smetrick (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Teresa’s in Wayne, PA. Pours and looks like the other Duvel. I think this beer is a lot better than others are rating. Very crisp, dry, but with a lot of character. Lemon and parsley. Try it with eggs and toast or fish or something similarly light and enjoy. Excellent beer.
Cybercat (4030) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a transparent yellow with a nice white head. Rich, malty, yeasty, slightly fruity and slightly sweet aroma is quite appetizing. Lively flavor is malty and yeasty with a citrus undertone and a hint of butterscotch. Smooth, fizzy texture leaves a fruity and slightly sweet finish.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Wild Goose and Firkin. Bright crystal golden, huge rocky head, maybe the best lacing ever. Grass/lemongrass up front, light floral notes, light tart fruit, clean malt profile. Flavor much the same, great balance between grassy/floral notes, light tartness and pils malt backbone. Dusty yeast character shows up at times. Very clean, well attenuated. No Sign of alcohol whatsoever. Highly carbonated, spritzy mouthfeel. Very easy drink, highly sessionable. Hope this comes to Detroit at some point.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bright yellow. Quick white head. A little spicy banana aroma. Taste is more earthen than the original with mineral and sling water coldness coming through. The beer is so refreshing. The mouthfeel is perfect. Bitter, full, refreshing, and dry with a little wetting of the palate. Its too easy to drink. It gets sweeter as the drink wears on, which I don’t really care for, but this don’t detract from the enjoyment too much.
Big_Dunc (35) - Glasgow, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An unusual and very good draught wheat beer. Golden colour with a light head. Slightly hoppy flavour with a sweet aftertaste.
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Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
drucken på Bishop Gustav. Ljusgul, klar, kritvitt kompakt skum. Likt Duvel men något ljusare. Doften är frisk och humlig och utan jästkaraktär. Grön humle, päron, äpple, grön citrus. Rejäl humlesmak, frisk, ren och klar. Ärtskott, päron, äpplen, lime, pomelo, gräs och örter, medelstor beska. Stora smaker i all lätthet. Lång eftersmak. Ett fantastiskt öl. Liknar inget jag druckit.
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dracks på fat på Bishop Arms Gustav. Min tusende betygsättning. Smak och doft av humle, päron, äpple, gräs och örter. Frisk och med klara smaker och dofter. Rund och len med en trevlig beska. Lång eftersmak. Ett fantastiskt gott öl. Länge sedan jag drack något så ovanligt fint.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Ginger Man - NYC. Pours a brilliant, sparkling crystal golden, with a tuft of rocky, well-lacking ultra-white head. Aroma is of clean, spring-like freshness, based on cool pilsener malt. The flavor is beautiful. Light, gentle, clean airy pilsener malt is complementing by the house, characteristic yeast profile, but none of the alcoholic complexities, lacking depth in pear, apple, and spice. Supremely drinkable, even at 7-something. Fresh, prickling with carbonation, cool, and bright. This is a delicious classic Belgian Ale. The curtness of the yeast offers balance to the mineral and pilsener malt qualities that just harken a warm, spring mid-morning somewhere in a western European river valley, dunking your toes in a small stream, eating crusty bread, and rustic cheese with a loved one, trees blossoming and birds singing. This beer is as cresting a work of pilsener malt and belgian yeast as one could ask for. Stunning and likely, under appreciated. Just don’t go in expecting the traditional Duvel, or you’ll be disappointed.
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on tap into a tulip at Flying Saucer in Kansas City Power & Light district. This is Duvel’s "green beer," in other words, the younger, lower-gravity version of their flagship 8.3% Belgian ale. This one avoids the lengthier aging, secondary fermentation, and bottle-conditioning step. It’s only offered kegged, meant to be consumed quickly and very cold. However, this is no throw-away offering; to the contrary, I consider it a near perfect beer.
It poured a mostly clear golden color, some chill haze, with a tall, rocky head of spritzy little white bubbles, long-lasting with lots of Belgian lace. Aromas of pils malt, freshly-cut husky grains, delicate noble hops, main emphasis on Duvel’s famously complex Belgian yeast: intense earthiness, a sun-warmed farm field, black pepper, clove, nutmeg, healthy compost, fermenting fruit skins, even some Brett-like horse-blanket notes. Flavors indicative of an uncomplicated maltbill, no caramelized or roasted grains at all, freshly-baked white bread, and again with the multi-layered, intense Belgian yeast characteristics. Palate: light body, strong carbonation, lingering bittersweet, tart, earthy aftertaste. Eminently drinkable and unbelievably delicious!
pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Light orange peel aroma.
Appearance: Cloudy gold with no head.
Taste: Medium sweetness balanced by a light bitterness.
Palate: Medium body, crisp, dry texture, average carbonation but a long finish.
Overall: Light and refreshing, this is certainly noteworthy, but I’m not blown away.