bigabe (194) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the most crisp, refreshing brews I have ever had. Nice hop bite at the front, Belgian esters, then a biscuity note or two and a dry, somewhat hoppy finish. Excellent. I think I like it better than regular Duvel.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, crisp, citrus.
kleinduveltje (1) - Willebroek, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know this beer because the Duvel brewery is 5km from my home. It is not commercially available in shops or supermarkets but in our region most pubs have it and only bottled in 25cc transparent bottles. It is completely different from the classic Duvel with lower alcohol content and a sweeter taste.
Scopey (11346) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Montague on the Gardenís. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The aroma is fresh, grassy, floral, white bread and orange peel. The taste is crisp, clean, refreshingly bitter, grassy, minerals, light spice, orange peel and straw with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Works rather well and has less sweetness than the bottled regular version. Crisp, subtle and refreshing.
jjsint (1957) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg tap at the Blue Moon, Cambridge. Straw, clear, with a soft filmy white head. Honey, cereal, candy sugar. A bit musty. Sweet taste with a yeasty savoury edge. Thin body but the carbonation is spot on. Bittersweet hop finish with a bit of umami sneaking in. Long yeasty aftertaste. Yum.
Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster. Nice brown color with tan head. Belgian yeast, fruit, spice, funk, sweet finish...
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glennmastrange (2566) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap Moderate grain for the malt, moderate to heavy grass for the hops, light dried leaves for the yeast, with a hint of coriander. Head is large. frothy, white with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear light amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation. A real nice and crisp Belgian Ale with nothing offensive about it, I could drink quite a few of these.
bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Monks Cellar in Roseville, CA. Pours gold with a foamy/creamy white head. Aroma is mild yeast/fruit esters. Med body or nearly. Flavor is Belgian lite - yeast/spice, fruity esters, a bit earthy. Everything is rather mild, including the bitterness. Still, tho flavors may not be strong, they are very, very nicely integrated. Highly recommended.
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at YardHouse Fenway, 6/18/15
Mostly clear pale golden body is topped by a small white head that fades to just a smattering of cover.
Peppery phenols and spicy hops give a dry, aromatic nose and the lower gravity seems to lend a hand in less of the bubble gum/cotton candy of Duvel Senior. Still, a touch of pear skin and very light bubble gum break through, perched on top of light honey and soft, fresh bread-like grains. No alcohol or at most just a touch of dry, perfumey vapor mixed in with the esters.
Good balance to the flavor, which has a moderately sweet maltiness (sugar cookies, sweet white dough) balancing a crisp, lightly bitter happiness augmented by black and white pepper phenols leading to a fairly snappy finish. Quite drinkable and but for just a slight cotton candy-like sugariness that I donít care for, itís shockingly good. Much better than the boozy, overly estery Duvel, in my lower abv preferring opinion. Lightly slick texture, moderate, somewhat peppery carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is really soft and
spicy. Thereís a nice dry malt aroma and a very lean grassy zesty
aroma. Clean and peppery with a spicy/zesty finish. Quaffable -
especially at 6.8%
Tmoney99 (12987) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear yellow color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeast bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.