Duvel Single | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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3.9/5
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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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445
pDev:
9.74%
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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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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a single that will quickly be a four/six pack if I can find em. Poured from the cool black can into a Belgian tulip glass, obviously. Crystal clear yellow with a rocky and fluffy finger white head that didn't go fully away, leaving a huge mess of lacing behind. Fantastic. Bubbles constantly streaming to the top. Smells of the slightly funky yeast and some nice citrus notes from the hops, some clove and pear joins the mix. Taste follows through, nice yeast profile and bits of orange like citrus with some spice/cloves and some other fruity notes. Tons of carbonation make this very crisp and nice to drink. Really enjoying this one and the 6.5% tallboy can is treating me well.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigdb
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of threeviews
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a nicely presented, matte black can into an oversized (non-nucleated) Belgian Tulip glass. Since Duvel Single Fermented is just that, it does not have the carbonation to withstand a normal (and nucleated) Duvel glass without going flat very quickly.

A - Pours a crystal clear, pale gold color with a head that just approaches 1-finger. (4.75)

S - Due to the dry hopping, the nose falls somewhere between classic Duvel and Duvel Tripel Hop Citra with the former winning out...the Duvel yeast is most prominent, but there are hints of peach, pear, tropical fruits and citrus (orange, grapefruit and lemon/lime). (4.5)

T - All of the classic Duvel traits are represented here...yet, a bit more bright due that addition of Citra. (4.5)

M - Medium to Medium-Light which lends to extreme drinkability. This is an absolute crusher of a beer that hits all the right notes for a beer that defines the style. (4.75)

O - $11 4-Pack of 500ml cans is more than reasonable considering Delirium Tremens cans (albeit, 8.5% ABV) are ~$19 4-Pack. Duvel Single Fermented pours clear, the Citra dry hop is noticeable and the beer drinks as easily as a sub-5% lager with much more complex flavor. Yes, please! (5.0)

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Photo of Tfed_973
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Crisp and refreshing

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Photo of Mrthetank
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nervous_Robot
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a mini-growler into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with slight lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, Belgian yeast, apple and pear juice, light clove. Flavor is grainy malt, reminiscent of a saison malt, Belgian yeast, apple, hints of light stone fruit, light lemon and clove. Finishes with a spicy bitterness, lingering clove and citrus zest. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation. A classic tasting Belgian pale ale that does taste a lot like a somewhat toned down Duvel, and that made me pine for a full bore Duvel. The malt has more grain character than I remember for its bigger sibling, and that keeps it interesting even with a somewhat subdued flavor profile. A fine pale ale from a great Belgian brewery. I was glad to find this on tap, as it is apparently not bottled.

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Photo of Nunya
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A sessionable Duvel ! (Because the original is one and done for us old guys who can't handle the alcohol.)
And given Moortgat's marketing skill, I'd have thought they'd have made the session beer more popular than it seems.

It also is a high-quality beer; albeit not world-class.
Looks plenty foamy out of the tap at Howells & Hood. Smells of grain and fruit, mostly from its yeast. Tastes are balanced. I only get a slight bitterness and it does not linger. Crisp and carbonated, I bet this Feel cleans the palate for more food.

This I should Have again... next time with food.

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this beer is dynamite, every bit as good as the original, but in a drink all day size, its just right. super pale almost clear in color, just on the edge of sunny yellow, with a lasting nearly full inch of white head and rapid carbonation, looks summery and crushable. a nice floral yeast nose to this, grassy hops, like a sized down version of the original, the real difference seems to be in the grain complexion, this is just so much lighter, and trades out the fluffy richness of the original for a lighter, drier, crushably minimal body. the yeast is great, such a classic belgian profile to it, patient, not too hot, no bubblegum or taffy, its more refined than that, and the little bit of hops in the finish are very complimentary to it. awesome carbonation whooshes around the mouth, dry and fruity at the same time in the finish then, an absolute pounder, and so well made that i almost feel bad for thinking of it in that context, but i would seriously play beer pong with this beer. i expected nothing less, but i was still real impressed with this little duvel!

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Photo of donspublic
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into sniffer, minimal head and lacing. Crystal clear light golden in the glass. Smells of biscuit malt, slight floral. Taste is fruity Belgian esters, some malt sweetness and some lemon. Finish is spicy crisp.

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

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at 3 Kings Public House in Des Peres, MO. Poured into tulip, a bright clear golden with a thin white head. Wonderful Belgian smell, with similar taste and mild clove, Light to medium feel. Can't wait to try the full strength Duvel!

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DioS
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 445 ratings