Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,931
4.25 | pDev: 11.53%
Wednesday at 03:25 AM
Dec 06, 2000
A Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.
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Rated: 3.28 by rexdeopp from Texas

Nov 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle, 8.5% abv. Poured ar 5 degrees celcius in a grand Duvel Tullip.
Nice gold-yellow little hazey yellow colour.
Big foamy persistent white head.
Amazing lacing. Sticks a long time.
No signs of yeast untill you smell.
Smell: top quality yeast. nothing more nothing less.
Taste, top quality yeast.
This beer is all about pure ingrediënt with the best yeast.
For me also a sentimental beer. As I drunk this long time ago with my grandpa, And I walked 11 times the Bornhem Deathmarch.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodentocht
Always passing through the Moortgat (i.e. Murderhole) brewery.
Top quality and 100% consistent over time.
Even if a brewer makes a better beer. Can it maintain this kind of quality so long over time?
I do not think so.
Nov 17, 2023
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Reviewed by solok from California

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
I can certainly see why this is the archetype for Belgian strong pale ales.
Hardly a bad word to say about the look. Just a hair greener than perfect yellow gold color. Extremely clear. Good head: strong but not effusive, sticking around for a good while. Very mild smell is clean and hoppy.
Flavor is very clean. Clean malt flavor with hop at the end. Just a hint of coriander spice. Fairly effervescent, disguising some of the alcohol.
In a word, clean.
Nov 12, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by emwilke from Nevada

Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by a_pal0 from Italy

Oct 09, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by MaisLa from Louisiana

Oct 01, 2023
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Rated by iluvbeer69 from Texas

3.23/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pretty decent beer, not as good as everyone talks it up to be. Very astringent taste.
Sep 26, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Sep 25, 2023
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Rated by BurtonRed from England

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Just elite beer. No hint of 8.5% abv. Banana and white chocolate hints. A classic for a reason.
Sep 24, 2023
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Exceptional brew...

As recognized by many, this Belgian stronge blonde is something else - something else that is exceptionally good. I really enjoy how bright and straw colored the beer appeared. Then the froth that the head created made its mark down the glass. Smell was malty, sweet, and full of life. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and definitely very smooth - silky smooth. The taste was lightly bitter, more so than I expected, blended with the malty sweetness given by the boozy flavor. Overall, a great beer. I am so glad I spent the coin on the variety 12er I have...
Sep 24, 2023
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Reviewed by EVH5150

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've been drinking Duvel for years and its an awesome beer. I do have a few observations that I'd like to share. First, it has always had a bit of an astringent (acidic) bitterness on the finish that i don't love compared to other Belgian strong ales. I've noticed that acidity tends to calm down a bit if you drink it a bit warmer at cellar temp. This makes a big difference to me. Still a world class beer without question and one of the best beer glasses in the industry IMHO.
Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 5 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 5 by thumsl from Brazil

Aug 22, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Beecham from California

Aug 18, 2023
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