Duvel Single | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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431 Ratings
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
431
Reviews:
165
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +3.1%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DioS
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gajo74
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed two of these babies while watching some European Championship at Bier International NYC.
Pours a crystal clear golden straw and beige like color with a big bubble head that dissipates 3/4 of the way into the drink. the ring like lace retains.
Interesting bouquet of aromas; melon, floral, perfume and biscuit.
In the mouth it is medium bodied yet light on its feet. The soft carbonation is just about right. The taste is sweet and fruity, like white grape, yet finishes dry, like white wine, leaving you yearning for another sip. Lightly spicy and with an interesting grapefruit aftertaste.
I thought it was very quaffable. If Duvel is Budweiser, this one is Bud Light; obviously both are better. Indeed, this had all the fine qualities of Duvel, but lighter and session able.

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Photo of 54V4G3
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of target88
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gkjhawk
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Belgian Pale Ale? Maybe, but tastes a lot like a funky kolsch or Lager to me. Regardless of what you call it, expect a high attenuation for the most part, delivering a crisp and tight mouthfeel. Clean lager flavors mesh with a momentary flash of green apple that eventually drys out. This is unique while also being more easily crushable than regular Duvel. Lighter, crisp and fruity alternative.

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Photo of sherillc
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaryah
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of turbotype
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of paleoplant
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.91 out of 5 based on 431 ratings.
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