KornDogg (519) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, with a foamy eruption upon opening. Funky, hop and spice aroma. Clear yellow body with medium lasting head. Flavor begins with funky hops with a long tart, bitter finish. Dry and crisp, hides the alcohol content well.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: bright, clear gold with a monstrous, fluffy, bubbly white head that lasts forever and leaves huge swathes of lace curtains, and an active carbonation jet. Aroma: big bitter notes of lemon zest (hello, sorachi ace!), drying grass, musty herb garden, honey smacks, and that distinctive duvel yeast. Taste: bright and sharp with strong lemon (almost shandy-like), herbal dryness, sweet and peppery yeast, and an unfortunate hint of pine-sol cleaner that lessens as the beer warms. Finish: dry, with lingering lemony bitterness and a bit of crackery, yeasty sweetness. Notes: A distinctive beer that makes excellent use of a focused hop variety. Sorachi Ace is an excellent complement to the base beer. They could have been slightly lighter-handed with the application, but this is a solid brew nevertheless. Alcohol remains very well-hidden.
scarletfire65 (855) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Clear pale yellow, fluffy white head. The aroma is of tropical fruits (guava and passionfruit), grass, and sage. Tastes very green, with grass and unripe lemons coming to mind. Very bitter and dry. Puckering, lasting finish, with a bit of hot alcohol, gives way to very complex lemony hop flavors, all over a base of distinctive Belgian Duvel yeast.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. A clear one, topped by a white head. Golden in color. Quite grassy aroma with white sugar and some yeast hints. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, with grass, white sugar and some pale malts. Full body, dry and quite effervescent. Bitter finish. Sure a nice one, but I’d like more pronounced hops. 131129
vami (309) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bubbly robust head, big bubbles, poor lacing. Hazy and golden. The taste is intensively bitter but this bitterness is not refreshing and piney, it’s more blunt and flat. Some lemonade notes. Long bitter finish. Aroma is great: fresh hops and fruit.
MisoW (670) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from berntholer, many thanks. Pours hazy yellow color, white stable head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, grassy and some spices. Taste is hoppy -bitter, bit malty, grapefruit, orange, spice, fizzy. Nice bitter aftertaste.
bdunhill (228) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With an aroma of what else but hops, mixed in with some spices this beer comes out golden colored with a thick white head. It has a nice sharp taste to the tongue with a lingering palate. Enjoy, for a hoppy Ale they didn’t overdo it!
RW80 (266) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 33cl bottle
appearance: Clear yellow colour with great head and lacing.(Like you expect from Duvel )
Nose: Fruity and hoppy smell with grass
Taste: The same as the nose but with some Belgium yeast i the background. With a nice bitter and sweet aftertaste.
In the end it’s a stronger tasting more complex version of the standard Duvel
lachneger (215) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooi goudwitkleurig troebelbiertje. Met een wit luchtige schuimkraag. Fris van smaak,fruitig zachte perzik smaak. Topper
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vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slowbeer bottle (19-Nov-13) Spicy herbal chemical tropical fruit aroma. Golden amber colour, good solid head and suds lacing. Citrus lemonade herbal spirit flavour. Spirit herbal finish and tropical fruit spice aftertaste.