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


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RATINGS: 4142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Justin666 (55) - - NOV 29, 2015
0,33 l kjøpt for ca 26 kroner på Systembolaget. Uklar gyllen farge med masse mengder av skum. Aroma av frukt, krydder, hvete og malt. Søt maltsmak med innslag av karamell, noe frukt og krydder. God kropp, med litt bitterhet og en god kremet avslutning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skandal (1) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 28, 2015 does not count
Great beer! Cloudy deep golden color. Creamy white head. Sweet fruit aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPVMJPVM (26) - - NOV 28, 2015
Fantastica. Muito bem equilibrada. Amargor duradouro mas nao muito forte. Excelente cerveja.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (105) - - NOV 27, 2015
Nice, very light golden appearance with lots of foamy head that disappears rather quickly. Tastes of champagne, dried fruits, yeast and some bitterness balanced by sweet malt. Medium body, very aggressive carbonation, and a champagny finish. Like a very fizzy, not to dry champagne

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (144) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Flaska från SB. Ljus, lätt disig gul vätska med högt vitt skum hänger kvar en bra stund. Söt, maltig doft karaktäristiskt för belgisk golden ale. Tycker alltid det påminner om kärnor från micropopcorn. Även fruktiga toner av citrus, ananas och banan. Smaken är liknande. Kryddig, en del apelsinskal, viss beska. Kroppen är något torr. Alkoholtonerna tränger igenom, tillsammans med en lite metallisk känsla som drar den något. Annars en stabil belgare. Vad hade en annars väntat sig?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thomas_W1 (124) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015
Flasche 0,33l: Helles Gold, klar mit kräftigem mittelporigem Schaum; sehr frische Nase mit malzigen und Zitrusnoten, grüne Früchte, Mirabellen; sehr frischer Körper mit leichten Zitrusnoten, angenehmer Süße und leichter Bitterkeit: angenehmer trockener Abgang

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vincent68 (576) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2015
Fľaša 330 ml. Svetlá, zlatožltá farba, hustá biela pena, výrazná aróma sladu. Stredná rezkosť, plná chuť sladu a zrelého ovocia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kostasgiotis (10) - GREECE - NOV 20, 2015
I’ll be damned, is this a good beer or what? Dry taste, great appearance, fruity aromas...loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton_w (20) - - NOV 18, 2015
Very long head. Light hop and sweet malt aroma. Balanced and fruit taste. Medium carbonation.

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