ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty damn good Belgian, though with so many great ones, why keep coming back to this?
pineypower (2898) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seen it and even had it a few times, but never bothered to rate it. Poured out a very attractive golden yellow/straw color with a very nice foamy frothy head. The aroma was of spice and hops. The taste has probably one of the best masked alcohol contents Iíve ever had. The taste itself is nice and smooth with notes of hops, yeast and some malt with a few tastes of spices here and there.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear pale yellow, huge bubbly head made of tiny bubbles that faded slow and left beautiful lace. Aromas were tangy fruit, flowers, herbs, spice, hops, bread, alcohol and hops. Taste was zesty, tangy citrus, hops, alcohol, and hops. Although well-balanced malt was not noticably present. Mouthfeel was nicely fizzy, just right.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Duvel pours a deep gold with a massive white head. The taste is a bit salty, like other Belgian/Garde beers, but thereís a strong bready sweetnesss and a lingering bitterness that dries out the tongue. While this beer is strong, balanced, and elegantly thick (yet also carbonated), the alcohol is more prevalent in this beer than in many of its rivals. Further, the malty sweetness can become rather booring after more than one glass.
AndySox9 (2) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really love this beer. It has a great taste, great color, just top to bottom great beer.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appears a hazy pale light gold with a 2 finger creamy white head.
Smell is of tropical fruit, nectarines, light zesty malts, spices featuring pepper, and hops.
Taste is of spicy orange peel, and black pepper mixed in a pilsner brew with definite Belgian yeast being implimented.
Mouthfeel is slightly harsher than smooth with a slight sweetness, bitterness, and just a touch of off skunkiness thatís hard to place.
Drinkability is ok. Definite alcohol presence which makes me want to sip this more than anything else.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a yellow gold color with an amazing, creamy thick head, lots of tiny bubbles, slightly cloudy. Spicey, fruity aroma, typical of the belgian ales Iíve tasted before. Flavor is quite strongly of yeast and spice with a great deal of alcohol coming through towards the finish. Lively carbonation. This is not my favorite style of beer, but it was an exciting session none the less. Woot!
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This Belgian Golden Ale is in my top FIVE. Faintly hazy golden color with a huge head that lasted to the finish. Fruit in the nose with some hops, but tropical fruit dominates. Nice mouthfeel with great carbonation. Dry finish. Great beer with a sneaky punch.
brandonfisher (16) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells like a good beer should smell. pours a golden color and has a everlasting head down to the very last drop. yum. Very stong hoppiness flavor with a tingle left in mouth, but went down, ok. This beer letís you know that yes there is Alcohol in it, but that is the beautty of this potent potable. I would try this beer
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a golden but slightly coudy colour. the head last until the end and leaves nice lacing. taste is of yeast and subtle alcohol. tasty.