Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 4317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Four generations of the Moortgat family have brought together Pilsner malts, Bohemian hops, and a unique yeast strain to create this intense, aromatic and beguiling ale. This Belgian favourite is best enjoyed chilled (40 - 50 F) with discerning friends or good-looking strangers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greg5783 (10) - Turvey, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
Very Good. The bottle has plenty of sediment kicking around in it. Pours a Golden Yellow Colour with a white fluffy head that lasts ages. This is a strong beer and it tastes like one. Very yeasty with little bitterness and an ever so slightly sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jsou (20) - Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2006
One of the best of the Belgians and there are a lot of excellent Belgians! Big, creamy, long lasting white head. Very appealing color & aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
Bottle at the Sports Cafe, Amsterdam. The only thing worth drinking in this bland establishment, which just happened to still be open at 1.30 on a Sunday. Creamy, hardened wheat flavour. Nice colour and great head. Flavour is beguiling and easy to swig. Solid and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2016 A belgian tripel. blond/golden in its appearence with a huge white head which could have been a pilsener head. Much stronger than the average pilsener though. dont let the colour of the beer fool you. Duvel means Devil and is has 8,5 in alcohol. A great simple and easy drinkable tripel. One of the better commercialized beers in Belgium! Hahahah - Classic rate. Too much alcohol, straw, grains and malts. Its a bit rough overall. 3,9-3,5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrt (62) - USA - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 What a head! Itís like melted marshmallows. A great looking beer. A watery golden beer with a little maltiness and honey. Almost as sweet as a triple. Not overwhelmingly delicious, but it proves quality can be somewhat mass produced!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 330ml bottle. Poured a gorgeous honey-gold with a large, white, moderately diminishing head. Aroma is pleasant and clean: slightly citrusy hops with a suggestion of honey and champagne. Flavor is somewhat less citric hops very well balanced with slightly sweet malt, overall reminiscent of champagne again. Very easy to drink with light to medium body and a crisp, watery texture. Excellent use of lively carbonation. The high alcohol content becomes apparent (though not offensively so) if allowed to warm in the mouth. An excellent refresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullrup (20) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2006
Bottle. Very nice beer with good hop charachter. Poors nicely with nice foam. Appealing colour and smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle. Quite good mainstream beer. Nice light color and lasting head. Lemony and quite fresh tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
Quality, easily drinkable, went great with a chococolate dessert I had. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Light, barely pale, golden body; loads of lively bubbles; and a monstrous, frothy, white head that doesnít quit for hours. In my opinion, the serving recommendation (40-50 degrees Fahrenheit) is bogus; the aroma doesnít even begin to open up until it is significantly warmer than that. Aroma becomes more aggressive as the beer warms; itís medium in strength, nonetheless; very interesting yeasty nose, not entirely like anything I can recall having before; there is some of the typical Belgian clove and banana, but there is something else thatís subtle but I donít know the words to describe it. Flavor also shows the strange, yeasty characteristic, in addition to some nice, bready malts, pleasant but mild sharp sweetness; the alcohol is nearly undetectable but beautifully present in a very light warmth in the swallow; tremendously well balanced, light, hoppy finish. Medium-thin body; extremely frothy in the mouth; bubbles up profusely in the mouth. Wow--I didnít even begin to "get" this beer until I sat down with the last 4 ounces to rate it; I planned to write about how overrated it is, but this one really snuck up on me. Very nice.

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