Duvel | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of thekevlarkid
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of the bottle with a tremendous creamy head. Fantastic retention of the thick cap; clumps of it stick to the glass. Hazy pale straw gold. Aromas of light yeast, green apples, assorted spices. Very, very drinkable and the 8.5% is almost impossible to taste. Medium/high carbonation, medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Refreshing. Clean and crisp, slightly bitter and lacking the in-your-face sweetness of other high ALC% beers. Some fruity malt esters in the middle. Great balance. Amazingly quaffable for as potent as it is. Each sip makes you want another. Complex yet a beer I would recommend to any beer drinker. Stunning. This is deserving of its reputation of being one of the worlds best. I have to say, It lacks nothing and has everything. One of the best beers I have ever had if not the.

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Photo of irishking1977
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've have Duvel many times, both in bottle and draft form. Never had an opportunity to review it because I was too busy in beer ecstasy.

A: The most magnificent looking beer I have seen thus far. Somewhat cloudy liquid gold, with a massive white crown. Duvel's head is one of the many things that separates it from other Belgian pale ales. I always wondered how this is.

S: Clean scent of pears, citrus and yeast. Just by the smell and appearance, one can tell this is a well made brew.

T: A spritzy, effervescent cavalcade of citrus and pear with a dry and clean finish. Exceptional!

M: Highly carbonated while well balanced with a moderately creamy mouthfeel. Words escape me. Fantastic.

D: Not a session beer by any means, this is a liquid that is meant to be savored. When Plato said, "He was a wise man who invented beer," I think he was referring to Duvel.

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Photo of Ryan_Graham
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I've ever had. It pours a smooth light gold with an enormous head that hangs around forever. It's the kind of beer that gives you a foam mustache. Smell is very pleasant. It's light, fruity and not overpowering. The taste is perfect. It's smooth and creamy. It has a complex flavor but it's still very drinkable. Be careful. This beer will mess you up. It's 8.5% Alcohol but it goes down like water. A four pack will get you pretty far gone.

If I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life, this would be it. The balance, the taste, the appearance; it's perfect. Duvel wins beer.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle into Bruery tulip. This is one of those iconic beers that it's almost impossible to believe that I haven't reviewed yet, much like Arrogant Bastard was not too long ago. Nice to finally sit down and make this one official.

Pours a quite-hazy pale straw, with a dense, rocky white head that towers above the rim of the glass as the beer is being poured. Once this one finally settles down to about 2 fingers, there are massive honeycomb-sheets of lacing, and the the bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass leave the sides of the head look like tiny, intricately stacked spheres that get progressively smaller from top to bottom. Stunning beer.

Nose is replete with a huge array of aromas - honey and white pepper, pears, just a bit of apple skin, just a bit of fresh-cut hay. What's amazing about this one is the clarity of each of these aromas - there's no sifting around through a set of muddled-together scents wafting about, these are beautifully clear and precise and distinct. A beautiful example of why yeast can be more important than any other ingredient in a beer.

Taste is world class as well. Lighter than the nose, starts off dry, white pepper and a bit of tangy yeast coming through, with the apples and pears coming through close behind. No honey sweetness here anywhere to be found, though a nice grassiness comes through in our first real glimpse of the hops. The finish carries a bit more pepper, light sourdough, bit of grassiness, and a kiss of lemon. Alcohol is barely there at all, only showing up just enough to add another wee layer of complexity. Absolutely beautiful beer.

Mouthfeel, not to be outdone by the other aspects, is as close to perfection as I ever expect to find. Light and delicate, yet with a creaminess from the persistent head, and just enough fullness from the suspended yeast that really, this beer is everything anyone could want it to be, and all at the same time.

I won't mince words with drinkability. Why bother? This beer is a masterpiece, in which every single characteristic is poured over until it's honed to perfection, and then all taught to dance together in perfect harmony.

My first perfect 5 rating.

Part of me wanted to deny it this, if only to say that I still hadn't rated anything a perfect 5. But honestly, with this bottle and at this moment, it was flawless perfection. At one point in my developmental craft-beer stages, Belgian Strong Pales were some of my least favorite beers, or at least so I proclaimed. Now, however, one sits perched atop my overall rankings ladder in a seat no other can lay claim to. What changes a couple of years can bring.

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Photo of greg202stewart
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are not enough good things to say about this beer. It is my favorite Belgian Ale, Trappist excluded. I have to pour it very slowly because the head of this beer can get out of control quick. A full galss of Duvel is certainly one of the best sites to see, and has become the standard of how a Belgian ale should look, with it large flavorful head. The smell is very spicy. The taste is very crisp with a slight bite to it. This is a great beer to drink with dinner, especially my favorite, the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at The Abbey in Providence.

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Photo of sewald
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If only I could buy this beer often. Simply put, one of the best beers I've ever had, if not the one. Citrus aromas, with a complex sweet and citrus taste. Carbonation and alcohol mouthfeel, a very heavy beer (which is what one should expect when drinking a strong pale ale, right). I could drink this forever...

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Photo of ultralarry2006
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2 oz' er into a Duvel tulip glass. First, let me say that this left the most amazing head and lacing that I have ever seen - simply amazing !! The foamy creamy white head was two fingers deep and, it never receded, it was two fingers all the way down. It left the thickest lacing I've ever seen, all the way from the top to the bottom. The color was a clear medium yellow gold, like a lager.

Aroma - fruity and estery, slightly spicy, and sweet, bready pale malt.

Taste - exactly as promised by the nose. Fruity esters, slightly sweet bready pale malts, and all balanced with subtle spiciness from both the laid back hop profile and the yeast, and even possibly, the high abv. The alcohol in this was totally not detectable in the taste, except, as noted to lend a subtle spice note, and this, to me is excellence in brewing a high abv brew. All the components are harmoniously balanced, and they finished together in a clean, crisp, refreshing way. I completely savored every sip.

Mouthfeel - a delicious fullness, with moderate cabonation. Clean finish. Ever so slight hop slickness.

Drinkability - this goes down so very easy and is completely satifying that you have to have the next one one. The high abv is totally not evident from the taste, and only after you've had a few does that fact sink in. Still, if you don't have to drive, or be to work in the morning.. well, try not to get carried away, the hangover's a b&%#$ if you do. This is excellent beer.

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Photo of Morris729
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saved for my 100th Review.
Pours a slightly hazy beautiful golden color with perhaps the most magnificent head I have ever seen on a beer—thick, rocky, and creamy white that you can have billowing out of the top of your glass with no spillage. It also has an outstanding retention and laces the sides of your glass as the head eventually dissipates. Nose is clean and fruity with notes of citrus, sweet malts, pepper, and spice. A light fruitiness of orange and lemon come through in the taste upfront with a nice blend of sweet malts and bitter and spicy hops. Smooth and creamy in the mouth with a very nice carbonation. This is one of the finest beers on the planet. Simply delicious.

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Photo of tlinner
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite beer of all time. There's nothing I can say that hasn't been said about Duvel (it's complex fruity taste, accompanying hoppiness and perfect mouthfeel are legendary) so I'll just reinorce the mass consensus that this is a brew that must be in one's repertoire if one is to consider themselves a beer lover. It's remarkably drinkable for a 9% ABV, so watch out not to treat it lightly; and with its distinctive taste and massive head it really separates itself from the pack. There's no doubt in my mind that Duvel is the greatest-tasting readily available beer on the planet, and if you've never had one, you're in for a treat. There's no greater pleasure for me than when I go to the local English Pub with a friend and introduce them to Duvel.

p.s. A word of advice: pour with the utmost care and only ever in a proper Duvel tulip glass, otherwise you'll literally be overwhelmed by the head.

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Photo of nomad
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear light gold color with tons of carbonation. Has a fluffy bulbous head at first, settling to a soft one. Nice lace and stain. In the proper glass, its a beaut.

Nose is a delicate and amazing mix of malt, wheat, and hops, embodying the definition of clear and crisp, yet still complex. Sweet, soft, and inviting, as it opens it has phenols of banana and pear with a slight vinuous edge.

Taste is creamy and malty with a hops tinge at the end. Also has a strong sweet nectar side to it, a light fruitiness akin to a version of green apples or white grapes decreased in strength (not a negative). Nice blend of stinging hops and crisp wheat underneath it all. Dry hoppy and chewy wheat-like finish, slides down your tongue with too much ease of a smooth moderate mouthfeel.

Way too drinkable considering its completely invisible alcohol content. A seemingly moderate beer yet undeniably edible. Simple, elegant, but complex, plus one of the best glass designs. It started a revolution in Belgian brew styling and continues to be a true classic. The scion of its own style.

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Photo of MattyDonny
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This is one of the most beautiful beers in the world. Poured into a tulip a massive head forms, the head becomes puffy like seafoam whenever the beer is sipped. The head is a beautiful white while the rest of the beer is a cloudy golden color with plenty of carbonation rising up.

Smell: Exactly what this style should smell like. Wheat with a touch of lemon. Little to no bite, which is impressive given the ABV.

Taste: Coriander, Lemon, wheat, refreshingly alcoholic. The coriander lingers and becomes sweeter.

Mouthfeel: Light, carbonated. Easy to drink, extremely refreshing. Glad I cracked this on the first nice day of the year.

Overall: If you haven't tried this you need to. Probably the pinnacle of this style.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed in the official Duvel glass that I have just recently aquired....BALLIN'!

A: beautiful, golden color. huge marshmallow-ish head. leaves beautiful lacing

S: Exceptionally clean pilsner malts. you can smell the freshness with every bottle. nothing too complex. I'm not even gonna try to say it smells like freaky deaky shit.

T: sweet, sugary, pilsner-like tastes. slight yeast taste

M: perfect carbonation. doesn't leave mouth feeling too tingly, nor does it feel flat.

Overall, my favorite beer. It's one of those things that hasn't seem to got old yet. I went through alot to get my favorite beer stop to order it. It's one of those rarities you can't expect to find around here.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge, billowing lacey, white-as-the -driven-snow head that must be properly poured into it's own glass, or the closest equivalent. You know, I've seen people gulp Duvel out of the bottle, and I didn't have my gun on me? Their loss! This is a golden beauty whose aroma has to savored and worshipped. Spicey, fragrant, floral, angelic. Pours clear and golden like a lager or a pils, but, buddy, it ain't!
Letting the yeast in with the pour gives an extra amber/ orange haze: go ahead, drink the yeast, it's good for you! Flavor floods the tongue, Saaz hops jitterbug along the taste buds, and the finish will not quit the mouth. Overwhelmingly pleasant! Head settles some, but remains as a 1/2" ring. Excellent with the Thai ginger & curry noodles I'm having. The flavor, the spark, the spice, it all lingers on and on. Is there any greater delight? Do five stars mean anything at all if they are not applied to a brew so fine and lovely?

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Photo of taigor
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 75 cl.

A: Pours an opaque, light golden color with about a finger of head. Good retention.

S: Smells of citrus malts, green apples, spice fresh sweet grains and tart yeasts.

T: T: Lots of carbonation gives way to a very sweet, citrus flavor/oranges.

M: Full and fluffy mouthfeel. Finish is a little dry.

D: This is a very drinkable beer - the carbonation and sweetness balance out quite well.

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Photo of cheer4beer_
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer has a light golden color with a fluffy white head that had some lasting power. Malty, lemony citrus and a little banana peel. Taste is light and refreshing disguising the elevated alcohol content very well. Highly carbonated and crisp in the mouth with a light feel. I feel the beer is right on the mark for a Belgian strong pale Ale.

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Photo of Slyguy
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I honestly could not describe this ale in a way that is sufficient to acknoledge the exceptional taste of this beer.

This beer have a very rich and sharp taste that cannot be compared to anything else, it is the standard of the belgium ales and maintains the top place of most beer advocates.

The substantial head and odour immediately draw you in and the first taste, you will realize how much you have missed. I could not recommend a better brew than this impressive ale from this Belgium brewery.

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Photo of blackcompg
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been waiting to try this for quite some time, found a local store that carries the 25.4oz corked bottle, which is what I have - I inverted the bottle to incorporate the sediment, then let it rest for a couple of hours, serving temp is about 45 degrees, best before 28/05/13 (day/mo/yr), and pouring into a 12oz beer blass

Appearance - WHOA! 4 Quick fingers of tight, white fizzing head, then slight dissipation to larger bubbles making lumpy, bumpy off-white cumulus clouds. You can absolutely hear the bubbles - many trails from the bottom of the glass and sustaining the head. I added a few more ounces of beer and I have what looks like a 3-D mountanous landscape of head, still 2+ fingers - Never seen anything like this before! Color is a cloudy straw yellow/beige/gold color, very unique. First few sips are leaving ridiculously thick lacing, it's like a bubble bath in there! *2/3rds done with the glass, there is a "lace" that is obscuring 1/3 of the glass, like a thick meringue, whipped egg-whites!

Smell - From the bottle: Ooohhh...lite pepper, coriander, wheat, yeast, citrus, slight minerals, lemongrass, and a champagne like tingle from the effervescence in my nostrils, smells complex and incredible! From the glass: more of the same as listed above, accompanied by the slightest hint of alcohol,

Taste - This is very difficult to describe, in that there are so many wonderful bready, spicy, earthy, citrusy, minerally, hoppy flavors going on hear - the balance is so perfect that there is not one that stands out on it's own, but I will try - As you tip the glass the nose fills with all these wonderful aromas. The ale tingles the tip of the tongue with tiny bubbles and you can feel this wash over the sides and back of your tongue as you sip. All of the flavors explode all over you tongue: there is a warm sweetness at the center of all of this, slight alcohol warmth (warmth almost more noticeable in the nose and sinuses), the spices and citruses are at the center of the tongue, the grassy meadows and lemongrass and a little grapefruit at the sides of the tongue, a wonderful bakery of crusty wheats and sourdoughs fill the whole mouth, the earthy flavors, minerals and hops collect at the back, and there is a slight dryness at the end of the sip - the alcohol (8.5% ABV) is hidden quite well, and is complimentary to this incredible symphony taking place, and you just want to keep sipping, experincing this perfect symphony and all of its wonderful nuances over and over again...

Mouthfeel - Wow - Can you have creamy and crisp happening at the same time? So incredibly smooth, so drinkable, such big flavors, carried so perfectly and smoothly. LONG flavors and a light dryness with pockets of juiciness in the corners of the mouth, enticing you to continue sipping.

Overall - I'm absolutely in AWE...you MUST try this incredible ale! I am now questioning all of my previous high ratings, by comparison this would get 6's or 7's. I've never seen lacing like this, the color is very close to a Witbier and is the "weekest" attribute of this beer, the flavor and complex harmony is unlike anything I've ever tasted before, and the mouthfeel is so wonderful, smooth, drinkable and inviting. This beer is downright dangerous in a fantrastic way - I could drink this every night - I will buy this quite often from now on. It is fairly expensive, but absolutely worth every penny - I LOVE this beer, pure Pefection, Period.

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Photo of ikantspel
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

served from 750ml into duvel tulip

best by 2.19.14

serves a crisp golden color with a huge head coming up. beautiful lacing is starting to materialize.

sweet yeast and spices are coming through. maybe a hint of fruit (apple). almost like champagne

perfection. cant see and BSPA getting better than this. crisp yet complex. taste just like it smells with a spicier finish.

this is just amazing. if your barely starting your journey into the great beers of belgium this is a great start.

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Photo of DrewV
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330mL bottle (7/2013 date) out of the beer fridge at 45 degrees into a Spiegelau Stemmed Pilsner (tulip) glass. Poured 3/4 straight, then swirled the remainder to stir up the bottling yeast for the final 1/4 pour.

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow, forming a foamy white 2-finger head with a very careful pour. Typical Belgian lace clings to the glass everywhere as the head recedes.

S: Light fruit, mostly pear and apple, some banana hints, very enticing. Not much spice in the nose. Not a trace of alcohol.

T: Follows the aroma with a highly carbonated blast of light fruit and hints of banana, with a slightly peppery warming alcohol bringing up the rear. A delight for the palate. Very slight bitterness in the finish and the palate remains clean and refreshed with no aftertaste.

M: Effervescent carbonation, typical of the style. A relatively creamy consistency, but feels full due to the carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: The Devil. The Original. Not much more to add. Really delicious. Tough to find anything negative to say about this one. Complex, yet refreshing, and extremely dangerous considering the high ABV and the equally high drinkability.

NOTE: I finally got a hold of a Duvel signature glass at my local beer store and considered myself lucky until I actually drank from it. The constant bubbling from the laser-etched "D" at the bottom of the glass virtually guarantees that your beer will be totally flat within 20 minutes, so you better be a fast drinker. I prefer to enjoy my beer over the course of 30-45 minutes, so I intend to avoid the Duvel glass from now on. What a shame. I MUCH prefer the Spiegelau Stemmed Pilsner (tulip) glass, it's well worth the price.

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Photo of Daniell
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: forgetting how generous Duvel's head is I overpour, resulting in too much head. Colour is actually very pretty. At first I think hoegaarden but then I realize it's darker than that and kind of more cloudy, especially when it's help up to light and it's kind of golden. The head is excellent too despite my overpour. It just sticks around. And the lacing. It stays there. It just sticks to the glass like a bunch of clouds. This has to be a 5.

S: predominantly citrus. Candied cumquats perhaps? Something herbal/medicinal in there too. Trying another approach after drinking a bit, I'm thinking sour lemons with some dust. Or maybe orange marmalade or even lemonade. Later after eating some beef bake I get some really amazing juicy pineapple. Almost like putting your nose up to a ripe pineapple in a store to check if it is indeed fresh. It even carries some of the circumstantial aromas you get in that sort of scenario, if you know what I mean. Kind of like the earthiness and nuttiness and even the sulfur and sweetness of the pineapple. I also almost get the rubberiness of Orval in there. 5

T: reminds me a bit of Orval but without the bandaids I so dislike. Tropical fruits, sulfur, herbs, bitters. I like the way you gulp it down and it finishes on the bitters, which linger around. They're kind of mild and very balanced though so you end up with a very "wholesome" taste in the mouth afterwards. I think this aspect of the beer is excellent. Later on I also get pineapple in the taste. 5

M: Not that carbonated but I think I released the carbonation earlier. It's certainly not a problem for me. Might revise when I next have it (which should be very soon) 4.5

D: the only thing which would prevent me having about 8 of these is desire to preserve my liver and feeling bad about not appreciating the complexities of the beer as I get drunker and drunker (oh, and the price). 5

I had this one after delirium tremens which is supposedly in the same style (I think they are worlds apart). I did find Duvel markedly better than that beer, particularly as it seemed to keep on giving so that may have influenced my ratings. Definitely a world-class beer though and I will make sure to buy it a bit more often and try the bomber version.

Edit: I recently had it while out and was less blown away by it. Oh well, next time I get the chance to review it I will do so and see if I want to change any scores.

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Photo of quad07
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased at UFS for $8.49 a four pack of 330 ml brown bottles with pry off caps. Freshness date, drink before 9/2010.

Poured into a large 23oz beer glass a clear bright golden color with a lot of carbonation. Very exciting to watch. It produced a very tight white silky head that left lasing to the last drop. Looks great!

It has a sweet citrus taste with some bitter at the end. Kinds of a heavy sticky mouth feel but clean. Very refreshing. The alcohol is not over powering at all when served cold. In some ways it resembles founder's devil dancer with out all the green hops over tones.

It smells of flowers, citrus and almost has a cream soda smell going on.

I would have no problem drinking this any time of the year with or without any meal. To me the 8.50% ABV is not a problem so I could drink six or eight of these in an evening with no problem. That being said, pace your self it could sneak up on you.


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Photo of GrimmReaper
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This one erupted into my glass like a volcano,massive,rocky,pillow like head that was gorgeous,what a sight,with lots of sticky lacing.The color was a hazy cloudy yellow with sparkling like bubbles,made for a perfect beer picture.
The aroma is fruity and citrus with some peppery to it and a little kinda like brandy.
It goes down creamy and the spice flavors hit you half way with a dryness and some bitterness towards the end.
Full body to this one with the feel of the spices with the pepper to it.
This is an excellant beer,just sit down and relax and enjoy,the flavors all blend in just superb with just the right touch of spices and bitterness and that creamy feel to it.The 8.1% alcohol,hell man,you can't even tell.Duvel is a little on the pricey side but worth every penny.Do give this one a try,well worth it...excellant!!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy pale yellow with a full white head and good carbonation throughout. Spicy hop aroma (Saaz and Styrian Goldings) with a light fruitiness. Fruity flavors dominate (orange zest, pears) and alcohol is evident as it warms. Medium bodied but a very light impression for the strength. Also, very effervescent (a bit airy for me) with a smooth and dry finish.

Best Before: 05/2004 Tasted 11/11/02 [11.2 oz bottle]

Note: this beer was #4 in Stuart Kallen's "The 50 Greatest Beers in the World". Hard to argue with that one !

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Photo of bosco7
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into Duvel tulip. Glorious cloud like head, crystal clear and pale with loads of CO2 bubbles streaming from the "D" etching at the bottom of the glass. Huge noble hop aroma, green apples and some alcohol. Has Champagne like flavors. Green apple, slight must yeast flavors, mild spiciness from the hops, and a clean/light bitterness. Finishes very dry and crisp. Extremely digestable.

One of the finest beers that I have ever had. Classic.

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Photo of twilight
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the quintessential Belgian Beer. Yes, it's way too commercial and too popular, but, really, there's a reason for that. It embodies all the characteristics of Yum City. The pour into its own tulip is a golden body with a thick pillowy head even with a slow, unhurried pour. I love making it froth and almost escape from the glass. Huge, thick feathery down lacing along the glass. Scent is sugar and spice and everything nice. Well, just spice and sweetness wafting forth. Taste is a bomb of spiciness and bitternessa dn finishing off slightly bitter with a warm sweetness and ending with the hops. I have to mark down mouthfeel only because the bubbles are occasionally intrusive. They fill the mouth and you really have to fight them to taste the beer and then it's over and you have the nicest hops and spice coating your tongue... I really could drink this all night. Bring a couple of four packs or a few 750's and you've got the perfect night.

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Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,863 ratings.
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