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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#751
Reviews:
2,851
Ratings:
7,990
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
472
Gots:
1,646
Trade:
5
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Photo of SimplySinister
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured standard size bottle into pint glass. Straw colored and transparent. Gorgeous snow white 3 finger head without an aggressive pour. Supernatural retention. Unbelievable lacing. Moderate to high carbonation.

S- Hops. Yeast. Maybe lemon/ citrus/ something? Maybe? I'm not exactly sure and this isn't my first time having this beer.

T - Strong and lingering but pungent and enjoyable. Weird beer in the best way possible.

M - Not clean, not crisp. Lingering- in a good way.

D - Duvel is one of the prettiest beers I've ever seen poured. Bar none. It is a supermodel beer. It is also definitely drinkable. Unfortunately, that's where my love affair with Duvel ends.. It's a good beer but I don't think it's an amazing beer. Sure, it is totally unique and high strength and for that it gets points. With that being said, if I'm drinking for enjoyment, there are other offerings that I enjoy more. It's a little overrated.

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yannis77
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

**
10/19/17

I know I've rated this before, but lost it somewhere on a previous spreadsheet. Here goes again.

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: Light yellow; big foamy head.
AROMA: belgian yeast, esters, touch of citrus, touch of banana
TASTE: balance of hop and malt, touch of banana with the yeasty flavors.
FEEL: thin body, but a sturdy head keeps it creamy, excellent carbonation.

A classic. I think I can appreciate this more now. Still not my type of beer, but you can notice attributes here that are similar to great heavier belgians.

**

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Photo of willcumbie
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattvr
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of insouciantx
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pohr10
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WormGod
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moreandfaster1987
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

it appeared fairly cloudy with a very golden straw color. Smell of malts with some peppery notes. creamy smoothiness with a pile of carbonation. At first it's a little bitter but a small amount of sweetness creeps in with some light bready maltiness that shows off some of that Belgian yeast that finishes fairly dry. This is a world class beer that is easily drinkable so beware.

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Photo of Bajengurkan
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mizzydawg
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsotsi
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Really rate this beer, super strong, super taste, super cold. Whats not to like?

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Photo of Jeff_El_Jefe
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - poured into tulip. looks bright and refreshing. about 2 inches of head
S - floral, citrus smell
T - very nice taste. not very bitter. slightly sweet
F - strong, but not overwhelming in the mouth. feels really carbonated
O - delicious beer. my idea of a perfect summer beer

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Photo of eberesford
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - pours with a magnificent white frorhy head that leaves rich lacing. Aroma: bread, banana, peppery, slightly sour. Flavour: Banana, pepper, coriander. Hugely rich and complex yet not overwhelming in the mouth.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

in a bottle dated 06-2018

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review: 330ml Bottle of Duvel: ABV: 8.5%

Like the cutesy small stubby brown bottle, with the well known Duvel brand. Ideally to be drank in a tulip glass as all good Belgian ales should be, but I am not a connoisseur just a regular beer dude so an ordinary beer glass will just have to do. Sorry!

Got a massive head on pour, gee whiz a very big frothy head!

Good bit of carbonation, nice creamy white top, took a while to settle.

Colour was cloudy orange, doesn’t look great at all, looks shit in fact.

Head collapses and dies.

Some good lacing……..

On the nose has that usual Belgian ale smell, wheat, the yeast, the coriander, floral hops, fruits of lemon and banana. A very typical Belgian!

A very strong intense smell, really powerful stuff on the nose….which is too be welcomed as I usually smell fuck all from my beers, lol!

On the taste I found it very strong, with a sour taste, very bitter aftertaste and can definitely feel the beer. Yeast and firm hop bitterness. Very strong, got a powerful kick, alright.

Didn’t initially like it at all, but in the end I liked it, took a while for my taste buds to get to enjoy this beer. Found it a slow burner and not bad overall.

Wow, I was buzzing after the two. The 8.5% definitely kicks in.

Nice, I like it, strong to drink, but it does the business in the end.
Have a few of these and you are off your head!!!

One of the strongest I have had in a while.

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Photo of mollykats
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,990 ratings
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