear. It has a white head with low head retention.

Smell: It has an aroma with a bit of grainy sweetness to it. It also has a bit of spicy notes to it with slight fruit that is very low in the background.

Taste: It has grainy sweet flavors with some earthen flavors. It has has moderate spicy notes with very low fruit that is non distinct.

Feel: It has a moderate body towards the lighter side and a dry finish.

Overall, a very refreshing and easy drinking ale in spite of the alcohol level.

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Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 468 ratings