MartinT (8262) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
There is plenty of hay to support the tropical fruit in this classy, dry and resinous interpretation of Duvel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam covers the misty pale straw yellow.
-Citra overpowers Saaz and Styrian Goldings in the flavor profile.
-Alcohol disappears from the flavor profile in the second half.
-The resinous hop bitterness is of the same medium intensity as the rest of the brew.
-Bubbles are big and vibrant. With the dryness, this makes for a festive mouthfeel, not too far from Champagne.
Scopey (7880) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Anderson. It pours pale yellow with a thick white head. The nose is fresh floral, red grape, apple, passion fruit, straw and light spice. The taste is floral, white grape, zesty citrus, passion fruit, straw, light spice, touch of alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty good stuff!
Idiosynkrasie (4372) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Clear to filmy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Aroma has lots of fresh hop, citrusy, minimally grassy. Taste is unspecific fruity, slightly grassy hoppy, subtle sweetness.
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Slight hazy pale yellow color, huge rocky white head. Aroma of typical duvel yeast esters together with some tropical fruit from the citra. Citric, grassy, a bit herbal. A complete mismatch. This combination makes it smell like garlic and union. Taste is very dry, like a regular duvel, but with increased bitterness, almost harsh. Sure, itís drinkable and I will finish the glass, but Iím sorry, itís a horrible creation.
hopdog (9410) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml, caged and corked bottle. 2012 Vintage. Poured a hazy straw color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, fruitiness, citrus, and floral. Tastes of fruitiness, yeast, citrus / dried lemon peels, and some spiciness in the finish.
CPH2200 (316) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large foamy head, pale clear colour. Bittersweet citric taste, with a herbal finish and the high abv comes as no surprise here. The best Duvel Iíve ever tasted so far.
tommertens01 (2) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: very fruity, a lot of citrus, really refreshing, a little bit of alcohol
Appearance: pale yellow (more than a regular Duvel), pretty clear (becomes hazy with yeastdeposit), white, regular head
Taste: again, a lot of citrus, but not too much, a little bit sweet and a bitter aftertaste, nicely balanced
Drinks almost like a lager, but feels like a Duvel! Very nice beer, A+!
lembeek (143) - ITALY - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Giallo paglierino, velata. Schiuma abbondante. Aroma fruttato, floreale. Nel palato molto equilibrata con un ottima aciditŗ e sentori di agrumi. Buona luppolatura.
Jur (414) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear, straw yellow, with the fabulous bright white Duvel head.
Nose is fresh, citra apparent.
Taste is orangey, malty, with a mild hoppy finish. Well balanced and dangerous; the 9,5% alc. go down far too easily...
The Belgians are finally waking up and apply their great skill to old Šnd new style.
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l at Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki. BBE 1/2015. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, fruits, citrus and hops.