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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


paintyouup824's rating

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintyouup824 (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Well what can I say? Duvel is so highly rated, but just does not fit my taste. The beer is good, don’t get me wrong, but does not blow me away as a king of beers. The aroma was great with a moderate yeasty kind of a doughy smell to it. A hint of honey was also detected and lasted all the way through the drink. The look and appearance is what really amazed me about the beer as it had a frothy fully lasting white head to it, and looked as if it were dancing in the glass. The golden hue was sparkling all the way down to the bottom and was clear as can be. Once I tasted it, it struck me with a heavy acidic flavor both in the beginning and the end. The yeast comes through with a hint of citrus and a long finishing flavor that lingers on the plate. Almost like a slight metallic finishing flavor to it. It had a light dry body that fizzed in my mouth. Again it seemed to have a bit of a metallic aftermath to it. A beer that would be good in paring with food, but not one I would chug. It does have some nice refreshment value to it. A beer that is to be celebrated and enjoyed, however, not an everyday type of beer I would consider. Drink on.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EvgeniyKurilov (10) - - AUG 2, 2015
Шикарны& лимонно- цвет, довольн& большая белая шапка. Аромат не очень богатый, но яркий и приятны& Вкус довольн& мягкий, солодов& даже слишком. Комплек& пиво, но не в моем вкусе.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (107) - SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Asda (£2). Not sure about this. Pleasant at first with a touch of sweetness, but not enough flavour overall. Nice warming alcohol glow afterwards. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (97) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour, white head. Pleasant aroma, yeast, spicy, hops, some wine tones. Taste much the same, bit sour. Bitter aftertaste. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (261) - HONG KONG - JUL 28, 2015
Hazy golden. White fluffy head. Malty aroma and taste. Quite sweet and quaffable. Nice ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (41) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. 0,33l. Dovana iš Olandijos. Didelė balta puta, labai geras skonis... stiprus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (912) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
Enjoyed @ Lithos bar, Rhodes, Greece in proper glassware. Pours a clear golden with a huge, White head. Aroma has belgian yeasty esters with clove, sweet, candied pear, banana, pale malts, grains, slight wheat maybe, and quite a lot of hops. Taste is sweet, spicy and fruity. Slight alcohol, but still very little for the 8,5% abv. Hoppy bitter finish. Average to High carbonation, surprisingly light body. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Nearly 25 years ago, in the Beer Engine on Wakefield Westgate, this is the one that set me off, looking beyond my own doorstep, for beers that were completely new to me. A few beers later and it still appeals. Looks great. Smells and tastes good. Always happy to drink a Duvel...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (55) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Nice clear pale yellow color with slight white head. Crisp yet smooth flavor with a nice finish. Not a very strong flavor but it is very pleasant and enjoyable. No harshness or aftertaste. A good refreshing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (314) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pale yellow, slightly hazy with tall, white, lacing head. Citrusy, yeasty aroma. Taste is similar, with a crisp finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (371) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Nice blonde quite dry and hoppy. Sweet corn flakes, wonderful nose. Mid body lower carbonation. Nice and hoppy like a czech pils but heavier and sweeter, plus a long finish. I know it’s world famous but it’s very much worth revisiting.


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