jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright yellow with big white head. Foam very hoppy and tasty. Malty taste. Some citrus too. Very fresh, I like it.
bhensonb (13612) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of carbonation! and hop. Maybe some citrus; maybe honey? Refreshing and clean. Hazy golden color. Flavor of alcohol and yeast. Tiny bubbles on the top of the tongue. Starts sweet, but a nicely astringent hop finish. It’s not sweetly complex like a number of belgians - must be the pilsner malt.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Thick white head, I mean thick thick thick. Long lasting as well. Nice flavor, and while 8.5, it doesn’t seem too strong.
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is nice, floral. Appreance is a very heady hazy straw. Lots of visibale carbonation. Palate is very smooth with a fizzy finish. Flavor is warming. Detect alcohol and slight metalic finish, which does not detract i this case as with some brews. Overall, a very impressive beer.
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very intensely flavoured blond ale with plenty of hoppiness and yeast on the tongue. The head was mildy creamy and carbonation about average for Belgian style which is more than most beers.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle poured into a chimay chalice. It poured with a foamy white head that reached an inch above the rim of the glass. The smell is of belgian yeast, green apple, and citrusy hops. I think that this is the hoppiest belgian that I have had so far. There was a very pleasant carbonation that added a bite to this unique belgian brew. Duvel was an enjoyable beer experience.
zippo01 (17) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick white head, and a gold clear color. A nice smooth belgian aroma a little biter but overall nice.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of spice and light yeastiness. Sweet malt, some fruit, light citrus, and some yeast in the flavor.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml - Big hiss when opened. Pours a golden color with a good size WHITE head. Aroma is of Belgium yeast. Flavor is full of esters. Has a wheat beer character. Light to medium body. Decent beer.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, into a Duvel tulip. Not many beers absolutley have to be sipped from the brewery specific glass. This helps immensely with Duvel. Huge head threatens to overtake the rim of the glass. As it settles a block-type D forms on the head, a result of the D etched on the bottom of the glass and the torrent, tornado of bubbles that form in the center of the glass. Very reminesent of Grand Brut Champagne. This beer drips of pear sweet malt and citrusy hop spice. The beer dances on the palate with it’s carbonation and the sweetnesss of sugar and alcohol are quickly masked and balanced by the generous hop addition. There is nothing like this in the world. Many have tried. Just a classic to behold. The worst part of this beer is the craving that I have for another glass as soon as one’s finished.