thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Damn, this looks good - in both box and bottle (even better outside it).
Pours a super beautiful golden with a gigantic, creamy, white head. Brilliant lacing and a looooong duration. Beautiful. Aroma is very hoppy, grass, viniousness, light yeast, apples and grapes. Low carbonation, leaving plenty of mouthfeel for the expanded hops note. Very creamy mouthfeel. Stunning flavour, lightly tart, oranges, apples. Good viniousness and a great, grassy hoppiness. Some sweetness and grape/white wine notes. Wow!
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Yellow color, nice white head. Floral aroma, hoppy, some marcipan and perfume, mailky and a bit fruity. Hoppy, fruity, floral, citric and spicy flavor. Grapefruit notes and with some soap. Nice bitter finish.
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 75cl, Vintage 2010, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, not easy to drink, hazy, rocky head, beautiful bottle
larsniclas (5586) - 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 (8627) - 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 (19308) - 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.