Bontus (625) - Flanders, - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2012 Bottle. Pours yellow golden, typical duvel frothy white head. Nose of cheesy c-hops, ripe citrusfruit and something sour pineapple/piss. Aroma powerful, medium to high carbonation, flavor slightly bitter, hints of sour yeast.
A very perfumed Duvel, but not with the most fresh hops.
edit: rerate, a second bottle, from another pack. This one is much more fresh and not cheesy at all.
Bosskie (363) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent very light beer with a hay colour, nice head, some carbonation.
Coriander and basilicum on the nose with lots of lime, lemon and some subtle saltiness. Subtle caramel or maybe sweet fruitiness.
Taste is dry sweetish with again basilicum and lots of lime. Bitter astringent finish. What a delicious beer, can’t get it off my mind :-)
generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has a clear golden color on the first two glasses and a pale hazy golden color on the following glasses as the yeast unsettles from the bottom of the bottle. It also has a lot of wonderful champagne like carbonation streaming up to the tall frothy head. This head is white in color and thick. This makes for an excellent long lasting head that clings to the glass and leaves thick sticky lacing behind as I drink. In the nose I get the classic Duvel character with notes of fruity (pear/apple) and funky yeast blended with a bigger more complex hop character. There are nice delicate pilsner like floral hops mixed with spicy and herbaceous hop notes. A mild pine like note also comes and goes in the nose. Behind all of this is a noticeable but expected alcoholic presence. Its flavor matches the aroma perfectly and finishes with a solid dry bitterness slowly fading off the tongue. The firm medium body is lifted by the fine and quite active carbonation which helps to cleanse the palate and keep things light.
mjik83 (62) - - JUL 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
75cl fles via Être
Alcoholpercentage van 9,5%
Uitgeschonken in originele glas
Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met witte schuimkraag, zoals de reguliere Duvel
Aroma en smaak: fruitig, citrus, bitterheid
Conclusie: Lekkerder als de 2014 en de reguliere bittere Duvel met 2 hopsoorten. De 2013 met zijn lychee-achtige smaak was echter ook heel lekker. Deze is weer lekker fris met de citra hop. In ieder geval heel lekker.
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guitarhero (21) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Sorachi version is way better, however, again a good body, malty sweetness balanced with a citric bitterness
lusikka (6066) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of soap, some cardboard, sourness, strong herbal notes and some grass. Flavour of apricot, chewy citrus, some sourness, grass, herbs and some maltiness. Medium bodied and high carbonation. Some cardboardy notes and also some unpleasant and unintentional sourness due to aging, I guess. Decent.
Nische (652) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden with small white head. Aroma is very fresh, loads of citrus, lemon, fruit, pale malt and yeast. Taste is dry, malty, lots of citrus hops, lemon. white wine-vibes on this one.
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
morri (191) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Nesodden. Medium white frothy head. Cloudy straw yellow body. Aroma is light grassy hops, a little fruity. Some spiciness. Mostly bitter at first on the tongue, finishes with a long sweet aftertaste. The alcohol is really well camouflaged.
VDuquerroux (228) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A golden dark orange beer with brown hues. Large thin white omelette-like head.Good persistence. Gorgeous lacing. Fruity aroma (oh yeah ! exotic fruits, grapefruit), resin, herbs. Heavy bitter with sweet silky waves. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation, long dry bitter finish with a light warming note. Overall, fabulous ! Fruity, silky, dry bitterness. I hope I will have the chance to share this one with very good friends.
jonnybgoodie (15) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour a hazy straw yellow beer with a quite big head. Aromas of pure Citra: passion fruit, strawberry, bubblegum and pine. Taste is bittersweet hop juice with passion fruit notes and yeasty background. Palate is a bit oily, silky I would say. Alcohol incredibly well inserted there. Super nice belgian DIPA.