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

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RATINGS: 3790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Ik ben geen Duvel-drinker, maar ik begrijp wel waarom veel mensen dit graag drinken.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicocanta (25) - - AUG 7, 2014
La blonde belge chère à mon coeur. Une amertume inimitable. On est en terrain bien connu mais jamais, oh grand jamais, décevant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericsaint (15) - - AUG 7, 2014
Bonne biere jolie trouble dans me verre peubde mousse legere saveur citronné..beaucoup d agreable amertume....j adore

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PalCabral (120) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy pale gold with an immense frothy bubbly head that gradually sets to a froth islands on top of the beer. Aroma is decretely malty with prickly spices from hops. In the mouth it’s a very lively beer, the Saaz hops coming in the first wave on top of the sweetness from the malt and some sourness from the Moortgat yeast. The high carb accentuates the hop in a very nice way. Overall, a well made classic and a thirst quencher. I remember my first Duvel, bought in Amsterdam, having heard how strong this beer was. I found it taste like airplane fuel, and I hated it, calling it rubbish. How your palate can develop, eh?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1219) - - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 Transfer from BA review on 9-20-12- Poured from bottle into tulip glass Appearance – Pours a lighter golden color with a huge thick white head and a light haze. The head has a great level of retention, but it eventually fades to leaves some very nice lacing. Smell - The aroma is heaviest of a pepper, yeast, and banana smells. Mixed with these aromas are notes of a citrus and biscuit smell as well as some aromas of an herbal and grassy nature. Taste – The taste begins with a combination of a biscuit and sour but lightly sweet citrus taste. As the taste advances the sour and slightly drier flavors up front are met with notes of yeast. Accompanied by the yeast are flavors of banana and a light peppery taste. Toward the end of the taste some other spice flavors as well as a lightly herbal hop flavor comes to the tongue to leave a rather dry but smooth flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side for an ABV of 8.5 % with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The lighter body and carbonation are rather fitting for the more sour flavors of the brew, with the lighter body only accentuating the very drinkable nature of the brew. Overall - A very delicious and drier but quite flavorful Belgian. Renowned for a reason.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
PeterFria (16) - - AUG 6, 2014
Smaak verschilt voor iedereen en het is niet voor mij bestemd, Mooi glas maar ik ga er nooit 10 van drinken op een zwoele zomernamiddag !

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeHsuer (4) - - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
What an amazing beer I've never drink before! A sweetly and Juicy Strong Ale! High ACL but very smooth! Great Beer!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2014
It pours a light frothy head, and has a wonderful golden straw colour, slightly cloudy and well carbonated. The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity with some balanced hops. The taste is surprising for the strength, very easy to drink, nice sweetness, slight bitterness, clean and balanced with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (91) - - AUG 3, 2014
Cloudy blonde beer with white head. Citrous with yest and sweet. Nice beer, quite popular, but bit cloying in my opinion.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cool_Bond (1393) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Yeast and citrus on the nose. A hearty yeast flavor is the first thing that strikes me, and just want to take away from it. Also light citrus taste. Quite so harsh bitterness that fills the mouth a long time. Have long wanted to try Duvel but understood that there was a beer in my category. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


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