bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, look at all the carbonation. This has a full palate but not overpowering. Orange zest, pears, green apples.
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Nice snowy white head which lasts the duration. Very creamy foam of very tiny bubbles. Huge carbonation. Head is sticking at least an inch above the glass. Looks great. Initial aroma of yeast then light citrus (lemon). Color is a very light gold color. Flavor is quite good with yeast, citrus fruit and some spices. Fizzy in the mouth. Finish is VERY good with a slight bitter taste, a nice alcohol warm and a finish that is a little evergreen (pine). A very drinkable ale and the "Devil" name is appropriate since it hides its alcohol very well and is easily consumed way too fast.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful golden ale with a nice white foam. Nice full slightly fermented aroma. A excellent fruity flavor with a complex tastepattern of spices?
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, a little cloudy. Beautiful, large white head (pillow-like!?!). Fruity aroma with a little bit of spice and citrus. Soft, fresh (little sweet, acidic, bitter), complex! The high ABV is hard to detect.
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Large pure white head, rocky, growing reaching out of my tasting glass minutes after the initial pour, weird. Hazy, straw color. Steady stream of bubbles rising up through this beer, keeping the head strong. Spicey hop nose with some breadyness and hints of alc. also.Medium body, effervescent mouthfeel. Slightly sour, dry with some nice fruity flavors. Finishes dry with a crisp hop bite. The laceing and head were intense, right to the last sip. Very nice beer.
hp38 (4) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really nice golden color with hazy swirls in it, Nice taste but a bit to strong for my personal taste
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice slightly hazy golden color and look at all the bubbles! Has a grand head that really doesn't disappear, it just follows your progress down the side of the glass. Spicy lemon aroma. Medium bodied and tangy, with a sour note that I didn't find at all offensive. Dryish finish and the alcohol is noticeable but not pushy. Yes, very good, very interesting.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really god beer. A strong citrus taste mixed with some spice. The alcohol taste is really sweet, it's hard to believe it is so high.
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful clear pale gold color, with a gorgeous head of white foam, with pinpoint carbonation thanks to the bottle conditioning. Smells like freshly mown hay and yeast, with something kind of funky going on also. Palate is perfect, no bite, smooth. The flavor of Duvel always surprises me, shockingly complex for such a lightly colored beer. The hay and yeast are still there, but so is an amazing interplay of malts and hops. The faintest touch of alcohol warmth at the end, sort of a subtle reminder of the velvet hammer lurking around in this beer. Just fantastic.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Hazy light gold color with a lagrge white head. Plenty of citrus and spice in the nose. Big-bodied with plenty of carbonation. Flavor filled with spices and fruit, namely banana and citrus fruits. Slight warming on its way down and a smooth finish. Very nice.