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


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RATINGS: 3866   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle into Duvel snifter glass, bubbly hazy golden color with 2-fingers of foamy head. Aroma of tropical fruit (banana, lemon, pineapple), Belgian yeast (peppery), wheat and slight honey sweetness. Taste adds notes of candy sugar, light caramel, grassy hops, fresh fruit (pear, green apple) and toast. Medium body, heavy carbonation, effervescent, bitter, dry with a sweet bitter finish. Very complex tasty drinkable Belgian strong, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (37) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Les Grands Classiques ne se démodent pas et la raison à cela est simple : ils sont des phares dans leur style respectif. La Duvel n’a certes plus besoin de présentation. Sa robe dorée, sa légendaire effervescente ainsi que son collet généreux sont aujourd’hui des références de la signature belge. L’architecture irrégulière de la mousse est remarquable. Celle-ci se sculpte d’une façon si irrégulière et singulière qu’elle invoque ces après-midi d’été passés allongé sur le dos à contempler les cumulus dans le ciel. Nous avons envie de nommer chaque forme qui se dessine devant nous. Le nez est principalement composé de levures et de sucre. En bouche, la signature belge est aussi affirmée que la mousse: les levures, la légèreté, la pointe d’amertume sont tous des éléments que quiconque étant un tant soi peu attentif aux délices qu’offre une bière réussie saura reconnaître même à l’aveugle. Une bière qu’on ne se lasse d’admirer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (75) - POLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Po przelaniu do szkła utworzyła się postrzępiona, dość nietrwała piana, znikająca do małego krążka, barwa jasno-złota, dość klarowna, lekki osad drożdżowy na dnie butelki. Aromat z butelki wyraźnie dziki, belgijskie drożdże na pierwszym planie. Ze sniftera czuć więcej owoców, brzoskwiń, moreli, porzeczki, gumy balonowej, są oczywiście delikatne nuty stajenne, ale w przyjemnej proporcji. W smaku zaskakująco łagodnie. Fajna chlebowa słodowość o lekko słodkim profilu, owocowa i witbierowa rześkość z delikatną kwaskowością, kontrowane alkoholowo-chmielową goryczką, przyjemną, krótkotrwałą, do tego średnie nagazowanie i alkoholowe rozgrzewanie w przełyku. Smak alkoholu niewyczuwalny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spatenfan (31) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
What can I say, it’s Duvel, one of the greatest beers in the world. Spritzie, effervescent, and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mircoas (126) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
33cl @ bottle. Classica belgian strong. Dolce, buon aroma e ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (747) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Good stuff. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is lightly skunk/barnyard. Yeast notes are sweet. Bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
330ml bottle poured into chalice. Great hoppy and yeasty aroma. Pours a light yellow gold with a rapidly dissipating head. Great watery mouthfeel with an excellent amount of carbonation. Flavor of slight hops and great yeast. A wonderful Belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (19) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014
A high cream of large bubbles and white coloring of great-looking and durable as well. Beer with the color yellow cloudy gold. Light to medium body, light carbonation and a slightly metallic and astringent taste. It has a complex flavor that at first feels a growing slightly sweet, sour and bitter, and slightly sour end. All this together with a long duration. Its aroma demosntra a light malt and fragrant hops. The yeast takes us a little saltiness. We can enjoy a honey, a woody, and alcohol is conspicuous only in the heat that urges the throat. A beer flavor and complex aroma, balanced, and unmistakable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrRizzotto (9) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Hay, cereal, nuts, toast, herbs, herbs, basement aromas, leaves, alcohol, rotten eggs, woody

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cimbasso (253) - - DEC 11, 2014
Sampled form a 33cl bottle. Pale yellow with a big white head. Spicy and malty aromas. The taste overwhelms the drinker with flavours of banana, coriander and cloves. Great mouth feel. The finish is dominated by lemony yeast flavours and pilsner-style hops. A really excellent ale in every way, one of my favourites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (48) - - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: belgian yeast, fruity esthers, herbal, banana Taste: low sweet, low bitter, fruity, herbal, some alcohol

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