larsniclas (5367) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a large, white head.
Hoppy, grassy aroma with flowery citrus and notes of marcipan.
Spicy, yeasty flavour with sourish notes.
Medium, dry, hoppy, grassy bitterness.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Has that typical rocky white head of its weaker sibling atop its clear light gold body. The aroma is spicy and yeasty. Sticky lemons. The taste is spicy and bitter. Nettle notes. Bigger alcohol but not necessarily bigger hops than regular Duvel. Some sharp lemony notes and an unbalanced complexity. Retronasal. Certainly not worth all that extra money, but worth the experience I suppose.
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks rickgordon! Lightly hazy golden, lasting head. Rich hoppy grassy nose with fruit and doughy malt underneath. A deep mouthfilling flavour of buttery malt and black currant. Hops are evident but not assaulting. Long grassy finish. Very good - one of the better of these new wave hoppy Belgian beers.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thx for another great tasting, Kim (beljohansen). Ligth amber, long typical duvel head, notes of fruit, citrus, hops, yeast, malt and peach..Sweet and bitter in good harrmony. Alcohol in finnish. You never go wrong with a Duvel!!!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, drippy sheets of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity esters, lots of spicyness, fresh hop with touch of citrus,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, touch of citrus, well balanced spicyness, light bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty, honey, grainy, and lots of peppery hops. Flavor is malty, grain, honey and a very bitter peppery hop finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from miketd - thanks man! Golden color with a big, pillowy white head. Aroma dominated by sugar, oranges, and a nice dose of "C" hops - very inviting. Flavor is quite nice with a nice sugary sweet/floral to citrus hop mix that is overall good, but comes up a tad short of the better "hoppy tripels" (Capt. Lawrence, East End, Chouffe). Still a very nice entry into this niche category that was quite enjoyable.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with an explosive, foaming white head.
Smell: Spicy, floral, soapy aroma with a touch of peach juice and some candyish hints in the background.
Taste: Pale malts with a candi sugar sweetness. Dash of fruit peach juice. Plenty of spiciness to the hops added. Slight kick of acidity. Floral hints. Pinch of coarse ground black pepper. Warm, fruity finish with a lingering sour yeastiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated.
Drinkability: It’s pretty decent. The bumped up hoppiness compliments the original Duvel fairly well.
unclemattie (4034) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, caged and corked. Pours deep golden color. Huge off-white head. Aroma of medicinal hop. Some bubble gum. Woof. Flavor is a sharp, hop bitterness all on top of a bold malt body. The hops clearly dominate in the beer over the big malts. Big bitterness.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow colour with a dense white head. Malty, sweet aroma with notes of flowers and fruit. Malty, sweet flavor with perfume notes. Light dry, floral finish with a vague alcohol note.