Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Belgian Pale Ale
3.34 | pDev: 13.17%
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 11
Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : Clear golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : grain and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet light caramel and fruity flavors.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of stcules
2.37/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Full orange hue, not too head, very little persistent, and even not beautiful too see.
The smell is cookie (biscuit), peach in syrup, honey, raisins, something like resin. But overall: alcohol!
The taste is again raisins, fruit in alcohol, ripe pear, and molasses. Definitely sweet and exaggerated. Ripe fruit and cane sugar.
Medium body.
Raisins in the aftertaste, with passito, and the same warm notes of the taste.
Well, it is a difficult beer to judge, sometimes oscillating from 2 to 4...

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Photo of Paddez
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pretty straighforward blonde.
Pours an amber-coloured, slightly hazy brew with a modest head.
The smell is malty with fruity aspects. Some straw and yeast as well.
The taste mainly consists of hops and wheats.There's some yeast and other notes to make it a little more intresting but the brew is still pretty flat overall. I thought it was very drinkable though, despite the beer's dryness.

This is a pretty pretenceless brew. It tastes okay and is easy to drink but certainly isn't very intresting or original. Average.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 25cl brown glass bottle, that looks just like the BA Database Moniker. Described as a Blond Amberbier, listed as 6% Alc.Vol., Best Before 07/2006 and recommended to be Servir Frais (chilled).

Appearance: Deep golden body, absolutely devoid of any deleterious matter. A large white head soon forms atop this elixir. Laces well as the crusty head settles easily, and a light swirl reveals decent carbonation and helps to form a smoother looking collar head that is brilliant white. Looks exceptionally marvelous in a Handled Half-Pint Glass.

Nose: Has a delicate fruit basket aroma that has some grain aspects in the nose. Light scent of Granny Smith Apples and some pilsner malts at times. Nice.

Taste: Sharp lager like entrance, some fruity tingles in the middle, but rather bland at first. It takes some work to extract the repressed fruit that was so evident in the nose; this time is an acidic fruitiness, Oranges and Lemons. After a little time, and a few mouthfuls, it impresses a little more and explains itself further. Nice balance of hops, malt and an acidic fruity yeast character, but a little sharp at times. Lingering lemon-feel dominates the dry finish halfway through the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Pretty average, this is a very laid back beer that is subtle, and never in yer face. Don’t expect to be wowed by a Duvelian smack. It is not there.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable – and once you “get it” and its subtleties, it is a beer that is easily quaffed. Takes a bit of work at first though. Just misses a ‘4’ by a whisker.

Overall: Not bad, but nothing exceptional. Contract brewed for the Passendale cheese makers; it is also available on draft. The two times I had it on draft, I have to say I remember it being much more fruity, more apples than the acidic orange & lemons and with a softer in complexion that the bottled version.

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Photo of donnebaby
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Fantastic frozen mango color. Opaque body. Minimal, sticky froth and a thin, muddy delta-like head. Light yet defined caramel-citrus smell.

Taste is light and crisp, with a medium raw hop bitterness that dominates the palate and the aftertaste. Some mild notes of anise, but the real impact of the beer is light and hoppy. Taste is definitely lacking.

Medium carbonation in the mouth that I actually thought stingy at times and seemed to bubble away the taste at the last moment. Not an altogether drinkable brew.

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Photo of Andreji
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice belgian ale brew that I got off a liquor store in downton Brussels while on visit.

The pour is pale but opaque. atractive, tan borderline orange with a nice white head that lasts for long enough.

Fruity scents. Malt predominant in the nose. The taste is rather the same thing (i like the word 'pareil' in french for this circumstance) because it is complex enough and ends up with a bodyful tone of hops and wheat.

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Photo of Naerhu
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Label says that 80 percent of the grains used where barley malt.

Appearance: White head, amazing lace, semi-opaque orangish body.

Smell: Amazing fruity aroma of oranges and apples (which are apparently not to be compared). Absolutely no hop presence on the nose.

Taste: Pale malt flavor much more agressive than aroma would suggest, yet there is also a confusion of wheat beer flavors. The citrus and other fruit flavors are not as remarkable on the palate as they were on the nose.

Mouthfeel: Strange bitterness or harshness on the tongue. Oddly dry. This crashes the whole beer for me. The taste score might have been higher but for this.

"I could drink this all day" but I wouldnt want to.

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Passendale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 11 ratings