PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duvel is the standard by which American craft brewers attempt to replicate. Itís a classic Belgian Golden Strong Ale: potent, spicy with a typical fruity (particularly pear) flavor, and highly carbonated. I canít say much more without sounding like a smitten schoolgirl, but it holds its own with other great Belgians. A truly great beer.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Full fluffy white head that leaves swaths of lacing and a golden color. Coriander, cob web, lemon, white pepper, and bread dough with a hop snap at the end to cut though the sweetness. Spicy with a lively mouthfeel. Finishes with sticky bready, grainy malts and a nice bitterness in the background.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Explosive and very dry - itís selzer water with chalk, angostura and a (very) little fruit juice added for flavor. Iím not a fan.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 The head just wouldn't go away... Fruity with heavy citrus tones. Very nice ale, but there are cheaper American imitations (New Belgium tripple) that I think are better.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I poured this I was amazed. I said to my self- "Is this clear". After pouring I noticed slight yellow coloring. It had a big head and smelled sour. Its was seet and slightly tangy. But good though
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís got a cork in it so its got to be good, right?
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have not had this beer in years. But I can still remember its taste. It is a great dinner beer. With a huge head and nice flavour.
freekyp (1557) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely yeasty. Tart and flowery flavor pervades. Huge head that just doesnít want to leave. Awesome with Thanksgiving dinner !
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold color, huge head. Flavor is sweet, yeast and acidic
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The light color is deceiving. This beer is very flavorful. Be careful, it packs a punch! Very carbonated. Smooth, and you arenít really aware of the alcohol. Stellar taste. Makes a large head.