Duvel Single | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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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Photo of chitoryu12
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Exceptionally clear gold with tons of bubbles. A little more than a finger of thick, creamy white head.

Smell: Mild, sweet malt and faint hops. A little peppery.

Taste: Bready and sweet malt with a very tiny hint of bitterness on the back end. Maintains that slight peppery note.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, high carbonation.

Overall: A sweet, quaffable beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml can, tulip glass. Pours a clear golden yellow body, one finger white head, good retention, frothy lacing. Smell is grassy hops, a bit of lemon, grain, straw, light floral. Flavour is crisp grass, freshly baked bread, grainy wort, a bit more floral as well. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, good carbonation, floral notes lingering all the way through on the finish. Overall solid belgian pale ale, nothing too crazy. Nice one to have in a can.

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV "Duvel Single"
500 ml can, "BBE 16-04-2019"

Notes via stream of consciousness: So I have to laugh, I had this on tap somewhere in Europe, I don't recall where, I think it was Roma, and I thought that I had just drank too much because my Duvel didn't taste right! Ha, as it turns out this is a different beer. So, let's see if this is what I remember. The can has opened with a nice 'crack' and it's poured a clear straw gold body beneath a finger thick head of bright white. I can see my fingerprints throught the glass. It's easier to pour than a regular Duvel, that's for sure! And it's lighter in color. The head is not nearly as dense either. OK, in the nose I'm getting a bit of sweet lemon, grainy malt, and some mineral from the yeast. It's clean and fresh. The flavor is where the real difference shows up though, it's much lighter in flavor, particularly in maltiness. There's less yeastiness as well, and that lemon chiffon is there. It's a totally different beer altogether. I had no idea that Duvel was built in layers, I thought it was just a very long conditioning period that did it, but if it's kreusened then I guess that makes sense. I now have a new respect for it. Back to the single, it's very nicely balanced, and that makes me wonder about the bittering for the regular Duvel but I guess it all works out in the end. Mouthfeel... light-medium in body, maybe medium-light, and effervescent and gently crisp. There's a bit of a bristle at first but then it warms in the mouth and becomes smoother. So, what do I make of this overall? Well even though I thought it was off it did go with my pizzas, so there's that, but then again almost any beer goes with pizza! Seriously, I think this is an excellent golden, sparkling ale that you could enjoy at any time.
Review# 6,336

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

Golden brew, as advertised, with plenty of foam in the Ommegang chalice. Delightfully non cloudy! Sudsy mouthfeel with clouds of bubbles melting in the mouth. Light body but substantial flavor, and a long-lasting complex bunch of sensations. Some dried pear taste like a Saison, a hint of citrus, and that long wheaty, creamy flavor of a good Belgian brew.

Warm and malty with that Belgian yeasty tang. It dries out from the slight sweetness, but in a subtle way. This was not expensive, even compared to local IPAs in cans, and such a welcome change from too much oat dander and orange juice hops. From the 500 ml can purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego. I"m going back looking for the rest of he four-pack.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CR2036
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL can into a Stella Artois chalice.

L: Pours a clear, pale golden yellow with 1.5 fingers of slightly dense white head. Some lacing left on glass after drinking. Good head retention.
S: Aromas of fruits, banana, clove, yeast, spices, and a substantial smack of herbal hops. Balanced really well.
T: Immediately tastes of banana and clove with spices and yeast, followed by some sweet malts and finishing with herbal and grassy hops with some bitterness. Finishes dry with some lingering bitterness. All flavors are balanced very well.
F: Crisp and full while still being light with great carbonation. Finishes dry with you wanting more.

O: Regular Duvel is probably my favorite beer of all time, and this is very close to the original. However, the flavor isn't quite as full and is overall lighter. For $14.99 a 4-pack, I feel this is a little overpriced considering Duvel costs $16.49 a 4-pack and is better overall. If this were around $14.99 a 6-pack, this would be a much better deal. Overall, a damn good Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 477 ratings