johndoughty (4525) - 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 (36243) - 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 don’t go well together.
Fin (8540) - 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 Sainsbury’s 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 satsuma’s 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.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks a lot Mike. Hazy golden pour, huge gusher of a white head. Aroma is a spicy triple like aroma with some honey and phenolic yeast. Flavor is honey and belgian yeast, spicy and phenolic with light fruits. Not bad at all but not a lot going on.
Wim (3202) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 cloudyblond sparkling body with a large white head a nice hoppy aroma a spicy little fruity taste with a nice bitter alcoholic finich
2010 brew gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy sweet fruity taste with a spicy bitter finish
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Yeast, sweetness, spice and herbs in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and spiced. Has some herbal and citric notes. Alcohol is notable. Meidum bodied. Alcohol warmth in the end, which is dominated by a sweet and spicy bitterness. Quite nice.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy with large white head. The aroma presents more hops than normal duvel. The flavor is nice balance between fruit and bitterness. Tasting provider from the manager of the Devonshire Cat. Thanks,
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow coloured with a white head.
Fruity aroma of yeast, spices and hops.
Fruity flavour of fruits, yeast, spices, hops, grape fruits and alcohol.
Grovlam (4170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Huge thick bubbly off-white head that mostly lasted. Excellent lacework. Light cloudy sparkling body with a pale golden color. Aroma of classic Duvel with soft notes of hops. Spice, yeast, light fruit, citrus and light grassy and floral notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated sweet flavor with a counter bitterness. Light dry and bitter finish. 7 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 15
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour with small white had. Aroma is caramel, fruits and some yeast. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and slightly caramelly. Also the alcohol gives a slight sweetness to it. Not very much hops kicking in, except for some mild fruity notes.