Duvel Gefilterd | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

BA SCORE
87
very good
85 Ratings
Duvel GefilterdDuvel Gefilterd
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
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0
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Photo of 77ships
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Duvel Gefilterd or Duvel Groen as it is also called, differs from normal Duvel in that as the name suggest that it was filtered and therefore isn't bottle fermented. Usually can be found only in bottles in Belgium and is not that common or well known. It was served in a Duvel tulip with their coat of arms on the glass as opposed to the regular Duvel glass.

A: lot of carbonation going on, clear pale yellow, with a sparkling 1 finger head
S: smells of hops, some yeast, floral, minor hint of citrus peel
T: very strong on hops, very bitter, too bitter for me, the bitter hops in turn overpower everything else, tastes like a very young beer which it sort of is, grass, minor spices, some citrus
M: very crisp & dry, light body
D: bit too much carbonation & bitterness, overall came across as being a too young Duvel that was really in need of bottle fermentation, might be more enjoyable to people in the States given the dominating hops

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Photo of sfprint
4.67/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: 1+ inch head, good retention, lots of carbonation, slightly orange gold. beach suds lacing.
S: yeasty orange cream hefeweizen smell. really nice.
T: very refreshing, transparent alcohol. is a very nice yet interesting blend of a hefeweizen like beer with a lager. Very nice.
M: nice carbonation, slightly mouth puckering and astringent.
D: very very good. one of the best ive had in awhile. its sad that it comes in a 25cl bottle. :(

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at St. Arnolds in DC. Poured into Belgian tulip glass. Pours light yellow and frothy two finger white head and retains lacing well throughout the drinking session. The clarity, active carbonation and condensation makes it sparkle in the glass. Springy hops aroma very evident with a little spruce and a light sweetness. Tastes like pils malt, pear, noble hop bitterness, with a slight tang. Not quite as full bodied as other Belgians I have tasted. Dry finish. Carbonation adds a great refreshing texture that compliments the light hoppy flavor well. This is perhaps a less harsher version of its bigger brother, Duvel.

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Photo of WishYouWereBeer
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredibly reformulated version of the classic Duvel with a little less octane which heightens its drinkability. While it has a lower ABV it still retains the golden color, thick white head, light body, and crispness that everyone loves about the other.

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Photo of sublimesipping
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on tap at the iron abbey, horsham Pa- breakfast beer of choice cheering on germany vs Argentina. Served in a Duvel green tulip glass. Wow! Now I understand what a true hoppy belgian pale ale should taste like. Great glass lacing as to be expected from Duvel. Hops on the forefront of the palate but blended so well with the fruity esters of the distinctive yeast. Great finish smooth but distinct bitterness. Wonderful drinkability- resilient is a good word- like the german team this world cup. Great beer for a great beer drinking moment. Will seek this out.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A-This beer pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a thick mousy white head that last and last as a thick ring and is supported by a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.
S- This beer has a soft green hint with a pale malt note and a very light circus peanut hint. The finish is a light sulfury sweet hint.
T- This beer has a soft pale malt flavor with a soft nougat note and a clean crisp bite in the finish. There is a soft sulfury hint in the finish that turns a bit more tart as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp finish and no alcohol heat.
D- This beer is very different from the aged Duvel. It has very faint hints of yeast characteristics and is a pretty clean lagered flavor. I don't know where it hides the 7.5 %ABV but its gone. Interesting to try but I will stick to the classic Duvel.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Came from the tap at Moan and Dove. The drink had a pale, clear yellow color with a patchy had and thin lacing. Aromas offered a herby tone with a floral, biscuit flavor. The drink had a bittersweet mixture with a citrus, apricot flavor. Hints of bread and yeast were also sensed. Really, really good carbonation. Aided in making the drink light but crisp. Overall, not too bad at all.

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Photo of jrallen34
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I drank from tap into a chalice.

This is a very disappointing beer. It has a 1/3 less of the alcohol and even less the tatse of its big brother Duvel. Don't know why anyone would drink this.

Its gold in color, pretty much identical to Duvel in color, and smell.

The taste is a let down, several notches below Duvel.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had on tap, poured into a Duvel Green tuliup

a: clear, pale/straw yellow color. nice foamy 1" head with good retention. gobs of carboanation

s: slightly bready aroma mixed with hints of spice and citrus.

t: well balanced taste. Begins slightly sweet bread and finishes clean and slightly dry. A hint of alchohol as it warms.

m&d: light to medium bodied, the carbonation helps alot. Very drinkable.

Cheers!!!

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Photo of RuudJH
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green Duvel (Duvel for girls), 25 cl bottle, 7% abv (as stated on the bottle).

A: It looks very clear, pale golden, with a duvel-like fluffy head, and massive carbonation.
S: Quite similar to the regular one: bready, hoppy, slightly citrus, cloves, floral notes. pleasant yeast.
T: Hop, malty, cloves. Also several fruits: banana, lemon, slightly bitter aftertaste. Flavours are not massive, but it's balanced.
M: Very smooth and easy on the palate.
D: Very drinkable. it's tasty, and the alcohol is easily hidden by the flavours.

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Photo of janubio
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250 ml. bottle, bought at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Crystal pale golden colour, with a big head that holds for a while. Perfumed smell of hops, spicy, with cloves and coriander.light body, silky flavor and citrusy taste, with spices, clove, coriander vanilla. Just a lighter version of the usual Duvel. You don't need it if you can try the real Duvel.

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Photo of Sammy
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Duvel Green, on-tap at The Ginger Man. Belgian yeast aroma. Pale colour with soapy head. Good yeast, cloves and cinammon offset. Carbonation is spot on, not overdone. Drinkable, just not exceptional Belgian, and my alchololcount is rising in the try of it.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah the elusive Duvel green. According to Moortgat, this is NOT the same beer as the Duvel Draft.

Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head that doesn't stick around. Nose is grain-like. Minor funky. Minor earthy. Minor dough, minor spices. Flavor is smooth. Earthy, spicy, and doughy most of all, but not powerfully so. It's just slightly subdued and easier going. Feel is a bit thin on the liquid but it's fine. Carbonation is middle of the road. This is quite easy to drink.

If Duvel had put this out as Duvel Draft, that would have been all the better. That aside, this is pretty tasty. A lighter version of Duvel, but still nice.

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Photo of errantnight
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First thing to note is that this review might be a little bit too harsh. This is a super drinkable, wonderfully flavored beer that has survived a trip back from France, after all.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin, whispy, tenacious white head with tight bubbles and nice lacing.

Great aroma brimming with bready, biscuit malt suffusing a warm, spicy, phenolic bloom of light fruit and clove. There's some earthy hop spice as well.

Taste is more of the same, well balanced, early/mid-palate sweetness drops off into a clean bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy, effervescent and bright. Could use a bit more carbonation.

Extremely easy to drink, some late alcohol warmth clouds the pictures a bit.

Simple... you love Duvel, you'll love (or at least like) this.

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Photo of Gavage
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a short 1/2" head. No lacing develops during the session.

Smell: lemon zest, yeast, and some grassiness are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: nice mild bready malt profile. Yeast, lemon citrus, some bits of grass, and a decent bitterness round it out. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is is short-lived.

Drinkability: this one is easy to quaff and somewhat refreshing despite the style. Less spiciness than the standard Duvel and a bit more bready.

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Photo of biegaman
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25cl bottle bought in Belgium and reviewed from draught at the Ginger Man in NYC.

The filtered version of Duvel has the appearance to reflect that fact accordingly, it is crystal clear and brilliantly transparent. Its lambent yellow body remains pristine without even a single bubble to spot its complexion. While the encompassing bounty of head sinks down white vines climb up from it and enshroud the glass like wisteria.

The aroma is very bready and completely without the esters and phenols of the regular Duvel. What happened to all those esters reminiscent of pear, orange and apple? Where are all the spicy, peppery, clove like phenols? What about the perfumy, floral hop character? Have all these been filtered out too?

The taste is also totally lacking in esters and phenols. It is nothing more than lightly malty and offers a big window for the crisp mineral-rich water to shine through. The bready malt/spent grain character could use more fruit esters, hop bitterness, and/or yeast spice to lend some much needed dimension. What a difference non-filtering and bottle-conditioning must make...

What happens when you take away the fruity esters and spicy phenolics from a Belgian Strong Ale? The results aren't favourable. You strip the beer of all its character and stylistic components. This is a style meant to always be effervescent and without a flamboyant yeast there is nothing effervescent about it. There is no peppery spice, no tangy fruitiness.

I really wish the hopping was more assertive and the spiciness was more prominent. This has the potential of being a very refreshing, easily quaffed beer for those looking for that. For me, I expect a little more character in a golden strong ale, certainly one with the name Duvel branded on the bottle. I'll stick to the original, thank you.

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Photo of drseamus
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Straw body with lines of visible carbonation. Thin white head. It foamed over a touch when opened but barely any lost. It looks a bit like champagne.

S: Apples pour from the lip of the glass. Tripel underpinnings. Amazing aroma.

T: Great flavor. I am very impressed. Again, very tripel like but not nearly as much spice as some tripels have. Apples and sweetness. Smooth as silk.

M: Great mouthfeel. Super silky with just a touch of carbonation on the tongue.

D: Even with some age on the bottle, an amazing beer all around. Belgium does know how to do it.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a tiny 25cl bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam (a little less than 2 euros), and consumed it back in the States. The beer is very clear and light gold colored with a 2 finger head than dissipates to 1/2 finger within about 1 minute. The smell is extremely good, kind of like Watou tripel with the estery fruits. To my recollection this is fruitier than standard Duvel. The taste is also nice, kind of classic Belgian strong pale ale, yeast is dominant but the sweetness from the malts is a nice counterplay. The body is thicker than you'd expect for such a clear and light colored drink, it's very filling while the 25cl lasts. If you see it (probably you'll be in Europe when you see it) I say go for it.

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Photo of Viggo
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Mondial 2008, paid up the ass for it but worth it.

Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow, thick white head forms, drops some nice lacing, retains a decent layer, looks good. Smell is nice, sweet malts, some honey, spice, light straw/wheaty character, some floral and citrus, bit of yeast, fresher aroma than the Duvel, more hopping. Taste is similar, sweet and malty front, some yeast, crackers, spice, very fruity, floral and herbal finish, light flavour but nice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink. Similar to normal Duvel but I found this easier to drink and more refreshing.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a big white head, reminiscent of the normal Duvel. Not quite as persistent, but very good. Lots of bubbles from the carbonation. The smell is very mellow. One notices light fruits first, followed by a yeast. Alcohol is well masked. Taste is very pleasant. Again, light fruitiness followed by a bready taste. The mouthfeel is nothing special, but certainly not watery. Drinkability is good. I had this on a rare warm, sunny day in Antwerp, and it really hit the spot.

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

25cl bottle purchased at De Bier Koning in Amsterdam, NL.

A- Pours a yellow/blonde color, some yeasty haze, lots of lively carbonation and big white head.

S- More refined than its older brother, less spices, less pungent hops more balanced. Definitely get a bit of citrus and bread as well.

T- I think is better than the regular Duv, again its more controlled, not so extreme on the spices and bitter hops. This beer also did not mess with my stomach the way a regular Duvel now does to me.

M- Light/Medium, very crisp and really pleasure to drink

D- Excellent

you're only going to find this guy in Europe but if by chance you find a case here in the US. buy the whole thing and trade with me!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large foamy head with huge bubbles and some good retention. Aroma of spicy yeast with some semi-sweet Belgian malt. Taste is a nice mix between some distinctive Moortgat spicy yeast and some distinctive Belgian malt. Body is fuller then average with some great carbonation. Lighter then the original Duvel but an interesting beer nonetheless.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle purchased in Antwerp in December 2007, drink by 09/08.

Beer poured a clear, yellow to golden color with a half inch thick, very bubbly and crisp head. The head gave way rather quickly to a solid white ring on the edge. The nose is citrusy and some malt. There was also an aroma of yeast and hops in the background. The taste has citrus on the front end and then a hop bitterness thrown in as well. With a light body, it is very easy drinking and has some characteristics of the well known Duvel but less carbonation and the taste profile is different but this is still a decent beer and worth trying if you can find it.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 1999.

Appearance : pale golden, clear (*), white foam, bubbles averages, good persistence.
(*) Filtered (there is more yeast in the bottle)
Smell : Well malty, fruity
Taste and mouthfeel : delicate and fruity, then develops floral and herbaceous aromas
Drinkability : A good beer, however, the green Duvel is not worth the red of the same name.

Review added 11-10-2007, translated from french 1-13-2008.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 25cl bottle, best before Aug 2007, drank March 2007.

Poured into my Duvel party tulip glass, it looks fantastic, huge white foaming head, bubbles continuously replenishing the head through the clear golden yellow body of the beer.

Aroma of yeast and hops, summer, warm weather type of smell.

Good hoppy, yeast ester flavour, sourness and bitterness combine to explode in your mouth.

Dry aftertaste, which gets stronger as the beer warms in the mouth, yeast flavours stay around too.

Very impressed with this beer, almost as good as the normal Duvel.

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Duvel Gefilterd from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.93 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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