pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a slightly hazey pale starw color with a miraculous chunky white head that lasts and lasts. Tons of effervescence from a bottle conditioned ale spirals up the glass sides. Aromas of lemon, pepper and dried bread. Starts with a shocking schwak of citrusy peppery power then the palate fills with complex spicy, nutty tastes then a clean dry finish wher the hops linger with the spicy aftertastes...WoW!! This is a pale, dry, balanced, bottle conditioned high strenght ale that delivers taste, refreshes and warms...pretty much sex in a bottle.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hint of wheat, but not the predominant flavor. I taste clove all over this beer. Dry [for a high gravity beer] and aromatic ... I love it. This is the first Belgian beer of gravity that I can actually claim that I really like. Most are too syrupy for human consumption. This beer is complex; the impact evolves for several minutes after taking a drink.
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has the appearance of a pilsner, but is unmistakably a Belgian Ale. Loads of fruit and flower dominate this beer. Could drink this beer the whole night.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a very hazy golden with a white head that remained throughout. A fruity flavor that had a slight alcoholic bite. This was very sweet, but good.
Eructoblaster (3886) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale hazy body with an amazing effervescence that makes it look like champaign. Its white fluffy head is thick, dense and lasts until the end. Its fruity (citrus, pear), spicy and yeasty aroma hides the alcohol pretty well but lacks some strenght. Taste is frankly bitter. The mouthfeel ends in a long dry final. Although this is not the best from its category, it is still a very good example of Tripel. Great easily available beer...
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked Duvel, I purchased it in Luxembourg, like alot of my Belgian beers, It was more carbonated than I thought it would be, and had a very nice colour, A bit of an alcohol taste, but overall, a great beer! Try one!
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz stubby bottle; poured into Duvel tulip glass. Cloudy, golden appearance with a good deal of carbonation. Great foamy, white head that dissapated slowly as I drank. Has a clovish, lemony aroma but a bit weak. Peppery, spicy taste as it first hits the tongue then the alcohol becomes apparent and finishes with a sweet and sour note, lemon and bananas. Not a dry palate on this one as I had expected. Overall I think this is a great beer and out of the ordinary for a Belgian strong ale.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, this is another beer that I think is overrated. It’s not a bad beer, but it does not deserve the praise it receives on this site.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled: had this one last night and i think once before in belgium. banana, lemon, wheat coriander...light and refreshing. finishes with a bit of tangy sour apple. with this much alcohol i was surprised it had this champagne feel and lightness. duvel means devil, must be a snake in the grass, watch out!!
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml. Hazy light golden yellow with a massive frothy white head. Musty aroma of honey, flowers, light bread, pepper, ginger, lemon and clove. Medium velvety body with lively carbonation. Spicy flavor of pepper, clove, lemon, grass, light bread, hay and honey. Nicely bittersweet and well balanced. Very refreshing. Very good. Thanks to DocLock for sending this one!