It's time to kick off 2023 with our first tasting of the year! This tasting will showcase one of the great beers ever brewed: Duvel. Duvel - "Devil" in Brabantian Dutch - has been brewed by Duvel Moortgat since World War I and is considered by many to be the quintessential example of the Belgian pale ale style. Originally called Victory Ale to celebrate the Allied victory in World War I, it was later renamed "Duvel" presumably a nod to how easy drinking the 8.5% ABV beer is. The brewery, Duvel Moortgat, was founded in 1871 and remains to this day a family owned and operated brewery. For this tasting, while the OG Duvel will be the main focus, any Duvel variant can be included in the tasting. Duvel Moortgat has released a number of Duvel variants over the years including: Duvel 6,66% Duvel Triple Hop (Cashmere or Citra) Duvel - Single Fermented Duvel - Barrel Aged (various versions) Whether Duvel is an old favorite, a long lost friend, or a new brew for you, this is the perfect opportunity to savor an amazing beer with the BA community. Duvel currently sits at #111 on the Beers of Fame list on BA. I personally am hoping this tasting might help it inch upwards on that list. Duvel is also well known for their unique tulip glass. They regularly release highly sought after collaboration glasses with famous artists as well as different versions of their classic Duvel tulip. If you have any of these lovely Duvel glasses, now is the time to break them out, clean them, and get them ready for this tasting. Feel free to discuss this beer and the tasting in this thread in the coming weeks. I do not plan to start a seperate tasting thread, so beginning on January 27th, you can start posting your reviews here. As always, whether it is just some short thoughts or a full, detailed review, please do include something about your experience drinking the beer and what you are seeing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. I would also encourage you to enter your review and scores on BA if you have not previously done so. Pictures are always encouraged and appreciated in your posts. PROOST!