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Duvel Single | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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Ratings: 435 |  Reviews: 167
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of AdamBear
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-golden with a very thick white head

S-great crisp pale belgian malts. very grassy as well! some honey. amazing scent. strong

T-comes in with a great taste of grassy, slightly bitter pale malts. some honey and slightly syrupy, only slightly. its a very crisp and light taste with an after-taste of honey and grains. has a lasting bitterness.

M-low carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-a very drinkable and decent pale ale. has some off flavors, but they're forgivable. the carbonation is a bit off and gives the beer and almost watery aspect. an interesting try but a let down when compared to its big brother.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Cheeky Monk over lunch. The beer was served in a CM Tulip and arrived transparent yellow with a finger's width of white head, some retention and lacing. The nose is relatively mild with hints of pilsner malt, earthy floral hops, and toast. A hint of belgian yeast as well. The flavor is very similar to what is experienced in the nose. Mildly bitter with a more pronounced bready character. Mildly sweet.Lighter end of medium bodied and crisp yet smooth. Moderately carbonated and a hint of dry. Easy to drink but not a lot going on here. Was expecting more. Not bad just not fantastic.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tony223366
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thin head poured on this duvet green. White and really fluffy. Color is a very pale straw golden yellow. Lots of action from the carbonation. Clarity is perfect.

S: Aroma is very fruity and bright. There are some spicy hops present that too. Really the bright fruitiness is what brings me in. Really bright beer.

T: it's a little too cold but it tastes great. So refreshing. The nice fruitiness is present along with some hop presence on the finish. The bitterness is relatively mild but just right for a Belgian pale ale.

M: huge carnation and a light body help carry this beer. Those factors, the bitterness and alcohol really work to clean the palate.

O: This is a really great beer and a surprise to have at BJs. Good for them. Not as tasty as duvel classic but perfect with dinner.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Brabant, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured into a tulip glass with a finger and a half high head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of spices in the nose along with some notes of floral hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of bready and pale malts and a light amount of bitterness with some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of dryness, but this diminishes as the beer warms up.
O: This beer is a lot easier to drink compared to regular Duvel and seems to share some properties of a pilsner in the taste.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Brabant Belgian Brasserie in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear pale straw yellow in color . The beer has a two finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a film, some condensed patches, and a thick ring around the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: This beer had aromas of light lemon, floral hops, herbal hops, and some yeast spiciness (maybe white pepper). Very inviting.

T: The flavor follows the smell, with a little bit of bready malts upfront followed by some light lemon/citrus, and a little bit of subtle sweetness. The finish is lightly bitter with hints of the floral and herbal hops.

M: Light to medium bodied (though certainly on the lighter side) with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very refreshing, easy to drink, and quite enjoyable. This was only the second time that I had the opportunity to try this beer but I will likely try it again when I come across it next.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is the same with a slight bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I prefer regular Duvel from the bottle much more than this.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of JackKS
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jdense
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Apex PDX Spring Fling, day of the living Saisons/Farmhouse March 2012.

Quintessential Duvel head, billowing and broken, over clear deep gold body, numerous trails of bubbles rising up side of glass. Fairly hop forward in the nose, light malt touch. Taste is more hoppy than floral, clean malt bill, though taste isn't as assertive as 'regular' Duvel. Medium-light mouthfeel, good effervescence. Glad I was able to try this, but my preference runs toward Big Brother Duvel, IMO one of the world's best beers.

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Photo of airbag11
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of n00blar
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Mudawg
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bashiba
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the beer bistro in Chicago, I was very let down that they had just run out of their cask of Two Hearted, but this was a nice replacement.

Served in a nice Duvel Stemmed glass, classic duvel appearance, hazy bright golden color with a huge pillowy white head.

The smell was light and a bit floral with a touch of sweetness.

The flavor was simple but very solid, with nice clean light belgian spices, a touch of sweetness and some nice floral hop flavors and a light lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel had lots of carbonation zip with a bit of a dry yet resiny finish.

Very solid Belgian Pale Ale, could easily sit and drink this all day.

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Photo of Garlicjosh
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Yabev15
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, Belgian candy sugar and a pils like hop. In the taste, sweet to small dry fruitiness and a note of a pilsner like hop. A small hop bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry fruitiness to clean aftertaste. Easy and nice, quite pilsner like.

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Photo of AudreyLOglesby
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BFOXC71
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Rayek
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Manneken Frites in Arvada, CO. Served in a Duvel tulip, the beer arrived a slightly hazy gold with a soapy bone head. The foam sticks nicely and a bit of lace is left behind.

The mustiness of Belgian yeast hits first. Pear, coriander and a touch of pepper sit behind. The flavors fall nicely into a body that's a little too light. I was expecting a Duvel light feel, but this a different beast all together. It's extremely drinkable and a nice complement to the Frites I ordered.

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Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a crystal clear, pale-golden brew with a large, effervescent head.

Light-to-moderate aroma, yet marvelously complex. Lightly spicy, hoppy, and fruity, with yeasty overtones and a hint of bubblegum.

Taste: largely follows smell, with hops and some fruitiness, but less yeasty and more malty. Excellent balance!

M: strong carbonation and effervescence. Champagne-like spritziness. A lovely dryness.

A: Compared to 'regular' Duvel, this is softer, milder and, most obviously, less strong. I need to try a head-to-head, but from memory I may actually prefer this little brother to the big devil due to adverse(to me) effects of the higher ABV.

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Duvel Single from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 435 ratings
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