PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle, taken from notes.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: some alcohol, citra clearly noticeable, bitter, some passion fruit even?
TASTE: citra clear again, very fruity, balanced, hoppy.
This hop goes really well with the Duvel!
SVD (737) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33CL bottle thanks to Zupastan, yellow beer with a medium white head, aroma is citrusfruit. Taste is citrusfruit, sweetish, light bitter. Very good beer.
Kr1zz (221) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Less clear than the original Duvel, creamy head,
dry grape flavour. What a great beer!
Grzesiek79 (3392) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wysmienite piwo z bojna i trwala piana tworzaca otoczke na orginalnym tulipanie Duvela. Elegandzka zdobiona i lakierowana butelka, ze zlotkiem na szyjce. Zlocisty kolor tego mocnego chmielonego citra i nietylko belgijskiego ale. Moze i finisz lekko alkoholowy i wyczuwalo sie alkohol ale takze piekny zapach i smak aromatycznego chmielu citra, zatecki takze zaznaczal sie w smaku. Tresciwosc i orzezwiajacy pelny smak byl satysfakcjonujacy. We wspanialy sposob uczcilem tym piwem nowy rok, chlodzac uprzednio to piwo w kubelku z kostkami lodu. Wam tez polecam.
kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body yellow and cloudy. It smells citrus, sour, lemon, peach, grapefruit. Taste is grapefruity, citrus, bit bitter. Ok.
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good find, this IPa us crisp, smooth and full of flavor, fantastic aroma...a very solid IPA.
rok1024 (1192) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow appearance with decent head. Strong hoppy citrus, lemons aroma, grassy notes. Well rounded in the mouth, overall a really Belgian Pale Ale.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours the golden yellow color of champagne with a head to match. This beer is aggressively carbonated. The aroma is kind of weird. Hops and honey, and belgian yeast. The taste reminds me more of an IPA than it does of Duvel. The Belgian beer is definitely in the background and the hop flavor is up front. I donít get much of the citra. Instead Iím tasting more of the earthy tasting hops. Itís like an interesting alternative to champagne.
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Clear, golden, good carbonation, good white head. Fruity nose, american hops, very outspoken. makes me think on a good american IPA. bit of yeast in the back. Taste is very fruity, exotic fruit. peaches, grapefruit, citrus. Finish is less bitter and less dry than a normal Duvel, has even something slightly sweet over it, may be due to the aging? Overall: great Duvel, aging might have done some of the work, but this brew is much more smooth and a bit more complex than the original Duvel. Very close to an IPA. Very nice, like this !
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle courtesy of Moose, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy golden with a moderate white head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose there are notes of citrus, Duvel yeast and fruit. The flavour is balanced between sweet, pale malts with honey on the one hand, and delicate citric, noble hops on the other. The finish is long and citrusy, with a slight spicy tripel note. On the palate it is medium in body with a slightly dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice Belgian-style IPA with a nice hoppy nose paired with Belgian tripel notes. 2013-07-13