Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Clear blond coloured beer, large white head, lots of carbonation. Hoppy aroma, finish is dry, bitter and alcoholic. Nice to taste it, but letís keep it to the regular Duvel.
2010 verion: Poored out with the yeast. So hazy bond coloured beer with medium white hed and no carbonation visible. Soft hoppy herby aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter ending very dry. Nice combination of 3 different hops. A less strong finish than the regular Duvel. I liked it, better than previous version. (@ we - 14/01/11)
pilif (22) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
itís an amazing beer , the dry hopping is wonderful ,
iíve drunked at christmas eve for appetizer in a large wine glass
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sainsburys consumed on New Years Eve, in the Duvel glass. A pale golden beer with the typical Duvel massive head. aroma is fresh and floral, slightly herbal. To taste it is sweet with a strong herbal bitterness. Sharp carbonation on the tongue. Itís close to Duvel but quite different. Enjoyable.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Hazy, pale golden with a tall, bubbly and very lively, white head. Sweet aroma of malt and yeast. Full-bodied with very sweet malts and a distinct yeastiness. Some medicinal notes. A little low in carbonation. Subdued bitterness. I donít really recall any of those US/Belgian hybrid beers that have left a markable impression. This was no exception. 191207
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen, BE. Light unclear medium to dark yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus / lime. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (151207)
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A hazy pale golden beer with a huge white head. The aroma and taste is of yeast, fruits, citrus and hops. Medium body with a sweet dry finish.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden colour with a huge white head. Light aroma of hops such as citrus and peach, also hints of yeast. Flavour of yeast, sweet malt and little hoppy. Ends up with an alcohlic finish.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very expensive when bought from Sainsburys as a Christmas treat. Poured with a big head which never seemed to disappear so you felt like were drinking through a snowball. Golden hoppy and bitter but not worth the extravagant price.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours hazy yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is mild peach fruity and citrus fruity in general. Sweet fruity hops flavour with a solid malt base and some fruity note lingering on top. Finish is mellow to sweet not so bitter as such. Nice brew but tastes a bit like a down watered Struise-Mikkeller brew. Not bad but somehow Belgian yeast and american hops just donít go well together.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up from Kidlington Sainsburyís had this 23-12-07 Pours hazy golden with the usual Duvel huge cushion of foam, wonderful yeasty spiciness on the nose, some hops and touch of citrus. The taste is also spicy yeasty treat but this is definately somewhat more refined than your average Duvel, really fresh some satsumaís or clementine peel flavours jiggling around with the more usual suspects one would expect to find. This is certainly hoppy but nowhere near as much as I expected, still it is a bloody marvellous beer.